The manufacturers of a new PropTech tool claims it produces “the most accurate measurement of floorplans on the market” and has the backing of two major agencies and the RICS as it launches to the industry today.
The product, Spec, is described as “a property marketing solution” which uses 3D technology to create floorplans, professional photography, and 360° and virtual reality marketing materials for properties.
With a price tag ranging from £49 to £149, Spec - which has been created by spatial technology company Pupil - works like this.
A property is booked in and a RICS-certified digital surveyor - known as a Certified Measurer - visits the property with a 3D camera that captures a minimum of five million data points of measurement per scan. Spec then delivers the material back to an agent within 24 hours.
The product has been beta tested for 12 months with operators including agencies JLL and Hunters.
“We live in an age of consumer convenience and we need to recognise and respond to the changing needs of home-movers and investors, making the process as accessible as possible” says Emma Deeny, associate director in residential agency at JLL.
“RICS Certified Measurers all complete a combined training and assessment programme designed to quality assure the work of individuals who measure building spaces, record the measurements and create floor plans. This helps the consumer get the right measurements to truly know what they are buying” explains Matt McDermott, RICS programme director of international standards.