Blog Stories Fun with Matterport™

Fun with Matterport™

By Dill Ward, June 10, 2021

Matterport™ provides 3D tours of properties so that you don’t have to keep explaining layouts of a home to people who you can’t take to the home, you can show them.

I know that seems slightly better than showing them pictures, but there are some neat features beyond getting to virtually stroll a home your selling or buying.

1: Estimating

The most frequent question that pops up after touring a home is “How big was [XYZ]?” Beds, fridges, carpets, windows, etc… Most people don’t carry measuring tape with them to measure every single aspect of a home that they’ll spend the next day obsessing over, so, having a way to estimate measurements from the comfort of your own home really helps when getting estimated bids for flooring, getting painting bids, figuring out if your bed will fit, or if that vintage dresser will be too big for that wall over there.

2: Remembering

Our human minds are unreliable when it comes to reconstructing minute details of a room that we have only visited once, while rushing through a home tour. I have had numerous conversations about what exists or doesn’t exist inside a room, just to turn to Matterport™ for a clarification of said rooms. No more disagreements between buyers about what rooms have closets or need window treatments.

3: Visualizing

It’s one thing to walk through a home, but when you get a chance to see a 3D layout of where plumbing pipes might be, or what rooms will hear the washing machine running at night, or how far the bathroom will be from your front door. Perhaps, seeing variable angle images will help you visualize how your living room can be configured before you get your couch through the maybe-too-small door. Matterport™ also has a VR option for some tours, this can put you back in the house if you’re technically equipped.

If you’re interested in learning about utilizing 3D tours in your home sale, we’re happy to help, contact us at the Dill Ward Group


Dill Ward

Principal Broker | OR


I'm a strategist at heart. Once we've got a clear vision on your goals I love drawing the road map how to get there. I'm a natural problem solver and resiliency is my superpower. I get excited by nudging you to see the bigger picture of your goals when the process can drag you down into the moment. I've been called by my clients as, "contagiously enthusiastic". Selling a home or taking the leap to buy is an exciting transition which can create other shifts and opportunities for you to take control of the direction of your life and discover the next version of yourself.


Negotiating was a skill I honed early in life, whether it was persuading for a later bedtime, or heading down to South Florida flea markets where my parents would encourage me to, "work a deal" on a comic book or a kitchen gadget. Even back then, I loved the thrill of asking for what I want.


For those of you who geek out about self development and personality tests, my "Strengths Finder" results are: Positivity, Strategic, Activator, Learner, and Ideation.

I LOVE PORTLAND! (and welcoming new people)

I relocated to Portland from Florida in 2010, and am grateful to have built an incredible life here in this weird city. It's always an honor to be a welcoming face and a warm smile to others arriving and looking for home.


Wait, is that a thing? I'm always thinking about real estate. I love wheeling and dealing! Before I was a REALTOR®, I started the journey as an investor. Fun fact: I helped an investment group flip over 100 properties my first 2 years in industry! I've had a rental portfolio for over 10 years and dabble in all areas of the industry. My speciality is the concierge level service we can deliver when someone wants to sell and let us take the wheel. My team and I love to work as project managers and orchestrate the 50 different vendors & contractors to make miracles happen in short amounts of time.


• My husband & biz-partner Nicholas. (He's a High Performance Coach & REALTOR® -- dreamy combo!), and our young daughter Nori. • Building Community! Check out Women who Own it, a monthly meetup community for women homeowners. • Offering networking opportunities, encouragement, and business coaching for women in business at Women with Moxie. • Spreading motivation and inspiration in the world through public speaking and event emceeing. • Finding ways to make people smile. Enough about me -- if you are still reading this far, i'm dying to know about you! Use my easy online scheduler and let's book a meeting! Buy, sell, just a get-to-know each other to possibly collaborate on some amazing project? Easy breezy!


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