Real estate portal CommonFloor has introduced a locality virtual tour on its portal last week. This feature offers a virtual walk through of 100 neighbourhood localities across Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, aimed at an ambitious goal of letting a user select a property in half a day. The company intends to add 400 more localities across 10 cities in the next 6 months. Currently only available on the web, the company plans to launch on mobile web and the app soon. The tour will include a 360 degree view or a street view of the mapped location on Google Maps, which it hopes will eliminate the user’s need to visit the location in order to get an idea of the civic infrastructure, healthcare, shopping and entertainment, education, safety and dining facilities. This move, which focuses on beautiful looking websites/design, is likely to force other players/competition to upgrade their websites, not just their design but also their offered features. Virtual tour for property listings In May this year, CommonFloor has introduced a virtual tour for resale and rental property listings which would provide users a 360 degree view of the property. The tour would display the property from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. The company said that the idea behind this was to display the entire house virtually, saving property hunters the trouble of physically going and visiting the house. Launched only for Bangalore, Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, CommonFloor planned to roll this feature to 18 other cities by March 2016. CommonFloor…
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