A major drawback of viewing homes online when house-hunting is that the pictures posted are not always the most accurate representation.
With the help of a well-skilled photographer, almost any home can look much better than it appears through the use of lighting and angles.
Therefore, when the homebuyers arrive in-person, sometimes the house can look much different than it did online.
Virtual reality technology can change that.
NoVa realtor Nara Rakhmetova with Fathom Realty is bringing the power of VR to the Northern Virginia area.
She claims this technology will cut down the time it takes to find the perfect home.
Potential clients are given VR goggles and can view a 10 minute or less video of a virtual tour of the home.
It could help homebuyers find their home in 85 percent less time than those who do in-person visits, Rakhmetova said.
Since 2004, Rakhmetova has helped hundreds of families in the Northern Virginia area buy and sell their homes.