Meridian based start-up aims to turn house hunting high tech

Posted at 10:28 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 00:28:07-04

Trekking all over the Treasure Valley for house hunting may soon be a thing of the past. At Epic Realty's headquarters at the Village at Meridian. You can walk through hundreds of homes just by putting on a set of virtual reality goggles. 

"If you could sit in our showroom, view 30 homes 20 homes and narrow it down to two and actually physically drive to see two that's a big deal," said Chad McCloud co-owner of Epic Realty.

Using a 360-degree camera, they stitch together hundreds of photos from inside a home to create a virtual tour of the home that feels like you're walking through the real thing. Their technology also allows you to step inside homes that aren't even built yet using 3D rendering. So far the idea has caught on, Epic Reality officially opened their doors last Monday and already they've sold 14 homes using the technology. While the owners admit there will be hesitation when you try to change things using new technology they feel they're moving towards the future. 

"I think as people come in and experience this and see what we are doing they usually leave blown away," Sheridan Hodson.

Epic Realty is having their official ribbon cutting Friday at noon.