How Much Do 3D Virtual Tours Cost?

This will always be one of the first questions that anyone who’s interested in a virtual tour will ask when researching their options. 

We’ve answered this question thousands of times since we started Scene3D, and these days, prospective clients will ask us for virtual tour quotes or estimates every week — many will raise the question within the first few minutes of our conversation. 

We get it. 

Price matters (it’s not the only consideration, but it’s pretty important). Price often dictates whether a virtual tour is right for your property, venue or business. Price also impacts the type of virtual tour, and in turn, what sort of functionality you will get. You need to develop an initial budget & understand if there are any long term costs, and that’s true for any virtual tour of any size. 

It’s a tough question to answer right off the bat, because virtual tours have so many variables and options that it’s often tough to know the price until you’ve figured out what you need, and had conversations with professionals to assess your space and figure out if it might need any special considerations. 

At Scene3D, we strive to educate every prospective client, even if that leads you to a different solution. We’ll do our best to offer some realistic price ranges, based on real world project costs right now (in 2021). 

Please keep in mind that all prices, whether for residential or commercial projects, are only estimates based on our real world experience in 2021. Prices can and often do vary drastically based on the solution(s) you choose, where you live, your chosen provider, and many other factors.

How Much Does A House Virtual Tour Cost?

Most 3D virtual tours of a residential property will cost £200 to £500 (+VAT) to create in 2021 — this price includes a 3D scanning professional to capture the property and the post production required to bring your virtual tour together. 

As with any property project, this price range can change dramatically based on the size, scale and intricacy of the property. For example: a virtual tour of a studio apartment will take considerably less time & effort to produce than a virtual tour of a large 6 bedroomed country manor house. Most good virtual tour providers will be able to give a pretty good indication of the cost to create a virtual tour from an approximate Sq Ft of the property. 

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Left: a small 1 bed apartment / Right: a large 6 bedroom detached house

Size is not the only factor to consider however, the intricacy of the property can play an important role in how costly a virtual tour can be. An old cottage with lots of small alcoves, twisty staircases and cramped attic spaces may be more difficult to 3D scan than a modern property with a similar Sq Ft. If you think your property may have some unique or unusual features it’s important to speak to your virtual tour provider and let them know before to ensure everyone is on the same page and prevent any surprise increases in costs. 

Many virtual tour providers will also offer discounts to property owners, estate agents or property developers who are looking to have more than one residential virtual tour created. So if you are thinking of rolling out virtual tours across your whole property portfolio it could be beneficial to have that conversation with a virtual tour provider when enquiring about costs.

Take a look at a residential virtual tour below:

 

How Much Does A Commercial Virtual Tour Cost?

Now this is where things start to get a little bit more complicated. 

All the same factors that determine the cost of a residential virtual tour still apply, however, commercial projects vary wildly from one space to the next, a local restaurant will (probably) have a very different size & shape to a city centre 12 floor office block. 

Each client could have very different objectives they wish to achieve with their virtual tour: a gym may want to increase the number of new members, a gallery may want to help those with anxiety feel more comfortable to visit in person or a commercial property agent may wish to simply showcase a beautiful space to potential tenants. 

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Left: floor-plan of a small independent gym / Right: floor-plan of a large 2 floor health club

All of these things and more will determine the final cost of the project, we’ve seen commercial virtual tours start from as low as £250 and go as high as £3,000+ based on the physical space, the scope of the project, the objectives & the number of virtual tours required. 

With this in mind, here are a few tips to help streamline the process of getting a final cost for your commercial virtual tour:

What is the size of the space?

Floor plans can be extremely helpful but knowing at least a rough Sq Ft of the space usually helps narrow down a ballpark cost. 

What are your objectives? 

Are you looking to get more enquiries? Increase the time spent on your website? Be more visible to Google? Knowing what you would like to achieve with your virtual tour can play an important role in determining the best solution for you – if you’re unsure, don’t worry, a good virtual tour provider will be able to help you. 

Who is your target market? 

Having a clear picture of who you are hoping will explore your virtual tour can be very useful, for example, one gym may want to appeal to hardcore fitness fanatics while another may want to feel approachable to novice new members. Understanding your target market will help your virtual tour provider find the best possible solution for your needs. 

Take a look at a commercial virtual tour below:

There are many other factors that can impact the cost of a virtual tour such as 3D vs 360, interactive data-tags and VR functionality to name a few but a good virtual tour provider will be able to talk you through these options. We hope you’ve developed a better feel for the potential costs of a virtual tour including the overall residential & commercial virtual tour pricing range, and what to expect when you start going through the virtual tour buying process.

Again, everything here is simply an estimate, and your final price may look much different. We’re happy to help you get an actual price for your virtual tour. You can get a quote today, just click the button below!

Or if you’d like to learn more about virtual tours, we have a learning hub that covers a range of topics. Click here to take a look.

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