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Tech Tuesday: Real Estate Technology

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Real Estate Technology

It?s Tech Tuesday ? our weekly dose of tech innovations that are rapidly changing the real estate industry.

The article of the week: The next frontier in real estate technology

Author:?Patricia Nakache, John Lin

In the real estate industry, there is a growing demand for affordability, community, and flexibility. Startups and real estate technology companies alike are designing innovative tech solutions to address those growing demands.

Take a look at those startups that are transforming how we live, work, and play. Read more!

Tech Tuesday: Avoid the Next Real Estate Downturn

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It?s Tech Tuesday ? our weekly dose of tech innovations that are rapidly changing the real estate industry.

The article of the week:?How to Avoid the Next Real Estate Downturn

Today’s real estate market is starting to look a little too familiar. Is it going to be a buying opportunity or a selling crisis?

While we aren?t in the same situation currently, a slowdown is a natural part of the market cycle, and something every real estate investor must prepare for.

What’s the best advice you can give to someone looking to avoid the next real estate downtown?


Tech Tuesday: Could Your Website Benefit from AR or VR?

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The Future of Online Shopping – AR/VR

It?s Tech Tuesday ? our weekly dose of tech innovations that are rapidly changing the real estate industry.

The article of the week: Could Your Website Benefit From AR or VR Capabilities?

Author:?Stephen Moyers

How do you draw customers in and convince them to buy?

AR and VR technology provides that “WOW” factor which will change the way people shop online and offline.

Creating a unique (and valuable) experience will set you apart from the competition too.

Would you consider adding AR/VR functionality to your website?



Tech Tuesday: An industry that?s being rapidly transformed by technology

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An industry that?s being rapidly transformed by technology

It?s Tech Tuesday ? our weekly dose of?tech innovations that are rapidly changing the real estate industry.

The article of the week: “North Carolina?s furniture capital is undergoing a tech transformation.”

Did you know an estimated 60% of all furniture made in the U.S. was produced in High Point, North Carolina – giving it the name the Furniture Capital of the World?

How many of you have attended High Point Market – the?must-see event in home furnishings?

High Point and other?small to mid-sized cities are bringing the furniture industry into the digital age and trying to get young entrepreneurs on-board. It’s important for industry experts to train the next generation of talent to retain their titles as industry epicenters.

Do you think the City will continue to hold?strong to its furniture roots?


Tech Tuesday: Zillow?s Home Valuation Algorithm

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Zillow?s Home Valuation Algorithm

It’s Tech Tuesday – our weekly dose of?tech innovations that are rapidly changing the real estate industry.

The article of the week: “Zillow awards $1 million to team that reduced home valuation algorithm error to below 4%.”

Are you familiar with Zillow’s Zestimate?

It’s Zillow’s estimated market value for a home, computed using a proprietary formula.

Well, two years ago Zillow launched?an open contest called the Zillow Prize. This contest challenged users to improve the accuracy of Zillow?s home valuation algorithm.

A winner emerged, and now Zillow expects that the improvements could bring it $1,300 closer to the actual home’s sale price.

Pretty cool, right?

Market Watch 2019

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Real Estate Market Watch 2019

Southwest Florida has always been a prime hub for real estate, and it’s only getting more exciting to be in this industry each year.

We recently attended the 2019 Market Watch event at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida. The Market Watch is not your average real estate event! Thousands of real estate professionals each year reserve their seats early for this informative and educational event.

Highly successfully real estate experts Randy Thibaut, Denny Grimes, and Stan Stouder reviewed this past year and talked about the future of the real estate market.


All three presenters agreed that the market was indeed “shifting,” meaning that it’s going to be a tougher road ahead for sellers.

5 Highlights from Market Watch 2019 – News Press

David Dorsey, from the Fort Myers News-Press, highlighted the main takeaways from the event. The full article can be found here.

  1. “Sellers will have to either work more or earn less.”
  2. Millennials will be the dominate generational force in the housing market.?
  3. “A “shift” and a “bubble” are two different things.”
  4. Building permits in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties all increased from 2017 to 2018.?
  5. Commercial land sales – Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla in the room.?

Do you believe the Southwest Florida real estate market is shifting – we’d love to hear your opinions?


Struggling to see beyond a blueprint?

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Let’s face it, blueprints and 2D floor plans are difficult to understand, especially when they’re thick with symbols and abbreviations – things the average person won’t necessarily understand.

All new construction projects, and most home remodels, will have blueprints. But not everyone knows how to decipher them. We hear this sentiment from our very own clients – even with elevation drawings in front of them, they cannot picture it! So why not show them a 3D floor plan rendering?

Why You Should Consider 3D Floor Plans

3D floor plans are an important component of any project – both large and small. 3D floor plans give your client a better view of the home long before construction ever begins. 3D floor plans show the layout of a home or office in 3D, provides scale and proportion of rooms and living areas and gives the viewer a better understanding of the big picture.

Benefits of 3D Floor Plans:

  • Highlights design features in a home
  • Creates a connection with your audience that conveys emotion and vision.
  • Easy to visualize how furniture will fit
  • True to scale proportions of a room or space
  • Easy detection of design flaws for custom designs
  • Enhances marketing/advertising campaigns
  • Cost effective option vs. interior renderings of multiple rooms

Are You Considering 3D Floor Plans for Your Next Project?

3D floor plans are a great and cost-effective way to communicate your project in 3D. Don?t let your clients struggle to envision their next project ? remember that high-quality 3D visualization sells projects!

If you have a construction project in mind and you need a photo-realistic 3D floor plan, give us a call today at 844.542.7328 or visit us online at


d3 Expands to Fast Growing Tampa Market

By In The News, Press Releases

Fort Myers, Florida – February 28, 2019

d3 creative studio, a 3D Rendering and Architectural Visualization Company has announced plans to expand its footprint to the Tampa Bay Metropolitan market and offer their one of a kind, compelling visualizations and interactive experiences to builders and real estate developers in the area.

d3’s Director of Technical Operations, Darren Molony, will spearhead operations in the Tampa and Orlando markets. Darren comes from a technical background and has helped transition d3 into the firm it is today. He will continue to oversee the technical department at d3 and will help cultivate new business within these markets.

“It’s important for d3 to have someone that understands the technical aspects of the business, as well as the steadfast real estate market here in Tampa, says Darren.

Anthony DeBono, CEO of d3 creative studio, believes Tampa Bay is an ideal location for expansion. “Tampa has a dynamic real estate market which makes it attractive for companies like ours. New construction is booming in the Tampa Bay Region and we believe our product will only enhance that growth,” stated Anthony DeBono.

You can now schedule appointments with Darren Molony and Anthony DeBono at Armature Works in Tampa, Florida.

About d3 – d3 creative studio was founded in 2013 by Anthony DeBono. The Fort Myers 3D firm specializes in creating virtual reality, real-time 3D visualization & interactive solutions for the architecture and real estate development industries. Contact d3 to learn more about their services at or 844.542.7328.


d3 creative studio Welcomes Back Project Manager

By In The News, Press Releases

Fort Myers, Florida ? February 26, 2019

Fort Myers based d3 creative studio welcomes back Andrea McKiddie. She will play the lead role in communicating, planning and monitoring of various d3 projects going forward.

Andrea has a strong background in Project Management and Public Relations and has held both supervisory and managerial positions at d3 creative studio before.

“We are thrilled to have Andrea back on our team to spearhead our projects. Project managers are the backbone of any project and Andrea is the perfect fit for that role,” said Anthony DeBono, Principal of d3 creative studio.

We?re excited to welcome her back to the d3 creative team!

About d3 – d3 creative studio was founded in 2013 by Anthony DeBono. The Fort Myers 3D firm specializes in creating impactful marketing solutions for those in architecture, real estate development, and other industries. Contact d3 to learn more about their services at or 844.542.7328.

A Year in Review – d3 creative studio Fort Myers, Florida

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And, just like that 2018 is over.

We celebrate another year ending and a new one beginning. It’s exciting to see what the new year has in store for d3 creative studio. This past year ended on a high note for our team. We worked with some pretty reputable developers?and landed a new client in the leisure and entertainment industry.

To recap this past year, here are a few of our favorite projects from 2018 (in no particular order):

1. MAX Daytona: Daytona Beach, Florida

Max Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida

Max Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida is a 72-unit high rise that’s offering a different take on luxury beachfront living. Max Daytona is one of the newest condo developments on the beach that is expected to break ground this year.

d3 creative studio was hired to create a custom branded interactive iPad application. Features of the app include a complete exterior augmented reality model of the proposed tower and a 360 walk-through of all interior units.? Users can freely move through each unit type and see exact views, captured by raw drone footage.

Animation: Click here!

Website: Click here!

2. SoCe Flats: Olde Naples, Florida

SoCe Flats in Naples, Florida

SoCe Flats (South of Central) is a mixed-use project in Downtown Olde Naples.?The site is super modern, amenity-driven, and walkable -?walking distance to downtown shopping, dining, and beaches.?Construction is expected to start this year and conclude in 2020.

d3 creative studio was contracted to create a custom-branded interactive sales center app to help with pre-construction sales. The team wanted to give prospective buyers a unique and realistic experience which would allow them to walk through two unit types and hand-select custom curated materials and finishes.

Website: Click here!

Video: SoCe-Video

3.?Prima Luce: Downtown Fort Myers, Florida

Prima Luce Fort Myers, Florida

Prima Luce on the waterfront is one of the newest communities in Downtown Fort Myers. The two-tower condominium sits on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River and is within walking distance to the downtown district.

Prima Luce was another successful project in 2018! We created an interactive sales center application that is compatible with the iPad Pro. Through the application, potential buyers can explore and customize many of the finishes, fixtures, and flooring of each residence. The application gives people the “full experience” of the Prima Luce towers.

Website: Click here!

App Preview: Click here!

4. Galaxy Multi-Rides


Galaxy Multi-Rides

Did you know, d3 actually works on projects far beyond the construction industry? Galaxy Multi-Rides is a prime example of a project that is far beyond the construction industry. Galaxy Multi-Rides falls into the leisure industry, as they manufacture multi-ride inflatables and systems.

d3 creative studio in Fort Myers was contracted to create a standalone configurator application to help streamline Galaxy’s sales process. The application essentially creates life-like 3D still image renders of custom inflatable parks with only a few simple clicks. What once took a few weeks, now takes less than 15 minutes because of the new install.?We also equipped the Galaxy team with a virtual reality experience, where they could show potential prospects a complete inflatable park in VR (immersion = conversion).

Website: Click here!

Virtual Reality Experience: Click here!

5. World Equestrian Center, Ocala

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida was one of the top projects we worked on in 2018.?The mega-equestrian facility will feature a 260-room hotel, climate-controlled indoor arenas, a state-of-the-art outdoor stadium, and commercial/retail space. The World Equestrian Center in Ocala is planned to open in 2021.

The project was to create multiple 3D animated visualization videos and photo-realistic still image renderings of the development.?The goal was to bring the WEC project to life, well before construction even began. Check out the WEC animation below, and let us know if we delivered.

Website: Click here!

Animation: Click here!