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A Year In Review: 2020

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 26

Happy New Year!! What a year 2020 has been for all of us. Of course a lot of events occurred last year, but as we all know, the biggest situation that was presented to us and that we are still facing is the global pandemic, Covid-19. Before we dive into this blog and speak about some memorable moments that NEEZO experienced in 2020, I want to take the time to say that I hope you had a great holiday break and are doing well considering these challenging times. Covid-19 was definitely a big shock to us all, but we’ve been getting through it and will get to a point where things can slowly start going back to normal.
RELEASING RED-CARPET VIP-VR™
Now that the way we live our lives has changed because of Covid-19 and forced us to try our best to stay home and not go out unless necessary, it undoubtedly changed the way real estate developers are able to sell their upcoming developments in the sales center, since not many people are able to be in there all at once or feel comfortable doing so due to social distancing rules.
So naturally, NEEZO saw this as an opportunity to push the limits in our creative architectural visualization abilities. As a result of this unanticipated new way to live, NEEZO Studios created RED-CARPET VIP-VR™, a Virtual Reality walkthrough unlike any other. RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ gives potential buyers the opportunity to tour the sales center virtually from the comfort of their home. With the ability to view brochures, floorplans, animations, a scale model, the builder’s story, schedule in-person/virtual appointments, and so much more, all while being directed by a video-hostess, RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ is the safest alternative to having buyers visit the sales center.
Click the link to learn more about it: https://neezostudios.com/red-carpet-vip-vr/

 

TV SHOWS
Celebrity IOU Season 1 & 2

 

NEEZO Studios had the great opportunity to create the 3D animations and renderings on both seasons of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU. What makes Celebrity IOU so different from the other Property Brothers shows is that it gives celebrities the opportunity to express their gratitude towards someone who has had a significant impact on their lives.
The celebrities in season 1 were: Brad Pitt, Rebel Wilson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Renner, Michael Bublé, and Melissa McCarthy. The celebrities in season 2 were: Zooey Deschanel, Allison Janney, Rainn Wilson, and Justin Hartley. 

 

Brother Vs. Brother Season 7
In 2020, NEEZO Studios also had the pleasure of creating the 3D animations and renderings for season 7 of HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother. Following Drew and Jonathan Scott, a.k.a. The Property Brothers, Brother Vs. Brother makes the brothers go head to head to revamp the properties they choose and see who can make the most profit from each sale.
Check out some of our animations from Brother Vs. Brother season 7 here:
More than one year of Property Brothers Forever Home
May 2020 marked one year of Property Brothers Forever Home which means that NEEZO also celebrated creating the 3D animations and renderings for the show and by December 2020, HGTV had begun airing season 4 of Forever Home!
Check out some of our animations from Forever Home season 1 here:
Where To I Do? Season 3
In 2020, NEEZO Studios also had the pleasure to create the 3D animations and renderings on another season of CTV Life channel’s Where To I Do? 
Check out this season’s trailer here (you’ll also spot some of our animations throughout the video):
ONE YEAR OF LIVESITE™
Although NEEZO has been creating interactive applications for many years, our real estate sales software, Livesite™, has officially been out for more than a year!!
With effective features such as 2D/3D floor plans, 3D Area Amenities, Home & Lot Search, 3D Home View, Unit Search (as seen in the image below) and many more, Livesite™ has truly stepped up the game when it comes to efficient and memorable sales experiences.
To learn more about how LiveSite™ can help you sell your next project, please visit: https://neezostudios.com/livesite/
AWARDS
The Nationals 2021
NEEZO Studios won 3 Silver awards for NAHB’s The Nationals 2021! Silver Award winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for the Gold Award, which will be announced in February 2021! The categories that we won in are: Best Use of Technology, Best Virtual Sales Process/Experience, and Best Video – Long Format – Over 1 Minute. 
To check out which projects won, please visit the links below:
Best Use of Technology
Best Virtual Sales Process/Experience
Best Video – Long Format – Over 1 Minute
Aurora Awards
NEEZO won a Grand Aurora Award at the Aurora Awards for our Westgate Residences animation. The category that it won in was Best Long Format Video Over 60 Seconds.
To check out which project won, please visit the link below:
BIA MAME Awards 
NEEZO Studios won 2 awards at the 2020 BIA MAME Awards! The categories that we won in were: Associate Company – Professional Team of the Year, and Best Use of Technology.
To check out which project won, please visit the links below:
Best Use of Technology
FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
Back in February 2020, NEEZO Studios’ stunning birds eye view rendering of Mizrahi Developments’ The One was featured in a special edition of AD magazine, the 100th Anniversary of AD–a Collector’s Issue.
Every year, Architectural Digest reveals the highly anticipated “AD100 list”– an annual survey of the top names in interior design/decor/architecture.
This particular “AD100” issue earns extra special “collector’s edition status” since 2020 marks AD’s 100th anniversary (in addition to the issue showcasing their top 100 interior designers list)!
No matter how strange life might’ve been for the majority of 2020, it’s definitely a blessing to still be here, healthy and safe. We had some very exciting moments here at NEEZO Studios last year and we’re excited for what’s to come in 2021. On behalf of NEEZO Studios, a special thank you goes out to all of our clients. Happy New Year again and here’s to 2021!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From NEEZO Studios!

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 25

On behalf of NEEZO Studios, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! 
This year has definitely been a rollercoaster for all of us so it’s important to take this time to relax and enjoy the company of those you love. What better time to do that than during the holidays?! 
The snow is falling, snowmen are smiling, present under the tree, beautiful lights all around…Christmas is right around the corner and holiday preparations are in full swing🎄Check out this fun and festive animation that we created! We heard that Santa’s 18-wheeler is stocked with scale models, 3D renderings, animations, and touchscreens for a special delivery to some awesome sales centers!
 
There’s no doubt that the scenery outside is 10x nicer when it snows, right? In honour of it being the holiday season, check out some of these snow-filled renderings below.
The above image looks like a rendering, right? Well, this is a still image from the LiveSite™ application that we created for the Stanley District in Niagara Falls.
LiveSite™ is NEEZO’s real estate sales software and one of the many cool features that are available on it include Day/Night/Seasons cycle where you can see what the development will look like at all those times…this still image was taken from the Winter season! 
To learn more about LiveSite™, please visit: https://neezostudios.com/livesite/
Thank you for reading this week’s blog! Mark your calendars…NEW blogs go up every week.
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios.com

 

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NEEZO Studios’ Animations Featured On Another Season of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU!

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 24

On behalf of NEEZO Studios, I am very pleased to announce that we created the 3D renderings and animations for another season of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU!
The Season 2 Holiday Premiere aired on HGTV on December 14th and the guest star for this episode was Zooey Deschanel. The celebrities in the next few episodes include: Rainn Wilson, Allison Janney, and Justin Hartley.
SEASON 2 TRAILER
Check out the Season 2 trailer here:
Unlike the other Property Brothers shows, Celebrity IOU gives celebrities the opportunity to show their gratitude towards someone who has had a significant impact on their lives. Drew and Jonathan work closely alongside the celebrities in each episode to produce renovations that suit each individual.
DID YOU KNOW…“[HGTV’s Celebrity IOU’s] first season captivated more than 36 million viewers and smashed records as the highest-rated first-year series in HGTV history” (To find out more about Celebrity IOU and what Season 2 has to offer, visit this website: https://www.hgtv.com/shows/celebrity-iou/articles/celebrity-iou-season-2-)
ADDING THE NEEZO TOUCH TO CELEBRITY IOU
NEEZO Studios has had the amazing opportunity to create the 3D flythrough animations and renderings for the Property Brothers show (over a decade now since its inception), as well as a few of their other shows including: Brother Vs. Brother, Property Brothers Forever Home. Celebrity IOU is just another awesome Property Brothers show that we are so proud to be part of. 
Be sure to tune in each Monday to HGTV at 9|8c to catch all-NEW episodes. While you watch, be sure to keep an eye out to spot our renderings and animations throughout each episode!
Thank you for reading this week’s blog! Mark your calendars…NEW blogs go up every week.
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios.com

 

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NEEZO Studios Wins 3 Silver Awards at The Nationals 2021!!

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 23

On behalf of NEEZO Studios, I am tremendously proud to announce that NEEZO Studios won 3 Silver awards for NAHB’s The Nationals 2021! The categories that we won in are: Best Use of Technology, Best Virtual Sales Process/Experience, and Best Video – Long Format – Over 1 Minute.
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
NEEZO Studios won in the Best Use of Technology category for the Livesite application that we created for La Pue International’s The Stanley District! Livesite is NEEZO’s real time real estate sales software that has a feature set like no other. With the ability to view the entire site plan, search for available units, view nearby amenities, watch a cinematic animation, view the day/night/seasons cycle, view and compare the 2D/3D floor plans and so much more, Livesite brings your project to life virtually anywhere.
To view a demo of how we brought The Stanley District to life virtually, check out this link:
To learn more about Livesite, please visit this link:
https://neezostudios.com/livesite/
BEST VIRTUAL SALES PROCESS/EXPERIENCE
NEEZO Studios won in the Best Virtual Sales Process/Experience category for our new breakthrough VR walkthrough experience, RED-CARPET VIP-VR! We created this RED-CARPET VIP-VR experience for Molinaro Group’s Illumina. RED-CARPET VIP-VR is the virtual replica of your sales center. It includes everything from brochures, scale models, animations, a video hostess, a calendar to book an appointment, and so much more! Especially with COVID-19, having a virtual replica of the sales center has truly come in handy since not many people feel comfortable with visiting the sales center at the moment.
To view the demo of the RED-CARPET VIP-VR application that we created of the Illumina sales center, please visit this link: 
BEST VIDEO – LONG FORMAT – OVER 1 MINUTE
NEEZO Studios won in the Best Video – Long Format – Over 1 Minute category for our animated work on HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother Season 7. For over the past decade, we’ve created the 3D animated flythroughs that happen during the Property Brothers shows. Have you ever noticed when the brothers are describing how the home will look after the renovations, there are clips where furniture is flying around the room? Well, that’s us!
To view a few of the animations that we created for Brother Vs. Brother Season 7, please visit this link:
On behalf of NEEZO Studios, thank you to The Nationals for our 3 Silver Awards! We’re excited to have the opportunity to win the gold award early next year!!
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. Mark your calendars…new blogs go up every week!
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios. com

 

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NEEZO Studios Wins At The 2020 Mame Awards!

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 22

I am very excited to announce that NEEZO Studios won two awards at the 2020 BIA Mame Awards! The categories of the two awards that we won were Associate Company, Professional Team of The Year and Best Use Of Technology 
Associate Company, Professional Team of The Year
It is the ultimate and coolest honor to have won this award!!!  We truly enjoy bringing our clients’ vision to life in so many different ways to best showcase their projects especially during these unprecedented times.
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
For this category, NEEZO won for our work on D.R. Horton’s Santorini Community. Our work for D.R. Horton’s Camellia at Sanctuary Village was also a finalist in this category.
NEEZO’s work for Santorini included: 1 Livesite™ application (Livesite™ is NEEZO Studios’ real time real estate sales software), 21 2D floor plans, renderings and 4 animations encompassing 1 exterior flythrough and 3 interior walkthroughs.
To watch the demo of the Livesite™ application that we created for Santorini, please visit this link:
To try out our web Santorini Livesite™ application, please visit this link. *Please keep in mind that the speed and quality that this web application works at is dependant on the speed of your internet access and the device that you are using*: https://www.neezostudios.com/Interactive/ClientProjects/DRHorton/Santorini/
On behalf of NEEZO Studios, thank you to the BIA Mame Awards for these 2 awards! We are very proud and honored to have won them.
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. Mark your calendars…new blogs go up every Tuesday!
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NEEZO Studios’ Animations Featured on Another Season of HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 21

With its seventh season now concluded, NEEZO Studios is very honored to have created the renderings and animations for another exciting season of Brother VS. Brother!
 
Brother VS. Brother dropped its first season back in July 2013 and has been going strong as the seasons go by. What made the latest season’s Los Angeles location much more special is the fact that Drew’s honeymoon house is located in that specific location so some could say that Drew already had a slight advantage over Jonathan 🙂
 
What makes Brother VS. Brother so different from their other shows, such as Property Brothers: Forever Home, and their original series that started it all, Property Brothers, is the idea in which instead of working together to help bring everyone’s dream home to life, they are going head to head and competing against each other. 
With their individual crews of contractors, designers, and realtors, each brother purchases, revamps and then sells the properties that they worked during the season. In order to claim the ‘Winner’ title, the goal is to see who makes the most profit from each sale. 
After the brothers and their respective teams finished fixing up their properties, the winner for season seven ended up being Drew Scott. This victory has now put Drew in the lead for the most Brother VS. Brother wins – four out of the seven seasons to be exact. 

BROTHER VS. BROTHER SEASON 7 TAKES ON DISNEYLAND

With many fun and thrilling challenges throughout this season, one of the neat things that happened was when the brothers visited Disneyland and had a challenge where the winner would stay one night at a special Disneyland resort. Feel free to check out this fun video from that episode:

CREATING THE 3D ANIMATIONS FOR BROTHER VS. BROTHER

NEEZO Studios has had the honor and privilege to create all of the 3D flythrough animated scenes featured in Property Brothers, Brother Vs. Brother, Forever Home, and a few more Property Brothers shows. 
Check out this upbeat video that NEEZO Studios put together to see some of our awesome work from Brother VS. Brother season 7.
The interior and exterior flythrough scenes that NEEZO creates for every Property Brothers show is a really cool process that takes a lot of in-studio designing and special NEEZO Studios techniques in order to be able to complete that signature NEEZO look.
Next time you watch one of the Property Brothers shows, be sure to keep an eye out for our 3D renderings and animations…you will definitely spot them 😉
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. Mark your calendars…new blogs go up every Tuesday!
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios. com
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NEEZO Studios Unveils Two Scale Models for Tridel’s Westerly!

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 20

I am tremendously excited to say that NEEZO Studios had the opportunity to create the two scale models for Tridel’s Westerly (image above).
CREATING THE WESTERLY MODELS
Our process in creating scale models is one that we’ve developed and perfected with the many scale models that we’ve built for builders and developers across North America.
No detail is too small and no idea is too big. After all our tagline is #ThinkBigBuildSmall 🙂
With that said, the Westerly models involved a mix between laser cutting and 3D printing in order to attain this detailed, realistic replica. 
A large portion of the building was 3D printed including the fins around the building, which in my opinion offers a unique character to its overall look. 
I stopped by Tridel’s sales center as we set-up the first detailed scale model, complete with illumination and landscaping.
In addition to building the scale models, we also brought to life the project’s fun and colorful children’s playground, plus adjoining dog park. These vibrant outdoor spaces were a nice addition to show how family oriented and pet friendly this neighborhood will be for the new Westerly residents. 
We added this Range Rover exiting the illuminated entrance to the parking garage to show future residents where they would go to park their cars.
ABOUT TRIDEL’S WESTERLY
Tridel’s Westerly is a new condo community in Etobicoke Center. As part of the Westerly project, you can find 25 Cordova and 60 Central Park (a rental building from Hollyburn Properties). 25 Cordova is a 20-storey condominium residence that offers 257 suites of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, with floor plans from 502 sq.ft. to 1,120 sq.ft. 60 Central Park is a gleaming 27-storey purpose-built rental tower. With 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units, 60 Central Park was designed with lifestyle in mind. Premier indoor and outdoor amenities foster well-being, a sense of community, and absolute convenience.
 
ABOUT NEEZO SCALE MODELS
We specialize in creating premium architectural scale models using the latest innovations in 3D printing and laser cutting technology. By incorporating a variety of mediums, we are able to authenticate any texture or material to produce the most realistic concepts. No matter the scale of your development, everything down to the minute detail is possible.
This year, we actually expanded our scale model division into a 6,000 sq.ft building that sits on our campus, right beside our digital NEEZO team. (Stay tuned for another blog where I’ll get more into this exciting expansion)
Check out our scale model portfolio here: https://neezostudios.com/scale-models/
Thank you for reading this blog! If you’re around the area, be sure to stop by the Westerly sales center to check out the models for yourself…you’ll definitely be wowed (please be sure to check the COVID-19 rules and regulations before visiting).
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. Mark your calendars…new blogs go up every Tuesday!
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios.com

Introducing NEEZO Studios’ Red-Carpet VIP-VR™ (Your Virtual Sales Center Experience for Pandemic and Post Pandemic Times)

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 19

Here at NEEZO Studios, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the 3D architectural visualization industry. Now that the way we live our lives has changed because of COVID-19 and forced us to try our best to stay home and not go out unless necessary, it undoubtedly changed the way real estate developers are able to sell their upcoming developments in the sales center, since not many people are able to be in there all at once or feel comfortable due to social distancing rules. 
So naturally, NEEZO saw this as an opportunity to push the limits in our creative architectural visualization abilities. Introducing NEEZO Studios’ RED-CARPET VIP-VR™!
NEEZO’s RED-CARPET VIP-VR™  is a VR walkthrough unlike any other. With this 3D interactive walkthrough, you can tour the builder’s sales center in its entirety all while being in the comfort of your own home. 
Going way beyond the conventional VR walkthrough, NEEZO Studios implemented a series of interactive touchpoints that enable users to download, listen to or view 3D elements of the entire sales center (in addition to the 3D walkthrough experience). 
 
Beyond a conventional 3D tour, NEEZO implements a myriad of interactive components, including:
  • A video-hostess who points out what you can see/do at every interactive touchpoint of the sales centre
  • Virtual guests can peruse the standard and upgrade packages
  • Buyers are one click away from photo-realistic, 3D renderings of the various kitchen combinations’ standard & upgrade finishes
  • Virtual visitors can orbit around the scale model in 360 degrees, to observe every angle of the building.
  • And since this is a prelude to LiveSite™, homebuyers can virtually buy the home of their choice and the sales team can upload the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.

 

 
NEEZO Studios’ founder and CEO, Marvin Maalouf..not one to settle with the status quo came up with the idea “As the pandemic paralyzed business; builders had half a million dollars or more invested in these stunning sales centres, that were just sitting there… empty, when they were poised to experience a successful, selling season. Everything came to a grinding halt.” Maalouf innately skilled at reverse engineering thought, “How could my builder clients still make use of these showpiece sales centres and safely give homebuyers and investors that high touch sales centre experience… and that’s when it hit me! Shortly after, we rolled out RED-CARPET VIP-VR which serves as the perfect prelude to LiveSite.”

 

Our RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ is your virtual sales center, a replica of the builder’s actual sales centre. Just like you would experience when you’re in the sales center, NEEZO’s RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ allows you to: 
  • Schedule an appointment on the spot – virtually or in-person
  • Orbit around the scale model in 360 degrees
  • View interactive brochures floor plans, features and finishes, and a gallery of images (and download marketing materials)
  • Check out the builder’s story
  • Envision your kitchen finishes with one click
In addition to the list of features above, RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ lets you gain access to Livesite™, our interactive real estate sales software that allows you to:
  • View real time unit availability
  • Display accurate lot and unit availability
  • Compare floor plans side-by-side
  • Assess distances to area amenities
  • Close a sale with an Agreement of Purchase and Sale
  • Along with a slew of other exciting features
Watch this demo to see what Livesite™ has to offer here:
To experience our RED-CARPET VIP-VR™ treatment for Molinaro Group’s Illumina, click here: https://illuminacondos.ca/sales-centre/
If you would like to digitally twin your sales center with RED-CARPET VIP-VR™, contact NEEZO Studios at info@neezostudios.com
Thank you for reading this week’s blog. Mark your calendars…new blogs go up every Tuesday!
If you have any questions for a future blog post or something you’d like us to spotlight, drop us a line at info@neezostudios.com

NEEZO Studios’ Animations Featured on Another Season of “Where to I do?” Airing on CTV Life Channel

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Hey it's Chloé

Behind the Creativity: Blog 18

In Spring 2018, NEEZO Studios was asked to be part of GUSTO TV’s (now CTV Life Channel) new Canadian wedding design show, “Where To I Do?”. The show inspires engaged couples by touring various event venues and presenting three completely unique spaces, where their fantasy wedding could take place. Whether it’s a medieval castle, a converted warehouse, a luxurious farmhouse, or a lavish secret garden, host, Tommy Smythe, presents the best options to help each couple lock down this key detail for their dream day. 
This year marks the third season in which NEEZO Studios has had the honour to work on the unique wedding inspiration program. “Fortunately, host Tommy Smythe will make every couple’s decision a little bit easier by providing them with high-quality 3D renders to help them — and viewers — understand how each potential wedding location can be used to its fullest potential.”

CHECK OUT HOW OUR ANIMATIONS INSPIRE THE SHOW

It’s no doubt that all of the chosen venue locations are stunning. It’s challenging to envision how a venue might look after all of the decorations and preparations are complete. When it came to the visualizations for ‘Where To I Do?’, NEEZO’s animations were used to show the couples just how much potential each venue had to offer even before any final plans were done. Working alongside the ‘Where To I Do?’ team, NEEZO followed the design plan that fit each venue and represented each couple perfectly. NEEZO’s renderings and animations were used to show people how the venue could look before the actual event. 
Be sure to catch a new episode (airing in Canada) every Tuesday on CTV Life Channel at 9pmEST|6pmPST. 

NEEZO STUDIOS’ BACKGROUND WITH TV/FILM

Called upon by some of the hottest shows and talent in TV production, NEEZO Studios’ award-winning 3D animations, photorealistic renderings and motion graphics have been featured on ABC, CBC, HGTV, W Network and the Food Network, and such popular TV shows as Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother, Canada: The Story of Us, The Marilyn Denis Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and many others over the past decade. Here is a small sampling of our work, showcasing just a few of the hundreds of projects we have produced: https://neezostudios.com/tv-vfx/

How Builders & Developers Can Pivot and Prosper in these Pandemic Times

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Hey it's Lisa

Behind the Creativity: Blog 17

Some people don’t like change. Change is how we grow. We learn to adapt and that brings resiliency. Be it business matters or anything in life…if left alone, things tend to stagnate, lose their momentum and falter. In response to this health crisis, there have already been interesting business changes eg. in cities like Manhattan, some restaurants have morphed into bougie-bodegas where they’ll start selling produce, basic pantry items to make up for a loss in dine-in capacity. Airlines are giving up the middle seat. Grocery stores have already adapted by introducing counter shields. Curb-side, pick-up was already a thing but now it’s THE THING. Many retail stores have since followed suit. Outside of healthcare facilities, face masks are becoming a fashion statement–no different than a scarf. Resale realtors are doing business differently, offering virtual tours of a home in lieu of an Open House. All this change…in a matter of weeks!

 

Most of the time, the future arrives surreptitiously, without much fanfare, there may be an ad or a press release about a ‘new and improved’ something or other and then the newness just gets woven into our daily day. Usually, evolution starts in businesses first and then trickles to consumerism. Things are different this time since the economy has come to a screeching halt.

 

Covid-19 may have been the catalyst that encouraged some new home builders to offer some semblance of virtual service: a video conference sales call, an online brochure, a video about the project, downloadable price lists. These are all great digital assets for virtual viewing…but, let’s face it, they don’t do much to accentuate the user’s experience—it’s not the same as if the homebuyer had visited and experienced the digital elements–at a sales centre.

 

On the other hand, digitally-forward-thinking home builders, who are decidedly more proactive and committed in their use of modern technology, have embraced the virtual sales centre software LiveSite™ and are now virtually experiencing business as usual. 

 

Interestingly, this new normal of builders wanting to offer their homebuyers a true, virtual experience…has actually just been a day-in-the-life, best-practise at NEEZO Studios. We didn’t expect a health crisis to give us such loud exposure. We understand that there are home buyers out there that still need to buy a home. It’s a nice feeling to know we’re helping new home builders continue to do business.

 

This pesky pandemic may have just made virtual sales centre software like LiveSite™ the prescriptive medicine for marketing and sales executives who want to secure the health of their spring and fall market. 

 

We’ve been educating the real estate marketing industry about all things virtual, on the daily. Sometimes prospective clients get it and adopt it right away. Other times they’re more passive and pass on the concept, thinking it’s not something their homebuyers will use. Or they think all this interactivity and virtual sales centre stuff is a fad.

 

Nope. It’s not a fad. Virtual sales centres are not going away. The COVID-19 quarantine may have highlighted a builder’s need for a virtual sales centre, but it’s hard to imagine not offering these conveniences to your audience in a post-COVID world. In fact, I’d argue what will go away…is having crowds of homebuyers congregating at a sales centre, waiting for hours to get in, just to obtain priority preview pricing…something that can easily be handled online. But I get it, they want the photo opp for social media buzz.

 

I’ve sat in meeting 20 and 10 years ago, where businesses and marketing executives pondered:
  • “Hmmm…do you think we should buy a website domain for our company?
  • “Do you think our audiences care if we’re on social media platforms.” 
  • “Should we explore CRM software to keep in touch with homebuyers for our site launches?”  
You get my point. These are all now…tools of the trade.

 

This is what evolution looks like. There will always be early adopters and late-to-the-party laggards who want to see how something is working for everyone else–before jumping in.
What makes LiveSite™ uber-exceptional is that it allows new home builders and developers to offer homebuyers the exact same user experience—as if the homebuyer had visited the sales centre. 

 

LiveSite™’s software application offers an omni-channel approach, providing the same look and feel across multiple platforms, accessible on: desktop, laptop, tablet, as well as on iOS and Android mobile devices.

 

10 Thoughtful Ways To Connect With Homebuyers–While Social Distancing

 

The road ahead may be bumpy but, we can’t go back to the way things were. Businesses will naturally want to take precautions, to minimize jeopardizing their way of doing business. Going forward, post-pandemic, there is an amazing opportunity to continue to promote your projects, while serving your homebuyers. While, I can’t speak for every industry, I understand real estate marketing and I can share a few recommendations for new home builders & developers:

 

  1. Continue to connect with your audience but pay attention to how they’d like that to be engaged with (gathering herds of people for a priority preview…those days are gone).
  2. Monitor your website and pay attention to where your traffic is coming from. What time of day are homebuyers visiting your sales site? Send out our eblasts around that time.
  3. Reveal pricing early. There’s no point nurturing an email campaign for months only to find out the homebuyer/subscriber can’t afford your starting price.
  4. Offer incentives to help instil confidence in their buying decision. Buyers are worried about losing their job (think about insurance program incentives that protects them against that). Introduce Rent To Own Programs. Offer special thank you incentives to frontline, healthcare workers.
  5. Start doing live-videos on social and webinar presentations.
  6. Don’t stop advertising. Just advertise smarter. You can promote your site on social media for free.
  7. Add a ‘book a virtual appointment’ button on your website’s contact section (next to all your social media icons), have a calendar pop-up with pre-selected dates/times. 
  8. Add a chat bot to your project’s site page. Answer questions as soon as they pop-up.
  9. Offer floorplans that provide multi-generational living (2 families paying a mortgage are better than one).
  10. Incorporate LiveSite™’s virtual sales centre software. Statistics have shown that homebuyers aren’t shopping for a home during the work day, they’re likely online after your sales centre is closed. Why not extend your sales centre experience—virtually, so that its accessible 24/7/365.
LiveSite™ ‘s state-of-the-art virtual sales centre took the visual marketing industry by storm when it launched earlier this year.  Our talented team of developers tweaked and tinkered with the software application for the past 7 years, evolving it into the indispensable sales tool it is today. Each year, (no different than mobile companies unveiling their latest version), LiveSite™ will continue to evolve, featuring new bells and whistles to satiate client and consumers demand. NEEZO’s mission for LiveSite™ is to always strive to exceed client and end-users’ expectations, by offering a virtually unforgettable user experience.
 
If you’d like a 1:1 demo of LiveSite™or any of our other impressive architectural visualization services, feel free to DM me or email me at: lreis@neezostudios.com .

 

Virtually yours,
Lisa Reis, Director of Marketing + New Business Development
P: 905-306-3437

 

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