Braden White Eager for Virtual Reality to Open Toronto to the World

Braden White comments on emerging technology that will allow foreign buyers to view Toronto properties via virtual reality devices.

Braden White (, a real estate representative of Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., one of Toronto's leading luxury real estate brokerages, is excited for emerging technology that will allow the viewing of Toronto properties through the use of virtual reality devices. The ability to remotely view a property will be a convenience for local real estate buyers and will also serve to open up Toronto's market to consumers worldwide.

For obvious reasons, buying property abroad is always trickier than doing it locally. There is only so much that photography can provide, and buyers may be unable to get an accurate sense of space or feel of a room from two-dimensional images alone. Touring software has helped bridge this gap; functioning similarly to Google Street View, this software remains limited by effectively showing images only. More advanced three-dimensional scans also exist, but still place a degree of distance between the viewer and the scene. (Source: Posadzki, A., “Virtual reality to offer foreign buyers a glimpse into Canadian real estate,” Global News, December 21, 2015;

"Virtual reality changes how homebuyers look at potential purchases," notes Braden White. "This technology places buyers in a more immersive environment that lets them have a personal experience with the property by touring it as if there in person."

This technology will allow Toronto—already a global city—to attract even more attention from foreign buyers. The ability to "step foot" into a home from across the world will allow both local and international buyers to have a more informed experience.

"There is always a suspicion, when dealing with an image, that some trick has been used to make the property seem better—whether a wide-angle lens or outright manipulation," explains White. "Virtual reality removes that by letting the buyer go through the property on their own two feet, so to speak."

Braden White is a licensed real estate sales representative with Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., one of Toronto’s leading luxury real estate brokerages and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Toronto. He is a committed advocate for his clients and has extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of buying, selling, and leasing properties across Toronto. More information can be found at

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