Modsy Real Estate: Streamlining the Home Buying Experience

Modsy Real Estate: Streamlining the Home Buying Experience

At Modsy, our mission is to make lives better through design. By recreating our customer’s spaces in 3D, with designs they can shop from directly, we help make the often challenging process of designing a home simple and effortless.

As demand for our business continues to grow, we’re thrilled to extend our offerings to more and more users in new and exciting ways. As a result, we’re offering a new vertical geared directly toward real estate developers and builders.

The Modsy Real Estate vertical is a highly customized design offering for developers and builders who want to take their buyer’s walkthrough experience to the next level.  bedroom gray wall oval mirror yellow pillows

Virtual Walkthroughs Feel Like Home with Great Design

Model homes can be a great way to show potential buyers a sneak peek of what life might look like in a development. But these spaces have their limitations. Real estate developers and builders need to build the model home in real life, hire a designer to design it, and get buyers to come and view the space in-person. Of course, buyers may love a walkthrough’s design but—if the home buyer can’t access the same designer or decor—the incentive of a fully realized and designed home can feel like more of a pipe-dream than a promise.

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When our team experienced the gap between shopping for and designing a home, we saw an opportunity. We wanted to use our design expertise and 3D visualization tools to create a more personalized and impactful way for developers and builders to share their properties with home buyers. With Modsy’s Real Estate vertical, developers, builders, and their buyers will be able to take advantage of an entirely new home buying experience. What makes this experience so unique?

  • Unlike traditional walkthroughs, the Real Estate vertical provides developers and builders the chance to see (and show!) properties before they’ve even been built.
  • Stunningly real 3D images help developers and builders try on different finishes and accents in their properties to achieve an ideal foundational aesthetic.
  • A Modsy designer works with each developer and builder, creating designs for their development in a variety of design styles, widening their design net to meet their target audience.
  • With traditional staging, a property can only be designed in one style. With Modsy, you can easily have 2+ designs per home.
  • Our designers will curate styles specific specifically to the location of the home, target buyers, and trends.
  • Developers and builders can shop an entire design if they’d like to stage a space in real life. They can also share a shopping link with their buyers who are ready to furnish their new home.

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Adding Value for Home Buyers

With the Modsy Real Estate program, developers can pass the Modsy design experience on to their home buyers—Giving them the power to continue collaborating with us to customize the designs to their own style. Like the developer or builder, they’ll work one-on-one with a real designer who tailors their space to their specific budget and lifestyle needs—ensuring the homebuyer feels provided for even after closing.

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A Brighter (and Easier) Design Future

Like we said earlier, our mission is to make lives better through design—and we want to do that for as many people as possible, including homeowners, renters, and even developers and builders. We are already looking toward the future of our Real Estate design offering to find ways to streamline the home-buying and design experience even further. As we do that, we look forward to building relationships with developers and builders who share our passion for helping consumers find a place and design to call home.

Explore our virtual walkthrough experience here.

Learn more about Modsy Real Estate here.


Meet Design Messenger: An Exciting Feature Coming Soon

Communicating with your Modsy designer just got easier. We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest feature—Design Messenger! Design Messenger is the new communication portal that lets you easily communicate with your designer directly from your designs.

What does this mean? For starters, no more missed emails, no more digging through your inbox to find your design notes, and no more clicking back and forth between your designs and your email. Now all of your communications with your designer will be saved in one easy-to-find place.

Design Messenger will be available in March, so keep an eye out for a notification from us letting you know it’s live in your project. You’ll be able to access this new feature on your computer, on a mobile device, and in the Modsy iOS app. To get started messaging, simply navigate to your Project or Design page, click or tap on your designer’s photo, and strike up the conversation!

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What Makes Design Messenger So Great?

We might be biased—but we think there’s a lot to love about this new tool. Here are the top four reasons we think you’ll love Design Messenger!

1. Develop a More Personal Relationship With Your Designer

One of our biggest hopes with Design Messenger is that it gives you and your designer the opportunity to develop a more personal relationship. Through the messaging portal—a more casual form of communication than email—you can get to know each other better and make bringing your dream room to life even easier. Working on your project will start to feel a lot more like texting a friend and less like emailing feedback to a coworker!

2. Easily Communicate and Share Feedback

We want to simplify the way you communicate with your Modsy designer. That’s why we’ve set up Design Messenger as a one-stop-shop for communication between you and your designer. With this messaging portal, you can send inspiration photos and files, chat about your specific project goals and needs, ask questions about your designs, request revisions, and coordinate with your designer to schedule and join video calls! And you can easily scroll back to see your full chat history. When you message your designer, you can typically expect a response within 1-2 days—and often sooner.

3. Do It All Directly From Your Designs

No more bouncing between tabs and windows when you have questions about your designs. With Design Messenger, you can communicate with your designer while actually looking at your designs! That means you can explore your designs and send feedback all in the same place and at the same time.

4. Keep Everything Organized

Never rummage through your inbox again to find old email communication with your designer or notes on your project. Design Messenger was designed to replace cumbersome email communications with your designer. All your new messages will be saved in one easy-to-access place, which you can reference and add to at any time! And you don’t have to worry about missing a message! When your designer sends you a message, you’ll receive an email notification. From that email, you’ll be able to easily navigate to the Design Messenger portal to view and reply to the message.

Have more questions about this new feature? Head over to our full Design Messenger FAQ page.



A major milestone and the starting line!



A major milestone and the starting line!

In February 2015 we set out with an ambitious dream, and today we are thrilled to announce that Modsy has officially emerged from beta to transform the way consumers shop for and design their homes.  

We have worked tirelessly, constantly testing with customers, pushing the limits on the product capabilities, expanding our incredible team, and continuously looking for ways to improve. And this release is just the beginning. We have several amazing things in the pipeline and cannot wait to continue this momentum.

Modsy is the solution we’ve all been searching for when it comes to designing our homes. It is not enough to put furniture online or make interior design more affordable – it’s time for a true technology-based transformation!

At each step we’ve seen a little glimmer of the magic that Modsy can create. We’ve seen the “wow” on someone’s face when she realizes that the image she sees is not a photograph. We’ve heard pure joy from a customer discovering a product he absolutely loves. And most importantly, we’ve seen customer after customer transform their homes into something they truly love.

Modsy is technology meets design at its very best!

  • First and foremost, we are building a product that works for a real person. No specialized hardware, software, or goggles required.
  • We are building a product that empowers you to lead the design of your own home.
  • We are building a product that relies on technology to do the heavy lifting. Reconstructing 3D room models, curating and suggesting products, creating optimal layouts, and more.
  • We are building a product that brings in the human touch where the impact is greatest. Providing creative inspiration and assisting in your design process only as necessary and as requested.

To reach this significant milestone it has taken the tremendous dedication of everyone here on the Modsy team and the support of our friends, family, investors, advisors, and customers. A product launch is more than just a moment in time – it is the culmination of countless hours and the determination to bring the impossible to life. Today we are taking a moment to celebrate and thank everyone who has been involved. And to recognize that we have accomplished so much, yet our journey has only just begun!