This invention relates to a sales support system for selling housing-related commodities via a network system and a computer-readable storage medium storing such a program.
In the field of virtual image play, there has been implemented a technique in which a house is fabricated into a three-dimensional image in a virtual space and such a virtual image is presented via the Internet However, since this technique lacks the idea of providing inputs for sales, there has not been prepared display of information necessary in the field of architecture.
Further, movement in a three-dimensional space is provided by an interface that provides free movement in a three-dimensional space by a mouse, which is not easily handled by general users.
There has not been provided a system in which a three-dimensional configuration of an object is registered and presented on the Internet to enable the edition and designing of the object image in a three-dimensional virtual space.
Further, in the real estate-related business, a tool has not been available which facilitates interior coordination and designing and provides an environment that implements electronic commercial traction. There have not been provided services that enable creation and sales of contents related to the real estate business in the form of three-dimensional image display and realize low-cost sales of software applications for browsing the contents.
In view of the above, an object of this invention is to build up a system which enables any one, from anywhere, at any time, to retrieve data relating to real estate objects on sale while verifying the object images as images in a three-dimensional virtual space, thereby renovating the conventional sales systems of real estate objects.
Another object of this invention is to provide a system that gives feasibility to general consumers who are not skilled in computers and manipulation in a three-dimensional virtual space.
An object of this invention is to provide services on the Internet which enable persons engaging in real estate business to advertise and present three-dimensional images of real estate objects to prospective purchasers with ease.
Another object of this invention is to provide services on the Internet that enable to implement layout simulation of parts, facility or interior commodity related to housing in conjunction with images disposed of in a three-dimensional virtual space, as well as advertisement of products.
A still another object of this invention is to provide services that enable selling (purchase) of the objects.
In view of the above, a housing-related commodity sales support program and a storage medium storing such a program according to an aspect of this invention are so configured as to obtain housing display data including layout information of housings from a predetermined database via a network system, to display the inner space of a housing as a virtual space based on the housing display data, and activate a computer as the browser equipped with a manipulating menu with which the user manipulates a viewpoint or location of viewing in the virtual space.
In view of the above, a housing-related commodity sales support program and a storage medium storing such a program according to another aspect of this invention are so configured as to control a predetermined database via a network system to activate a computer as a data registration tool with which a user registers housing display data including layout information regarding housings.
In this specification, the housing-related commodity includes interior commodity and furniture for housings as well as real estate objects.
According to the inventive system, method, program, and storage medium, a housing-related commodities such as real estate objects and furniture can be verified and searched via the network system such as the Internet. Further, since the data are distributed via the network, users can view the most updated information at any time and verify the information by the most updated browser software at any time.
FIG. 1 is an exemplary diagram showing a displayed screen image of an object browsing tool used on the inventive system.
Then, the object is registered as OBJECT C in the section of UN-REGISTERED in FIG. 1. The object under registration has its object number automatically allocated at the time of storing and publication of the object data. Also, a password is issued to enable a specific person to authorize the ban and permission of browsing of the object data.