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About Us

Here at View My Space we are passionate about providing people the opportunity to feel like they have been to a place without the need to physically visit.  In today's competitive market, we feel it is more important than ever to show potential clients and customers what you have to offer before they even set foot through the door.

 

VMS is locally-owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Eric and Erika, allowing us the flexibility and hands-on experience to fully understand each customer's needs and provide the best technology solutions.  Our team is small but mighty, constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance our skill sets to provide value to our clients.  We can handle any project anywhere!  VMS is very actively involved in the largest global network of data capture professionals, Reality Capture Experts, allowing us to help with any size project in any location.  Using the latest technology, working with Matterport as an official Service Partner, we are able to provide cutting edge 3D Virtual showcases of your spaces.  We are continually finding new ways virtual imaging can change our perspective of the world, let us show you how it can change yours!

Licensed

Virtual Tour Vendor

National & Global

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Network of Providers

Meet The Team

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ERIC ABBATE

President / Founder

"As a homeowner and real estate investor I am passionate about providing clients the ability to truly show what their spaces have to offer, with the ability to constantly re-reference a space for their personal needs.  My technical skills and construction experience allow me to understand the best ways to represent any type of space.  I enjoy working with a variety of people from all different backgrounds and will go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction."

Erika Abbate - Vice President

ERIKA ABBATE

Vice President / Co-Founder

"My background in both architecture and commercial real estate directly informs the insights I bring to the table at VMS.  I love a challenge and am delighted to work with a wide variety of clients on conventional or unconventional projects.  I have experienced the benefits of this technology as a landlord, realtor, homeowner, office leasing agent, architect, car buyer, hotel occupant, restaurant patron, and more.  We use these tours EVERY DAY in our EVERYDAY lives and we think you should too!"

Nick - Imaging Technician

NICK

Imaging Technician

Nick is a 3D imaging rockstar with millions of square feet scanned per year.  Nick's technical expertise allows him to provide high quality service in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible for clients of all types.  Nick scans spaces of extreme size and scope with ease and utilizes his Part 107 drone license to capture multiple perspectives of interior and exterior spaces.

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JAY

Digital Imaging Expert

Jay brings over a decade of photography and video experience to the table, representing luxury home products and furniture brands prior to joining the View My Space team.  Jay describes himself as a "spirited visual thinker"; his creative yet pragmatic approach affords him the innate ability to cultivate the best visual representation of your space using a variety of digital tools.

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HARLEY

Digital Imaging Expert

With extensive expertise creating dynamic real estate media for property management companies prior to joining VMS, Harley has digitized over 2,000 spaces throughout Chicagoland.  Harley is a highly experienced Matterport tech, masterful video editor, and dedicated professional photographer, providing the highest quality 3D tours and imagery with an extreme attention to detail.

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PUDDING

Canine Executive Officer (CEO)

Pudding the dachshund takes his role at View My Space very seriously, showing up to our headquarters office every day with purpose and a bowtie.  He sees spaces from a different perspective too, about 8 inches from the ground.  He is the morale booster our team needs to do our best work!

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LUKE

Leica BLK360 Camera

Providing superior accuracy, the Leica BLK360 is the perfect tool for creating Point Cloud files, extracting architectural data (.e57 files, CAD, Revit, etc) to create renderings and virtual staging, and shooting complex exterior spaces.

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ARCHIE THE ARCHITECT

Matterport Pro 3 3D Camera

With even greater architectural accuracy than its predecessor, the Pro 3 is an excellent tool for your architectural, engineering, and construction needs!  When the extreme accuracy of the BLK360 is not necessary, the Pro 3 provides better visual data at greater speed to effectively capture data with limited site disruption.

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PRISCILLA

Matterport Pro 3 3D Camera

The Matterport Pro 3 camera, newly released in 2022, provides the same excellent image quality as the Pro 2 with the added ability to scan exterior spaces and other challenging geometries previously unable to be captured with Matterport equipment. 

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PRO 3

Matterport Pro 3 3D Camera

Matterport technology offers superior image quality and seamless interactivity for the end-user, creating a digital copy of your space with endless use cases.  Create a "Google Street View" type walkthrough of any interior or exterior space for marketing, architectural purposes, space planning, digital shopping experiences, and more!

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PRO 3

Matterport Pro 3 3D Camera

Whether for a real estate marketing effort, landscape architecture project, site survey, 200,000 SF industrial warehouse, parking lot study, or historical preservation effort, the Matterport Pro 3 is ready for the job!

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RICOH THETA Z1

For 360 panoramas, Google business tours, and other 360 tour platforms, we also offer Ricoh Theta Z1 images.  We can even shoot video in 3D!

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LORENZO

Matterport Pro 2 3D Camera

"I have been with View My Space since the beginning.  I have nine eyes that allow me to gather immense imagery of a space, and memorize measurements of everything around me.  In my free time I enjoying syncing information with my love, the iPad, and relaxing with 120 Volts of electric current to recharge after a long day."

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JOSEPH

Matterport Pro 2 3D Camera

For capturing interior data, the Matterport camera provides superior image quality and seamless interactivity for the end-user.  Joseph is one member of our fleet of Matterport cameras suitable for capturing all types of interiors from retail stores, residential homes, rentals hotels, warehouses, banquet halls, restaurants, and more!

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IGOR

Matterport Pro 2 3D Camera

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PIERRE

Matterport Pro 2 3D Camera

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DJI MAVIC 2 & 3 DRONES

Part 107 Licensed, Fully Insured

We are Chicagoans - we have heated drone batteries and can operate in a variety of complex environmental conditions.  Since everyone asks - YES we can fly drones indoors, but in most cases we think a Matterport tour is a better option so users can explore at their own pace.  (We are able to create custom flythroughs from Matterport tours!)

DSLR Architectural Photography

NIKON DSLR CAMERAS

Architectural Photography

We understand it's inconvenient to schedule multiple appointments for your media, so we offer a one-stop shop for your real estate media needs including high-resolution professional photography.  No, we don't do wedding photography.  No, we don't do family portraits.  We are very good at what we do, but our expertise is buildings, not people.

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DENISSAN & JANISSAN

VMS Transport

Our small but mighty team consists of multiple full-time imaging technicians to provide the proper expertise for any type of real estate or architectural project.  We serve the greater Chicagoland area but will travel nearly anywhere, and are part of a large national network of providers to tackle any size assignment.  We pride ourselves on prompt, reliable, convenient service at highly competitive rates.  Give us a shout to see how we can help with any imaging project, big or small!

*We are always on the lookout for helpful new technology tools to better assist our clients.  For the right size project, we will purchase any equipment - just ask if you have something in mind!

Looking to rent a piece of equipment for your next project?  Reach out for more details!

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