Maximizing Metaverse Real Estate Investing
Regarding metaverse real estate investing, the past year has seen significant volatility in the sales volume and prices of virtual land on metaverse platforms. However, as technology advances, many experts believe there will be another gold rush in the metaverse.
With traditional real estate investors investing billions of dollars annually in physical properties, countless metaverse real estate investment firms are now looking to tap into this emerging market.
In this post, Metastack explores some key areas that metaverse web designers should focus on to unlock the potential of metaverse real estate investing.
Maximizing Real Estate Investing through the Metaverse: A Guide to Unlocking its Potential
Metaverse real estate investing has the potential to become a significant asset class, with traditional real estate investors investing billions of dollars in physical properties every year. To unlock this potential, metaverse web designers must focus on key areas to attract conventional real estate investors to embrace virtual land as a viable investment option.
Real estate 101: Location
The value of the virtual real estate in the metaverse, much like in the real world, is primarily determined by its location relative to desirable landmarks and properties. Thus, developers in the metaverse must prioritize the importance of location in their platforms, including implementing navigation and wayfinding features and creating notable landmarks such as plazas and neighborhood squares to enhance the value of their virtual properties.
However, some metaverse platforms, such as Decentraland and the Sandbox, allow for convenient teleportation to any location, undermining location's significance in real estate investing. This method could lead to some virtual properties being left in the virtual wilderness with no prospect of value appreciation. To address this, platforms should instead focus on highlighting the interconnectedness of properties and limit teleportation to specific landmarks or central common areas similar to public transportation, allowing for more lucrative marketing and advertising opportunities.
To promote community building and enhance the value of the virtual real estate, platforms should create and maintain landmarks and common areas such as monuments, parks, and other features that serve as gathering places and communal centers for each virtual neighborhood. By doing so, metaverse real estate investing can become more immersive, engaging, and profitable.
Zoning, land use, and community standards
The current system in the metaverse allows for creating Estates and Districts governed by rules established by the users who join them. However, there are no effective enforcement mechanisms, relying on decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) to enact justice and enforce the rules. This decentralized nature of the metaverse environment appeals to crypto/fintech users. Still, it is likely only to attract real-world real estate investors who require more investment certainty.
To attract investment from traditional real estate investors, metaverse developers must incorporate standard zoning regulations, use and conduct restrictions, and design standards into their platforms. These regulations would be binding on all users and enforced by the platform to ensure the security and stability of virtual real estate investments. With such restrictions, it is possible to guarantee that designated areas, such as retail areas or adult content zones, would be used for their intended purpose.
Furthermore, as the metaverse knows no regional or national boundaries, there is a higher potential for disputes between users from different places and cultures. Therefore, relying solely on D.A.O.s or self-policing by users to enforce rules may deter investments by traditional real estate investors. Instead, metaverse developers should incorporate some oversight or police power to enforce these regulations and ensure a stable and secure virtual real estate investing environment.
Immutability of the virtual grid
In the metaverse, scarcity is critical in determining value, just as in the real world. However, unlike in the physical world, you can't create, move, or erase virtual land. This risks virtual real estate investments as web designers can create new land or change its fundamental characteristics. To attract traditional real estate investors, platforms must develop rules that prohibit or place restrictions around the creation or manipulation of virtual land. For long-term value, virtual land in the metaverse should be immutable and free from arbitrary intervention. Investors need assurance that their investments are secure, and platforms must ensure that web designers' supernatural intervention does not undermine virtual properties' value.
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In conclusion, the suggestions presented in this article are just the beginning of what could be a transformative conversation between the real estate community and metaverse developers and web designers. By implementing these ideas and others like them, we can unlock the full potential of the metaverse and establish virtual land as a legitimate and valuable asset class for real estate investors. It's time for the industry to evolve and embrace the opportunities the metaverse offers, and we look forward to being a part of this exciting journey.