The real estate market in the Metaverse is expected to surpass $5 billion by 2026. That’s the prediction of the latest Metaverse report from Technavio, a global market research firm. The report says the rise will be fueled by the metaverse growing into a mixed reality environment, where people can enjoy these spaces.
The Metaverse Real Estate Market Will Grow Exponentially
As the Metaverse becomes a more vivid and tangible breathing world, more and more people will be interested in being part of its social ecosystem. The real estate market in the metaverse is affected by this popularity. A recent study produced by Technavio, a global market research company, predicts exponential growth in the value of this market.
The report, which also studies other factors related to this new market, estimates that the value of virtual real estate will increase by $5.36 billion by 2026. This expansion will be fueled by two factors. First, the metaverse will gradually evolve into a more mixed reality experience, giving more value to those platforms that visitors can inhabit, taking annotations and decoding tags for different application-specific purposes.
The second reason has to do with the popularity of cryptocurrencies, which will make this type of property more accessible and easy to buy to sell or rent, allowing its owners to earn passive income.
Market challenges and regional leaders
However, all is not rosy for the virtual real estate market. It is still an insurgent sector that has yet to find its footing, as it is very different from the real world real estate market. Each virtual land will have its own price depending on several factors which are different from case to case. The report states:
Virtual land pricing does not follow the physical world pricing model. Therefore, the value of digital assets, including metaverse real estate, would basically depend on how buyers perceive their price, thus leading to fluctuations.
These fluctuations can have a negative impact on the investments of companies and users interested in embarking on these nascent instruments. Most of this proliferation will come from investors and companies in North America, with the region accounting for 41% of investments made during the stated period, also due to the high adoption of applications that include metaverse technology. .
Another report published last February valued that metaverse real estate sales would reach $1 billion this year.
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