What is Virtual Home Staging?
Virtual home staging is a powerful real estate marketing tool in which a home is staged virtually with the help of computer technology.
Virtual home staging has emerged as a formidable technological advancement in Home Staging techniques. It’s a cost-effective alternative to traditional staging, however, it can also be a great supplement to traditional staging of vacant homes. As the pioneers of the Virtual Staging movement, the founders and professionals of Virtually Staging Properties have developed an exclusive, proprietary virtual staging process. Our process allows us to use current furnishings and decor to create virtually staged photos of vacant homes, producing exceptionally photorealistic staged photos for clients all around the country.
Why Virtual Home Staging?
You probably already know that staged homes typically sell for more money and vacant real estate normally takes longer to sell. Most sellers have difficulty visualizing the potential of an empty home. With our new virtual home staging product, now they can!
Using our advanced virtual home staging technology we are now able to offer our virtual tour providers an amazing Virtual Home Staging product at an unbelievable low price! Take a photo of an empty room and then virtually stage it with modern or antique furniture & decorations. Our virtual home staging allows you to add in couches, tables, rugs, lamps, tv’s, draperies, pictures and many other furniture items to make the home look fully furnished and more appealing.
With more and more homes now being vacant due to foreclosures, virtual home staging is in demand than ever before. Virtual home Staging is frequently employed by homeowners and real estate agents to help show properties to their best advantage. A virtually staged home shows better than an empty home. As wonderful as traditional home staging is, there are some drawbacks as well. Actual staging can give prospective buyers the impression that window treatments or other furnishings are included with the purchase of a home.
Home staging is also quite expensive. The cost to rent furniture and other furnishings in a down market with extended sale times can add up. This is where virtual home staging becomes quite appealing. Virtual home staging is the process of taking digital photos of empty rooms, inserting digital furniture, window treatments, and other decorations. The attributes of each property are enhanced by the staging, rather than showcasing the taste of the homeowner. Virtual home staging costs a fraction of a physical home staging and is a great tool to help showcase the home to prospective buyers.
Why Choose Virtual Home Staging Over Traditional Home Staging?
Traditional staging shows property as it is while virtual staging sells the idea of what the home can be. Staging a property traditionally with real furniture can cost thousands of dollars in the range of $2000 and $5000, which is often too expensive. Virtual home staging costs a fraction of real staging, somewhere in the range of $49 and $149 per room, making it an equally efficient but cost-effective option.
Virtual Home Staging for Real Estate
Traditional home staging is labor-intensive, time-consuming, and typically very expensive. As an agent, if staging one or more vacant properties isn’t in your budget, virtual staging offers several of the same benefits for a fraction of the cost. This tool provides a cost-effective way for brokers and agents to maximize the value of vacant listings with a click of a button.
Rather than spending several thousand dollars to physically stage a home, many industry professionals are choosing to go virtual for under $300 a listing. Our virtual home staging services deliver incredible benefits for 8-10% of the cost of traditional home staging. Want to leave physical copies of the staged photos at the property for buyers when they tour? We’ll supply you with high-res photos that help your clients visualize the potential of your listing.
Benefits of Virtual Home Staging for Homeowners
Staged Homes Sell Faster
It’s no secret that selling a home in a competitive market can be a stressful and time-consuming process. To add more pressure to the equation, the longer a home is on the market, the more likely the selling price is to drop. GIF84 suggests that “On average, a staged home sells 88% faster (and for 20% more) than a non-staged one.” When you consider these numbers and also the fact that 90% of buyers start their search online, it’s essential to ensure that your home is delivering the best first impression possible.
Virtual Home Staging Is Inexpensive
We don’t mean to sound redundant, but the home listing process can be time-consuming and expensive. Our solutions enable you to keep your budget in check and allocate money to other expenses often associated with selling a home or relocating.
How to Prep Your Home for Virtual Home Staging
Prior to ordering virtually staged photos, it’s important to set a proper stage. Here are some simple steps you can take to get the most out of your photos.
Make Needed Repairs
Repairing significant cosmetic or physical damages to your home is crucial to a successful listing. Just because you are used to certain stains, holes, or other issues around your home, does not mean buyers will. Rectifying these types of issues ensures a better-finished product.
Create a Neutral Backdrop
Staging provides a context and definition of space that affords buyers a better perspective of the space. By creating a neutral backdrop in the space you are staging, we’re better enabled to select the right virtual furnishings for the home without having to work around distracting or clashing colors.
Removing as much clutter as possible allows us to create spaces that will appeal to target buyers. While it’s essential to eliminate personalized décor and other furnishings, we suggest removing extra furniture and larger items to create a less distracting backdrop. Similar to repairs and updated painting, the removal of significant items allows us to create visually stunning photos that help the property show better.