What is Virtual Staging?
Virtual staging is the use of 3-D technology to enhance the online photos of your home with virtual furnishings. It is a cost-effective and efficient way to transform the rooms in your home from dull or drab to stunning and stylish. Instead of redecorating your home with new paint, carpet and furniture, you can alter these aspects of your home through virtual staging, saving you significant time and money.
Staging has long been a recommended part of selling a home. Real estate agents have been telling homeowners for years to de-clutter their homes, remove unsightly furniture, and even rent newer furnishings to make the rooms in their home look more aesthetically pleasing to potential buyers.
Now with virtual staging, you can stage with the click of a button. Simply send us your standard photos of the rooms you want to stage and then choose from a variety of furniture and decorating options to have your home’s photos turned into high-quality renditions of your home as done by professional-level interior design. Potential buyers will be impressed by the possibilities they see in your photos and more eager to consider your property if they see it in the flattering light that visual staging can provide.
Stay current with home-selling trends by utilizing virtual staging. As more and more homeowners use visual staging to improve their online photos, it will become painfully apparent when a home’s photos have not been professionally enhanced. Don’t fall behind the curve and let your listing get passed over. Give your home the best chance possible to be sold quickly and at full value by using virtual staging.
Why is Virtual Staging Better than Regular Staging?
Regular staging requires a lot of muscle, money, and time. Not only do you have to hire more people, from interior designers to furniture movers, but you also have to spend much more time and money. You first have to find an interior designer you like, make an appointment to have them come look at your house, wait for them to send you their ideas, and then order the furniture they suggest and wait for it to arrive. In the meantime, you also have to consider how you will remove and store your existing furniture and who will help you to do that heavy lifting.
In contrast, you can do virtual staging by yourself. With little effort, you can snap photos of the rooms in your home that you want to stage, and then just send them to us with a brief description of each room, such as explaining whether it is a downstairs family room or a master bedroom. You can choose from a variety of styles for the furnishings and then our designers will do the rest. Once you approve the photos, they can instantly be uploaded and viewed by potential homebuyers.
Instead of worrying about scratching your floors or denting your walls with so much furniture rearranging, use virtual staging and spend your valuable time doing what you love. You also won’t have to worry about whether the furniture you order will look the same as you expect. Replace the headaches of regular staging with peace of mind that comes from virtual staging. Your budget and your back will thank you.
Why Should You Stage Your House?
In this image-saturated world we live in, appearances matter more than ever. This is especially true when selling a home. If you want to make your property stand out among the thousands of choices so easily available at home buyers’ fingertips, you need eye-catching photos. In a recent survey, 77% of real estate agents agree that virtual staging greatly helps home buyers see the potential in your home and be willing to pay more for it. If you want to save money, sell your home faster, and make more money from it, then you should consider using virtual staging.
Most experts agree that the longer your home stays on the market, the less money you will be able to get for it. Homes that are virtually staged sell an average of 67% faster than those that are not staged. The sooner your property is off the market, the likelier you are to get what you ask for it. Virtual staging can help you do exactly that by drawing more attention to your property’s listing, and attracting more buyers, and then increasing the amount you sell your home by 20%.
A whopping 92% of homes that buyers visit are first found online. If you want to have literal foot traffic in your home, you first need to draw virtual foot traffic to its online listing. The best way to get your property noticed is by having amazing photos that will make people think twice before passing it over in the sea of listings available online.
What is the Turnaround Time?
FAST!!! Regular staging requires a serious time commitment. First you have to hire an interior designer and arrange for them to come evaluate your home. Then you have to remove your existing belongings and furniture, figuring out where to store them and trying to move them without damaging your walls and doors. Next, you have to wait for the new furniture to arrive and find the time to have it delivered and set up. Only then can you finally take photos of the new room arrangements and add them to your online listing. This process can easily take weeks, adding time and significant stress to the already overwhelming process of selling your home.
For a fraction of the time, virtual staging offers essentially the same service. On average, the turnaround time for virtual staging is two to three days, and sometimes even faster. Rather than waiting weeks to have decent photos for your home’s listing, you can have the high quality photos of perfectly staged rooms in a matter of days. This massively reduces the time it takes to prep your house to put it on the market.
In addition to this, virtual staging can speed up the entire house selling process. When sellers use virtual staging, they sell their homes up to 67% faster than those that don’t. That means that both the prep time and the time spent on the market are decreased with virtual staging, making the entire process quicker and easier than ever.
So sit back and relax, thanks to the technology and designers who can virtually stage your home with minimal effort and time on your part. Making a home look good has never been so easy.