What is a virtual home staging?
In simple terms, it is taking (professionally-taken) photos of empty rooms and filling them digitally with well-tough of furniture and furnishings. The goal is the same as with the traditional home staging. It is to show the interested buyers the potential of the property. And also, to make them ‘feel’ the home, to imagine themselves there and see the lifestyle they can have.
Same like the traditional home staging, the virtual staging (if done well), can make your property stand out on the online market. Have you skipped on an empty property listing while searching for a new home or investment property on the real estate app? I know I have done it many times. You probably have done it too.
What are the benefits of virtual home staging?
There are several benefits of virtual home staging. The first and most important in the current economic situation is the budget. Virtual home staging costs much less than the execution of a traditional home staging project. As you can guess, it doesn’t involve any transportation, fit-outs and several people to do the job. It needs only a professional property photographer to take high-quality photos. And an interior designer-savvy stager to set up the scenes.
If done well, the virtual home staging provides a highly-realistic vision of a future lifestyle potential buyers can imagine. But that’s not all. A house staging, virtually or not, is always going to increase your chances for a faster sale. This is for the same reason I mentioned before – people can ‘see’ themselves there.
Who is virtual home staging good for?
Virtual home staging is used by real estate agents. They know the buyers’ psychology and believe that home staging can add up to a 20% increase in the property sale price while also driving a quicker sale.
Traditional home staging should be always the preferred option as it is tangible and potential buyers can actually see and touch their future home dream. But If you don’t have the budget for it, the virtual home staging is the next best option. More affordable, faster for execution and accessible to realtors and direct-sellers alike.
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