Luis Gabriel Gil, Realtor ®
RE/MAX Revealty

Luis

What is virtual staging? What are its pros and cons?

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Virtual staging is the process of creating a virtual representation of the property to be sold. The virtual stager use separate software or tools to give a more beautiful look for the house. They will add extra furniture or other enhancing options to give a new look to the property. By virtually enhancing the property on sale, the potential buyer will get an idea about the overall structure of the house even before physically viewing it. Virtual staging helps the seller to promote the property in famous websites that can result in high views and searches.

Virtually staging your property will be cost effective and does not require much effort. It is a far better option than home staging which involves physically staging the property for sale. It involves arranging the furniture inside the property manually. You might also be forced to spend some money to decorate the premises. It requires a lot of physical labor. Whereas, virtual staging does not require any of these. Only an editing software is required to virtually set the house. After taking the photographs of the property, the virtual stager will add appropriate settings and furniture to it using the editing software. The real estate agent can guide the virtual stager on how to place the settings in order to enhance the property. The realtor will have an idea about which part of the property needs more attention and which part can attract more people. By giving special attention to things such as these, you can create a well enhanced photograph of the property. These types of photographs get more attention from the potential buyers.

Pros: Hire professionals for moving the items

Virtual staging will provide you with a lot of options and facilities. You can create a well structured interior for the desired property with the help of the virtual editing software. It will help you to present a neat and clean structure to the potential buyers. Give more attention to the interior of the house and think aesthetically to get a better result.

Cheaper than home staging

It is always better to pack your things in an order depending upon the necessities. Kitchen items can be packed together in separate boxes which make it easier for you to find the items later. Label each box so that you can find which box contains which items. Moving from one place to another is the best time to throw out unused items, trash or the things that you do not need anymore. Pack only essential items and get rid of other things.

Set the utilities before moving to the house

Virtual home staging is much cheaper than the traditional home staging process. It does not involve much work compared to home staging. All you need is an editing software and the technical knowledge to create an attractive space using the photographs. You don’t need to spend much on virtual staging.

More demand

The demand for your property will automatically increase with the help of virtual staging. Since the potential buyers will get a glimpse of the entire property, it will surely affect their choice and decision making process. Virtual house tours will grab the attention of the potential buyers.

Cons: Photographs may seem unreal

The one thing that you need to pay more attention while virtually staging the property is to make it look real. If you do not get the editing part right, people might think it as a fraud because the photographs may look fake. Make sure to do precise editing and make it look more realistic.

Can create doubt among people

Virtual staging can sometimes create doubts in the mind of people. They will be worried about the authenticity of the photographs and may prefer traditional home staging itself. The potential buyers might think that you have concealed any flaws or defects of the property using the editing software. That is why it is important to create genuine photographs of the property to place in the market.

Try to create accurate virtual staging photographs of your property with the help of a virtual stager and a realtor. Presenting it neatly to the audience can convert them into potential buyers. 

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