How to Get a Leg Up on Your Listing with Virtual Home Staging
Quality photos for real estate listings are more important than ever. The National Association of Realtors tells us that more than half of home buyers are starting their home search online. This means the images that represent a listing must be high-quality, compelling and to help the potential buyer envision themselves living in each room. In some sellers’ situations, they have to move and completely vacate a home before listing photos can even be taken – enter virtual home staging.
What is Virtual Home Staging?
Virtual home staging is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – staging your home virtually.
In a “normal” staging situation, a home seller would have a home stager come in and utilize their own furniture (with the potential addition of a few of the stager’s props or own furniture pieces) to get the home ready for listing photos. These photos are then placed on the MLS site and used throughout any marketing avenues your real estate agent will use to assist in selling your home.
With virtual home staging, your agent is taking a completely vacant room and creating an ideal layout for the room, in order for the potential buyers to connect with the space, and more importantly, envision themselves in it. Essentially, interior design meets graphic design.