From painting walls, to replacing furniture or creating a flower garden, find out how virtual staging can be used to make a good impression on a prospective buyer.
Home staging is the process of preparing a property for sale to appeal to prospective buyers. Earlier on, agents would repaint walls, change the décor, rent new artwork or re-arrange the furniture before placing a home on the market. Today, this trend is changing with buyers searching the internet for a house. Virtual staging has now emerged as a common practice among real estate agents.
Through virtual staging, a property can be filled with everything, from kitchen appliances to art or furniture. Walls can be painted and floors can be refinished, without the aid of a contractor. Virtual staging is slowly uprooting traditional home staging and is fast becoming an integral ingredient in a successful sale.
Here are some tips on how to virtually present your home and make sure that you property makes a good impression on prospective buyers:
1.Replace old furniture and décor with new and visually appealing design elements
Virtual staging technology is a great way to easily replace outdated furniture with new pieces that would appeal to a younger generation of homebuyers. On the other hand, you can tone things down to match the taste of buyers who prefer a traditional style. From neatly painted walls to clean floors, everything can be made right through virtual staging.
2. List out several impressive photographs of the house for sale
The more internal and external photographs of the house that you provide, the better. Most customers want to gather information about a home before deciding whether to visit it in person. Photographs offer a clear picture, then even the most detailed write-ups. Once you have virtually staged a house, you can take as many online photographs as possible and upload them. This will surely get you more prospective buyers.
3. Virtually do up all the main rooms of a house
When you are virtually staging a house, make sure that you specifically do up and highlight the most important rooms in the house, like, the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the master bedroom and the master bathroom. These rooms will be considered by a buyer before a purchase is made.
4. Highlight the external amenities of an apartment/condo
If you are selling a building, condo or apartment, make sure that you highlight the amenities like the gym, pool, play area or the deck. You can use virtual staging to present great photographs of the apartments that you intend on selling.
5. Virtually create relevant outdoor pictures
For several buyers, the external beauty of a home is just as important as the interiors. This is why it is good idea to consider virtual staging for the exterior as well. Depending on the season, you can virtually stage the landscape. A garden in full bloom will be definitely more appealing than a barren autumn tree.
6. Post photographs with adequate lighting
For indoor pictures, make sure that the lights in the room are on, when you click images. You could also use photo editing to lend a soft and clear light to the images. While taking outdoor shots, take the images during the middle of the day in order to make maximum use of the sunlight.
Now that you know how virtual staging can be used, would you opt for virtual staging over traditional staging? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below. We, at Flatworld Solutions love to hear from you!
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Thank you for sharing all these helpful tips. One thing i would like to add is when staging your house virtually always mention it in your listing so the buyer won’t feel deceived or misled and it doesn’t turn out to be a deal breaker for you.