For a second, imagine the perfect home. A home that is located in a fantastic location in close proximity to various schools and amenities. Something that has a big garden, footpaths all over for safe dog walking, and something that has a community vibe associated with it. Inside each room is both large and spacious with plenty of natural light. The only drawback with the house? It’s empty. It should be no secret that an empty house fails to showcase a home in a way that inspires prospective owners who are typically lacking in imagination.
Enter the perfect and most optimal solution: virtual staging. By utilising the latest and greatest in visualisation techniques, it will be possible to showcase decor in photographs without actually having to invest in it. This requires a lot of skill, but when done properly, it can be nearly impossible to discern that actual staging is not in the home.
However, you might be wondering why you should look to choose virtual staging over the various traditional methods?
For one, virtual staging is much more cost effective to traditional staging.
Are you aware it can cost nearly £1,000 for each room when you are traditionally staging a home for sale? For much larger properties, the price can skyrocket because such a large amount of furniture is required in order to give a home the proper ‘lived in’ feel and to properly suit the decor. Using virtual staging, it is possible to virtually outfit the home with premium fittings that you might otherwise be unable to afford. Along with this, you can utilise furniture and other things that can suit any colour scheme or decor that you want.
Photographs are the single most important tool for enticing prospective buyers
While a floor plan is certainly something that can help, photographs are the main thing that you want to focus on when you are looking to draw in prospective buyers. Photographs can be vital to drawing the interest of a prospective buyer as they can help the prospective buyer imagine their own living space. Having a bunch of bare walls and empty rooms is not only uninspiring, but it will not allow the prospective buyer to truly visualise the place or have perspective on it. By adding virtual furniture to your photographs, you will be able to help a potential buyer visualise their own fittings in the place.
It’s much less disruptive
Depending on the type of sale, a certain level of sensitivity or discretion is needed. Because of these things, the property might have already been thoroughly cleared which would make a quick sale necessary. Rather than sending out emails and phone calls to clients who might not even be reachable, it is much easier to simply virtually dress the property.
It can help to conceal unsuitable furniture and decor
Taste can be everything when it comes to selling a home. However, what might be stylish and attractive to one might be the complete opposite for others. For the homes that have relatively poor taste or decor that is outdated, virtual staging can help by concealing a lot of it.
Unfinished homes can look much more complete
One of the major hurdles with developers that are constructing homes is having to complete their projects on-time, and ensuring they have land registry compliant plans. A lot of projects end up getting delayed which means that the entire sales process can get further pushed back along with it. By using virtual staging, it is viable to make an unfinished home appear much further along in its completed state. Therefore, it can help developers sell unfinished homes to speed up the sales process despite slowdowns in their development process.