Virtual Staging Is So Cool!

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Don't want to ding the walls or scuff the floors of your brand new Salt Lake City home in order to sell it?  Try this new cool feature called "Virtual Staging" from the photography tour company that organizes your Utah home tour.  Holladay luxury estates, Murray townhomes, Sandy ramblers and Draper 2-story homes would also benefit from this fun feature. 

The photographer/videographer can add virtual furniture, appliances, plants, artwork and pretty much anything else that you would like to stage your home photos for the virtual home tour, fact sheets other print and online marketing.  This could potentially save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in actual staging costs.

Statistically, more buyers are using the internet to find their homes than not.  So, virtual staging your Cottonwood heights condo will give buyers that great first impression that is so critical in selling Utah homes these days.

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Comments (8)

Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Pickerington, OH
"Finding Solution to Your Real Estate Needs"

Not so sure I like the idea, since that give viewers a false impression of what the features of the home really are.

Mar 23, 2011 09:02 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Linda,

I had not heard of this technology used in this way.

I think it is a great idea.

Do you use it presently?

Phil

Mar 23, 2011 09:13 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I think it's better than no staging, but what response are you getting from buyers when they see there's no staging at the in-person viewing?

Mar 23, 2011 09:52 PM
Lisa Treu
Treu Group Real Estate - Delray Beach, FL

I think it shows the way the space can be used.  Also in Florida, we have homes that we list that were occupied at time of photos and then vacated so the photos are different from the time of showing.  I think it is a great idea to video stage.

Mar 23, 2011 10:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with the concept as long as they do not change features or color of paint and carpet etc. People do move and the house is vacant and we have before pictures .

Mar 23, 2011 10:37 PM
Linda Secrist
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Holladay, UT

Bernadine, virtual staging isn't to change the features of the home but more to enhance, with furniture and accessories, just as real home staging would do for a home. 

Phil, I was just introduced to this feature so I haven't had the opportunity to make use of it yet.  I'll certainly blog about it when I do though!

Michelle, I agree that real staging is certainly better, especially when the buyer sees the home in person. However, some sellers, in this market, can't afford real staging.  So, I believe, this will provide a great, more affordable, alternative.

Virtual staging is meant to give buyers an idea of the use of space and what the home will look like furnished, just the same concept as real staging.  I, personally, can't wait to try it out.  You'll be sure that I'll have a future blog about it.

 

Thanks for all the comments!  Nice to hear all opinions.

Mar 24, 2011 03:24 AM
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

I think this is a cool idea I'd like to try. I don't think it would be misleading as long as you disclose the virtual staging.

Mar 24, 2011 04:54 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I think it would be fun to play with and to use as a tool to convince the seller to do "The Real Thing" and get a professional over to Satge it right.

Mar 25, 2011 01:30 AM