Why You Should Consider “Virtually” Staging Your Home

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When you list your home, you want it to look as appealing as possible to potential buyers, and a great way to up your home’s appeal is by “staging” it.

When people think of staging, they are typically thinking about actual, in-home staging. But, thanks to emerging technology, “virtual staging” has made it easier and more cost-effective to stage your home than ever before—without the need to hire a professional stager or staging company.

recent article from realtor.com outlined the benefits of virtual staging, including:

  • Virtual staging saves time. Staging a home takes time. You, or your agent not only has to find and hire a professional stager, but they also have to be given time to design and stage the space. Because virtual staging is all done using software, it’s much less of a time commitment—which means your home can be listed (and sold) much faster.
  • Virtual staging is more affordable. The cost of staging a home can be steep—especially if your home is on the larger side. Because virtual staging doesn’t require any physical labor or actual furnishings which need to be rented or purchased, it’s a much more affordable and cost-effective option.
  • Virtual staging is a practical option during COVID-19. Because of COVID-19, many homeowners aren’t comfortable with staging crews coming in and out of their home. Virtual staging allows you to stage your home for listing photos without having to let anyone else into your property—making it a practical and safe staging option during the pandemic.

The Takeaway:

Bottom line? Staging can be hugely beneficial to your home sale—and if you’re thinking about listing your home, virtual staging can be a great way to get those benefits in a way that’s both time and cost-effective (and, for many sellers, in a way that feels safer and mor

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Carol Williams
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Hi Ron,
Thanks for the post. I am glad you added the word "safe" to the equation. Safety can never be overemphasized, can it? 

Oct 23, 2020 09:02 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Ron Cedillo - a well stages homes will be a better outcome.  The vitual staging is a  great idea.

Oct 24, 2020 04:03 AM #2
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Ron:

Thanks for all the information. Virtual staging has certainly become more popular, and a great option for sellers due to cost and safety. I've seen some of it really well done, and some not so good.

Jeff

Oct 24, 2020 08:15 AM #3
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Ron,  a recent AR Q&A addressed seller's virtual tour of occupied home as a violation of privacy.  This concern in occupied homes can be lessened somewhat by virtual staging and seller's required receipt of pre-approval as condition to show.

Oct 24, 2020 02:58 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Oct 25, 2020 07:00 AM #5
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Hi Ron good points!  I've been a fan of staging homes for many years.  We have virtally staged a few homes and that is much better than an empty home.

 

Thanks for the pick Carol Williams !

Oct 25, 2020 12:42 PM #6
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Kimo Jarrett
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Virtual staging has been available for some time, however, not adopted by most agents until now because the selling process has dramatically changed. Additionally, change has been adopted by consumers because of the pandemic, therefore marketing changes IMO are readily adopted easily accepted as another business practice such as virtual staging.

Oct 28, 2020 12:14 AM #7
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