Imagine it – you have the dream home that every family wants. It’s situated near schools, amenities, and lies on an upscale road. The home itself has a huge backyard for your garden, with a path where you can take your dog for a walk, and the best part of it all is that you have friendly neighbours. Inside the home, the rooms are huge with natural lighting entering the house. The only problem is that house is empty. With that being said, that empty house, no matter how great the location is, regardless of how friendly the community is and how near it is to amenities, may fail to draw the interest of owners looking for a home. Maybe because it’s their lack of time, or their inability to imagine or foresee what their future house would look like with all that emptiness they have been presented.
What should you do next? Virtual staging – this is considered to be one of the most effective and recent techniques to add decors, wall paints, furniture and other minute details to your photos. While this is something that not everyone can do, when properly done, it’s quite impossible to notice that the photos have been virtually “staged”.
Compared to other conventional techniques, why should one choose virtual staging? Here are some reasons why:
Virtual Staging is Cheaper Than Traditional Staging
Here’s a fun fact: people who’ve decided to stage their home the traditional way spends at least £1,000 for every room, multiply it with the number of rooms that you have, and the cost may get bigger depending on how much furniture and decor needs to be added. Virtual staging, on the other hand, makes it possible to add premium furniture fittings and other decorations to match your home’s colour theme, without having to worry about spending too much money.
Photos Play a Crucial Role When Attracting Future Homeowners
Having property photography and floor plans laid out is one thing that buyers look for, but hiring a photographer to capture nice images of the home whilst it has stuff in it plays a crucial role when it comes to helping future buyers with their imagination and helping them see what their home would be like. Sure, a bare home may look clean, but it can be uninspiring and it’s difficult for buyers to have a clear perspective on what they can do with the given space. By adding furniture pieces into those photographs, the potential buyer can now use their imagination to replace those fittings with their own. This will also help them determine whether the room sizes and the overall size of the home is enough for their lifestyle needs.
This Method Gives Owners More Privacy
Some houses that are being sold may require a bit of privacy, and/or sometimes need to be handled quietly and sensitively. For instance, that said home used to be the house of a couple who recently got a divorce, and all of the furniture pieces have been cleared out, as they’re trying to get rid of the property as soon as possible. Instead of staging the property, calling in clients to visit the home, taking photographs with visual staging is more convenient and a lot more realistic.
It Can Hide Inappropriate Decor
Some people say that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to one’s taste, as it holds true that something that may be attractive to one person, may not look as attractive for another. For instance, if your property has that old 1970s vibe that you know needs to be desperately changed, you can make use of visual staging to conceal those decors such as wallpapers and ceilings.
Half-Finished Homes May Look Complete
One of the most common problem developers bump into whenever they’re making new homes is getting everything done within the timeframe and budget. A lot of these developments may encounter delays, which means that said home will also be late to be put up for sale. Whenever you’re creating marketing documents, you need to have decent photos, and with an incomplete home, it’s quite difficult to make this happen. At least, not until virtual staging was introduced. With this method, one can make an unfinished home look finished, adding some details such as skirting, flooring, plumbing, sockets and other minute details.