What makes a home perfect? For most people, it’s getting the size and design that they have always wanted, located in a neighborhood that’s friendly, free from crime, and close to amenities, shopping centres, and schools. However, most homes going for sale are usually empty and this makes it hard to inspire new owners, particularly those who lack imagination.
Enter the world of virtual staging. Thanks to some innovative visualization techniques, it is now possible to superimpose furnishings, furniture, and decor to photos. It’s a technique that requires skill, but when done right, you won’t be able to tell what’s real and what’s not.
So, how is virtual staging better than traditional property staging methods?
It’s More Cost-Effective
Nowadays, it costs upwards of £1,000 per room when dressing it for sale. When it comes to larger, especially luxurious homes, the price goes higher as it calls for bigger pieces of furniture to give it that ‘liveable’ look. However, with virtual staging, you get to save a lot of money. You also have the freedom to add premium furniture and fittings without being limited by the budget.
Virtual Staging is Less Disruptive to The Owners
Some property sales are best handled in a discrete manner, probate and divorce sales being great examples. In such situations, the house may have already been cleared, bringing up the need to sell fast. Instead of bombarding clients with appointments to stage the property, take photographs, floor plans & EPC and get rid of the staging, the whole marketing service can be done in a single appointment.
Photos are an Essential Tool For Attracting Potential Buyers.
A floor plan is essential in assessing the exact measurements and plan of the property as well as a measured building survey, but photos come in handy in allowing the potential buyer to picture themselves in the space. However, bare floors and walls don’t do a great job of giving a true perspective on the space. This is where virtual staging comes into play. By adding furniture pieces and some fittings, prospective buyers will find it easy to picture their possessions in the space and whether the size will accommodate their lifestyle. At the end of the day, you will have inspired potential buyers and won’t have to deal with those who tend to discover later that space doesn’t suit them.
It Helps Hide Unappealing Decor
There is no accounting for taste, but there’s no doubt it takes all kinds to make a world. What one might find appealing can be very unattractive to another, and this is especially true when it comes to decor. With homes that need serious updating due to age or are modern but have unappealing decor, virtual staging can really come in handy.
New-Built But Unfinished Properties Can Appear Complete
Completing everything on time and within the budget confines is one of the biggest hurdles for construction contractors. Most projects hit a roadblock, thus pushing back the dates for listing them for sale. Property marketing documents require pictures and for an incomplete property, this is next to impossible. However, by taking advantage of virtual staging, you can make an incomplete house or apartment appear in its final state. With just a few bare photos and 3D visualizers, you can add anything from flooring to furniture and even details like plumbings and sockets.