Staging homes to sell them offers the potential buyer a chance to visualize what can be done with a home. They can see how furniture fits in the space: what size bed fits in the bedroom, how many comfortable seats the family room will accommodate or if there’s space for a china and server on either side of the dining table. They can also imagine how stylish this home could be. Of course we recommend actual staging, but sometimes the budget is tight and doesn’t allow for furniture rental. We are strong proponents of virtual staging. Pictures are taken of empty rooms, then virtual furnishings are added. A 2D floor plan is recommended also, just to be sure that the staged picture is feasible. Whether actual or virtual staging, furnishings should be up to date and appealing. One realtor’s testimony stated that they took all the client’s actual, tired- looking furnishings out of the rooms, took “empty room” pictures, virtually staged each room, added the pictures to MLS and sold the home in a short time. In this particular case, the home had been on the market and didn’t show very well. Virtual staging is definitely a worthwhile tool in selling homes and presenting them to the best advantage.
We offer vignettes in each virtually staged room which include a few actual furnishings, the 2D floor plan and also the virtually staged photo. Another option is a combination of actual and virtual staging. Perhaps the kitchen and bathrooms are actually staged and the living, dining and master bedrooms are virtually staged. We will work with you to assess your needs and budget and tailor a plan for you.