Is Virtual Staging the Future Way of Selling a Home?

Virtual staging is a relatively new concept, but it may be the ideal option for many sellers when it comes to putting a home on the market.

Staging your home creates an inviting atmosphere and helps potential buyers envision their own space. But hiring a professional service can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Fortunately, virtual staging is solving that problem. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing benefits of virtual home staging.

What is Virtual Staging?

Unlike traditional staging, which uses rented furniture and decorative items to make a home look appealing, virtual staging takes an empty home and adds furniture via the web. Virtual services use pictures of your empty home and add furniture, rugs and accessories to give your home the optimum aesthetic.

Sellers Save Money

Virtual staging is also much more cost-effective than traditional staging. While prices vary, the virtual market demands around $100 per room. Compare that to the cost of traditional staging, which can easily cost more than $2,000 up front — and an additional $500 to $600 a month — and the choice is obvious for homeowners on a budget. Virtual staging also helps sellers with lower-priced homes turn a profit or pay off a mortgage when they sell.

Benefits for Buyers

Virtual staging also benefits buyers. When visiting an empty house, a buyer actually has the ability to see more details of the space. For many buyers, the ability to see a home in the raw allows them to imagine whether or not the space is truly right for their furniture and sense of style. That can be hard to do when a place is full of rented furniture.

Does it Work?

Virtual staging is a relatively new concept, but it may be the ideal option for many sellers when it comes to putting a home on the market. The fact that it is cost-effective for sellers and visually enticing to potential buyers makes it a promising addition to today’s real estate market.

Andrea Davis is the editor at HomeAdvisor, which connects homeowners with home improvement professionals in their area for free. Connect with Andrea on Google+

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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  1. Emmerey Rose
    May 5, 2017

    Thanks for sharing Lindsay! I was wondering, is virtual staging a software? where can we download one?

  2. Marc LaBrie
    May 18, 2017

    Great idea.. Just wondering how it works in a practical sense; would a VR headset have to be left at the house? Wouldn’t there be theft issues? Anyone with a smooth process that can be implemented on this?

    • Victoria Keichinger
      May 24, 2017

      Hi Marc, since a VR tour of the home can be experienced from anywhere, a real estate professional can have their client’s “tour” a home using a headset anywhere they’d like (their office, their own home, etc.) Then, if the client was interested in seeing the home in person, the real estate agent could set up a showing knowing that their client is truly interested.


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