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Virtual Staging: What Do You Need to Know?

Virtual staging is an innovative way to stage your home to sell without physically moving furniture in and out! Here’s what you need to know!

Staging is an age-old real estate technique that sellers use to make their homes more appealing to potential buyers. A beautifully staged home allows buyers to see the potential better. Traditional staging entails physically moving furniture, accents, and décor into a home and arranging them perfectly. This requires a great deal of manual labor and time. Once the house has sold, the pieces used for staging must then be removed. Enter virtual staging, which offers the same benefits without the hassle.

What is Virtual Staging?

Virtual staging leverages technology to digitally stage photographs of homes versus physically staging the house itself. The results are just as good as if the home were physically staged without the heavy lifting. Whether the space is empty or full of belongings, the photos can be enhanced using photo-editing software. For instance, a bowl of fruit may be placed on the kitchen counter or beautiful furniture arranged perfectly with an accent rug in the living room. The options are endless, and you can stage as many rooms as you want.

The Benefits of Virtual Staging

Virtual staging has always had its upsides, but since COVID-19, the benefits have only grown. First, many home buyers are more attracted to homes that are furnished and decorated in the latest trends. With virtual staging, any style of home, based on the local demographic, can be created with the click of a button. Secondly, with some people choosing to err on the side of caution and remain home, virtual staging allows potential buyers to “walk through” homes without physically seeing them in person.

Tips for Successfully Virtually Staging Your Home?

When vetting graphic designers to stage your home virtually (if your agent does not already work with a virtual stager), it is essential to keep a few things in mind.

Professional Photos

As advanced as smartphone cameras are today, they still do not live up to the quality of professional photographs. The higher the quality of the pictures, the better the virtual stager can make the end product look. It is well worth it to invest in professional photography.

Orientation Matters

Technically, both portrait and landscape orientation can work. However, it is best to use landscape-oriented photos for virtual staging. It allows for a more cohesive and realistic look.

Provide Different Angles

The angle the photograph is taken from can make all the difference in making a room look larger. Be sure to provide the virtual stager with photos from different angles so they can work with the one that makes the room look the most spacious.

Focus on the Most Important Rooms

Chances are, you will not virtually stage your entire room. Choose the spaces in the home that matter the most. The kitchen, living room, and master bedroom tend to be the focal points for most home buyers. On the other hand, if you have a stellar selling point that you want to make sure isn’t missed, be sure to include those spaces as well. Examples include the outdoor living area or a bonus loft.

Let Us Help!

Virtual staging is a powerful tool that can help you attract more potential buyers and sell your home quicker. Here at Gitta Sells, we offer both traditional and virtual home staging. In fact, Gitta is a certified home stager, so you can rest assured you are receiving only the highest quality service. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, our team understands the latest trends and how to market your home so that you put more money in your pocket. Partner with the most trusted Realtor in Lake Mary and leave the rest to us. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have at gittasells@gitta.com or 407-330-2181!

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