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What Homeowners Need to Know About Virtual Staging

Home staging is a common practice when selling a home. After all, a home looking its best is one of the things that can make or break a sale. With the advancements in technology, what was once a task laden with heavy lifting and shifting furniture is now a simple click of a button.

What is Virtual Staging?

Virtual Staging is the act of digitally adding furniture, paint, wall decor, etc. to a photo of a home. The goal is to make the photo of the home as appealing as possible to potential buyers. The technique can be used on rooms that are completely empty or rooms that may not have enough physical furniture to show the room’s full potential. 

What Homeowners Need to Know About Virtual Staging

Virtual staging can be a cost-effective way to alter your home in order to attract a wider audience compared to traditional staging which can cost thousands of dollars. It’s also more convenient. No need for your rooms to be completely empty. A skilled graphic designer can still work magic on a room that’s furnished. You want to work with someone who knows what they are doing; hiring someone who lacks expertise could cause your staging to come out too unrealistic and pull buyers out of the atmosphere you are trying to create. 

While you want your photos to appear as real and seamless as possible, transparency is always a best practice. Display great photos, but let buyers know that what they are seeing is virtually altered, so there are no surprises when they want an in-person walk through.

Advancements in Virtual Staging Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has permeated almost every aspect of our lives now — which includes real estate marketing. One of the ways AI is showing up in the real estate process is through virtual staging. As mentioned, until now, your agent would rely on the expertise of a graphic designer to virtually furnish and design the layout of your room. With AI, software companies can now turn around staged photos at a faster and more affordable rate than some reputable graphic designers can.

Virtual Staging is another tool your agent can use to attract the right eyes to get your home sold. The advancements in this technology can make you and your agent's life a little easier, but transparency in the use of the technology is always encouraged. Connect with one of more than 9,000 agents today to work on how you market your home. Ready to buy but not sure what you can afford? Check out the mortgage calculator to help estimate possible monthly payments. Download the REIN.com app and put the power of fresh and accurate listing data in the palm of your hand. The app is available free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For local listings you can trust, start with REIN.com

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