Posted 2.28.13 @ 8:35
No one wants people touching their stuff, and let’s face it, sometimes you don’t have time to get the stagers in to show off five different styles in your ad. Sometimes you don’t want to spend $5,000 to get your home staged… and sometimes you just want to geek out when you’re selling your Oakville real estate. Here we’re going to go over everything you need to know about virtual staging and what it can actually offer you. Just another fad, something that can save you money, something useful? Who knows! Let’s find out!
Why is Staging so Expensive?
Expertise is always expensive, but renting really nice furnishings just pops it over the net. You’re paying to know that the person putting your staging together knows what they’re doing. They have to have their hand on the pulse of current trends (especially the ones moving homes in your neck of the woods) and they should have a wide selection of furnishings (not just furniture) to choose from. Each job will be different, and you’ll have to work with a great interior designer to project that image that gets people to buy your luxury Oakville real estate. The problem though is that this takes time, and a lot of money! With virtual staging you take out the need for a furniture rental and save a bundle.
How do You Know It’s Accurate?
There are different places offering virtual home staging – either you or the company will need to measure the room before you get started. Each wall and the length of floor to ceiling (as well as windows if necessary) to make sure everything is to scale. They’ll come out and take photos (some will have you do this yourself), take the measurements and then virtually add different furniture, accessories and more to your home – all without having to have people touch your stuff, movers and pay for expensive rentals.
Save Money with Virtual Staging
You’ll be able to experiment with various styles and show people the potential your home has – without having to rent a photographer for a few days and have people move stuff in and out of your home. If you decide to take your home off the market only to sell later, you’ll still have all the measurements and photos already in the system, and all you’ll have to do is have the stuff virtually placed in your home. Why make it more difficult than it needs to be?
The New Normal
Just like virtual home tours, virtual staging is here to stay – say goodbye to the days where you would have to spend more on staging the home than you would on closing fees. Have variety, have options, show your Oakville luxury home for sale in the best light, all without lifting a finger. It just makes more sense, and it’s going to be something that’s here to stay for years to come.