With so many other details to take care of when listing your home, the last thing you need is to stress over the decor, especially when you’re crunched for time. For those homeowners looking to get their home listed and sold quickly, virtual staging provides a cost-effective and speedy solution. Let’s take a look at ways in which virtual staging sells homes faster.
Quicker turnaround than a traditional stager
Whether your property is located in an area devoid of design professionals, or you can’t get an appointment with a stager for weeks, virtual staging solves both problems. Many virtual staging companies offer a quick turnaround -- many delivering within 48 hours -- allowing you to get your home on the market fast and looking immaculately decorated.
No wait for delivery
With traditional staging, a design professional creates a look for a room -- which takes time -- and then orders the furniture and other pieces to be delivered. Not only do you have to wait for the staging professional to complete the design, you now need to wait for the items to be delivered. Once decorative pieces are delivered, they must be put into place to stage each room in the house. Where traditional staging requires several parties and a lot of man hours, virtual staging can create picture-perfect rooms in minutes.
With the ability to quickly place, slide, and arrange furniture pieces and other decorative items, virtual staging requires no heavy lifting. With a click of a mouse, a sofa can be moved across a room, and a rug can be switched out with another in a more desirable pattern; virtual staging allows homeowners to get their home in list condition much faster.
Helps buyers create an emotional connection
Staging is often a must for homeowners selling an empty home. Your circumstances may have necessitated a quick move, which likely means you want to sell your house fast. Where meeting with a stager and waiting for furniture and decor to be delivered and placed can take a week or two, virtual staging can get a home staged and listed in a couple of days.
Virtual staging helps buyers create an emotional connection with your home, by seeing what it looks like with furniture pieces and other decor creating an inviting feeling. When your prospective buyer can envision themselves living in your home, you’re almost guaranteed a quicker home sale.
Can configure an awkward layout
Whether it be a weird-shaped great room or a fireplace cutting into a room at an odd angle, proper staging can help detract from an awkward design. Not only can virtual staging show how items can work with a quirky room, but it can also give buyers ideas of how to configure the room once they move it.
Your house doesn’t have to be entirely vacant to utilize virtual staging, as many companies have the ability to work with and around existing furniture items. With all-around quicker turnaround time for completion, there’s no doubt that virtual staging sells homes faster.
–Contributed by Sarah Stilo, homelight.com