What is Virtual Staging?
From Modern to Traditional, there are so many ways to style your vacant listing on a budget!
A vacant listing can often be difficult for potential buyers to visualize the space while searching for a home online. Using virtual staging simply means to add digital furniture and décor to vacant room photos to make it appeal to a more broad range of buyers. Virtual staging allows you to use new technology to enhance your vacant online listings to the best advantage. This will make your online vacant photos more memorable, appealing, and should have potential buyers reaching out to you.
Why Are Attractive Online Listings Important?
According to a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS Over 95% of people searched for a home online before contacting a Realtor. If you want your property to sell at faster pace, you need a listing that entices buyers to reach out and ask about it. While traditional open houses and newspaper listings are still used, they are not nearly as useful as an online listing where buyers can browse for exactly what they want in the comfort of their own home. Buyers still want the visual experience when they are searching for homes online, which focuses on the listing photos being the most vital part of any real estate listing to make the best first impression. If the property photos do not grab their attention, they may click through to the next listing.
Is Virtual Staging Cost Effective?
Physical home staging is a great tool that has the potential for a high return on investment, but it is also an expensive tool and is not always affordable for every homeowner. A good virtual staging company can provide realistic virtually staged photos of the home for a fraction of the cost of physical home staging. Virtually staged photos can be used for online listings and marketing tools like brochures and fliers. Virtual staging also allows real estate agents located anywhere in the world to submit photos for virtual staging, so even in rural areas where there are simply no options for physical home staging, vacant listing photos can still be virtually staged.
Is Virtual Staging Ethical?
Yes, to a certain degree. Article 12 in the Realtor’s Code of Ethics is “Be honest and truthful in real estate communications…” and this is an understandable concern. Using virtual staging while staying in compliance with the Realtor’s Code of Ethics is to only add what is not there through furniture and décor, the very same items that would be added by using s physical home stager. You could also state that the photos are “virtually staged” in the listing comments, or you could request a “virtually staged” stamp to be placed on the photos to display when the photos are uploaded to the listing. However, some virtual staging companies offer services to alter paint colors, add appliances, alter the construction, or add flooring, which could actually lead to a complaint under Article 12. Be sure to choose a virtual staging company that understands the boundaries of good ethics, but can still create beautiful virtually staged photos without compromise.
How Can Virtual Home Staging Help Me?
Virtual staging can go beyond placing a couch in the living room or a bed in the bedroom. A virtual staging designer with experience and a large portfolio of samples can offer you a cost efficient way to better market your vacant real estate listings online. The key to utilizing virtual staging is to enable the photos of your listing to drive someone searching for a home online to immediately contact a real estate agent to set up a showing. Virtual staging can help you to make sure that you are marketing the vacant listing online to the best advantage.
What Should I Look For in a Virtual Staging Company?
Virtual staging is a growing tool for real estate agents and many virtual staging companies are popping up quite fast. So the question is, how do I know which virtual staging company to use? My virtual staging business is very important to me so I offer a more personalized service to all of my customers. Most of the larger virtual staging companies offer ultra modern or modern virtual staging furnishing styles which may be suitable for most vacant homes, but what if your vacant listing has a more traditional or rustic feel? The virtual staging furniture inventory should be able to compliment all home styles, from traditional to modern.
Virtual Staging Reviews / Virtual Staging Portfolio:
Does the virtual staging company offer past customer reviews or portfolio samples of past work on their website?
Virtual staging can be an incredible, cost effective tool for real estate agents, property investors, and landlords. Real estate agents can also add virtual staging to their marketing services when they meet with home sellers trying to compete for a listing.
Virtual Staging Samples
Virtual Staging York, Maine - Review by Britta A. - This was my first time working with Angie but it will not be the last. She was professional, helpful and timely. Angie helped answer the questions I had and directed me to exactly what I needed for successful virtual staging for the empty home I listed. I have already received positive feedback from other agents and buyers about how realistic the virtual staging looks and that it is helpful in visualizing how to utilize the space in the home. I would highly recommend Angie at Virtually Staged Real Estate.
Virtual Staging in Ottawa, Canada - Review by Nick W. - We work with Angie for all of our Virtual Staging needs.
Different styles of furniture can accent different types of homes. Angie goes above and beyond in finding the style that works best for each individual property. We're lucky to have her on our team!
Virtual Staging Columbus, Ohio - Review by Kerstin B. - My first experience with using virtually staged photos exceeded my expectations! Angie of Virtually Staged Real Estate answered all my questions in a timely manner and then delivered the photos to me faster than expected. My clients and I are both extremely pleased with the pictures. I will be using Virtually Staged Real Estate again in the future!
Virtual Staging Lee, New Hampshire - Review by Tammy A. - Angie is a pleasure to work with! She is very positive and very importantly her virtual staging turnaround time is great. She goes out of her way to take the time to look at other pictures of the house to make sure the virtually staged rooms match the rest of house.
Virtual Staging Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Review by Cheryl E. - The virtual staging service is great. I was thrilled to see the quality of the Angie's work. The furniture looks great, she was great with the details. I will be using her from now on. I have tried two other companies and there was no comparison.
Virtual staging Valrico, Florida - Review by Dianne of Century 21 - I was a little skeptical at first about paying upfront to a business I found online, but Angie was nice enough to give me references. The house that needed staging has a awkward dining area that people couldn’t picture working, but with Angie’s staging it looks amazing! The seller said the house never looked so good. She’s going to put traditional staging companies out of business. This is cost effective and the results are spectacular!
Virtual staging Belmar, New Jersey - Review by Katie R. - Angie was fast and effective! I love how the photos came out! My listing has had a lot of attention, but buyers were having a really difficult time picturing the layout - these virtually staged photos were just what we needed!
Virtual staging Claremont, California - Review by Robert S. - I had not used virtual staging before and was somewhat skeptical but the photographer I used had seen some of her work so I decided to give it a try. Angie's website was easy to use and very professional. I found her work to be excellent and was delivered on time. This will certainly increase interest in my listing and I will be using this service in the future.
Virtual staging Gaithersburg, Maryland - Review by Gabriella B. - Angie is professional and prompt in her digital virtual staging work and in her communication! The virtual staging photos were easy for me to order, and I didn't even have to choose specific colors and types of furniture. I asked for a minimalist and modern look and she knocked it out of the park. Within 1 day of posting the virtually staged photos on one of my listings, multiple agents reached out to me impressed with the photos and asking for her contact info. I've had many buyers comment on how helpful it is to have those virtually staged photos for spatial reference. I will be relying on Angie for future orders!
Virtual staging York, Maine - Review by Maureen C. - Angie has tapped into a very important part of the real estate business. In virtually no time (24 hours) she gets an empty house virtually staged and it looks so professional that it makes you think that it is real! And, it is so effective that I can see how my clients furnishings would fit into the space. It is a great idea, much cheaper and easier than regular staging. I am totally thrilled with her performance! Thanks again, Angie!
Virtual staging Washington, D.C. & Maryland - Review by Stan W. - I have used Angie for virtual staging services on several vacant listings in the last year and have found her work to be of superior quality. She always manages to capture just the right look for the subject property, and her response time is nothing short of amazing. I had tried several other virtual staging companies before I found Angie. Angie is now my exclusive vendor for this based on the excellent experience she has provided.
Virtual staging Indianapolis Indiana - Review by Nathan P. - We recently starting using Virtually Staged Real Estate for virtual staging and have been very happy with the results! As we often say around the office "getting the buyer in the door is priority #1" and these virtual staging photos seem to do the trick! It's often hard for buyers to visualize how a space can be set up without furnishing in it- virtual staging allows a buyer to have a representation of what could be, along with the ability to view it as a "Clean slate" once in the property.
Virtual staging New Jersey - Review by Mark T. of RE/MAX - I recently used Angie's virtual staging services and I was very impressed with her expertise. Angie offers quality work at an affordable price. I only had to tell her the type of home she was staging along with one picture of the house and she put the perfect period furniture in the photos on the first shot. She is very responsive to questions and has a very fast turnaround time. I was very happy to find Angie online and I will continue to recommend her services to my colleagues. She is an expert in her field!
Virtual staging Rogers, Arkansas - Review by Ashley F. of Coldwell Banker - I’ve used Angie for virtual staging on several homes. Each time the virtually staged photos come back looking fantastic, my clients are pleased, and I have great marketing materials. Virtual staging helps capture audience attention in the first few photos and, in my experience, is very effective. Angie always does a wonderful job listening to my input on what I’d like to see and helping me pick the best shots to use. The best part, Angie has an awesome turnaround time!
Virtual staging Atlanta, Georgia - Review by Lauren L. - Angie's ordering instructions on her virtual staging website were easy to follow. She confirmed quickly that she received the pictures. I don't have a good "eye" for staging, and asked if she'd pick items for each room picture I sent for virtual staging. The virtual staging furniture and decor selections that she chose was perfect and the quality was excellent! I will be using her virtual staging company again in the future for sure.
Virtual staging North Hollywood California - Review by William M. of Keller Williams - I recently heard about www.virtuallystagedrealestate.com from a colleague. After many years in the business, this is the first time using virtual staging and I am very happy about the results!
Virtual Staging Stratham New Hampshire - Review by Elizabeth H. - Specializing in new construction, virtual staging is an important and influential resource for us. We have already used Angie several times for a handful of homes, and the experience has been phenomenal every time. When she says 24-hour turnaround, she means it! The photos have blown us and our clients and customers away, with potential buyers even showing up to a house saying “Where’s the furniture?” because it looks so realistic in the photos! Not only is her quality unmatched, but her pricing is by far the most affordable we found. I would recommend Angie and her services to all Realtors, hands down!
Virtual Staging Saint John, New Brunswick Canada - Review by Corey B. of RE/MAX - Angie was great to work and provided prompt service for my virtual staging. I had my photos done very quickly and professionally. Angie also made suggestions that could have saved me money if I chose to go that route, which shows honesty as well. Great product!
Virtual Staging Rogers Arkansas - Review by: John M.- Coldwell Banker - This is the second time I have used Angie with Virtually Staged Real Estate for virtual staging. I am impressed with the quick turnaround and the great quality. My clients were thrilled with the results! Some pictures you really have to study to figure out that is wasn’t real furniture. Online this will make such a difference!
Virtual Staging Atlanta, Georgia - Review by: Ro M . - The virtual staging work you've created for me, exceeded what I was expecting! The visual details, the rich images, coupled with fast turn-around -MAGIC! Thanks so much
Virtual Staging Vero Beach, Florida - Review by: Steven R. - I recently discovered virtual staging as a tool to improve marketing photos of vacant home listings and found Angie's company online, which turned out to be a perfect find. Angie was quick to respond to my text messages and I decided to give it a try. The results turned out fantastic, having 5 plain photos of a listed home transformed into designer decorated rooms. The turnaround time was quick and the pricing was very reasonable. I now plan to hire Angie to virtually stage every vacant home listing in the future as an added service to offer home sellers!
Virtual Staging Las Vegas, Nevada - Review by: Jason W - Angie was able to turn a monochromatic, vacant space into something visually interesting and fantastic with virtual staging. She has a great eye for the type of furniture and decor to include in the photos. Showings of the property she virtually staged for me increased immediately. Her turnaround is super fast and I can definitely see myself using her services again in the future.
Virtual Staging Maple Grove, Minnesota - Review by: Linda P. - This is my first time using "virtual staging" on a vacant home I had listed. The results were better than I ever expected! Angie was incredible to work with! Her response time to my original questions was quick and concise and once I began the project it was easy to sign up and pay on the website. Angie was very helpful in critiquing my photos and letting me know which photos would work best! My Sellers were absolutely "blown away" with the final "staged" photos. I will use Angie again on any vacant home or rooms I need to furnish and I have already begun giving her website out to other colleagues!
Virtual Staging Venice, Florida - Review by: Lorraine B. of Century 21 - Thanks so much Angie! The virtual staging for my vacant listing is great. Many buyers are not able to visualize what the house would look like with furniture and where they would place everything. This is a great tool for those particular buyers. My seller was very impressed as well! Thanks again!
Virtual Staging Newton, Massachusetts - Review by: Jennifer J. of Keller Williams - Angie did a fantastic job with my virtual staging! She made great suggestions, was extremely responsive, and well worth the investment. I tried the “do it yourself” software I’ve seen and quickly realized it was much better to have someone more proficient do it and do it well. I would highly recommend Angie!
Virtual Staging Morton Grove Illinois - Review by: Andy K. of RE/MAX - I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did with the Virtual Staging. You were quick (less than 24 hours!!) and pictures looked great! I think they helped me to sell my listing so quick. Thank you and I will highly recommend you Angie. Thank you, Angie for a great job.
Virtual Staging Mount Juliet, Tennessee - Review by : Ashley H. - Angie was fabulous! Fast turn-around and great work! She’s takes time and creativity to design each room with furniture and virtual staging to enhance the home and give true perspective to what the space truly could be. Easy to work with and reliable!
Virtual Staging Lakes Region, New Hampshire - Review By: Diane B. - If you are looking for a virtual staging service, look no further than Angie! I contacted her initially with 4 photos of a home that was empty and she promptly responded with folders of assets that could be used in the photos. I forwarded the information to our client who had a great time "choosing" the furnishings for the rooms in their home. Angie was prompt with answers to our questions and happily incorporated the furnishings into the virtually staged rooms. Our client was over the moon happy with the results. We will definitely choose Angie next time when we need to "stage" a listing. She is more reasonably priced than some of the bigger box photo companies which is a plus. Thanks Angie!
Virtual Staging Tampa, Florida - Review by Evelyn of Keller Williams Realty - Virtual staging made easy! We are thankful we found Angie to help with virtual staging. Other sites ask you to pick the furniture and you have to wait 3 business days. Angie makes the rooms look amazing and helps with picking great pieces for each room. Her attention to detail is amazing too. Thanks Angie for making a difference for us!
Virtual Staging Cornelius , North Carolina - Review by Lisa of Sotheby’s International Realty - I was so excited to see my virtually staged rooms! They look great and even have shadows under items to look much more “real” than another service I had used. Angie was responsive and quick! Highly recommend Angie for virtual staging!