Redfin took a look at the benefits of virtual staging. The NAR reports that 77% of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home. Virtual staging takes an image of an empty room and puts rendered furniture in to fill the space. When done correctly virtual staging can help sell homes faster and for more money.
What Homes is Virtual Staging Best Suited For?
Virtual staging won’t work for all homes – in many cases, traditional staging is a superior choice. However, it can be a huge benefit if it’s done properly in:
• Vacant homes
• Homes with outdated furniture
• Properties with tenants in them, which leave the homeowner little control over the space’s appearance
If you still occupy your home and you can stage it to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers, whole-house virtual staging isn’t for you. (You can still virtually stage some rooms if you and your agent think it’s appropriate, though.)
Could Virtual Staging Help You Sell Your Home?
Virtual staging can be a tremendous asset when you’re selling a vacant home, or one that has wild-card tenants or outdated décor. It allows prospective buyers to view the right vision of the home – not an empty, cavernous space, but one that’s comfortable and easy to live in.