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Virtual Staging

In a 2018 survey of more than 4,000 homes, 68% of staged homes sold for at least 9% more than those of their unstaged neighbors’. There is obviously a clear and increasing benefit to professionally staging your clients’ homes.

According to the National Association of Realtors®, 77% of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home.

How much cost are we talking about here? Per Realtor.com, the average cost for a home staging consultation is $300 to $600. The average cost to stage a room per month is $500 to $600.

Benefits of Virtual Staging

Since the benefits of staging have a direct impact on listing performance, virtual staging was developed to give you an alternative to traditional staging. This virtual staging is rapidly growing because it is cheaper, faster, and easier than physically staging a home -- and boasts similar results

Pros of Virtual Staging

  • Can help you showcase an empty home’s best features

  • Is cost-effective when compared to traditional staging

  • Attracts prospective buyers’ attention online

  • Offers you the opportunity to stage any number of rooms

  • Allows you to stage flex rooms in multiple ways
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Virtual Staged
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Unstaged
 

How to best use virtually staged rooms/photos

Virtual staging can get people interested and in the door. Once in, however, they may be disappointed as they look at empty rooms, not the beautifully-staged ones they saw online. Snap2Close recommends that you make prints of each staged room and have them framed and placed in your listing so that buyers and easily see the possibilities of how the room best utilized.

Additionally, we recommend that you add a note to the bottom of your listing’s MLS description stating that some of the rooms have been virtually staged. Plus, when you upload your photos to MLS we suggest that you show the original vacant room immediately after the virtually staged photo.

Also, unless the client request us not to then Snap2Close will add the following text to the bottom of each virtually staged room: “This photo has been digitally staged to show you one of the many possible ways to decorate this room.” This is compliant with ARMLS Rule 8.23. PHOTOGRAPHS, RENDERINGS, FLOOR PLANS, FILES, VIDEO, MEDIA.

Click here to view more virtual staging samples.

 

Virtual Staging Styles

Snap2Close offers 5 different virtual staging furniture styles from you to choose from. Each style has hundreds of pieces of furniture so it would difficult to show those here. However, you may select one style or multiple styles. For example, many Realtors will want a combination of Modern, Scandinavian and Urban/Industrial while others may choose a combination of Traditional and Farmhouse. The most popular virtual staging choices today appear to be primarily Modern/Contemporary with a splash of Scandinavian and Urban/Industrial thrown in or Restoration Hardware.

Click on each of the tabs to view the styles. Mouse over a style will slightly increase the photo’s size and clicking on the photo will open a large photo slideshow for that furniture style.

 

  • Virtual Staging Styles
 
 
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How to order virtual staging photos

Snap2Close will first deliver all of your photographs to you through your custom Dashboard. Each photograph's file name will include the property address and a number. For example: 1234 Main St -05. Once you have received your photos you must decide which photographs you want to virtually stage. Once decided you will need to send us an email to Admin@Snap2Close.com and include the file name numbers that you want to staged. Beside each number request a furniture style or combination of styles. Listed below would be examples of what you would include in your email.

 

1234 Main St -5 - Contemporary/Modern or Scandinavian

1234 Main St -8 - Scandinavian or Urban/Industrial

1234 Main St -14 -Traditional

1234 Main St - 17 -Farmhouse or Traditional

 

Once we receive your email the information is give to our editing team and we will deliver your photos the next business day. This service usually has a 24 hour turnaround, but on rare occurrences it could be as long as 48 hours. If you any questions please to not hesitate to call us.

Here is a great article you should read about the pros and cons of virtual staging. https://porch.com/advice/virtual-staging

 

 

 

 

 

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