A New Twist on Home Staging
Written by LRG Intern, Alex Ginter
If you are selling a home, you may want to consider home staging- preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. Don’t you want your house to give a great first impression to potential buyers? Staging furniture in your house helps buyers get a look and feel of a lived-in space. According to New Market Homes professionally staged homes sell almost 75% faster than empty ones, so your house most likely won’t be sitting on the market as long.
SixElements Home Staging Advice says most buyers have a hard time picturing their home while standing in an empty room. It’s easy for a realtor to tell a potential buyer where to put furniture in an empty room, but it’s another story when the buyer can visualize the space with furniture.
One of the biggest problems with home staging is the cost. Home sellers spend an average of $1,800 to stage a home, but costs can range from a couple of hundred dollars to $5,000 or more, according to Kiplinger.
Virtually staging your home is a newer way to put your home on display without spending a ton of money on staging furniture! Virtual staging uses computer technology to add furniture and other decor to photos of houses and rooms.
A few features of virtual staging include adding furniture, rugs, art and even plants to your empty room.
Louisville Realty Group has started to use this new technology on some of its current listings. Pictures of empty rooms were submitted and in less than 24 hours our agents were able to enhance their listings with these virtual images.
Another problem Realtors run into when listing a home is too much furniture in a space. These virtual furniture techies can remove furniture and clear kitchen counters and tables, enhance images and even change the background from day to dusk and vice versa. Fire can even be added to a fireplace!
Louisville Realty Group agents have had incredible success with using virtual home staging. Please contact us to learn more about utilizing this feature to sell your home.