Virtual staging: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish.
People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception. Charles Dudley Warner.
Virtual staging and (real) home staging are similar but only in that they share the word "staging".
With improvements in virtual staging software, virtual staging has become a cheap “alternative” to hiring a professional company when staging a home.
Staging a home for sale: should you use virtual staging?
There are obvious pros and cons for each of these two options, the biggest one being cost. However, just because virtual home staging costs a lot less does not necessarily make it a good idea. It can be a case of being penny wise, pound foolish.
For the purposes of comparing virtual staging and hiring a professional staging company, I will be comparing the staging of vacant homes where the sellers haveto move out and the home is completely empty.
What is home staging?
In general terms, home staging means getting your home ready for market and making it look it’s absolute best….both the interior and exterior. Home staging includes doing all the nitty-gritty stuff like cleaning the home so it’s Q-tip clean, decluttering, doing any needed repairs, landscaping, painting and taking care of curb appeal... and the actual staging with furniture and accessories.
Professional home stagers can put together a home staging checklist for the sellers that includes all the nitty-gritty items that need to be completed. However, for Ballard Seattle real estate at least, the real estate agent usually provides the sellers with home staging tips and an action item list to make sure...