Virtual Home Staging

Virtual Home Staging: The Next Best Thing

Home staging is one of the most important steps in preparing your home for sale or rent. I can’t stress this enough. In cases where physical staging can’t be accommodated, whether it be due to time, tenants or budget constraints, virtual staging is the next best thing. Unit Realty Group offers our clients virtual home staging solutions. Virtual staging gives us the ability at all price points to creatively allow prospective buyers and renters to visualize what a space can be.

We can help set the stage and take away the guesswork for buyers and renters. We can showcase where the couch can go, what size bed can fit in the bedroom, what to do with that open entryway. Is the room perfect for an office, or maybe a nursery? Virtual home staging is very valuable to those looking to emotionally connect with a home and visualize themselves living there.

Virtual home staging can make the property stand out from the competition. We have impressed our clients with before and after photos. Take a look at some of the astonishing results below. We have taken a blank canvas, included the right furniture, lighting and artwork to create an inviting and entertaining space. We have also taken an extremely lived in property and shown how neat, spacious and functional it can actually be.

Virtual Home Staging Results: Before and After

Bottom Line: Home staging can fit into everyone’s budget thanks to virtual home staging. Let us know if we can help you.

Joe Schutt

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Study: Staging Doesn’t Influence Selling Price

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While effective home staging can influence first impressions of a property, new research concludes that the strategy by itself may not convince buyers to pay more.

College of William and Mary real estate and finance professor Michael Seiler led the study, called “The Impact of Staging Conditions on Residential Real Estate Demand.” He and his co-authors used professional rendering software to create six virtual home tours with varying degrees of attractive or neutral design and furnishings, ugly furniture and design elements, or no furniture at all. More than 800 home buyers were exposed to one of the tours, after which they reported how much they would be willing to pay for the listing. Regardless of the paint color or quality of the furnishings, study participants all said they would pay about the same for all six of the homes: $204,000. Check out the study: Staging Doesn’t Influence Selling Price.

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The Home Remodels That Will Most Increase Your Selling Price

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So you are ready to sell, but you know that there are a few things in the home that could stand some updating in order to increase your selling price. Your remodel budget is limited, and you are wondering where to spend it. The good news is that there are some solid answers. But there are certain remodeling jobs that can increase your selling price more than others.

Whether you are getting ready to sell or simply want to remodel now for the best value when you do sell later, these are the remodels that give you the best return on investment.

The Kitchen

Remodeling the kitchen is one of the most important things you can do in your home, especially if the kitchen is dated. It is often one of the first rooms a potential buyer will see, and it should make an impression. The kitchen is often considered the soul of the home, and most people spend a good deal of time here. Upgrades to countertops, cabinets, and appliances are one of the wisest investments you can make in your home.

The Bathrooms

Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is the room in the house where dated fixtures or flooring can cost you a sale. People want a bathroom that is clean, comfortable, and modern, a place of privacy and peace. Spending money on a bathroom remodel will almost always be the best way to spend your money, and you will see it in your selling price.

Curb Appeal

Getting people in to look at your house is the first step. Spending some of your remodel money on the exterior of the house and the landscaping is the best way to do that. Improving the look of the house from the outside means you can bring more people in to look and to buy. There is no underestimating the importance of curb appeal.

An Addition

With a small house, adding on square footage can mean adding a lot to the selling price. If you can swing it, an addition is a smart way to make your house worth a lot more money.

Remodeling your house now for a better sale price later is a smart move. The sooner you do it, the more you will be able to enjoy it before it is time to sell and move on. With these smart remodels, you will make maximum profit. 

Joe Schutt

Committed to representing your interests with the highest level of integrity, I am dedicated to service excellence focused on personal attention and building a solid trust relationship. I listen carefully and make my clients feel comfortable in exploring their full range of real estate options and then encourage them to relax and rely on my expertise to insure that the details run smoothly and efficiently. Google+

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