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Have you ever heard about virtual renovation? More home sellers than ever are taking advantage of this virtual version of making renovations to save money on actual repairs before selling a home.

But suppose you haven’t heard of virtual renovations before. In that case, we’ll explain exactly what it is and how you can leverage this marketing tool to create stunning real estate photography that will help you sell your home while saving money on costly repairs. 

Alright, let’s get started!

Should Sellers Renovate Before Selling a Home?

Renovatation before selling a home

If you want to get as high a price as possible for your listing, there are situations where you should consider renovating a home.

Updating certain features, such as flooring, cabinetry, or windows, if the house is older, can help increase its resale value. For example, renovating popular rooms, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom, has been seen to boost the overall sales price.

While the word renovation feel a bit intimidating for most homeowners or sellers, they don’t have to be big!

It can be anything from minor renovations like a fresh coat of paint, decluttering, adding to the landscaping, or steam cleaning the carpets to taking down walls to open up spaces.

However, renovations can be very costly, and as a seller, you may not always have that kind of money to invest in repairs before selling.

It also takes a lot of time and can cause noise and annoyance!

Luckily, sellers have the option to avoid these costly frustrations and make virtual renovations, which we’ll take a closer look at next.

What Is Virtual Renovation? 

Virtual renovation is the process of using 2D and 3D design to update structural elements of a home like flooring and wall paint, drywall or ceiling, and making room remodels, decluttering, improvements to the landscaping, and more.

It is basically a form of virtual staging, which is commonly used to market real estate listings by adding photo-realistic furniture and decor to empty spaces.

But with virtual renovations, you can even stage a home that’s not yet fully built or remodel old and outdated spaces in less than 48 hours.

Imagine how much time you’ll save!

Not only can this digital form of making renovations save you a lot of money (the average cost of virtual renovation is $20 to $30 per image), but it can also help you showcase the property in its best light, prompting higher interest and a faster sale.

It will also remove the inconvenience of traditional renovations.

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Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

Benefits of Virtual Renovations

Not only will virtual renovations help sellers and agents present great-looking real estate photography even of unfinished construction, but potential homebuyers can also see the home’s full potential.

People need to develop an emotional connection to a property to want to see more and possibly place a higher offer, which is difficult if the home is vacant or even unfinished. 

Digital renovation gives buyers an idea of how their future home can look and help them imagine themselves living in the home.

It gives the space character and a warm and inviting feel!

Additionally, homeowners who are thinking of making renovations to their homes can also use virtual renovation to help them see the new, improved design of their home in its final glory. 

They will be able to see whether their desired changes will look the way they’d planned or visualized, saving them both time and unnecessary expenses.

Overall, deciding whether to ‍renovate a home before the sale is really a business decision involving weighing and comparing costs and benefits. 

If the seller doesn’t have the money, then virtual renovations offer a less expensive, but still effective alternative.

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Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

How to Make Virtual Renovations and Save Money

Even though it might be tempting to initially save money by using a DYI virtual staging app, the images won’t come out photo-realistic, which will hurt your real estate sale in the long run and possibly also give you a lower offer.

Also, you won’t have the same ability to capture buyers’ attention from your listing photos and help them see the home’s full potential, potentially contributing to a higher sales price. 

Luckily, PhotoUp offers a professional virtual staging service that can help you save money on costly repairs and boost the sales price. It’s also very affordable, starting from only $20 per image.

Our virtual staging and renovating services include:

  • Repairs, remodeling, and renovations
  • Furnishing and decorating vacant or outdated rooms
  • Object removal, decluttering, and depersonalizing of rooms
  • Virtual landscaping
  • Sky replacements
  • Grass greening 
  • And more.

Additionally, PhotoUp gives you design and renovation options. You can browse through our professional library, including 11 interior design styles that can match and enhance your virtual renovations:

PhotoUp's virtual staging library
PhotoUp’s Virtual Staging Design Styles

And unlike some other services, our virtual staging service is extremely easy to use.

PhotoUp’s user-friendly software allows you to upload your images, choose furniture sets, add instructions, and then access your high-resolution images in just a day or two. 

PhotoUp Virtual Staging Demo

Check out our brief virtual staging demo to see how easy it is to get started:

It’s really that easy!

Remember that your virtually renovated and staged images may be the thing that separates your listing from your competition.

Sign up for a free PhotoUp account today, and let our professional CAD designers perform virtual renovations and take your real estate images to the next level! 

We hope this blog post helped you realize the enormous potential of virtual renovations and how it can help you save money on costly repairs.

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Stina Pettersson

Professional Blogger

Stina is an entrepreneur, digital marketer, and professional blogger who's passionate about real estate photo editing, being outdoors with her pup, and sweaty gym sessions. She loves the written word and has been writing for publications like Forbes and Thrive Global. Originally from Sweden, she's called South Florida her home since 2013.

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