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Virtual staging offers several advantages to real estate sales professionals looking to save time and money. 

An easy, affordable, and highly effective marketing tool – virtual staging shows a property’s best features and full potential. 

Staged homes sell 75% faster than those that are not staged. And 30% of real estate professionals now rely on this marketing tool to sell homes quickly and for higher prices. 

Therefore, in this post, we will show you how to save time and money with professional virtual staging. 

Let’s start by discussing the many uses of this marketing tool in real estate.

The Many Uses of Virtual Staging in Real Estate

Virtual staging uses advanced photo editing technology, allowing designers to furnish and decorate any space digitally. It transforms vacant or poorly decorated spaces into realistically furnished and stylishly designed rooms.

Experienced real estate sales professionals know about the importance of staging a home before putting it on the market for sale. 

And digital staging helps a home to look its best by making it easy to do any of the following:

  • Decorate an empty space with popular and appealing furnishings
  • Removing unwanted items and clutter
  • Help depersonalize a space by removing family photos and personal belongings
  • Change wall and floor colors and materials
  • Update cabinetry, light fixtures, and even wall art
  • And much more!

And professional digital staging can accomplish all of the above in under 48 hours and for significantly less expense than traditional methods. 

So, let’s dive a little deeper into how this technology saves you time and money. 

How Virtual Staging Saves You Time and Money

This photo editing technology helps you showcase a home online with stunning visuals that get attention while saving you time and money.

1. It Saves You Time

Virtual staging is a significant time saver. First, it’s much faster than traditional home staging. Second, it allows any listing to be ready for market in two days or less.

Both of the above are a tremendous benefit in today’s fast-paced world of real estate sales. 

Traditional Home Staging
Traditional Home Staging

Now, any experienced real estate sales professional understands the following drawbacks of staging a home:

  • Traditional home staging is labor-intensive and requires physically moving furniture, making repairs, and adjusting the layouts of rooms
  • It’s time-consuming, too, requiring several days, if not weeks, to have the home ready
  • Traditional staging is also invasive. The sellers will need to put up with workers around the house, and rooms upended

However, this digital technology has the following time-saving benefits:

  • As the name implies, virtual staging is done digitally and isn’t labor-intensive
  • Sellers love it because it’s less disruptive 
  • Above all, it’s quick — most providers take less than 2 days for turnaround time — and we all know how important time to market can be

Therefore, as you can see, the digital form of staging saves you significant time allowing you to market and sell the home sooner.

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Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

2. It Saves You Money

Virtual staging not only saves you time but is also cost-efficient. 

As we’ve seen, traditional home staging takes significant time – but it also tends to be expensive.

Traditional Home Staging
Traditional Home Staging

Think about all the various costs involved with traditional home staging. For example, you’ll need to pay for the following:

  • Hiring an interior designer or stager
  • Furniture rental for weeks or longer
  • Repairs, remodeling, and updates – contractors aren’t cheap
  • Often, staging requires the removal of furnishings, which also means storage costs

Usually, the price for one virtually staged room is about 97% cheaper than traditional means, as the following numbers indicate:

  • On average, traditional home staging costs between $1,000 to $20,000, and often, even more
  • Alternatively, virtual staging will cost you $20-$30 per image

The technology can quickly and cost-effectively produce stunning listing photos for the home for much less cost than traditional methods. 

For more details, read this article on how to virtually stage a home in less than 5 minutes.

Is Virtual Staging Effective in Real Estate Sales?

Since this marketing technology is relatively new, there are still real estate sales professionals who question its effectiveness. However, the statistics show otherwise. 

Real estate sales professionals understand that a property sells faster and for a higher price when the listing photos are stunning and showcase the property’s highest potential. 

This photo editing technology can make any listing more attractive and appealing to potential buyers, whether the home is vacant or already furnished.

Think about some of the following proven benefits:

  • 90% of buyers start looking online, where you only have a few moments to catch a buyer’s attention — the photos matter a lot!
  • Vacant homes sell for an average of $11,306 less
  • Higher sales prices — 83% of staged properties sell for the asking price or above
  • High-quality photos give you an edge over other agents by showing your marketing skills

Fast & Affordable

Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

Virtual Staging Made Easy – Partner With PhotoUp!

Now, finding and selecting the right virtual staging service can be confusing.  That’s where we come in.

PhotoUp’s services are simple to use. You’ll get outstanding images in just 3 easy steps:

1) Sign up for a free PhotoUp account and upload your photos
2) Select from our library of design styles and furnishings
3) We send you proofs for approval and download

It’s really that easy!

And your decorating and design options are nearly endless. PhotoUp features 11 popular interior design categories, including the following styles:

And in addition to PhotoUp’s high-quality results and excellent service, turnaround time is quick, taking only 24 to 48 hours.

Price: PhotoUp charges around $20 to $30 per image. Discounts for bulk orders are also available.

PhotoUp Virtual Staging Uploader Tutorial

Watch this short video demo to learn about the quick and easy ordering and uploading process:

Now, there’s just one last thing to mention. Savvy real estate sales professionals know there is more to marketing a listing than one tool alone. 

PhotoUp is a full-service real estate marketing company offering the following powerful marketing solutions:

So, take the next step!

Sign up for a free PhotoUp account and let us help you see your sales explode! 

We hope you enjoyed this post on how to save time and money with professional virtual staging. Also, before you go, you may want to check out the following related resources:

Gregory Gronbacher

Real Estate Sales Agent / Professional Blogger

Gregory is a real estate sales agent and a state-certified instructor of real estate licensing and law. Originally from New York City, he's called Grand Rapids, Michigan home since 1995.

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