How Virtual Remodeling Benefits You
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Virtual remodeling is a great way for buyers to imagine what their future home could look like, and for sellers to show their listing in its best light without spending thousands on costly renovations. With that said, today I'd like to answer a few common questions you may have about this modern real estate tool.
What even is virtual remodeling? What are virtual photos?
Thanks to the technological wizardry available in today’s digital age, we can now actually take photos of your home and make changes to its features, such as paint colors, flooring, and home decor. Virtual photography allows buyers to see a property in ways that they could previously only imagine.
But what’s so important about making virtual changes?
Well, it’s been proven that about 90% of people are visual, meaning that they can only see what’s in front of them and have a difficult time imagining what something could look like. That’s why designers and architects are using this technology to help bring imagined possibilities to life.
This can be a great way for sellers to save potentially thousands of dollars on renovations, yet still show someone your property’s potential.
How, then, does this benefit sellers in our market?
Homes don’t always show the best during the winter months when all the foliage has become brown and barren. With virtual photos, we can now take a normal drab photo of your home and add blue skies and green grass to it, allowing it to show in its best light. We can also take a vacant house and add tasteful furniture to it so that buyers can see an example of what that property could be.
From a seller’s perspective, this can be a great way for you to save potentially thousands of dollars on renovations, yet still show someone your property’s potential.
Are there any downsides to virtual staging?
Of course there are—as always, it’s important to make sure that you’re giving an accurate representation of what that property actually looks like, as well as what it could potentially look like. You don’t want to go overboard and make a buyer feel like they’ve been tricked.
What’s next in the world of virtual technology?
As virtual reality technology becomes more advanced (think of those goggles you see at various stores like Best Buy), we may soon be able to have a full virtual tour of a home without actually having to go inside it. In fact, we just recently heard a story of a broker who did an entire virtual tour for other brokers in order for them to see a fully staged and renovated home—even though, in real life, that home doesn’t look staged or renovated.
If you have any questions or comments about today’s topic, feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.