At JMAUROPHOTO we are always looking for services to offer our Real Estate and Architectural clients that can enhance the presentation and presence of the homes they are marketing. The latest endeavor we have embarked on is virtual home staging, which can be a cost saving alternative for realtors and new home builders who are promoting vacant homes lacking furnishings. After researching many options, we have chosen a partner who, in our opinion offers the best service and quality for our clients. We see this offering as a cost-saving alternative to physical staging for vacant new constructions offered by new home builders and vacant homes marketed by realtors. A staged home typically attracts more attention than a vacant home.
For new home builders seeking photography of new models for brochures and website publicity, this can be a tremendous cost saving alternative to the expense of physical staging, which can cost thousands of dollars in staging fees, furniture rental, etc. The same benefits are also applicable for Realtors marketing vacant new or pre-inhabited.
Q: How much more time would this service add to delivering finished photos for my listing?
A: Generally the turn-around is 24 to 48 hours depending on the number of photos, however we can provide rush processing for a nominal fee.
Q: Potential home-buyer will see a staged home on internet-based listings and brochures, but not when they get to the home.
A: A reasonable explanation is that specific rooms have been "staged" to make the home more appealing and to give potential buyers a good idea as to furniture placement and how the home could be decorated.
Q: Which are the best rooms to "stage?"
A: In our opinion, the most important rooms are those that commonly draw the most attention: Family/Great Room, Kitchen, and Master Bedroom, but any room in the home can be staged.
Q: Does the home have to be staged at the same time as the original photography?
A: No. Rooms can be staged at any time, so if the home is listed with less than desirable activity, we can stage any room to help enhance the listing and generate more interest. A staged home typically attracts more attention than a vacant home.
Q: How good is virtual staging?
A: Our reputation is based on excellent photography, service, and value and would only consider a partner with the same objectives. We have found a partner who in our opinion delivers excellent, realistic, and life-like renderings of staged rooms. We invite you to formulate your own opinion by viewing the samples below.
Q: Can furnishings also be removed?
A: Yes. It is possible to remove unwanted furnishings as well.
Pricing is based on a single room/image, a three room/image package, and a six room/image package:
Single Room/Image: $60/room
Three Rooms/Images: $150 (package savings = $30)
Six Rooms/Images: $300 (package savings = $60)
Below you will find several before and after examples of recently photographed vacant homes which have been virtually staged. These are homes photographed by JMAUROPHOTO. Click on any photo to enlarge it for more detailed viewing.
Sample 1 - Unstaged Great Room
Sample 1 - Staged Great Room
|Sample 1 - Unstaged||Sample 1 - Staged Great Room|
Sample 2 - Unstaged Living Room
Sample 2 - Staged Living Room
|Sample 2 - Unstaged Living Room||Sample 2 - Staged Living Room|
Naturally this is not a solution for all situations and pricing is a consideration. However, compared to the cost of physically staging a home, this may be a good alternative. For more information, click HERE to send us an e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you.