Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A picture is worth a 1,000 words

How many times have you heard the phrase "A picture is worth a 1,000 words"? 

Have you ever tried to explain to someone a scene or asked them to visualize something, only to be disappointed that they cannot see what you're trying to describe? So why do so many people in business attempt it and never get the sale?

Let's take the Real Estate industry for example, there are a lot of vacant residential and commercial properties that sit on the market for a long time. Why? One reason is that a potential client is not a visual person and they cannot see beyond the empty walls and the potential a property may have. Staging a property is a solution, but brings with it expenses and complications.

On one hand staging a vacant property will give it life, character and fill the void. But on the other hand it's expensive, has many complications and the owner may not want to do it for financial or personal reasons. So what are your options? Virtual Staging may be the answer to the problem.

Let's examine what is involved with traditional staging:

  • Expensive, prices can start at $2,000 and go up
  • Time spent finding a professional stager to work with
  • Spending all day at the property while all the furniture is moved in and arranged
  • Hiring a cleaning crew to clean up after the staging and a contractor to touchup scratches, dings and scuffs
  • New photographs and virtual tours will have to be done to update the property listing
  • If the new owner\tenant is not interested in purchasing the furniture, you have to repeat the entire process of moving furniture out, cleaning up and touchups

On the other hand Virtual Staging involves:
  • No owner permission is rquired
  • Getting professional photographs taken of the rooms that need to be furnished
  • Virtual staging starts at $149 per room and there are multi-room discounts
  • Virtually staged rooms are completed usually with 48 hours
  • The newly virtually staged images are uploaded to the MLS property listings
  • Images are printed and posted at the entrance of each room to show what it can look like
We at GooGoVu Virtual Staging produce high quality realistic virtually staged rooms and offices. Take a look at a few samples below and see all of our examples here

For a free quote of your property contact us at 323-657-7932.