“All the world’s a stage...”, penned Shakespeare; so why not take a cue from the famous wordsmith and use a “virtual stage” to sell property? Commonly used among architects and urban planners, “virtual staging” involves the digital creation of landscaping, buildings and other structures to show what a property can look like, in contrast to its current condition.
Although tradition and ethics dictate that property be listed in an “as is” condition, virtual staging, when used appropriately, can make the case for the purchase of a home when those flowery phrases fail.
Edobavirtual.com has designed software that creates renderings which are eerily lifelike, playing to a property’s strengths and softening its negatives. Edobavirtual’s Principal Designer Gary Robertson told agbeat about the software:
“We’ve developed a new technology that actually improves the positives, while eliminating the cons: Virtual Property Design (VPD) is a specialized virtual technology that creates amazingly realistic photos of a property showing different design and architectural concepts in place.”
The possibilities for this technology are only limited by the realtor’s imagination. For example, realtors can use virtual staging technology to spotlight “before” and “after” pictures of homes they are listing, helping buyers to realize the value of a property - highlighting the numerous possibilities it may offer. It would also prove highly beneficial to help buyers see the potential of foreclosed homes which are in need of repairs.
You don’t have to be a computer virtuoso to use this service - simply send Edobavirtual your images and fill out forms you can download from their website, and within 3 to 5 days you will receive high quality images that you can use however you see fit. Edobavirtual merely requests credit be given to the images if you use them in any publication.
As of the time of this writing, prices for this amazing service start at just $95 - a good investment that will help your clients more easily visualize the properties you are listing.