High-end or luxury virtual staging has emerged as an excellent alternative to traditional staging for new construction homes. With its advanced technology and cost-effective approach, virtual staging offers numerous benefits that cater specifically to the high-end and new-build market. In this article, we will explore ten reasons why high-end or luxury virtual staging is becoming increasingly popular in the new construction real estate industry.
- Cost-effectiveness: Right off the bat, the price is right with new construction virtual staging. Traditional staging involves renting furniture and accessories, which can be extremely expensive, especially for large high-end homes. On the other hand, virtual staging is significantly more affordable, with costs up to 99% cheaper. This cost-effectiveness leaves room in the budget for other key aspects of the home marketing and selling processes. If you’re curious how much it typically costs to virtually stage around 20-25 photos - it’s going to run you about $400-$600 depending on which staging company you choose. The staged photos are then yours forever, so if you’re building the same model elsewhere, you’re already all set.
- Flexibility: Virtual staging provides a level of flexibility that is unparalleled when compared with traditional staging. With virtual staging, real estate agents and developers have the ability to easily customize and change the design elements in a matter of minutes. This flexibility allows them to experiment with different styles and layouts to appeal to potential buyers. A bonus space can be staged as an office in one version of a photo, a kids’ playroom in another, and a guest bedroom in yet another version of the same photo. This design capability just isn’t feasible with traditional home staging.
6. Highlighting unique architectural features: New construction homes often boast unique architectural features and high-end finishes that set them apart from other properties. Virtual staging can effectively highlight these features by strategically placing virtual furniture and décor to draw attention to the home's distinctive elements.
7. Overcoming spatial limitations: Luxury homes are often expansive, with multiple rooms and open floor plans. Traditional staging may not fully utilize the space or showcase its potential due to limitations in furniture availability or practical constraints such as lack of stager availability or inventory. Virtual staging can overcome these limitations by virtually furnishing each room to maximize its appeal and functionality.
8. Increased buyer interest: High-end buyers are typically busy individuals who may not have the time to physically visit numerous properties. Overseas buyers purchasing sight-unseen are becoming more common, as well. Virtual staging allows them to view multiple homes virtually, making it convenient for them to narrow down their choices and prioritize visiting the ones that best suit their preferences. This ultimately leads to increased buyer interest and higher chances of a successful sale as they have already maximized their time, and are less likely to waste yours.
9. Global reach: The luxury real estate market attracts buyers from around the world. Virtual staging enables sellers to reach a global audience by showcasing the property's potential online. Potential buyers from different countries and time zones can explore the property virtually, eliminating geographical barriers and increasing the likelihood of international sales.
Sustainable and eco-friendly: Luxury virtual staging is an environmentally friendly option compared to traditional staging. By eliminating the need for physical furniture and accessories, virtual staging reduces waste and minimizes the carbon footprint associated with transportation, manufacturing, purchasing/upgrading materials, and moving furnishings in and out. This aligns with the growing trend towards sustainability in the luxury real estate market, and especially within the new construction industry.
In conclusion, high-end or luxury virtual staging offers numerous advantages over traditional staging for new construction homes. Its cost-effectiveness, flexibility, time efficiency, personalization, enhanced visualization, ability to highlight unique architectural features, overcoming spatial limitations, increased buyer interest, global reach, and sustainability make it an excellent alternative that caters specifically to the high-end market. With its advanced technology and ability to create stunning visuals, virtual staging is revolutionizing the way luxury properties are presented and sold in the real estate industry.
Are you a home builder, property developer or new construction contractor looking to make your properties more attractive to potential buyers? Luxury Staging Pro is the leader in new construction virtual staging. We can help you highlight each of the thoughtful features in your design, while also helping to display the beauty and livability of your listing. We use your existing photography, and the process is seamless and simple from beginning to end. Contact us now to start the process.