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Virtual Home Staging Services

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is giving a property a polished finish that will make it look more appealing to would-be buyers. With standard home staging, real furniture and decor in your house is staged by a professional, to transform unfurnished properties and help buyers to see the potential in what could be their future home.

An empty, lifeless space or dated decor can be brought to life by furnishing it with rented contemporary furniture brought in for the shoot. Professional photos are then taken for use in marketing the property by estate agents. It can be an extremely effective way of improving a house’s chances of selling for its highest potential price.

What is Virtual Home Staging?

Virtual staging (also known as digital staging) is a relatively new service for the property sector, which has become possible due to advancements in technology and software. Essentially, it is exactly the same as home staging, but the difference is that virtual staging allows us to transform an unfurnished empty room into a full virtual renovation with the use of photorealistic computer aided design or CGI, enabling you to showcase fully decorated rooms full of furniture and accessories to help your clients or potential buyers to view the full potential of vacant properties, or those with old fashioned decor. It results in stunning visuals, all without the high costs of traditional physical staging (often around 10% of the cost).

It can also be used simply to test out new interior design ideas – more on that below. 

How Much Does Virtual Home Staging Cost?

As mentioned above, virtual house staging is usually a fraction of the cost – around 10% of the cost of traditional home staging. At Photo Property, we charge £45 per image for simple staging such as adding furniture. For more complex staging requirements, please speak to me on 07795463308 or email me for a quote. 

Often our clients will purchase virtual staging along with something from our range of services such as our virtual tour walkthrough videos too, and we’re happy to offer a good deal when more than one service is required at once.

£45

per image

How Does Virtual Staging Work?

Virtual staging involves taking real photos combined with advanced 3D CGI to transform empty spaces. Firstly, either photos are taken of the empty space, or we work with photos you provide. Then, 3D rendering software is used to create realistic interiors in a specific style by adding or editing decor and realistic furniture, which is then overlaid onto the photographs of the empty property. Other elements such as accessories, fixtures and fittings are added and edited. Finally, lighting and shadows are added to blend the virtual elements into the room and create the look and feel of a fully furnished room in a dream home. The staged images of your property will be emailed to you (turnaround time is 2 – 3 days after we receive your images) , and the finished staged home can then be utilised in a property listing within days. 

We also offer 2D Virtual Staging, which is essentially overlaying 2D imagery of stylish furniture over a top-notch floor plan, to show potential layouts and help sell properties faster online. 

Benefits of Virtual Staging Vs Traditional Staging

Virtual staging offers a far cheaper option, as virtually staged images can be produced for approximately 10% of the cost of physical staging, meaning all that saved money can be invested elsewhere. Unlike traditional staging there’s no need to rent furniture, which is the main cost with standard staging.

Traditional staging usually requires that furniture be rented for the shoot, often at quite a high cost, and often the minimum period of time it can be rented for is several weeks. With virtual staging services however, the furniture is digital and is simply part of the process.

Want to redecorate your home but unsure how a piece of furniture or colour palette will look in reality? Want to try some new bold furniture but scared it won’t fit your room? Virtual furniture staging can help you visualise the changes you want digitally, utilising 3D furniture models placed in your actual rooms, giving the appearance of real furniture in your home.

Alternatively, if you don’t already know the decor options you want, you can use virtual furnishings to see how a range of realistic furniture looks in your room by choosing from our library of furniture styles and seeing how each looks in your home.

Because it is done with computers, virtual property staging can be done in hours and delivered next day (depending on the scale of the job), compared to traditional home staging which usually takes a full day to stage, adding up to 2 – 3 days for the equivalent job.

The timespan for physical home staging will be even longer if rooms require additional work such as painting or wallpapering before staging can take place.

James SwithenbankJames Swithenbank
17:14 20 Dec 21
Oliver is great, there’s no other way to put it. Always on time and goes the extra mile at every opportunity. His editing skills are fantastic and his work consistently gets me instructions when I show potential clients our previous sales and the marketing material he has produced for my company.
Ashleigh HamiltonAshleigh Hamilton
11:49 16 Dec 21
Always a great professional service offered by Oliver. He captured detailed images of our showroom apartments and communal areas which had a massive impact on the marketing and generated lots of interest from potential residents. He comes highly recommended and look forward to working with him again in the future on other schemes.
abu choudhuryabu choudhury
21:57 19 Dec 19
Oliver was great, one can clearly see his experience. He advised us on how to arrange our rooms for our first air bnb venture.He willingly staged the kitchen area to really highlight the potential of our property. I will certainly recommend to use his services.
Melinda Beckett-HughesMelinda Beckett-Hughes
09:54 25 May 18
I found the quality of Oliver's work to be extremely good. He has an excellent eye for detail and knows how a room should be presented to show it off best. I found him to be very pleasant to deal with, no faff and turned round the photos quickly. I've just booked him again for another of my properties. Would highly recommend.
James TaylorJames Taylor
15:05 03 May 18
I have worked with Oliver closely over the past 12 months and he has become our go-to guy when it comes to photographing our property portfolio. We started out as a new company and had issues with a couple of photographers before coming across Oliver. Since his first job, he has photographed over a dozen of our properties. The images are always of a brilliant quality which we use across our adverts, website and in brochures. Oliver not only delivers with quality photos but always is on time for appointments, is not afraid to be hands on when needed and does not rush. Cannot be recommended enough!
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Virtual Staging Before & After

PHOTO-REALISTIC STAGING

Are you concerned that virtual staging won’t look real? Well there’s no need to be worried – we use cutting-edge technology and the most up-to-date staging techniques to create natural, realistic images. Techniques like 3D lighting, hyper-realistic shadows and micro textures are blended together so that your final image looks like it was staged in a traditional way, and that the furniture was actually there in the room with the photographer.

FAST 72 HOUR TURNAROUND

Do you need to get your property on the market as soon as possible? Are you feeling pressure to get your listing up? We get it – which is why we aim to produce your finished virtually staged photos in less than 72 hours.

HUGE LIBRARY OF VIRTUAL FURNITURE

Choose from 5 distinct decor styles: Modern, Traditional, Transitional, Rustic and Coastal. Alternatively, describe the look you are wanting and we will strive to find CGI furniture that fits in and illustrates the aesthetic. You can also provide photographs of furniture you like and we’ll try our best to replicate it as closely as possible.

See the complete library of furniture here

FREE UNLIMITED CHANGES

Want to change something after we’ve sent over your final images? Perhaps you’ve had a change of heart about a piece of furniture, or would like to change the layout slightly? No problem – just let us know within a month of the original job completion, and we’ll be happy to help – all at no additional cost.

How to Prepare Your Home for Virtual Staging

Prior to ordering virtual staging images it’s important to prepare the space to be photographed as best you can, to ensure the final product is as good as can be, and to keep editing costs down. So here are our 4 simple tips to get the most out of your virtual staging experience:

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