As a real estate photographer in Albuquerque I sometimes shoot out of town up in the Sandia mountain range. This was a listing the agent had not seen before I shot it and the window curtains had not been hung correctly. Of course neither the realtor nor home owner were there and I hiked over 2’ of snow.
I proceeded with the photography shoot and got the dreaded email from the broker saying that she wished the curtains had been different. This would have been a 3 hour fix dealing with the drive, shoot and post.
Instead, I went to the RTV virtual staging platform and added curtains, a dining room table, china cabinet and delivered a few living room pictures to my client. She was really pleased that I would do that for her helping her get the listing in the MLS right away. It was also a great way for me to make a little extra on my photography shoot!
On this topic only stage items that don’t convey with the home. I could re-stage the curtains because the originals were not affixed to the wall (NM real estate purchase agreement verbiage).
Virtual Staging is a great way to enhance vacant home pictures with furniture, pictures, plants and accessories. But never use it as a band-aid to change something that conveys such as walls, flooring or landscaping.
RTV will be adding several tutorials on their virtual staging platform over the next few weeks. Once you have the first taste of making extra dollars on a vacant shoot we are sure you will become hooked on this fantastic virtual tour add on.
This type of service will also help realtors® close listing appointments as few realtors use photographers that can offer this resource currently. Teach your realtors to use this in their presentation.
Look forward to us continuing a bi-weekly contest on the RTV Facebook page for the best virtually staged home. The weekly winner will receive 20 free credits to stage 2 rooms for free! Stay tuned for the contest details next week. Go ahead and create your est staging job to submit here: RTV Virtual Stager Thank you for your time!
RTV Staging Team