Blog Tag: virtual staging

The FORMULA 83- Become a Virtual Staging Expert

Virtual Staging WebinarMaybe you’ve heard of virtual staging on the real estate photography boards and thought it was something you should add to your virtual tour business. Perhaps you have not started offering this yet because you simply don’t have time in your busy schedule to learn a new piece of software. Whatever the reason the time to get started with Virtual Staging is now and we are pleased to offer a one hour virtual staging training webinar on Tuesday February 20th at 7:00 PM Eastern. Please join us on the live event and learn how to become a virtual staging expert!

REGISTER NOW – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8668201516552871682

We will have guest speaker Julie Carpenter joining us on the show. Julie has staged several hundred photos over the past several years using Real Tour Vision’s virtual staging software system! She will be showing some insider tips and tricks that are sure to save you time and make the training process very easy on new up and coming virtual stagers. Additionally, she will be going through the virtual staging process from start to finish for those who are new to virtual staging.

Before attending the show please make sure you have already setup a virtual staging software account – https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/signup

Whether you are new to virtual staging or you have staged dozens of homes we are confident that you will learn something on this show.

Click the link above to register for the live event and we look forward to seeing you there!

RTV, Inc

www.RealTourVision.com

Virtual Tours & Virtual House Staging

Order a virtual tour- 866-947-8687


New Furniture Removal Tool – Virtual Staging Software

We are proud to announce a recent upgrade to our virtual staging software which will now allow for easy furniture removal. It only made sense for a virtual staging software to also have the built in capabilities to remove furniture as well.  Now that exciting new feature is officially built into the virtual staging system and is ready for you to use! Check it out now by logging into your virtual staging system here – https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/  You will need Chrome or Safari to login.

Virtual Staging & Furniture RemovalDigitally editing unwanted furniture out of images can be very time consuming and costly. With our new furniture removal tool that is no longer the case and starts out for as little as $13 per photo. We’ve setup the pricing for this unique service to fluctuate depending on the amount of photo editing a photo will require.  However even at our highest tier we feel that you’ll find the following pricing very affordable:

(Discounts ARE available with Bulk Purchases)
1-2 Items – $13
Lightly Furnished Photo – $17
Light to Medium Furnished Photo – $21
Medium Furnished Photo – $25

Furniture removal

Furniture removal is a great tool to use when you want to de-clutter a room or a series of rooms. Maybe the furniture in the room is outdated.  Perhaps it’s just not your style.  Whatever your reason for wanting it gone, it is no longer necessary to put up with it or spend hundreds to have it professionally removed. Let us remove your unwanted furniture today with our all new furniture removal tool at an unbeatable price!

This amazing service is now available and active in your RTV Virtual Staging account.  Use the link above for access.

Once the furniture has been removed from your photo you can immediately begin virtually staging the photo using our virtual staging software and vast library of digitized furniture. Please note that in some cases photos may be rejected if they are overly furnished.  In these rare cases your full amount of money will be refunded back to you after your photo is evaluated. As always, happy staging!

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

 

 

Virtual Staging & Virtual Tour Hosting Services

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687


Virtual Home Staging Tutorial

Great news everyone! The RTV Virtual Stager is adding about 200 furniture items per month and currently has over 2,000 staging items in the library. Training blogs will be available weekly as well as webinar training.  We want YOU to experience the success that the virtual stager has given to 100’s of our photographers since its launch one year ago.

So you have logged on to the RTV virtual staging platform, but time is money and you want to make your first project look great. We are here to help with any questions from straightening/calibration positioning furniture downloading and pricing.  

Once you log into the stager, on the bottom left you will see a “?.” Everybody using the virtual stager should have spent some time there. Click on the “Support” tab and you will see all the menus as the picture below shows.

If you need to know how to navigate the menu then “RTVStager Menu Structure” is for you.
Everyone should spend 30 minutes or so with “Getting Started.” The pictures can be clicked showing more detail in several areas:
1.    View and edit sample scenes
2.    Taking photographs
3.    Upload your photos
4.    Straighten and calibrate your photos
5.    Setup payment
6.    Create and edit scene for calibrated photograph
7.    Save and download your scene

Virtual House Staging

Showing the Tooltips is a great way to prompt the program to show you things such as how to move, rotate furniture or move pictures up and down.
You may have some questions that can be answered in the “FAQs” area. If you are stuck, please use the “Contact Us” tab and someone will get back to you – generally within an hour or two.

On the RTV virtual tour company webinar last week I went over pricing and it is very well covered here under the pricing tab. You will not be asked to use credits until you have straightened a picture and are ready to add furniture. You can remove watermarks by the picture, month or year by contacting us.

Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit here: https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,  

Jim

RTV Staging Team

Virtual House Staging & Virtual Tour Software
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


Staging Kitchens With The RTV Virtual Staging Software

Virtual Staged KitchenThis week’s virtual staging tip deals with treating vacant kitchens.

As a real estate virtual tour photographer, I will often make suggestions prior to the shoot to the home owner or agent. For kitchens I suggest removing towels, most small appliances, knives and replace with contrasting colorful fruit. A bowl of fruits and vegetables can look great! Like many photographers, I provide a staging list prior to the shoot.

For the best look, virtually stage the way you normally recommend staging to agents or home owners.

Many photographers don’t touch staging in a house but for those of you that rearrange kitchens how do you handle staging? Often 5 minutes of minimizing in a kitchen makes a huge difference. Some agents keep a few staging supplies in their car such as fruit bowls.

Virtually stage primary rooms for a polished look: living, dining, master, bedrooms, kitchens and outdoor areas. The RTV stager has added several fires available for fireplaces that may give an extra pop. Generally, after I stage a living area I like to take 5 minutes in Photoshop to add a fire and TV image.

The RTV Virtual Stager now has over 2,000 staging items in the library, Look under kitchens to find perfect staging items. If you have issues with getting items to sit properly on counters you can use the re-calibrate button and change the ceiling height. Training blogs will be available weekly as well as webinar training. There is also help and training directly on the RTV staging platform. Just visit the “?” for helpful tips.

Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit here:

https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Jim

RTV Staging Team
Virtual Tour Software & Virtual Staging Software – 866-947-8687


Editing a photo in post-production with virtual staging

Virtual Staging Software ExampleAs 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. (more…)