We were featured in the 2009 Fall Real Estate section of Palo Alto Weekly for our virtual staging work. To clarify, the article included consultation reports as part of the “cyberstaging.” In additions, it showed off photos of virtual staging jobs we had done (using photographic programs to edit the listing photos).
“Cyberstaging gives a better idea of the capacity of the home,” said Cindy Lin, owner of Staged4More Staging & Redesigns in South San Francisco. “The buyers really see how to make the most effective use of the space and it is a way to give them some decorating ideas.”
Lin, a traditional stager, uses virtual staging only as a small part of her work.
“We often use virtual staging for people selling their homes outside the San Francisco Bay Area,” she said. “They receive a detailed report to execute our ideas.”
Her company charges $250 to $500 for a report depending on the size of the home.
Recently, she charged $250 for a three-bedroom house in San Jose to give her professional opinion on how to make the rooms look bigger.
If she had done a full staging on the home, she would have charged $1,500 to $2,500 including the consultation and two month’s minimum furnishing rental.”
“Cyberstaging will not replace traditional staging and redesigning,” she said. “When you pass the front door, you are able to feel the particular atmosphere of the home, which is not the case with virtual staging. You have absolutely no feeling and the result is not as good as it is with traditional staging.”
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