Virtual staging is type of home staging but using technology to add and set up furniture, rugs and furnishings into the empty rooms. This helps customers visualize what a vacant house would be like and somehow inspire them with creative ideas for their dream house. In other words, there are many home buyers get trouble in virtualizing an empty house, therefore virtual staging will become a realistic sample for their references.
I think it will be something a lot more sellers/agents will be doing moving forward, and even more expedited with the current situations. The great thing about technology is that it will get cheaper and cheaper to do it, whereas traditional staging can’t be discounted as much. I actually had experience with Virtual Staging Plans (https://virtualstagingplans.com/) for my office, Never thought they would turn a empty wall space into a pinkish modern office with computers.
I have been virtuallay staging photos for over 20years. I have been calling in photomontage. Either adding buildings into street scenes, or furniture into empty rooms (houses and offices) or new retail shops into an existing streetscene.
Now over the past 3 years we have been creating CGI 360 images where the whole image is staged.
However in 2020 we are being asked to take 360 photos and add furniture into the scenes. This is a lot more technical as we need to create a 3d model as a base for the staging, based on the point cloud data captured by camera / scanner. We are still testing this via various solutions.
Office Virtual Stage – https://kuula.co/share/7J4P7/collection/7l1MK
CGI | Animation | AR/VR/MR | 360 Tours
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