CHICAGO--(Virtual staging isn’t just about vacant properties anymore. Virtual Staging by Ilaria Barion (www.virtualstagingbyilariabarion.com) is raising the bar with new services (Virtual De-Cluttering, Virtual Furniture Replacement, Virtual Facelift) expressly designed for the largest segment of the real estate market -- lived-in homes.)--
“With these new services, we can now give furnished homes a less cluttered online presence, or totally new look – without moving a thing, and for a fraction of the cost.”
“While de-cluttering, depersonalizing and neutralizing colors and style are vital steps in preparing a home for sale, a home stager may not be affordable for all homeowners,” says home staging expert Ilaria Barion. “With these new services, we can now give furnished homes a less cluttered online presence, or totally new look – without moving a thing, and for a fraction of the cost."
Virtual De-Cluttering reduces excessive wall art, rugs, or accessories from photos of furnished rooms -- perfect for homes that just need a little tweaking. If a property needs a different look to sell, Virtual Furniture Replacement can wipe away existing furnishings and replace them with the right style. Virtual Facelifts, meanwhile, encompass cosmetic changes like neutralizing wall colors, replacing carpet with new wooden floors, landscaping, and more.
In a recent customer survey, about 70% of Virtual Staging by Ilaria Barion clients said virtual staging had increased traffic online and showings, while nearly 90% said the virtually staged photos helped prospective buyers envision a property's potential. “The results confirm that virtual staging isn’t just a terrific tool to market a home online, it also helps buyers (and renters) envision the home’s potential, making a faster sale, and at a higher closing price!” adds Barion.
Helmed by an acclaimed real-life stager, author and expert, Virtual Staging by Ilaria Barion leads virtual staging providers on real-life staging expertise, affordability and style. “We’re committed to providing realistic, luxurious virtual stagings,” adds Barion. “It’s why we’re routinely asked to virtually stage luxury homes in the $20-$30 million range. The staging may be luxurious, but the price is competitive, starting at $49 per photo--highly accessible to homeowners on a budget. Most importantly, it really helps the property fly off the shelf!”
Virtual Staging by Ilaria Barion is the virtual staging provider for The Corcoran Group and Stribling & Associates Ltd. in Manhattan, plus industry leaders John Burger, Sharon E. Baum, Carrie Chiang, Jim Kinney, and more. For information, contact (212) 920-7161.