Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Lise- in either case, you run the risk of a buyer being disappointed when they finally see the empty house unless it is made clear to the buyer.  To me the difference would depend on how the seller's original furniture looked in the home.  

Also if you do use those photos, then I would have the virtual photos, if you have them, in the house so that buyers could see the possibilities. 

Sep 28, 2015 03:05 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lise Howe We have never used this option. Expectations and reality? Tony

Sep 27, 2015 11:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

One is actually the seller's furnishings and "real." The other is "made up" and possibly enhanced.

Sep 27, 2015 09:31 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

We do have to disclose those virtual staged homes.

Mar 09, 2019 10:05 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have no problem with either, the final decision is made with the actual viewing.

Sep 20, 2018 07:43 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I just LOVE the virtual stagers!  I find their photos so funny and just such pieces of utter crap!  I have yet to see one where the furniture wasn't floating in mid air!  BEWARE BUYERS: GRAVITY DOES NOT WORK IN THIS HOUSE!!!


If I stage a house, it isn't for the photos, it is until the house sells.  Otherwise... geesh!

Sep 28, 2015 08:38 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe if the home is not going to be staged at all, Virtual Staging is always a better choice for a vacant property.

Sep 28, 2015 01:42 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't use this service. I will show photos of the house furnished by the seller and again when it is vacant.

Sep 27, 2015 10:32 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have never used virtual staging....we want the home to show as it should to every buyer who sees it....

Sep 27, 2015 10:19 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

  We think it is important to give a buyer some spacial orientation...and furnishing..however you choose..the individual market finds acceptable is a good move we think.

Sep 27, 2015 09:30 PM