Virtual staging not only saves you time and money, but it also helps save the planet.
Bridge City Staging recently surveyed our clients about their reasons for using virtual staging. Here are some of the responses we received:
"To help buyers visualize a vacant property online."
"Virtual staging is more cost-effective than traditional staging."
"Virtual staging enables me to showcase a property with multiple style options."
"We recently remodeled and want to avoid potential damage from moving furniture in and out."
"Virtual staging allows me to list my property on the market faster."
The most thought-provoking response I received was "Virtual Staging is pro-environment". This piqued my interest as I had never considered the environmental impact of virtual staging compared to traditional physical staging. Today, we will explore how virtual staging is considered environmentally friendly for several reasons.
REDUCED RESOURCE CONSUMPTION
Virtual staging is an eco-friendly alternative to physical staging. Physical staging involves using materials like wood, fabrics, plastics, metals, and fuel to transport and set up furniture and decor items. This process leads to resource consumption and environmental impact through manufacturing, transportation, and disposal. However, virtual staging eliminates the need for these physical items, which helps to reduce resource consumption and environmental impact.
MINIMIZED WASTE GENERATION
Physical staging can generate waste when items are damaged, outdated, or no longer needed. Home Staging companies use a huge amount of plastic wrap to protect furniture in the moving process, however, plastic wrap is rarely recycled because it can clog machinery. In contrast, virtual staging eliminates the need for physical items, reducing the waste generated from the staging process.
LOWER ENERGY USAGE
When it comes to staging, the energy used to transport, set up, and maintain physical staging items such as lighting and climate control can contribute to carbon emissions. However, with virtual staging, everything takes place in a digital environment, which greatly reduces the energy consumption associated with physical setup and maintenance.
FLEXIBILITY & REUSEABILITY
Listing Agent Denise Crane. View Listing
Photography Courtesy of RE PIXS
Virtual staging allows for easy changes to the staged environment without requiring new physical items. This flexibility can prevent unnecessary purchases and reduce the demand for new furniture and decor items, ultimately lowering the demand for resource extraction and production.
Transporting physical staging items often involves vehicles that run on fossil fuels, leading to the emission of greenhouse gases. But with virtual staging, there's no need for transportation, which helps reduce emissions.
Virtual staging provides a global reach by digitally staging properties, allowing potential buyers or renters from anywhere in the world to access them without the need for physical travel. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint associated with property viewings.
ADAPTABLE TO CHANGING TRENDS
Listing Agent Dennis Haggard. View Listing
Photography Courtesy of Corey Shelton Real Estate Photography
Interior design trends are constantly changing, which often results in the need to replace staging items. With virtual staging, however, changes in design can be made instantly without any waste produced from discarding or replacing physical items. This makes virtual staging a highly adaptable and eco-friendly option.
VIRTUAL STAGING IS PRO-ENVIRONMENT
Although virtual staging has its own energy and resource consumption aspects, such as the need for computers and servers to render and host virtual environments, it still offers environmental benefits compared to physical staging, which is much more resource-intensive.
Show your potential buyers that you are “pro-environment and hire Bridge City Staging to virtually stage your property keeping your listing eco-friendly!