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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think it should be disclosed somewhere in the listing even if it's just in the agent only remarks --- I have not used it.   

Sep 29, 2015 11:12 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Personally, I like the concept a lot, as buyers have such awful imaginations more often, than not. And with most people starting their search on the internet, good photos are critical. Unfortunately, our MLS does not allow this practise.

Sep 29, 2015 09:43 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I have never used it.

Oct 17, 2016 10:25 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think it makes for a better virtual tour, but it is no substitute for the real thing when the clients walk through the front door.  And the other day, I noticed that an agent who used virtual staging stated so on the photos.

 

Oct 02, 2016 02:21 PM
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Cheryl Carradini, MBA
GoSIMC - Vero Beach, FL
Marketing Automation Architect & Trailblazer

As long as there is disclosure, I do not see virtual staging as deceptive. I would not go so far as to change the colors of the walls or floors. But, as a buyer,  I am not buying the furniture. So, I think that virtual staging can be used to better define space, if used properly. 

Oct 01, 2015 09:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think it is absolutely hillarious!  All the ones I've seen are so poorly done, the furniture is halfway to the ceiling.  If any buyer gets upset and thinks those photos were real... you don't want that buyer!

Sep 30, 2015 09:56 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My professional photography company was offering virtual staging and always thought it was deceptive.   The home will still be vacant, and not many buyers buy a home just looking at photos on-line.

Sep 30, 2015 12:54 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I have not used it but if I do it will be disclosed to cover my tail from angry Agents and buyers.

Sep 30, 2015 12:31 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson the potential buyers are still walking into a vacant home.

Sep 30, 2015 12:31 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I think as long as it is disclosed to the consumer that the pictures are 'Virtual' - it's okay.

This gives idea to the clients on how the home would look like with 'staging'.

It should help seller sell the home sooner. I have never tried it, though. Good idea - and I should do it for couple of my listings.

Sep 29, 2015 11:06 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Not a fan. Many do not have the imagination to realize the potential, but when we get there and it's empty...they have been disappointed.

Sep 29, 2015 10:38 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use the technology very selectively.

Usually to intall branding on the image of a wall hanging and offer it to Zillow. I do not do this on MLS listings.

Sep 29, 2015 10:18 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Deceptive.  Our clients are expecting one thing and when they get there they see something totally different.

Sep 29, 2015 08:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not used it. 

Sep 29, 2015 08:41 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Personally, I think it's more deceptive.

Sep 29, 2015 07:48 PM