Depending on your situation, you may want to traditionally stage your home, or you may want to virtually stage your home. When you’re preparing to sell, staging may be the best way to go. By choosing a professional staging company, such as Set To Show, experts can help you arrange and update your home in a way that potential buyers can envision themselves living in. Here, our experts will go over the differences between traditional and virtual staging, and which one may be best for you.

Traditional Staging

When you think of staging your home, typically, you think of cleaning, decluttering, and depersonalizing the space. When you hire a professional company to help you stage your home for sale, they can suggest slight improvements, paint jobs, and other decorative tips to help you create an unobtrusive, welcoming space for potential buyers. Oftentimes, this involves renting furniture to make the room appear whole. This of course comes with a price, but may help you sell faster and for more.

Virtual Staging

As technology has advanced, it has revolutionized the way some homes are sold. When you take photos of your home to show online, you can alter the photos to make them seem more appealing to people viewing the home. This is especially useful for vacant home staging. By editing the photos of your home, you can change paint colors, furniture, among other things to entice more people to come view the home, which increases your chance at someone putting in an offer.

Which One Is Best For You?

When you use a traditional home staging service to prepare your home for sale, potential buyers are usually pleased they can envision their own belongings in the space. They’re also typically pleased the home looks like it did online. However, using traditional services is more expensive, the home could be damaged by movers, and the process takes longer and is more expensive, which slightly increases the strain on you.


When you choose to virtually stage your home, the cost is slightly less than traditional services. Additionally, the edits can be done in a short amount of time, there are no movers in the home risking damage to your belongings, and it allows potential buyers to mimic the virtual designs if they choose to do so. Oftentimes people who come to tour the home are bothered because the home doesn’t look like the pictures they saw online, and they sometimes do not get the instant “I want to buy this home” feeling, which happens more in traditional staging.


Taking all these factors into consideration should help you determine which route is best for you when you’re selling your home.

Contact Set To Show Today

If you’re in the Twin Cities metro area and looking for help staging your home, contact Set To Show today. Give us a call at 952-224-2131[1] , or message us on our contact page.