Picture taking for Virtual Staging
Will my photos work?
Most likely, Yes! We can work with 95% of all photos. We want to work with the largest photo files that you have, professional print photos are best, but we require a minimum of 500kb file size. Take your photos standing at chest level, 4-5 feet above the floor and not while kneeling or standing on an elevated surface. Photos should be taken horizontally or landscaped, looking into a corner at perpendicular walls with a good balance of floor and ceiling in the photo. Hollywood Staging will place furniture into the photos you send us, so if you follow the guidelines and are happy with the size and quality of your photos, you should be very happy with your Hollywood Staged photos. Hollywood Staging does not virtually stage panoramic or wide-angle lens photos and we do not recommend portrait (vertically oriented) photos as well. *Please include an exterior picture of the front of the home so Hollywood Staging Designers can select unique furnishings that will highlight and market the home best.
How many photos should I stage?
For your average size vacant home, we recommend staging at least three rooms starting with the living room, dining room, and master bedroom. If the floor plan is an open concept, many want to see the staging of the room from other angles. Many also choose to stage a second bedroom, game room, patio, home office, and home theater rooms are also great additions. It is recommended real estate listings include both photos of the empty rooms and the staged rooms so prospective buyers understand a home has been virtually staged.
What happens if I upload a photo that is a small size, low resolution, or may not work with your service?
Not to worry! If we have any troubles with a photo or see that a photo is just not up to the necessary standards to produce a quality virtual staging product, we will call you to discuss alternatives.
Can I make changes once I see the photos?
Yes, minor revisions are included at no charge for each photo. Please note that if you instruct us to use a specific interior design style and decide to change the furniture style or change the photo to a different one, that would be considered a new order. Change requests must be received 72 hours from the delivery time stamp. If we do not hear from you during this time, we will consider your order complete.
What do you mean by "per photo"?
Hollywood Staging will add virtual furniture and furnishings to all rooms and areas that can be seen in the photograph. Panoramic and Wide Angle Lens photos cannot be virtually staged so they are excluded.
How do I place an Order?
All you need to do is select the number of images you want staged and pay. Once your order is received, you will receive an email from our Order Department for you to upload your images with any instructions regarding how you'd prefer to have your images staged . Hollywood Staging does the rest and quickly returns your photos ready for use.
How long does it take to process my order and get my staged photos back?
Hollywood Staging's custom virtual staging gives every client 's order personalized service. Hollywood Staging will return your virtually staged photos within one to three (1 to 3) business days depending on the day and time your order is received, the size of your order, and services selected.
Where can I use the virtually staged photos?
Your photos will be formatted ready to use digitally on Real Estate Listing Services, websites, PDF flyers, or email, and for a nominal fee Hollywood Staging also offers custom watermarking services placing your Logo on your images.
Does Hollywood Staging alter the photographs by changing wall colors, adding appliances, OR removing fixtures, etc?
With our Virtual Staging Services, we do not and will not alter or edit the underlying photos of the property. We do not change wall colors, change the flooring, do repairs, touch-ups or hide any damage. What potential buyers see when they go visit the property is exactly what they saw in the virtual photos just without furnishings and décor.
Can I provide suggestions with respect to the staging of the photos?
Of course! You know the property best and we are more than happy to work with your suggestions. Please be sure to add all that detailed information with your images and instructions. The more information about the rooms to be virtually staged, the better and faster we can meet your marketing needs for the home.
What if the photos that I provide have some furnishings and décor already?
Ideally we work with photos of vacant homes, but if you have a good image that shows a room well that has a moderate amount of furnishings, we can remove them before staging with our Image Enhancement Furniture Removal Service. If you're unsure your image meets our criteria, our team needs is happy to review the image before accepting it for Removal Service. You can use the Contact Form and upload the image with your comments. If the image is accepted for the service, we will send you a link to order the service. It can take up to and additional 3 business days to complete the removal service. After removal, Hollywood Staging will return your virtually staged photos within an additional one to three (1 to 3) business days depending on the day and time your order is received, size of your order, and services selected.
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