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7 Tricks to Sell your Old Home Instantly

As every realtor knows, it’s far easier to market a new home than an old one! We bring you some tips to succeed with marketing older property.

How Do you Market Older Homes?

It’s very important to prepare well before you start to market an older home, and these tips can help you to make a quick sale at the best price possible.

1. Upgrade the Interior and Fix any Repairs

Prospective buyers will always look to see if the home is in move-in condition, and upgrading the interior will fetch you the best price as well. Take a look at similar homes in the area to get insights into the amenities and prices in the neighborhood. This will help you to determine what needs to be upgraded before you start marketing the home.

Once you are armed with your check-list, do a Walkthrough Inspection and let the seller have a list of recommended fixes and upgrades. Make sure that your list is comprehensive, and includes:

  • Fix cracks in the walls and ceiling, and repair the roof (replace it if you have to)
  • Take care of plumbing issues and leaky or scratched fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen
  • Keep a check on code violations such as exposed wires, damaged lighting, and get them fixed on priority
  • Check the flooring. Get it deep cleaned, and replace tiles if necessary
  • Tear up old carpet and polish wood flooring
  • Get an expert to check and clean the heating and cooling systems, also the septic system
  • Paint the home in neutral colors
  • Clean windows, repair damaged window treatments
  • Get new drapes

Let the homeowner know what’s trending on the market, and what buyers will be looking for. Give them insights into the styles and colors that are popular. It’s important to paint, replace the flooring, and get new fixtures; and they will be able to recover the cost during the sale.

In case the homeowner is not in a position to carry out these improvements or the home is in such poor condition that upgrades do not make sense, you should sell the home “as-is.” You will get a lower price, as the buyer assumes all risks. The homeowner will not be required to offer guarantees on the condition of the home. In this case, the home will be sold without warranty, and there will be no inspection. Such a sale will normally be a “cash only” sale.

Homes in this condition are highly sought after by contractors and flippers, and if priced low enough, you can be sure that the property will get plenty of offers!

2. Create a Great First Impression!

First impressions matter and the home needs to appeal visually to the buyer. Imagine yourself as the buyer and see the property through his eyes. Clear the porch of all clutter and power wash the drive, sidewalks, and the façade of the house. Clean up the garden and mow the lawns. You can be sure that the money spent on this clean up will be completely recovered during the sale!

3. Post your Property Online

Almost all buyers start their search online, and it has been estimated that a massive 35% of buyers would even purchase a home online without having visited! A higher percentage would take on a rental they have never seen. Hard to believe, but there it is! Make sure that your listing has captivating content and the pricing is right.

Use the right words to highlight the positive features of the home. Do not use filler words or descriptive words that have come to convey a negative impression. Most people know that ‘vintage’ is a euphemism for very old, and ‘cozy’ means small! If the realtor mentions that a home has ‘plenty of potentials’, it probably means that there is going to be a complete renovation needed. People are very smart at reading between the lines, so steer clear of such descriptions.

If the seller can offer a home warranty, the potential buyer is more likely to have peace of mind that should something go wrong they will be compensated. This is likely to result in a quicker sale.

Be careful when you post the pricing. Homes that are priced too low will be seen as a risk, while if the price is too high buyers will not be positive.

4. Add High-Quality Photographs

Pictures say a lot, and by adding clear, quality photographs of the inside and outside of the home you can easily grab buyer attention. You should always post both interior and exterior photos, otherwise, buyers will assume the worst, and will make negative assumptions about the missing pictures. You should post pictures of the garden as well, especially if there are any interesting features like a pool or a treehouse.

Before posting the pictures, work on them to make them look good. Frame the pictures well by cropping out any unwanted elements. Remove evidence of children or pets.

In interior pictures, you should open drapes and blinds to brighten rooms. Don’t miss out on any rooms that have been listed, or the potential buyer will wonder why it was left out. In the kitchen, you should remove trash cans, and in the bathrooms, you should close toilet lids. Keep some potted plants around the home to add visual appeal.

5. Advertise Right!

Your advertisements should appear in publications for the restoration of old homes such as This Old House and Country Living. Some websites cater exclusively to old house real estate, and buyers who are interested in vintage and historic homes would look up your listing. Add your profile to such pages so that the right people can approach you.

Also, try advertising in newspapers and on every possible website, and put up banners across the city if possible. Offer discounts for word-of-mouth advertising with friends and family.

A great way to advertise is to hold an open house and invite other brokers and customers to attend. It may encourage them to promote your listing and you will make a quicker sale.

6. Stage the Home to Show It in the Best Possible Light

It has been found that staging a home reduces the number of days that the property is on the market and hastens up the sale. Potential buyers can imagine themselves living in the home, and this helps them to make their buying decisions more easily.

If you are physically staging the home, you should declutter the rooms to make it appear more spacious. Clear out your belongings from cupboards, closets, and the basement, and put old furniture into a storage locker. Buy or rent new pieces that will show the home in the best possible light, and arrange the furniture in a visually appealing manner. Remember, empty rooms do not offer visual appeal.

If you do not wish to go through the hassle of physical staging, Hasten Virtual Staging can be utilized to add appeal. You can create realistic, furnished rooms that are appealing to the eye in a fraction of the time and effort that it takes to physically stage the home.

It has been found that over 80% of properties that have been staged will sell at or above the listed price, so the investment is truly worth it!

7. Look for Buyers of Old Homes

Look for buyers who are attracted to older homes. Talk about how the homes foster a sense of community and are close to neighborhood amenities such as restaurants, shopping, schools, and gyms. The garden and open spaces may also be a good selling point.

Ready to Market Old Homes for Sale?

By following all these few simple tips and undertaking 3D Virtual Staging, marketing old homes for sale can be a breeze! Contact the Rayvat team at +1-(888)-863-4445 or email us at engineering@rayvat.com for professional 3D Rendering that can help you to show your homes in a better light.


How Virtual Reality Can Help You Score in The Real Estate Business

In the real estate world, the traditional process of wooing a prospective customer has always been a long-drawn-out one. Clients usually state their requirements, following which a long list of properties that match is given to them. Then come to the descriptions and explanations, haggling over prices, and finally, a physical visit to view the house. This process is not only time consuming, but it’s also very frustrating for both buyers and sellers, as in many cases, it does not end in a deal being drawn up.

Today, there’s a game-changing technology that is set to disrupt the way real estate marketers do their business completely! Enter Virtual Reality (VR). VR has the power to help real estate agents sell more properties in a fraction of the time and with minimal effort. They can reach out to clients from across the country, deliver high-quality customer services, and expand their sales much quicker than ever before. In today’s internet-ruled world, most clients look for properties online rather than through any other means; and this makes it imperative that real estate agents who do not wish to get left behind should also jump on the VR bandwagon!

While many people still associate VR with the world of gaming, entertainment, and movies, it plays a very transformative role in the real estate industry as well.

In this article, we’ve put together five of the most innovative uses of Virtual Reality in this industry that are guaranteed to create a competitive advantage for your business.

Architectural Visualization

3D Commercial Exterior Rendering

Architects and real estate developers have always found it a challenge to present properties that are not yet constructed, and showcase their selling points to prospective buyers. Traditionally, physical models that are scaled-down replicas of the finished project have always been used to help buyers visualize what the property would look like. These physical models are painfully hard to create and require considerable expertise and skill, which makes them very expensive as well. Besides this, physical models cannot be transported easily, and clients have to travel to the site office to see them.

All these issues are solved by using Virtual Reality technology to create exterior and interior videos of the proposed property. 3D visualization teams convert 2D images to hyper-realistic 3D views and videos using reality modeling techniques and tools. Clients can get a clear picture of the spatial relationships between rooms and buildings, and can even understand how the structure looks in the context of the surrounding space. The 3D walkthroughs and images can easily be shared online, giving real estate marketers a global market for their properties.

Virtual Property Showcases

Clients who are buying or renting a house will usually visit several properties before zeroing in on one. This can get complicated if the properties are not located nearby, and will involve spending a lot of time and money to travel to each property.

Using VR technology, clients can now take virtual tours of prospective properties without even stepping outside their own homes! Strapping on a Virtual Reality headset will allow them to enter a virtual world where they can experience 3D walkthroughs of properties. They can get a very realistic feel of the space available, in much the same way as a physical tour experience. Without the hassle of traveling to each location, prospective clients can easily look at several shortlisted properties before making their choice. In many cases, the virtual property showcases are so realistic that deals are completed without even a physical visit!

3D virtual tours could be guided visits that are similar to conventional promo videos. This could be in the form of a 360° degree video that is captured using a panoramic camera or a fully Virtual Video that is created using 3D software. Using a VR headset like Google Cardboard offers viewers a high-quality immersive viewing experience.

More sophisticated tools are needed to make interactive videos that allow viewers to move between rooms of their choice within the property. They can click on designated hotspots, and the camera will move to the position chosen. This is more expensive but is also a more creative way of showing your property.

Virtual Staging

Virtual Staging

A very effective way of marketing a house is to stage it by filling it with choice furniture, allowing the prospective buyer to imagine how it will look once it is furnished. Physically staging a house can prove to be very expensive and time-consuming, and the clients may not like your taste in interiors! The far easier alternative is virtual staging, where 3D Designers Design the interiors of a home virtually, by integrating virtual décor pieces and furniture into an image of an empty room. Spaces can be customized based on the interior preferences of the buyer, and real estate agents can target the needs and aesthetic tastes of their target audience.

Homebuyers who are able to visualize themselves actually living in the space are more likely than not to go through with the deal. Using Virtual Reality technology, real estate marketers are able to sell properties at a fraction of the cost of physical staging. Virtual staging can be done with a quick turn-around time, as well given a photograph of an empty room, 3D modelers could come back with beautifully staged images in as little as 24 to 48 hours!

Virtual Instructions for Tenants

Real Estate Agents who need to communicate instructions to their tenants can do so efficiently through Virtual Reality. They can strap on a VR headset and experience a virtual tour that explains, for instance, how the utilities work, and where extra blankets are stored. This proves to be very useful in the vacation rentals industry, where there is a high turnover of customers, and the rental agents would otherwise have to give instructions and repeat themselves to every single customer! Virtual instructions can vastly improve the customer experience at such rental properties.

Virtual Commerce

Potential homebuyers who would like to see the interior of their new home with interiors done up according to their choices can now do so using the magic of VR technology! They could visit an online store, pick a sofa or an armchair that they like, and add it to their 3D Tour. This helps them to style the property the way they prefer and imagine how their finished home could look.

Again, if a virtual store wishes to advertise themselves by offering the pieces of furniture that are showcased in the virtual tour on sale, clients who are viewing the 3D tour could opt to buy them online.

How Virtual Reality Technology in Real Estate makes all the Difference

Still, wondering whether you should explore the possibilities of marketing with Virtual Reality? Read on to know how it can make all the difference to your marketing campaign!

#1 Clients need not travel to each Location

Clients can check out and shortlist properties right from the comfort of their homes, by putting on VR headsets and experiencing immersive 3D Virtual Tours. They can do away with the hassle of traveling to view each property physically.

#2. Deals can be closed Quickly

Virtual reality solutions save time for realtors as well, as deals can be closed in quicker turnaround time. As several prospective buyers could be viewing the videos at the same time, realtors do not need to split up their time between clients, and this would increase the chances of a sale.

#3 Improved Visualization Capabilities

Clients are able to understand the spatial relationships between rooms and visualize each property in a better way when they view a virtual tour. Especially when the interior is virtually staged, they are able to forge an emotional connection with the home and can even visualize themselves living there, making it more likely that they would close the deal and go ahead with the purchase.

#4 Reach a Global Audience

Physically showing each property takes up a lot of time and effort, and realtors who work in the traditional way are not able to reach out to a wider audience. By showcasing properties through 3D Virtual Tours online, they can reach out even to long-distance buyers and increase their own productivity.

#5 Save on Costs

If you compare the cost of developing a 3D virtual tour with the cost of traditional real estate marketing (think physically staging, sharing photographs, creating banners and advertisements), then it’s a no brainer. 3D tours are just a fraction of the investment! With VR technology, you can harness the power of hyper-realistic videos and imagery that can give the viewer a truly immersive experience.

With more real estate agents taking to Virtual Reality technology to showcase their properties to advantage, do you want to be left behind? Connect with the expert team at Rayvat Rendering Studio to get started with this new-age experiential technology, and start realizing the benefits right away!

Call us today at +1-(888)-863-4445 or email us your virtual reality requirements at engineering@rayvat.com. We assure you of high-quality deliverables to accentuate your property marketing needs.


Breathe life into your Designs with 3D House Rendering

3D House Rendering (creating photo-realistic images), used to advantage, can make all the difference to your project. Whether you’re an architect, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, having a well depicted 3D image can be an excellent presentation and visualization tool that will prove to be a game-changer.

This process creates hyper-realistic images in 3D from a 2D plan or drawing that showcases the various attributes of architectural design. 3D rendering experts use the latest software and modeling tools to simulate hyper-realistic imagery and animations.

As a leading provider of 3D Residential House Rendering Services, Rayvat Rendering Studio has been in the business of Architectural Visualization (3D Residential Renderings) for over a decade. Using the most advanced software available in the market today, we create 3D renders for architects, builders, developers, real estate marketing agents, as well as for homeowners themselves.

Benefits of 3D House Rendering Services

3D House Rendering

3D Home Rendering comes with a host of benefits. Developers and architects use these images to improve their presentations on the project with their clients, allowing greater communication and collaboration. Homeowners are looking for a visual of the unbuilt project, so they can see if it’s what they would like to buy. For real estate professionals, it used as a marketing tool.

Basically, 3D Home Rendering serves as a visual communication tool, breathing life into a 2D plan through technical and artistic expertise, and allowing a clear spatial understanding of what’s going on. A 3D House Rendering can truly communicate the size, space, and proportions of your project to a high degree of precision.

As a marketing tool, if you combine House Rendering, Interior Rendering, and 3D House Virtual Tours, you can even completely do away with the need to build a model home. This translates to considerable savings in time, effort, and cost.

Today, 3D Modeling is very cost-efficient and readily available, and with the expertise of teams like Rayvat Rendering Studio, you stand to gain a lot!

Are There Any Benefits Before Construction Even Starts?

Yes, of course, and in most cases, 3D Rendering Images are requested before the actual construction. Prospective buyers can visualize the property in a comprehensive way, which helps to boost sales as well. Engineers can catch issues before they even arise at the site and fix any potential problems, thus saving time and money. When all stakeholders can visualize the results quickly, they can communicate better and work together more cohesively.

How is 3D Home Rendering Done?

There are typically three stages in a Residential Rendering.

Stage1: A skeleton 3D model is built from the 2D plan. We will share this with you so that you can decide on the camera angle you prefer.
Stage2: We add colors, material finishes, and textures to bring the image to life. You can give us photographs as references if you so wish.
Stage3: The final image rendering is done after you approve of the image at Stage 2. All your comments will be resolved, and you will be given the final high-resolution digital image.

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Sounds Great! Is high-quality 3D House Rendering Expensive?

There are a few factors that determine the cost. To begin with, the more complex the design and detailing, the higher will be the cost involved. Again, if you are asking for more views from different angles, considerable discounts can be given on per-image render cost. Hyper-realistic renders would cost more than lower-quality images, and if you want the work to be completed in a shorter time, you may also have to shell out a bit more. As a benchmark, Rayvat Rendering Studio prices images at $300-700 per image for residential to commercial projects.

However, the benefits of 3D Rendering far outweigh the costs. To get a detailed quote, do connect with the Rayvat team today! We can work with you to create the images you need within your specific budget and timeline.

How Long Will it Take?

We generally give you the first draft of rendering within 7 business days, and quite often even sooner than this. If you’re in a hurry, we could even offer express services. Regardless of what your requirement is, we will always endeavor to meet and exceed your expectations.

Why Rayvat Rendering Studio?

Rayvat Rendering Studio is an ArchiCGI firm that has been at the forefront of the architectural visualization business for over 10 years and has worked on a thousand types of render for customers across the world. Our clientele includes some of the biggest names in Real Estate Development, Realtors, and Architects as well as Individuals.

Our business grows through word-of-mouth from our satisfied customers who keep coming back for more, a sure assurance of our superior quality and excellent customer services!

We’re the Experts!

Without any compromise on quality, we can get your imagery completed in the shortest possible time at the most cost-effective rates. Drawing on their experience, our talented artists will be able to advise you on the camera angles, lighting details, and other specifications that will showcase the beauty of your project in the best manner.

We also assure you of 100 percent secure services. As our client, you will have your private account on our cloud server that will have a repository of all your renderings. You can access this portal 24/7 from anywhere in the world, and you can download and send your renderings to your clients and marketing team with just one click. It is straightforward to e-mail the link to stakeholders and decision-makers.

Let’s Get Started!

So now that you’ know just how much of a difference a House 3D Rendering can make to your project, are you ready to take the next step? Whether you are looking for a hyper-realistic exterior image or detailed interior views, Rayvat Rendering aims to deliver the best! Take your project to the next level; and connect with our team today!

Call us at +1-888-863-4445 or email us at engineering@rayvat.com!


3D Modeling Construction – How does the Industry Benefit?

Whether it is in motion pictures, video games, product development, or the medical field, 3D Models are being widely deployed for Visualizations, Simulations, and Rendering graphic designs. 3D Technology has made a huge impact on every aspect of our lives, and the world of construction has not been left untouched by its magic! By bringing imagination closer to reality, it serves to make the design more accessible to a greater number of people in new and exciting ways.

So what exactly is 3D Modeling? It is the process by which a 3D Representation is made of an object using the software. In the Building and Construction Industry, 3D Architectural Modeling is a Wonderful Visualization tool that can help to bring the architect’s vision to life.

3D Modeling Construction

How is 3D Modeling useful in Construction?

3D Modeling Construction comes with a whole lot of benefits to the Architects, Engineers, Real Estate Marketers as well as Homeowners.

By using 3D modeling, architects and designers are able to be more creative and experimental. Not only does it speed up the design process, but it also helps the whole project team to get on the same page with respect to the building design. They can get a good grasp of what the finished project will look like, even before the first spade of mud has been turned over at the site! In doing so, they can easily identify potential problems before they arise and find solutions to them before they cause any issues.

Whether it is BIM or 3D Revit Modeling, advancements in technology are empowering the Construction industry to achieve more in lesser time at a fraction of the cost. As a presentation tool, 3D modeling offers a clear idea of the completed design and can be used by architects to present their concepts to all the stakeholders and get them on board the project. A 3D animation can take your clients through every room of the proposed building and help them to get a clear idea of the spaces. While most laypersons are often not able to understand 2D drawings such as plans or elevations, 3D views and animations are very easy to understand as they leave nothing to the imagination.

3D modeling is changing the way that real estate agents are marketing their properties, as well. As a marketing tool, real estate agents are using 3D modeling images in their sales banners, brochures, and on their websites to attract and draw in potential buyers. It has been proven that a real estate listing that showcases a 3D photo-realistic image is far more likely to draw attention than one which just shows a 2D image of the property.

By viewing a 3D Walkthrough of the building, clients can imagine themselves walking through the house and seeing how all the rooms are laid out. They will be able to visualize the flow of spaces between the various rooms and can even see how the interior will look. When they are able to imagine themselves in that space, they would be far more likely to sign on the dotted line and make the purchase.

Homeowners who opt to get 3D renders of their building or interior will be able to visualize the design in a much better way. They can communicate with the designers far more easily, and tell them exactly what they like or don’t like about the design. Using 3D Modeling Services their homes can be filled with furniture and furnishings that are to their taste, and they can pick out the lighting, colors, and finishes that they prefer. When their ideas are translated to reality, the end result will be a design that holds no surprises and that they can truly fall in love with!

3D Modeling in Construction

Here’s how to ensure high-quality 3D Models for the Construction Industry

  • Choose a camera angle that showcases the beauty of the property.
  • Fill in details like colors and textures to get an authentic look and feel.
  • Lights and lighting should be realistic to breathe life into the spaces.
  • Pay careful attention to the landscape and background.
  • Opt for high-quality rendering so that the images do not look flat and lifeless.

Using 3D AutoCAD Modeling, 3D Artists are able to bring your project to life with a degree of realism that 2D images simply cannot provide. With new-age technologies like reality modeling becoming an inseparable part of the construction industry today, the design has finally entered the high-tech digital realm; and there is no looking back!

Rayvat Rendering Studio is a leading Architectural Visualization and Rendering firm assisting global clientele in Rendering, Animation, and Drafting & Modeling. Get in Touch for your 3D Modeling requirements needs at +1-888-863-4445 or email us at engineering@rayvat.com.


Virtual Staging: The Real Estate Marketing Tool that Gets Results

Virtual Staging

The Real Estate Market is nothing if not intensely competitive, and to stay ahead of the rest of the pack, you will need some clever strategies and skills! 3D Virtual Staging is a powerful real estate marketing tool that has been found to drive results. We’ve put together some statistics that show just how efficient this strategy is!

  • As compared to Traditional Staging, Virtual Staging is 97% more cost effective.

Staging using actual props can cost in the vicinity of $1000 to $5000 for one unit, and this figure can rise exponentially if the building contains several units. A virtually staged image would cost you just around $100 to $300, a mere fraction of the cost, time, and effort.

  • 81% of potential buyers felt that Virtual Staging was a great way to help them to Visualize the Property.

Using Virtual staging, realtors can show online buyers exactly how the property will look once it is done up, a great visualization tool that nudges buyers toward signing on the dotted line! Most realtors have, in the past, shied away from staging because of the huge cost and effort involved. 3d Virtual staging cuts down the marketing investment considerably, making it a very attractive tool for online marketing.

  • Online offers are on the Rise.

At least 45% of buyers are now making bids on properties online without having viewed them in person. Most potential buyers are now in the age bracket of between 22 and 34 years old, a demographic that believes in the power of the virtual world. In particular, those who are moving cross country tend to turn to online marketing to shortlist the properties they would like to buy.

  • Homes that are Virtually Staged sell for more money.

A survey has shown that with home staging, 68% of homes sold for 9% higher costs. What’s more, potential buyers were more likely to pick the homes that were staged, rather than houses in the neighborhood that were not staged.

  • The ROI on Home Staging is a staggering 586%!

Hard to believe, but true! Factoring in all the costs of physically staging a property, including the time taken and the effort involved, the ROI on home staging is almost 586%. If this is done digitally, the returns can be expected to be even more impressive.

  • Consultation costs are eliminated.

Traditional home staging calls for the services of interior designers whose consultation charges can be $300- $500 for a sitting. Virtual staging uses the services of 3D rendering experts who have significant knowledge of interior design but do not charge upfront for a consultation. Thus the cost of consultation is 100% eliminated.

  • Virtual staging is more flexible and more creative.

Real estate sellers have far more flexibility in adding the kind of furniture they like and doing up the virtual interior using a particular theme when the staging is virtual. When compared to traditional staging, virtual stagers have 100% more creative freedom.

  • The virtual staging looks 100% Real.

There is no discernable difference between a real photography and a 3D rendering. The image of the 3D Virtual Staging looks 100% true to life!

  • Properties that are staged sell faster, on the average 73% Faster!

Properties that have an online listing, which includes images of home staging are found to fly off the shelves much faster than those that do not have such images. A home that is staged well enables prospective buyers to readily visualize themselves in the spaces, and often leads to a quicker buying decision.

  • First impressions do matter!

A survey found that most people make a judgment on the property within just seven seconds of viewing it. All the more reason to make a great first impression that lasts! A well-staged image will draw in your prospective buyers in, making them move on to the next step of indicating their interest.

All these statistics go to show just why virtual home staging is such a terrific choice. Do call Rayvat, the experts in 3D Rendering Services, to get a quote today and make your next property listing one that makes the right impact!