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Virtual Staging API For Real Estate App Developers

The Decor8 AI platform includes Decor8 AI Interior Design App for iOS and Decor8 AI Interior Design App for Android that allow users to redesign interiors using just a photo of the room. Additionally, if the room is empty, the app can automatically furnish it with the desired décor style. This feature is known as Virtual Staging, which involves creating digital renderings of fully furnished rooms instead of physically moving furniture into an empty space and taking pictures. Virtual Staging is considerably cheaper and, if done right, can maximize the creative use of the space.

Role of Virtual Staging in Real Estate

Virtual staging is transforming the real estate industry by enhancing how properties are presented across different platforms. Here’s a closer look at how it's making a difference in various applications:

1. Real Estate Marketing Apps: For marketing apps, virtual staging is a game-changer. By using our Decor8 AI API, these apps can turn bland, empty spaces into attractive, furnished interiors. This visual upgrade is crucial—it helps potential buyers picture themselves in the home, potentially speeding up their decision-making process. Homes that are staged virtually tend to get more online attention and share faster, reducing the time they sit on the market.

2. Real Estate Property Listing Apps: Property listing apps stand to gain a lot by integrating virtual staging. Our API lets them show properties in different styles and setups, making the listings more engaging and interactive. Users can visualize various furnishing options, helping them connect with properties that fit their taste right from their first glance. This not only makes the app more engaging but can also help close deals faster since buyers are more confident about what they’re getting into.

3. Chatbots for Real Estate: Chatbots that use virtual staging offer a real-time, customized shopping experience. By incorporating the Decor8 AI API, these bots can present staged images tailored to the user’s preferences on the fly. They can suggest different furniture arrangements or decor styles, making the chatbot interaction highly personalized and helpful. This tool turns a simple chatbot into a powerful aid for buyers, helping them visualize and choose homes that best meet their style and functional needs.

Potential Downsides of Virtual Staging:

Virtual staging creates beautifully furnished digital renderings of properties, but it's essential to maintain transparency with potential buyers. It’s crucial that the digital enhancements used to stage a room are clearly disclosed to avoid misleading buyers about the physical state of the property. This is especially important because the actual condition and features of an empty home can be quite different from the digitally staged images.

Moreover, while virtual staging can dramatically enhance the appeal of a property, it may not capture the unique charm and potential quirks of an unfurnished home that some buyers might appreciate. Some people prefer to see the raw, authentic state of a property to gauge its potential and imagine their own furnishings and decor without the influence of pre-set styles.

As long as renderings are realistic (close to actual state of the property), slightly enhanced by AI/Image Processing, it should open up endless possibilities, and that's what Decor8 AI is set out to do.

Decor8 AI App can be used to fill empty rooms with furniture a.k.a. Virtual Staging
Decor8 AI App can be used to fill empty rooms with furniture a.k.a. Virtual Staging

Making Virtual Staging As Realistic As Possible

At Decor8 AI, we've dedicated a significant amount of time to experimenting with generative AI models like Stable Diffusion, focusing on image segmentation, mask generation, and in-painting techniques. Our aim was to produce renderings that are not only beautiful but also highly detailed and of high quality. These renderings accurately reflect the structural layout of rooms, including walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows, and feature appropriately sized furniture. The results were realistic and actionable, verified by using Google Lens to confirm that people can actually purchase the furniture pieces and décor items depicted in our designs.

This success prompted us to enhance Decor8 AI's capabilities through an API, offering valuable tools to the real estate industry, particularly for those running marketing apps, property listing apps, or chatbots that assist potential buyers in learning more about properties and their value.

Introducing Virtual Staging API, SDK and Plugins

Thus, the API was born. All the features and functionalities of the Decor8 AI platform/apps are now accessible to app developers through a simple API. In addition to the basic HTTP API, I developed SDKs for Python, JS, and Dart, making it more convenient to integrate the API into apps catering to different delivery platforms.

Please take a look at the APIs and the documentation. I would love to hear from you. The API is already in production and is used by several app developers in the categories mentioned above.

Simple APIs to reimagine room interior and décor
Simple APIs to reimagine room interior and décor

In addition to the APIs, we've put forth effort to bring the virtual staging functionality to No-code apps with a Bubble Plugin for virtual staging and Zapier Integration (Pre-release). Please check out the links to get the no-code plugins. Specifically, please try the Zapier Integration and let me know how it looks. Zapier will only allow me to publish the integration if there is decent demand for it.

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