In a 2018 survey of more than 4,000 homes, 68% of staged homes sold for at least 9% more than those of their unstaged neighbors’. Whether you’re starting a real estate business or have been selling homes for a while, there’s clear and increasing benefit to professionally staging your clients’ homes.

But the future of home staging goes beyond just hiring a designer. This popular service is going virtual. In fact, virtual staging is cheaper, faster, and easier than physically staging a home -- and boasts similar results.

So, how do you find the right virtual staging software? Unfortunately, my search didn’t turn up many free virtual staging software solutions. But I’m sharing the top paid virtual staging software and services below.

Paid Virtual Staging Software

1. Virtual Staging Solutions

Price: $75/photo (Volume discounts available)

Virtual Staging Solutions offers turnaround time of one to two business days and rush service available for an additional fee. You’ll also receive two free revisions and “happiness guaranteed” or your money back. Submit photos of each room, choose a style from their pre-designed furniture options, and your designer will do the rest.

Virtual Staging Solutions also offers remodeling and restyling virtual staging in which they change flooring, walls, cabinets, and more. They’ll also remove existing furniture and virtually stage with new options. Need virtual construction help? They’ve got you covered there, too.

2. BoxBrownie

Price: $32/photo (No volume discounts available)

BoxBrownie promises to increase buyer interest, help you sell properties 75% faster, bring in a higher sales price (up to 85% higher), and help you stage a home at a fraction of the cost of non-virtual staging. Give them your photos and 48 hours and they’ll do the rest.

For additional fees, BoxBrownie also offers image enhancement, day-to-dusk image retouching, floor plan redraws, renders, copywriting, and 360-degree services.

3. VisualStager

Price: Prepaid credits (10 credits to stage one photo): $15.00/10 credits; $59/50 credits; $99/100 credits; $269/300 credits; $399/500 credits; $699/1000 credits

VisualStager is a do-it-yourself virtual home staging software that lets you do the styling. Upload your room photos, erase existing furniture, select from 4,000+ furniture items, and simply drag and stage your photos. Once finished, you can share staged photos as JPGs or on the cloud as a flarelet.

4. VHT Studios

Price: Price given per room: $199 to redecorate; $59 to paint; $99 to declutter; $79 to stage; $39 to virtual twilight on exterior photographs

VHT offers similar services as those listed above. Staging, painting, decluttering, redecorating, and virtual twilight are all available. And they promise to help you sell your home 32% faster, with their photos and expertise.

5. VRX Staging

Price: $35/photo

Upload photos under 6MB and VRX will return them by the very next business day before 5:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday. You’ll receive one free revision per photo and only pay $5.00 per revision per photo after that. Want them to take the photos for you? They can do that too, if you’re located in the United States.

6. Real Tour Vision

Price: Self-service image staging, $15/photo; Full-service virtual staging, $25/photo

Use their new furniture removal tool to tackle do-it-yourself virtual staging for a discounted rate or leave it to the professionals with their full-service virtual staging offer.

7. Virtually Staging Properties

Price: $85/1 photo; $150/2 photos; $225/3 photos; $280/4 photos; $325/5 photos; $60/each additional photo

It might be one of the most expensive virtual staging platforms on the market, but Virtually Staging Properties promises it’s also one of the best. Professional home stagers give each photo “unmatched realism” and satisfaction guaranteed.

They distinguish their offering with a full library of the latest trends and professional designers and realtors who know how to emphasize a home’s best features. Turnaround time varies but averages approximately two business days.

8. Virtual Staging Lab

Price: $40/photo

With Virtual Staging Lab, you’ll enjoy the advice of skilled professionals with years of staging experience. Each piece of virtual furniture is guaranteed to complements the style of your home, and you’ll start with a free consultation -- no strings attached. They also offer 24/7 support.

Simply upload your photos to their website, complete checkout, and you’ll receive your staged images in two business days or less. Oh, and you’ll get 50% off your first virtual staging order.

9. IBD Luxury Home Staging

Price: Ultra Luxury Staging, $899/photo; Luxury Staging, $299/photo; Classic Staging, $199/photo

Selling a luxury home? Consider celebrity home stager Ilaria Barion’s boutique firm. They combine upscale home staging expertise and high-end design for digital staging that’s a cut above the rest.

Choose from virtual staging for an empty home, virtual furniture replacement and cosmetic work, virtual landscaping and outdoor staging, night virtual staging, architectural rendering services, and more.

10. Spotless Agency

Price: Light, $79/photo; Standard, $99/photo; Professional, $199/photo

Send them photographs of your rooms in the biggest size you have in JPEG format (they recommend using a professional photographer for best results). Then, choose an interior design style and provide a floor plan. Once you’ve submitted that information, Spotless will contact you to discuss next steps. Sotheby’s International Realty, Corcoran Group, and Compass are among their top-billed clients.

11. PadStyler

Price: From $59/photo

Two-day turnaround, a 100% money-back guarantee, and free revisions are just a few of the perks PadStyler offers. They’ve virtually staged over 50,000 homes and claim these homes sell for an average of 19% higher than others on the market.

Virtual home staging, virtual furniture replacement, virtual kitchen vision, virtual curb appeal, virtual renovation, and 3D floor plan rendering are a few of the features that make them a premium option for sellers.

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Originally published Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM, updated October 29 2018

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