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.
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.
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.
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; White Label Lite Plan, $10/month paid yearly or $15/month; White Label Standard, $20/month paid yearly or $30/month
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: $40/photo for vacant room staging; $60/photo for room modeling
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: Tier One, four virtual stagings for $415.00; Tier Two, six virtual stagings for $589.00; Tier Three, nine virtual stagings for $835.00
Submit listing images and choose your design style. Then approve your virtual staging to add to any listing. It's that easy. Want to make your rooms shoppable? RoOomy makes that easy, too. Their three-dimensional design options make the most of augmented reality, to give listings new potential.
Price: Ultra, $29/month or $299/year; Ultimate, $69/month or $699/year; Enterprise, pricing available upon request
Turn compatible smartphones into a VR camera to capture 360-degree tours of any space, and transform your next listing into an experience.
But first, choose the right plan for your needs. Their basic "Ultra" plan includes up to 15 LiveTours a month, their VR editor and app, AR for your floor plan, custom branding, free workshops, and even discounted hardware.