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Are you trying to find the best virtual staging service on the Internet?

Make sure to check out our Phixer virtual staging review before you make any decisions about which online real estate marketing service to use.

In this post, we take an in-depth look at the virtual staging services offered by Phixer and compare them to another favorite, PhotoUp.

We’ll conduct a comprehensive Phixer virtual staging review, looking at the ordering process, payments, quality of furniture library, and responsiveness of their support.

Let’s get started with an easy-to-read comparison table between Phixer’s services and 2021’s best virtual staging provider, PhotoUp:

Overall Rating
3.9 4.8
Provider Phixer PhotoUp
Current Ranking 5th of 22 1st of 22
Best For agents best overall
Cost per Image $30.00 per image $25.00 per image
Turnaround Time 12-48 hours 12-48 hours
Furniture
Online Library yes yes
Design Styles 6 design styles 6 design styles
Room Types 12 or more room types 12 or more room types
Pricing
Cost per Image $30.00 per image $25.00 per image
Cost of Revision $10.00 per revision free revisions
Volume Discount no yes
Ordering
Turnaround Time 12-48 hours 12-48 hours
Weekend Service yes yes
Interface good & easy to learn good & easy to learn
Quality
Realism very realistic very realistic
Placement natural natural
Set Design good amazing
Support
Email yes yes
Chat yes yes
USA Phone yes yes
Response Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Website phixer.net photoup.net
Other Services
  • virtual staging
  • photo editing
  • video editing
  • photo editing
  • virtual staging
  • video editing
  • single property websites
  • house portraits
  • virtual assistants
  • custom websites
Phixer

3.9

  • Ranked 5th of 22
  • best for: agents
  • $30.00 per image per Image
  • 12-48 hours turnaround time

Furniture

  • Online Library
  • 6 design styles
  • 12 or more room types

Pricing

  • $30.00 per image
  • $10.00 per revision
  • volume discount: no

Ordering

  • 12-48 hours turnaround time
  • Weekend Service
  • interface: good & easy to learn

Quality

  • realism: very realistic
  • placement: natural
  • set design: good

Support

  • FAQ
  • Email
  • Chat
  • Chat
  • USA Phone
  • response time: 3 hours
  • phixer.net

Other Services

  • virtual staging
  • photo editing
  • video editing
PhotoUp

4.8

  • Ranked 1st of 22
  • best for: best overall
  • $25.00 per image per Image
  • 12-48 hours turnaround time

Furniture

  • Online Library
  • 9 design styles
  • 12 or more room types

Pricing

  • $25.00 per image
  • free revisions
  • volume discount: yes

Ordering

  • 12-48 hours turnaround time
  • Weekend Service
  • interface: good & easy to learn

Quality

  • realism: very realistic
  • placement: natural
  • set design: amazing

Support

  • FAQ
  • Email
  • Chat
  • Chat
  • USA Phone
  • response time: 5 minutes
  • photoup.net

Other Services

  • photo editing
  • virtual staging
  • video editing
  • single property websites
  • house portraits
  • virtual assistants
  • custom websites

Fast & Affordable

Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

Phixer Overview

Phixer’s story begins in 2009 in Seattle with a team who set out to ‘make marketing for real estate beautiful, simple, and effective utilizing AI-powered software to increase efficiency for their clients.

When they found they could no longer keep up with demand, Phixer decided to set up an office first in India, then the Philippines.

They built a formidable team capable of handling and editing thousands of real estate images every single day, while running the business from the US.

The company’s business model has proven to be successful, which is similar to PhotoUp in many ways.

Overall, they have a very good reputation and I’m looking forward to using their service.

Virtual Staging Examples

I wanted to experience the range of the company’s virtual staging services, so I selected three rooms for review; a living room, a master bedroom, and a kitchen/dining room.

I’ve used the same three shots across all prior reviews (listed at the end of the post), so you can get a good sense of the results by comparing what other providers have done.

Here are the Phixer results displayed in a slider:

Living Room:

This room was well laid out.

I liked the proportions of the furniture and the choice of the ottoman stools in the foreground.

Also, the photo frames and plants on the sideboard look very authentic and give it a nice, homely feel.

Good render quality and realism all round.

However, I would have liked a curtain or blind on the window, but that seems to be a personal choice.

Master Bedroom:

This is a lovely and thoughtful presentation.

The hanging lamps, the color scheme, chair and photos.

It works really well. No notes!

Kitchen / Dining Room:

The olive stools really pop in this photo, but I was also hoping for a fridge.

And they didn’t cover up the scratch on the floor like I’d hoped.

It’s also a bit sparse down the passageway, so this is my least favorite of the three options.

But overall, I was very impressed with the choice of furniture, placement, and general artistic value in the work.

For the next part of the Phixer virtual staging review, we’ll go step-by-step through the ordering process.

Ordering From Phixer

1. Signing Up for an Account

The Phixer journey begins with the big blue button in the upper right corner that says “Sign Up.”

Phixer Virtual Staging Sign Up

That leads to a form, where you enter your personal details and create your account.

Phixer Virtual Staging Sign Up for an account

The “Projects dashboard” is simple and clean, with lots of white space and is easy to understand.

You click Create to start your first project.

Phixer Virtual Staging project dashboard

Next, you select the kind of service you’re looking for. In my case, it’s virtual staging, but there are various photo editing options, too.

Phixer Virtual Staging create an account - choose a package

On this page, the “Project Details” slider is a great feature that helps you navigate through Phixer’s workflow.

The first task is to decide whether you want to pay extra for their 24-hour service, as opposed to the regular 48-hour option.

Phixer Virtual Staging - project details

Once you’ve decided what service to go for, you simply choose the images you wish to upload.

Phixer Virtual Staging - upload photos

2. Uploading a Project

This brings you to the more creative decisions, but it’s still very simple.

First, you select furniture styles from a drop-down menu and assign a room type to each of your images.

Phixer Upload a Project
Phixer assign a room type

Then, the “View Samples” button brings up a really well-designed slider with examples of that style across various room types.

Phixer samples room types

3. Payment

The final step before payment is to decide if you need any decluttering done on your photograph.

There’s a $10 fee, which is added to your bill if you select that service.

When you’re done, you click “Submit.”

Phixer payment - submit

And in the next step, you fill in your credit card details.

Phixer payment details

One thing to note, Phixer only charges your card once they’ve delivered the results, which is a nice touch.

Phixer payment details

Furniture Library 

On Phixer’s website, the furniture library is called the “Virtual Staging catalog.”

Phixer Virtual Staging Catalog

It looks impressive at first glance but is actually a bit thin.

When you pick one of the rooms and one of the styles, there are usually only one or two results on the slider.

Not too bad, but not up to the standard that Phixer has been setting so far.

Getting the Results

Phixer order completion

The finished images came through from Phixer much quicker than I expected.

It hadn’t even been ten hours when I got an email saying the images were ready.

With that said, clicking on the email takes you to this page.

Phixer project checkout

For a few moments, I was confused, waiting to see my images load.

But nothing was happening.

Only then did I remember that I needed to make the payment first, as they had mentioned earlier.

But I assumed it was going to happen automatically. So, then I clicked the “Checkout Project” button and completed my order.

Phixer payment succession

Virtual Staging Quality

The quality of Phixer’s work was excellent. Not only the process, but the final results as well.

For starters, the choices of furniture, style, placement, and render quality were very pleasing.

Although the absence of a fridge and curtains was a bit disappointing and the scuff marks on the dining room floor should have been covered, these issues were quite minor in totality.

Second, I thought the placement of furniture was interesting in the dining room/kitchen. But the fridge was clearly a digital image.

My favorite room was the master bedroom, and the living room was a close second, but the kitchen/dining room felt a little rushed.

Support

The support system that Phixer uses is simple and effective, and they explain it quite clearly with a pop-up guide.

Phixer Support - submit revisions

To ask for a revision, you click on the part of the image you’re not happy with and leave a comment. As you can see in this example…

Phixer Support - submit revisions comment

I asked them to cover up the ugly marks on the wooden floor in the dining room/kitchen.

And four hours later, an email arrived notifying me that the revision was done.

Phixer Support - submit revisions requests

However, that was when I realized there was a $10 revision fee, even on the first correction, and I didn’t have the budget to follow through.

But from what I can see, I have no doubt they would have come up with an elegant solution.  

Pros and Cons of Phixer

To give you a quick overview, here are the pros and cons of Phixer:

PROSCONS
Ease of useLess personal experience compared to PhotoUp
Artistic qualityNo free revisions
Competitive priceCosts add up quickly

Verdict: Is Phixer’s Virtual Staging Worth It?

At the end of the day, I was satisfied with my Phixer virtual staging review and the service they offered.

Phixer’s service is clear, simple and fast, which puts them in the same league as PhotoUp.

Their initial pricing for virtual staging is competitive, although PhotoUp delivers more at a lower price point.

Adding the decluttering features would cause the overall cost to rise quickly, and the fact that a revision costs $10 makes them a lot more expensive than PhotoUp.

At the end of the day, I think that Phixer is offering a good virtual staging service, but you do need a decent budget if you want to be able to control the final product.

If you’re happy to give over completely to the tastes of the Phixer designers then you can keep costs down. But on balance, I would stick to PhotoUp as the more affordable option that gives the same quality.

I hope you found this Phixer virtual staging review useful for your decision-making. If you’re still undecided on which service to use, I recommend that you check out the following reviews as well: