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Thinking about using Styldod’s virtual staging services for your listing photos? Then read this comparison article first to help you decide.

Properties marketed with quality images receive 47% higher asking prices per square foot.

Virtual staging makes every room and space look fantastic, while also providing the highest-quality images possible.  

So, in this post, we will look at two virtual staging providers, Styledod vs PhotoUp – and compare them to see which is the best service.

Styldod Virtual Staging Service vs PhotoUp

Founded in 2015, Styldod has its corporate office in Kent, Delaware, and most of its photo editing and virtual staging teams in India.  

Styldod Homepage

They aim their services at real estate photographers, brokerages, and sales agents mostly from the English-speaking world. 

A quick tour of Styldod’s website demonstrates that it is a large and technologically innovative company. Styledod offers a broad range of real estate visual marketing services, including:

  • Virtual staging
  • Matterport 3-D virtual tours
  • Virtual renderings and tours
  • Single property websites
  • Virtual reality interior design
  • And many more marketing tools and services

These services are offered for both residential and commercial real estate clients. 

In comparison, PhotoUp is also a real estate marketing service company working with real estate photographers and sales professionals worldwide. 

PhotoUp Homepage

Launched in 2012, PhotoUp’s large, experienced virtual staging and photo editing teams are in the Philippines, while their sales offices are in the US.

PhotoUp offers the same, full range of residential and commercial real estate marketing services including:

OK, with the basic introductions done, now let’s compare these two companies in terms of the following:

  • Account creation & pricing
  • Production & turnaround time 
  • Customer support 
  • And image quality

1. Account Creation & Pricing

To place a virtual staging order with Styldod, you simply select the order placement button and follow the clear instructions. 

Styldod Order Placement

You don’t have to create an account first as they collect your basic information as you place the order. Also, they feature easy-to-use checkboxes to add further marketing services to your order. 

Their photo uploading process was relatively fast and it’s integrated into their website so there’s no need to use a third-party service or file-uploading tool. 

Now, Styldod’s pricing is slightly tricky:

  • If you order 8 or fewer images, the cost is $19 per photo
  • Orders of more than 8 images cost $16 per photo

However, those prices are for basic virtual staging meaning the adding of furniture and decor items to photos of a room or space. 

There are add-on costs, varying from $2 to a few dollars per extra services, such as:

  • Sky replacement, land greening, or landscape enhancement
  • Color changes to walls, flooring, or cabinets
  • And other photo enhancements

Therefore, the price of your order can quickly climb depending on the exact services you need per image. 

Styldod’s pricing also includes information on:

  • Bulk image discounts 
  • An initial free trial
  • And additional costs for rush orders

Next, how about creating an account and placing an order with PhotoUp?

Placing a virtual staging order with PhotoUp was simple and fast. A PhotoUp account is free and for a limited time comes with a bonus of 10 free credits.

New virtual staging order in PhotoUp

PhotoUp relies on a credit system for payment, although they also feature pay-as-you-go services, and they offer discounts for bulk buying of credits. Their standard plans are:

  • $1.15 per credit for subscription clients
  • $1.50 per credit for on-demand, pay-as-you-go clients

An overview of PhotoUp’s virtual staging prices is as follows:

  • Single set – 20 credits per photo
  • Double set – 30 credits per photo

A set is determined by the number of design pieces and furniture as well as how many frames a single room or space requires. 

All right, now let’s examine the production and turnaround times for both companies. 

2. Production & Turnaround Time

Styldod has a standard 24-48 turnaround time for virtual staging orders. 

However, rush services are available at the following additional costs:

  • $6 per image for 24-hour service
  • $12  per image for a 12-hour turnaround

How about PhotoUp’s turnaround time? They provide rush options for extra fast delivery and a money-back guarantee:

  • 24 hours – PhotoUp also offers a standard 24 to 48-hour turnaround on every virtual staging order
  • Also, rush options are available on most orders for just a slightly higher cost

And PhotoUp’s turnaround time comes with a money-back guarantee.

  • A refund of 1 credit for every 5 minutes that an order is delivered past the quoted deadline
  • If images are very late, (a rare occurrence) they’ll provide up to a 50% discount on the entire batch

Next in our comparison, we take a look at the customer service options of both virtual staging providers. 

Fast & Affordable

Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

3. Customer Support

Styldod offers robust customer support options, including:

  • US Telephone support numbers
  • 24-7 live chat
  • And an easy-to-use email help function
Styledod vs PhotoUp Virtual Staging: Styldod Customer Support

PhotoUp offers the same full range of customer service options:

  • US Telephone support numbers
  • Email
  • and 24-6 live chat

Chat and email support are available 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday.

In addition, PhotoUp’s core sales/support team is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and can be directly reached at (888) 330-7559.

Styledod vs PhotoUp Virtual Staging: PhotoUp Customer Support

Now, we’re almost finished with our comparison. We only have one more item left, the important issue of the quality of the virtual staging both companies deliver.

4. Image Quality

Image quality, and particularly the quality of virtual staging, matters greatly in real estate sales. 

Poorly done virtual staging looks fake with misaligned furniture, floating objects, and sizing issues. And low-quality images can significantly hurt real estate sales. 

For example, take a look at these eye-opening statistics:

  • 83% of buyers said photos are a primary factor in helping them choose which homes they will visit
  • 61.3% of brokers believe high-quality photography is crucial for selling homes
Image Examples Styldod
Image Examples PhotoUp

Examining the virtual staging samples reveals that both Styldod and PhotoUp do excellent virtual staging and every one of their images is of high quality.

The high-resolution examples of both companies’ virtual staging work look realistic and fantastic. 

Excellent! Now, with our comparison done, let’s tally up our results to see which virtual staging service is the best option.

Fast & Affordable

Virtual Staging Service

Interiors. Landscapes. Commercial. Virtually transform any space.

Our Conclusion – Which Service Is Better?

Both Styldod and PhotoUp offer excellent, high-end virtual staging services. And both companies have user-friendly websites and are extremely easy to order from and work with. 

With that said, there are a few differences worth mentioning. 

First of all, PhotoUp offers a selection of 11 carefully chosen design and style themes, while Styldod only offers 8 to choose from. Second, PhotoUp also offers popular and trending decor items to add to any image as well.

Styledod vs PhotoUp Virtual Staging: PhotoUp virtual staging library

Third, while Styldod appears at first glance to be less expensive than PhotoUp, their standard pricing is for basic virtual staging only. Other common and typically needed photo editing techniques come at an additional cost. 

Styledod vs PhotoUp Virtual Staging: Styldod Pricing

Having noted those differences, it’s now time to reach a conclusion — which real estate virtual staging service is better – Styldod or PhotoUp?

Based on the above comparisons, the answer is PhotoUp. 

PhotoUp’s high-quality virtual staging is impressive, its customer support options more robust, and its turnaround times are faster. Not to mention their pricing is a bit more straightforward.

Therefore, after sorting through these considerations, we think it’s clear that PhotoUp is the better option.

Partner With PhotoUp for the Best Virtual Staging!

So, why not work with the best virtual staging provider?

PhotoUp’s virtual staging team is standing by to help with all your real estate virtual staging needs.

Also, we know your real estate marketing needs go beyond virtual staging. Therefore, PhotoUp also offers the following services:

So, get started with PhotoUp today and we’ll help you create amazing and appealing real estate photography that will sell your listings quickly and for higher prices. 

And don’t forget, you get 10 free edits when you sign up!

In summary, this post compared Styldod’s virtual staging vs PhotoUp to see which is the best service. And based on our comparison, we conclude that PhotoUp is the better choice.

We hope this post helps you decide where to go for virtual staging services. If you found this post valuable, you’ll also want to check out the following, related resources:

Gregory Gronbacher

Real Estate Sales Agent / Professional Blogger

Gregory is a real estate sales agent and a state-certified instructor of real estate licensing and law. Originally from New York City, he's called Grand Rapids, Michigan home since 1995.

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