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Using virtual staging to help sell real estate listings has become increasingly common because agents and sellers recognize its many benefits. 

Virtual staging helps sell homes by making every room look like those you find in an interior design magazine. It helps buyers visualize themselves living in the home.

There are many virtual staging services — how do you know which one to choose?

So, in this article, we’ll explore using virtual staging for real estate listings and highlight 6 of the best service providers. 

Using Virtual Staging to Sell Real Estate Listings

Virtual staging is a photo editing technique that can add or remove furniture and decor items from any room. This advanced form of photo editing can also be used to make virtual repairs and virtual remodeling.

Buyers have gotten used to seeing virtually stage photos for real estate listings, and as long as the virtually staged photos are marked as such, no one feels deceived. 

In fact, virtual staging helps buyers better visualize a listing’s potential, offering them a glimpse of decorating and remodeling options. 

There are many proven benefits of virtual staging for real estate listings:

  • 97% of buyers start looking online, where you only have a few moments to catch a buyer’s attention — virtually staged photos get noticed
  • Homes that are staged sell 75% faster than those that are not
  • 83% of staged properties sell for the asking price or above
  • It’s less expensive — you can virtually furnish an entire room for just dollars the cost of traditional staging

Sellers and their agents know that even in a strong seller’s market, virtual staging will get them the best offers, quickly. You can learn more about this in our blog post on why real estate marketing is still crucial in a seller’s market

Now that we understand why virtual staging is growing in popularity, let’s look at 6 of the best providers.

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The 6 Best Virtual Staging Providers

1. PhotoUp – The Best Virtual Staging Provider

PhotoUp the best virtual staging service

PhotoUp, founded in 2012, is a global real estate marketing company offering a full range of virtual staging services (commercial and residential).

The company employs virtual staging editors and designers in the Philippines, plus a dedicated customer service team in the US.

PhotoUp’s professionally designed furniture library features 10 design style options and 12 room types.  Additionally, there are 21 accessory types to choose from. 

PhotoUp virtual staging library

Furthermore, the company offers several virtual staging services from digitally staging empty spaces to advanced virtual renovations and landscaping.

PhotoUp can handle any virtual staging style and order, big or small.

Price: PhotoUp’s virtual staging costs $25 per image, and comes with a fast turnaround of usually 48 hours or less and with unlimited revisions.

2.  VS24 ( homepage

VS24, recently rebranded as is a relatively new virtual staging provider, having launched in 2019. Their main focus is virtual staging for real estate listings. 

The significance of “24” is that they promise a 24-hour turnaround time for $24 per image.

Overall, the company offers basic virtual staging services that look great and are delivered quickly. 

Unfortunately, they do not have a style and furniture library to select from. Instead, you need to hope that their designers select attractive decor that works for your listing and potential buyers. 

Price: VS24’s virtual staging costs $24.00 per image, including free revisions.

3. BoxBrownie

BoxBrownie homepage

BoxBrownie is an Australian company that specializes in virtual staging, image enhancement, virtual renovations, and photo editing. 

As one of the larger virtual staging companies, their services include furniture placement and removal, virtual remodeling and repairs, and virtually staged interactive home tours.

A note about size — as a big company, BoxBrownie caters to larger, commercial real estate groups, meaning the average real estate sales professional is likely not to receive focused, individual customer support.

Price: $24 per virtual staging photo with additional enhancements for an additional cost.

4. Stuccco

Stuccco homepage

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Stuccco is a leading virtual staging service with a team of professional interior designers who digitally stage your photos.

They offer an extensive furniture library with seven design style options.

All of the furniture and decor pieces used in Stuccco’s virtually staged images are available in popular retail stores, making it easy for homebuyers to recreate a room’s design. 

They aim their services at high-end homeowners offering sophisticated interior design options that are more affordable than traditional home staging.

One thing to keep in mind —  their services can easily add up since they charge extra for any custom work or photo editing extras.

Price: Stucco’s virtual staging starts at $29 per photo with unlimited revisions. 

5. Phixer

Phixer's virtual staging page

Phixer is another large real estate virtual staging company also offering photo editing and other marketing services. They have offices in Seattle, India, and Cebu, in the Philippines.

They engage in all the normal virtual staging tasks, including decluttering and object removal, sky and lawn replacement, and video editing.

Additionally, they also offer a Phixer app (a DIY application designed for real estate agents). Most of Phixer’s efforts, therefore, are aimed at having real estate sales professionals use the app. 

Phixer’s services are offered on a Pay-As-You-Go system. Additionally, you can get 40% off your first month.

Price: $30 per image.

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6. VSH Media

VSH Media home page

Virtual Staging House Media (VSH Media) is located in Chicago, Illinois.

In business since 2014, they offer a wide range of real estate visual marketing services including photo editing, virtual staging (both residential and commercial spaces), as well as property websites, floor plans, and fliers. 

VSH Media has a range of 8 design and style options. If you’re unsure of which design style will work best, their team of editors will select it for you. 

Price: $24 to $27 per image depending on the extent of editing needed.

Start Virtual Staging With PhotoUp Today

Now that we’ve looked at the 6 best virtual staging providers for real estate listings, why not work with the #1 company, PhotoUp

Here are a few examples of before & after virtual staging by PhotoUp:

As you can see, it completely transforms the room!

Explore PhotoUp’s easy-to-use virtual staging services that make any space or room look amazing — these include:

  • Staging vacant rooms with your selection of design-styled furnishings popular with today’s buyers
  • Decor updates and replacements
  • Object removal, decluttering, and depersonalizing rooms
  • Repairs and remodeling editing sky replacement and lawn greening
  • And much more!

Also, browse through PhotoUp’s 10 design styles that include popular options such as:

PhotoUp also offers a broad range of marketing services including property portraitsvideo tour editingcustom websites, and virtual assistants

Check out our virtual staging demo to see how easy it is to get started and place your first order:

As simple as that!

Sign up for a free account with PhotoUp, and start using virtually staged images that’ll prompt higher offers for your listings and impress your clients.

To summarize, in this post we explored virtual staging for real estate listings and highlighted the 6 best service providers. 

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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