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Are you thinking about using the virtual staging service from Virtual Staging Solutions?

Read our Virtual Staging Solutions review before you make that decision. 

This post covers an in-depth virtual staging review of Virtual Staging Solutions, where I’ve looked into their ordering process, virtual staging quality, furniture library, and support.

Let’s get started with a comparison table between Virtual Staging Services and PhotoUp’s virtual staging services:

Overall Rating
2.6 4.8
Provider Virtual Staging Solutions PhotoUp
Current Ranking 12th of 19 1st of 19
Best For architectural rendering best overall
Cost per Image $75.00 per image $25.00 per image
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours 12-48 hours
Furniture
Online Library yes yes
Design Styles 6 design styles 6 design styles
Room Types 0 room types 12 or more room types
Pricing
Cost per Image $75.00 per image $25.00 per image
Cost of Revision 2 free free revisions
Volume Discount yes yes
Ordering
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours 12-48 hours
Weekend Service yes yes
Interface hard to learn/navigate good & easy to learn
Quality
Realism quite good very realistic
Placement natural natural
Set Design okay amazing
Support
Email yes yes
Chat no yes
USA Phone yes yes
Response Time n/a 5 minutes
Website virtualstagingsolutions.com photoup.net
Other Services
  • virtual staging
  • envision restyle
  • remodel
  • prints
  • photo editing
  • virtual staging
  • video editing
  • single property websites
  • house portraits
  • virtual assistants
  • custom websites
Virtual Staging Solutions

2.6

  • Ranked 12th of 19
  • best for: architectural rendering
  • $75.00 per image per Image
  • 24-48 hours turnaround time

Furniture

  • Online Library
  • 6 design styles
  • 0 room types

Pricing

  • $75.00 per image
  • 2 free
  • volume discount: yes

Ordering

  • 24-48 hours turnaround time
  • Weekend Service
  • interface: hard to learn/navigate

Quality

  • realism: quite good
  • placement: natural
  • set design: okay

Support

Other Services

  • virtual staging
  • envision restyle
  • remodel
  • prints
PhotoUp

4.8

  • Ranked 1st of 19
  • 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.

Virtual Staging Solutions Overview

Virtual Staging Solutions is an online photo editing service that was launched in 2009 to cater for real estate professionals.

Over the last twelve years, they’ve staged over 100 000 photos, making them one of the most established companies in the industry.

With that, I’m looking forward to seeing how well they perform. 

As their name suggests, virtual staging is their primary business, and they offer a variety of services in that line such as virtual remodeling, virtual construction, etc.

Virtual Staging Examples

In order to try out the company’s virtual staging services, I selected three rooms for review; a living room, a master bedroom, and a kitchen/dining room.

Here are the results:

Living Room:

To begin, the living room was nicely done.

It has good render detail and nice colors, and layout.

To me, the chair in the foreground doesn’t look realistic. Also, I asked for a doormat by the front door, which they didn’t include.

But other than that, I liked how they staged the space. 

Master Bedroom: 

I liked the way this room was done. Overall, it has a nice layout and proportions all around.

However, my only complaint was that the lamp in the foreground was distorted and didn’t look real. So, I did ask for that to be changed, and they complied. 

Virtual Staging Solutions review: bedroom after staging

The books look a bit better, but still, there’s something odd about the angle in the bottom left corner. 

Dining Room / Kitchen

This was the best of the renders that they sent.

It has nice and clean lines, good colors, and attention to detail.

Overall, I was pleased with the results! 

I hope you’re finding this Virtual Staging Solutions review useful so far?

Let’s continue onto the ordering process next.

Ordering From VSS

1. Payments

Ordering from Virtual Staging Solutions did not start off as well as it should.

To be honest, I struggled for a while to find where to get started.

There seems to be no order button on the home page, and you have to click View Plans & Pricing to begin. 

As you can imagine, this was a bit frustrating.

Virtual Staging Solutions pricing page

After I clicked the Buy Now button, the page below opened up, and I almost felt manipulated into spending more than I wanted to.

Not to mention the fact that the price is higher than any of the other sites.

Because I wanted to try out three test photos, I had to click ‘Add To Cart’ on the Other Amount section of the table above and then follow that process. 

VSS bulk pricing

Once I had figured that out, the process was smooth, and I was happy to see that they accepted PayPal. 

VSS checkout

2. Uploading a Project

When payment is completed, you can begin your project by clicking the Submit a new project button. 

VSS Submit a project page

You first need to enter the name of your project and then upload your photos. 

VSS image upload page

One of the interesting differences from most other services is that you don’t pick a room type from a drop-down menu. Instead, you simply type in what kind of room you’re looking for.

In addition, it also lets you add a few notes about the room you’ve uploaded if you have any special requests. 

3. Select Furniture

Next, you get to choose whether you want to pick your own furniture or let them do it for you.

VSS select furniture style page

I enjoyed the specific focus that Virtual Staging Solutions provided with regard to windows displaying different furniture styles. 

Virtual Staging Solutions furniture library

The furniture selection is impressive if you decide to choose your own. And the size of the thumbnails makes it easy to make a selection. I chose Barton Springs for my test images. 

After you’ve finished your uploads, the page below opens up. I like the nice touch about asking whether you would like notification via a text message…hadn’t seen that before. 

VSS contact options

That brings you to the end of the ordering process. It’s nicely handled and I had no problems. 

Virtual Staging Solutions project received notification

Furniture Library 

As mentioned, the Virtual Staging Solutions furniture library is rather impressive.

The thumbnails are easy to view and you can enlarge them by clicking on them.

Furthermore, you can also zoom in to look closer at the details. 

However, the menu is a little confusing as it switches between styles (e.g. modern living) and room types (e.g. bedroom).

But other than that, it’s a strong part of their portfolio. 

Virtual Staging Solutions furniture library

Receiving the Project

The notification that your project is ready comes via email with a link that opens the project in your dashboard.

I was impressed by how quickly they returned my project. It was way quicker than the 24-48 hours they initially promised, which was great.

In addition, the layout of your completed images was nice and easy to work with. And the toggle switch that you use to request a change, along with a comments box to specify adjustments, is a slick solution.

Besides, you can download all the images as a zip file, or download them individually as JPEGs.

Virtual Staging Quality

The layout and positioning of furniture sets were good, and I think the Barton Springs style worked well with the images. 

There were a few issues with the rendered realism though, which brought down the overall effect in my opinion.

Also, some of the pieces were clearly JPEGs of a digital room instead of being a shot of a furnished space, which was disappointing. 

Support

The support that Virtual Staging Solutions provided was adequate if a little impersonal.

When I requested changes through the CMS, the suggestion was accepted and acted upon, and a new image was produced.  

The whole process only took four hours to complete, which was absolutely fine. 

Pros and Cons of Virtual Staging Solutions

To give you a better overview, here are the pros and cons of Virtual Staging Solutions:

PROSCONS
Quick deliveryExpensive
Good furniture libraryFurniture is not always realistic
Easy CMSHard to find where to start


Verdict: Is Virtual Staging Solutions Worth It?

All in all, I was satisfied with my Virtual Staging Solutions review. I found them to be a competent service with good, if not great, abilities in virtual staging.

The furniture realism was an issue, but the CMS was easy to use, and the support was responsive. 

However, the elephant in the room is the price.

At $75 per image, it’s wildly more expensive than others, like PhotoUp, which does an excellent job for less than half the price.

In my opinion, Virtual Staging Solutions would have to deliver something extraordinary to justify the cost, and they didn’t do that. 

I don’t suppose they will change as, clearly, there are customers willing to pay that price.

So, I would only recommend them for quality. But would advise that people can get the same service at a far lower price point with, for example, PhotoUp

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