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Are you trying to find the best virtual staging service? This post covers an in-depth Virtually Staging Properties review, where I’ve looked into their ordering process, furniture library, virtual staging quality, and support.

With that said, I’m excited to take a closer look at their service and what they’re offering. 

But first, here’s a comparison table of Virtually Staging Properties and PhotoUp’s virtual staging services:

Overall Rating
2.6 4.8
Provider Virtually Staging Properties PhotoUp
Current Ranking 11th of 19 1st of 19
Best For library size best overall
Cost per Image $39.00 per image $25.00 per image
Turnaround Time 48-72 hours 12-48 hours
Furniture
Online Library yes yes
Design Styles 12 or more design styles 12 or more design styles
Room Types 12 or more room types 12 or more room types
Pricing
Cost per Image $39.00 per image $25.00 per image
Cost of Revision no free revisions
Volume Discount no yes
Ordering
Turnaround Time 48-72 hours 12-48 hours
Weekend Service no yes
Interface hard to learn/navigate good & easy to learn
Quality
Realism quite good very realistic
Placement okay natural
Set Design okay amazing
Support
Email yes yes
Chat no yes
USA Phone yes yes
Response Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Website virtuallystagingproperties.com photoup.net
Other Services
  • virtual staging
  • photo editing
  • virtual staging
  • video editing
  • single property websites
  • house portraits
  • virtual assistants
  • custom websites
Virtually Staging Properties

2.6

  • Ranked 11th of 19
  • best for: library size
  • $39.00 per image per Image
  • 48-72 hours turnaround time

Furniture

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

Pricing

  • $39.00 per image
  • no
  • volume discount: no

Ordering

  • 48-72 hours turnaround time
  • Weekend Service
  • interface: hard to learn/navigate

Quality

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

Support

Other Services

  • virtual staging
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.

Virtually Staging Properties Overview

Virtually Staging Properties (VSP) is a company run by its founders, Jay and Kristzina Bell, who are real estate professionals from Atlanta, Georgia.

Their experience with home staging and real estate led to the founding of the company. Their goal is to provide the widest range of home decor options available to suit any taste. 

Although they are quite new to the online world, their service seems slick and well organized.

However, one thing I noticed on the site is that the blog hasn’t been updated for over a year, which is a bit concerning. 

Ordering From Virtually Staging Properties 

To begin, the order process begins nicely with a big “Place Your Order” button on the Home Page to get you started.
 

Ordering from Virtually Staging Properties 

1. Choose Virtual Staging Plan

In the next step, you’re asked if you want to select the Custom Option for $60 or the Express Option for $39 (I chose Express for this review).

Ordering from Virtually Staging Properties

2. Order Form

When you click the big yellow button, you are taken to the order form.

This contains a long, slightly confusing page that includes all the financial interactions, as well as the ordering and selecting of your virtual images. 

Virtually Staging Properties order form


To my frustration, I ran into my first problems at the ordering stage, as VSP didn’t accept either Paypal or Debit Cards.

You could only use a credit card, which I don’t have, so that slowed me down somewhat.

Nevertheless, I was able to borrow one and select a plan, but it was a bit deflating.

3. Upload Photos

Once the payment issue was sorted out, I began to upload images but ran into a second problem. 

I got an error message saying: “Your images cannot be bigger than 10MB.” So, I needed to use Photoshop to down-size my images, which was another pain point I hadn’t expected. 

Uploading photos in Virtually Staging Properties

Also, the ordering and payment screen is all part of the ordering process, so you work your way down slowly from top to bottom.

And then, you complete the order process by accepting the terms & conditions at the bottom of the form.

VSP thank you page


Overall, the order process isn’t exciting or sophisticated, but it seems perfectly functional at this stage.

And hopefully, the results will speak for themselves.  

Furniture Library 

The furniture library is one of VSP’s best features.

As a matter of fact, they have interesting designs and pieces of furniture to choose from.

And there’s a wide range of options, despite the fact that there are only three styles on offer (Transitional, Traditional, Contemporary, and Child for a kid’s bedroom).

Select Furnishings for Staging

Once you have paid for your images, you move on to Step 1, which is to select furnishings for your stagings. 

Select furnishings in VSP

And for each new room type, a new tab opens with a pdf of the library. 

Although the furniture is nice, it’s a slightly clumsy interface and definitely open to errors when you select your numbers and transfer them back to the order form.

(More than once, I had to go back and double-check what I chose and then found it hard to get back to the set where I wanted.) 

In like manner, I also struggled to find the option of kitchen/dining room hybrid amongst the room types but chose a dining room layout in the hopes that it’s appropriate. 

As you can see on the screenshot below, the JPEGs of the furniture sets in the library are quite small and it’s difficult to see the details.

VSP furniture catalog

When you click on the room style you want, it opens up a pdf of the catalog for you to browse.

Besides, there’s no interactivity in the library. You are required to remember the number of the set you like, and then write down the number in a text box where you have uploaded the image, alongside any other instructions you may have.

Nonetheless, I was able to make my selections from the furniture sets and look forward to the results. 

Delivery of Images

After a few back-and-forth exchanges with the VSP team and a couple of spam emails later, the images were delivered.

It took approximately 55 hours, which is a long turnaround time.

In addition, the notification that your images are available arrives via email. 

Email notification of virtually staged images from VSP

When clicking on the email, it opens an interface called “Hightail”, where you can download your images.

The layout is slick and easy to understand. Although, I was surprised to see that the images are only available for a week. 

Hightail download your virtually staged images

Virtual Staging Quality

Now, let’s take a closer look at the images which have come back from VSP: 

MASTER BEDROOM:  

The potplant I asked for worked well, but the rest left me feeling a little empty.

No doubt I chose those lamps, but I couldn’t imagine sleeping with that lamp hanging over the bed as if you were being interrogated!

Also, the colors are a little dull. So all in all, this was my least favorite of the three rooms.  

KITCHEN / DINING AREA:

In my opinion, the color scheme of the furniture and the wood works well with the room.

The ironwork on the table and the stools are strong. I also appreciate the artwork on the wall in the passage.

A major mistake was that they didn’t add a fridge in the kitchen section.

How could they miss that?!

Be that as it may, my guess is that it was because the catalog selection did not include a kitchen option. 

LIVING ROOM:

There are some really nice elements in the way that the room is laid out. The rug is great, the artwork and the lamp too.

But I wonder why that single chair was placed where it was?

I do acknowledge that this is a tough room to furnish.

Additionally, the two tables come across as slightly digital in the rendering, and I’m always pleased when drapes are added to the big main window. 

All in all, I found the images were good but not great. The quality of the renders was good across the board, but the bedroom was a little dull and lacking in flair. 

Support

When I sent an email inquiry about weekend orders and bulk discounts, the founder of the company answered personally after a four-hour wait.

It was great to hear directly from Jay Bell. On the other hand, that level of direct contact does give the impression that the service is rather small and would buckle under a lot of traffic. But perhaps it’s a group of employees all speaking in his name.  

Furthermore, one problem that came up was that an initial query from my allotted designer ended up in my spam folder for some reason.

This added an extra 24 hours to the delivery of my images.

With this in mind, that’s one of the drawbacks of relying so heavily on email for communication with the client. 

Pros and Cons of Virtually Staging Properties

To give you a better overview, here are some pros and cons of Virtually Staging Properties:

Pros

  • User-friendly website
  • Decent quality of product
  • Extensive furniture library

Cons

  • High pricing
  • Long delivery time
  • Furniture catalog in pdf format
  • No PayPal support
  • Image size limit

Verdict: Is Virtually Staging Properties Worth It?

My final verdict of this Virtually Staging Properties review is that they provide a simple and functional site that does what it says it does.

In contrast to the site’s usability, I found the lack of debit cards or Paypal supports a bit problematic.

Also, the fact that I had to go and adjust all my images to under 10MB was annoying. But once that was done it proceeded smoothly. 

Overall, the website is simple and effective, but there’s a heavy reliance on email for the process to work.

My expectations for Virtually Staging Properties were high thanks to their high price point, and I feel like they do meet them without surpassing expectations.

So, with a little bit of work on the payment options, increased innovation, and less reliance on email, Virtual Staging Properties could become a prominent player in the virtual staging industry. 

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