In today’s real estate market, Home staging is one of the most integral parts when selling a property. Staging is now an absolute must for every home sale, whether you’re starting your own real estate business or have been selling homes for years.

The popularity of virtual home staging is growing pretty fast and this trend is expected to stay in the years to come. With virtual staging, 62% of agents’ listings have moved off the market faster according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Today, we will be sharing you some of the best virtual home staging software services and practices that will help your online property listing appealing and fast-selling.

1. BoxBrownie
Price: $32 per image Type: Full Service
BoxBrownie is a professional staging service that will help you make your house photos more professional and appealing to your audience. If you don’t have time to master editing photos, all you need to do is send it to them and they will handle the rest. The service promises a 24-hour turnaround on all photos and it also offers to rework any image at no additional cost if you aren’t satisfied. This is the best option for you if you are not sure how to handle and stage your photo.

2. VisualStager
Price: $15 per image Type: DIY
VirtualStager is a Do-It-Yourself staging app for real estate agents. All you need to do is upload your photo and select from over 4000+ objects you can add to finish your staging. You have the option to download your finished product and share your image as JPG once you’re done.

3. Virtual Staging Solutions
Price: $40-$60 per image Type: Full Service
This software fits you whether you’re starting a small real estate business or you’re a part of a bigger company. They offer remodeling and restyling of rooms, from changing flooring, cabinets, furniture and more. Send your photo and your dedicated designer will do the rest. The turnaround time for your staged photo is around 1 to 2 days. if you’re in a rush, they’ll finish it for you with additional cost.

4. Padstyler
Price: $49 per image (discount applies for more images) Type: Full Service
Padstyler will process your photo digitally placing home furnishing to help your potential buyers visualize their future home. The features they offer depend on the number of images you send them. Padstyler is located in Austin, Texas, and has virtually styled over 50,000 homes.

5. Spotless Agency
Price: $79-$199 per image Type: Full Service
Spotless agency is another full staging service that will help you stage your listing at a higher-quality. (they will recommend using a professional photographer) The service has a quick turnaround and various design options.

Now that we’ve tackled some of the software services you can use, here are some of the tips that will make your virtual home staging better.

- Lighting affects the staging quality. Be sure to use photos with great lighting condition.
- Include the before image of the staged room for your buyers to see the difference.
- Do not over stage the photo with furniture.
- Use colors that “pop” to make the room feel alive.
- Do a research on the current design trend but also keep your audience’s wants in mind.
- Do not forget to label each image with the name of the room
- If you hired a Virtual Stager, work with them so they can also provide you with options and recommendations that you need.

Trends like virtual staging are always progressing and evolving in this business. With the right practice and virtual staging software, you can transform an empty space into a dream home for your potential buyers.

About the writer: Graduate with Diploma in Information Technology and Business Administration major in marketing & management. Former teacher for secondary and tertiary level. Former Trainer for Medicare customer support John used to write articles for Houston Real Estate investing and management.

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