The Best Virtual Staging Companies Reviewed and Compared for 2021

Updated May 17, 2021 12:00 AM

Virtual staging is a proven way to sell a house faster and for a higher price. However, it’s still a relatively new concept for most home sellers and real estate agents. And when you search for information and look for the best virtual staging companies… it can be extremely overwhelming.

At first glance, you’ll typically see virtual staging companies competing on price and turnaround time:

Price and turnaround time are very important features, but they don't tell the whole story. The best virtual staging companies should provide you with extremely high-quality designs, discount options, and other key features.

To help you choose the absolute best virtual staging company for your needs, we researched 13 virtual staging companies and compared the most important features as well as their unique offerings.

6 Best Virtual Staging Companies

If you look around the internet for the best virtual staging companies, you’ll find extremely different criteria and very different results - it is confusing. While we did the research for all 13 companies, we ranked the top six by the actual quality of their design, turnaround time and customer support.

virtual staging company comparison chart

The design score was rated by professional designers and real estate professionals. They focused on the quality of the room designs and their impact as listing photos that help sell a home for the maximum value.

  1. Stuccco
  2. Virtual Staging Solutions
  3. Tantify
  4. PadStyler
  5. RoOomy
  6. BoxBrownie

Additional Virtual Staging Companies Evaluated:

  • Visual Stager
  • Styldod
  • VS24
  • VRX Staging
  • VSH Media
  • Virtual Staging Properties
  • Spotless Agency

1. Stuccco: The Best Virtual Staging Company

Stuccco

Stuccco Virtual Staging Features

  • Price per photo: $29 per photo
  • Discounts available: Yes, optional subscriptions unlock 10-20% discounts
  • Turnaround time: 24 hours (12-hour turnaround is available with a $10 rush fee)
  • Customer support hours: 24/7 live chat
  • Quality of design: A+

Benefits of Stuccco Virtual Staging

Stuccco’s virtual staging is done by professional designers. That means that not only will you be receiving a high-quality image, you’ll also be receiving a room design or exterior design that has been fully optimized for a real estate listing.

Stuccco is also the only virtual staging company to offer the ability to turn your virtually staged designs into reality with online interior design. Did your buyer LOVE the staged room design? You can offer them the opportunity to achieve it with the exact products used in the virtual design. Or, they can customize the design to match their exact budget and style.

Stuccco is by far the most affordable staging company with the highest quality of designs. In fact, The Spruce selected Stuccco as the best virtual staging company of 2021.

Exterior virtual staging with Stuccco
An example of exterior virtual staging and landscaping from Stuccco

2. Virtual Staging Solutions

virtual staging solutions

Virtual Staging Solutions Features

  • Price per photo: $75 per photo for basic photo, $99 for pro photo
  • Discounts available: Bundles for bulk discounts start at $300
  • Turnaround time: 1-2 days
  • Customer support hours: 9 AM - 5 PM EST, Monday - Friday
  • Quality of design: A

Pros and Cons of Virtual Staging Solutions

Virtual Staging Solutions offers a high quality of virtually staged room designs, as well as virtual remodels and construction. They also offer two rounds of revisions and a money-back guarantee, which minimizes your risk.

However, Virtual Staging Solutions costs more than double the cost of Stuccco. Plus, all orders must be done through a token system, which increases the chance of you being unable to use all your tokens and ultimately losing money. Their timeline, 1-2 days, is longer than many of the virtual staging companies on this list, and customer support is only available during business hours.

Read our full Virtual Staging Solutions review for more details.

3. Tantify

tantify
Tantify Features

  • Price per photo: $55-139 per photo
  • Discounts available: Monthly subscriptions start at $2,520
  • Turnaround time: Ranges from 12-24 hours
  • Customer support hours: 24/7
  • Quality of design: A

Tantify Pros and Cons

Tantify is another virtually staging company with high quality home staging designs. It’s owned by Hasten, a 3D architectural company in New York City, so the designs are created with real estate value in mind.

The most obvious downside to using Tantify is the high prices. Depending on the quality and the things you need to be staged, you could pay $139 for just one photo--which is more than four times the cost of virtually staging with Stuccco.

4. Padstyler

padstyler
Padstyler Features

  • Price per photo: $79 per image
  • Discounts available: Bundle and bulk discounts
  • Turnaround time: Not listed, same day delivery only available during weekends for $19 per image
  • Customer support hours: 24/7
  • Quality of design: B

Padstyler Pros and Cons

Although Padstyler’s image and design quality is not the best, most real estate agents or home sellers will likely be satisfied with their designs. This company also offers a money-back guarantee and unlimited revisions. If you have the time to get multiple revisions, this could be a great benefit.

Padstyler also offers architectural rendering, which could be particularly useful for commercial real estate agents. That includes services like 3D floor plans and video walkthroughs, which is only offered by a few virtual staging companies.

Another drawback to using Padstyler is that there is no specified deadline. You can pay $19 more per photo to get your image back in 12 hours, but that virtual staging service is only available from Monday through Friday. Otherwise, you may need to reach out to the company directly to find out when your photos will be ready.

5. RoOomy

rooomy
RoOomy Features

  • Price per photo: $49-109
  • Discounts available: Yes, with bulk purchases
  • Turnaround time: 2 days
  • Customer support hours: Not listed
  • Quality of design: A

RoOomy Pros and Cons

RoOomy’s virtually staged designs earned a grade of A from our designers. However, RoOomy does not have a satisfaction guarantee and charges a fee for revisions. Coupled with their high prices, there is an increased risk of wasting your money on these virtual staging services.

While RoOomy does offer a few different pricing options, it can be difficult to determine what your listing photos need. As a real estate agent or home seller, you may not have the expertise to know in advance what your photos need to maximize the value of the home--or just may not want to take the time to plan it out yourself.

If you’d rather utilize the power of home staging by consulting experts, use Stuccco’s virtual staging for a fraction of the cost.

RoOomy pricing for virtual staging services
Screenshot of RoOomy’s order portal

6. BoxBrownie

boxbrownie

BoxBrownie Features

  • Price per photo: $24 per photo
  • Discounts available: No
  • Turnaround time: 48 hours
  • Customer support hours: 24/7
  • Quality of design: B

BoxBrownie Pros and Cons

BoxBrownie is arguably the most well-known virtual staging company of all. They offer an affordable price for virtual staging services and respectable quality of design. They offer more than 12 services, including floor plans, renders, and other services that are particularly beneficial in commercial real estate. Read the full review of BoxBrownie here.

However, BoxBrownie’s virtual staging is done by photo editors who are not designers. Although the image quality is good, you will likely not get the maximum ROI (return on investment) because the staged photos are not optimized for real estate listings.

Although BoxBrownie utilizes virtual staging software, they don’t specialize in real estate or interior design. They offer photo editing services in every industry, which prevents them from creating the highest quality of designs. Read an even more in-depth BoxBrownie review.

Additional Virtual Staging Companies

There are many other virtual staging companies you might have found. Here are the additional options that did not make it to our top six:

  • Visual Stager: Visual Stager is a DIY virtual staging software, not a service. ($15 per photo)
  • Styldod: Styldod is a virtual staging company based in India. $19 per photo
  • VS24: VS24 offers virtual staging for $24 per photo, with add-ons like removing furniture, changing the wall, changing the floor, etc, at an additional cost
  • VRX Staging: VRX staging offers virtually staged photos in one business day for $35 per photo. However, our interior designers rated the quality a C, so it did not make our list.
  • VSH Media: VSH media offers virtually staged images for $29 with a turnaround time of 30 hours.
  • Virtual Staging Properties: Staged photos from Virtual Staging Properties cost between $39-60 per image, and take two business days.
  • Spotless Agency: Spotless Agency is another NYC based virtual staging company with higher prices. Changing a photo’s lighting is $79 per image, and professional staging is $199 per photo.

What’s the Best Virtual Staging Company for You?

Don’t just choose the first virtual staging service that you find online - make sure you’re getting the best quality image, timeline, price, and design. In particular, you should look for a virtual staging company that offers:

  • Clutter removal
  • Furniture removal
  • Furniture replacement
  • Day to dusk (or virtual twilight)
  • Paint color changes
  • Virtual renovation
  • Image enhancement

We also recommend referencing the company's portfolio of work, online reviews and even reading up on their leadership team to get a true understanding of the design and customer service quality the company will ultimately deliver. At Stuccco, we are confident that your own research will reflect what we’ve found.

Ready to see what Stuccco could do for you? Start virtually staging today.

Stuccco virtual staging case study
Virtual staging helped Jennifer sell her home for $20,000 over the list price - read the case study here.

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