Episode 369: Best DIY and Pro Virtual Staging Software and Tips for Realtors

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On the 369th episode of Mail Right Show, Jonathan Denwood, and Adam Brown dive into the seven virtual staging software options available to realtors. These software solutions offer a do-it-yourself virtual staging platform that is user-friendly and convenient. Adam Brown is Mail Right’s co-founder and owns a marketing agency specializing in SEO, video, and website services. Meanwhile, Jonathan Denwood is the founder and CEO of Mail Right, a platform combining various digital tools into one convenient, user-friendly package. This episode provides valuable insights into how realtors can make the most of these virtual staging platforms and effectively market their properties.

1. Apply Design

Apply Design is a DIY virtual staging service with a great library and interface. Although there is a learning curve, the platform features a modern interface. With Apply Design, you pay $7 to $10 for one token, which allows you to use one static image for staging. If you need 16 or more tokens to create 360 tours, the equivalent cost ranges from $400 to $600 and up.

If the price seems high, Apply Design offers a helpful solution. They provide a service where you can try out static images for 360 tours, allowing you to make the most of the token system. Regarding 360 tours, it’s important to note that specific cameras are required to capture such tours. You would have to go to each provider and see what requirements they need and cameras that utilize different systems to ensure you have the right equipment for capturing 360-degree images effectively.

In the current economy, getting some tools in your belt is advisable, especially since there will likely be many vacant properties. Due to COVID-19 and people’s increasing comfort with remote viewing and purchasing properties, staging has become crucial. When it comes to luxury properties or even normal ones, staging can significantly enhance the presentation. However, normal staging can be expensive. In such cases, Apply Design can be a cost-effective alternative, as it typically costs 1/5 to 1/3 of what normal staging would cost. Additionally, virtual staging has become incredibly realistic, making it a viable option for showcasing properties.

2. Spotless Agency

Spotless Agency is a new virtual staging service where you can do one staged photo to showcase the property effectively. They provide a comprehensive suite of services, including static image staging, stacking static images, 3D designs, and 360-degree tours.

With Spotless Agency, you will need to capture a photo of the space, and Spotless Agency takes care of the rest. Their team utilizes virtual and AI design work to transform your photo into a professionally staged image. The pricing options offered by Spotless Agency are $79, $99, and $199, depending on the service you require. The other service’s quick turnaround takes between 42 days and eight hours. However, if you require the service the next day, Spotless Agency offers a premium package priced at $199.

3. roOomy

RoOmy presents another virtual staging option for realtors, offering a broad spectrum of services, including static images and 3D 360 tours. The pricing structure includes $49 per static image and approximately $400-$1700 for a 3D 360 tour. Even though the cost of virtual staging with RoOmy may seem relatively high, it is still a cost-saving option compared to traditional staging. Still, you would only consider that on your toolkit, particularly for higher-end properties ranging from $1500 to $1700.

4. BoxBrownie

BoxBrownie has provided a reliable and well-polished service throughout the years. BoxBrownie offers various services, including static images and 3D 360 tours. The pricing starts at approximately $32 and increases based on the specific requirements. Numerous companies have initially used BoxBrownie, showing its remarkable performance in pricing and overall service quality.

5. Square Foot Productions

Square Foot Productions is a virtual staging and editing service that realtors can utilize. While their service focuses solely on static imaging, the price per image is attractively affordable at $29, as stated on their website. If you are interested, you will have to try them out and see the quality.

6. Hasten

Hasten primarily caters to the luxury market and offers a comprehensive range of services on their website, including static images and 3D 360 tours. However, it’s worth noting that they do not provide pricing information on their website. For the pricing details, you must call them to know the price.

7. Cedar Architect

It is a subscription-based service and is the only one around. The master subscription is $59 per month, which is pretty attractive. The master subscription is priced at $59 per month. The service primarily focuses on providing DIY products, specifically static images, with a generous limit on the number of images available.

In conclusion, it is advisable to consider utilizing these virtual staging services, particularly the 360 tours, due to the current economic conditions. Traditional staging can be costly, making these alternatives a more affordable option. By incorporating these services into your website, you can effectively engage visitors and keep them on your platform.