Virtual Staging - Frequently Asked Questions

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How to place an order?
Click on the Order Virtual Staging Tab of our website and complete the form. Attach the photos to be staged where indicated. If you're having trouble with this process, don’t hesitate to call or text and we can walk you through it!


What are your photo guidelines?
We accept only .jpg, .jpeg photos.  Please note that it's always better to send us the largest, highest resolution photos that you have available. That usually means sending us the photos directly from your camera or the "hi res" / "print" version from your photographer. The MLS usually has very small, low-quality images so we don't recommend downloading them from there and sending those to us. 

Also, photos should be taken horizontally with the camera held level at 4-5 feet (chest level) above the floor, with a nice mix of floor and ceiling in the shot. For the best results, we strongly recommend against using wide-angle lens for the rooms and against portrait (or vertically oriented) photos as well.

For best results, use a tripod with the camera 5 feet off the ground.


What happens if I upload a photo that is a small size or low resolution or may not work with your service?
Don’t worry, if we have any troubles with a photo or see that a photo is just not up to the standards necessary to produce a quality virtual staging product, we will call you to discuss alternatives.


How long does it take to process my order and get my staged photos back?
Our turn around time can vary a bit based on our backlog at the time of your placed order, but once we have received a completed order along with your photos, we average about 2 business days. Keep in mind that our virtual staging service is focused on providing our clients with a quality product and we will not rush projects as we feel every order that comes in is of utmost importance and will be completed accordingly.


Where can I use the virtually staged photos?
Your virtual ‘staged’ photos will be sent to you at the same resolution as the base photos you provided us and will be in a .jpeg format.  The photos are now yours and can be used in any way you'd like. Our real estate clients often use them for the printed brochures as well as the online MLS photos.


Do you alter the photographs by changing the wall colors, adding appliances and removing fixtures, etc? 
We don't alter or edit the underlying photos of the property, this means not changing wall colors, carpet, repairs, touch-ups or hide damages. The purpose of virtual staging is to give clients a prospective of what vacant rooms can look like, we help visualize a warm welcoming environment.


What if the photos that I provide have some furnishings and décor in them already?
At this time we're not able to remove items from a room.  However, that capability will be launched soon so we'll be able to remove small objects such as boxes and other items.  We primarily work with photos of vacant rooms so a plant or a few pieces of décor in the photo is probably okay. We can sometimes work with partially furnished properties as well but this will be assessed on a case by case basis. Keep in mind, we want to deliver a quality virtual staging product and suggest that you contact us with any related concerns.


What is pricing for the virtual staging service? 
Pricing starts at just $79.95 for (1) virtually staged photo, and goes up from there for up to 7 photos. If you need more photos, please contact us.


You can't decorate a room for less!