Verdict: Halo Renders are great at quickly responding to client inquiries, they even offer a Sketchup option for clients who have Sketchup. That said, the Halo Renders pricing is rather off-putting, as rendering prices start at $799 per house while floor plans will send you back from $800.
Additionally, this company won’t help you if you need a real estate photo editing service or professional video editing, since it specializes in 3D real estate and product renders.
If you’re unhappy with the initial result, you can request 2 revisions for free, after which you’ll be asked to pay $50 per hour for each additional revision.
Halo Renders offer an interior and exterior rendering service for both residential and commercial properties. You can start by filling out a form and specifying your design requirements, preferred camera angles, needed materials, and other crucial information about your order.
The agency can use regular blueprints, CAD plans, and sketches as the foundation for your modeling project.
✔ Premade library of assets and models. The provided assets are used to fill your scene with different elements like flooring, roofs, and furniture items. You can also request special Halo Renders services to receive personalized furniture and props. After all the elements have been placed, the designers start working on the lighting.
✖ Some details look unrealistic. According to clients reviews, the rendering results don’t always look natural. Some photos have overly whimsical landscapes while others suffer from artificially-drawn house facades. Additionally, customers note that the shadows can be very oddly placed.
✖ Limited number of free revisions. Each order includes 2 rounds of free revisions. If you’re still unhappy with the result afterward, you can request an additional revision, but it will cost you $50. You should also remember that one round of revisions includes under 10 revisions provided within 24 hours.
✔ Allows drafting 3D renders via Sketchup. Users who have Sketchup can use this solution to prepare the necessary 3D renders. This approach enables clients to update the designs after receiving their orders.
✖ Big print-ready files cost a lot. You’ll receive files that can be used for printing brochures, regular-sized ads, and promotional materials. However, if you need large-format prints to use for billboards, you’ll have to pay an extra fee.
✖ Delivery takes a long time. You can expect your renders to be completed within 6-7 work days. Additionally, this agency provides rush orders that do, however, come with a 35% extra charge while decreasing the turnaround time to 3 days.
✔ Create product renderings. Other than interior and exterior renderings, Halo Renders also provides rendering services for products. Whether you need to set a product against a single-tone background, in-scene, in unique packaging, or create a 360-degree product showcase, this agency has you covered.
You can pick the desired furniture and props, or add your own CAD files that will be used for producing custom-rendered staging projects. This virtual staging service only provides 3 free revisions and the delivered photos sometimes look unprofessional.
According to customer reviews, the furniture can be staged chaotically without accounting for basic interior design principles.
✔ Multilevel on-platform security. The agency’s workflow ensures all orders are delivered with IP protection protocols. As such, the implemented multilayered security system continuously tracks and protects the client’s IP.
✖ Prices are calculated individually. You won’t know how much your project will cost until you request a quote since the official website doesn’t provide the approximate prices for this service.
✖ Unclear order placement process. The website doesn’t have a dedicated call-to-action for placing an order, but you can fill out a form to learn the cost of your project. As of the writing of this Halo Renders review, the personal dashboard feature was still in development.
All communication regarding your order is done via email, and the finished images will be sent to you as an email as well.
✔ Work on AR and VR projects. The agency can develop 360-degree 'spinnable' furniture, clothing, vehicles, and medical 3D models for any eCommerce, advertising, creative, marketing, or branding project you might have. The created models can be used for making presentations, sites, and various augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps.
Another agency’s service involves the creation of interior & exterior 3D walkthrough tours. You simply have to send an array of interior or exterior photos of a property and the team will employ cutting-edge tech to transform those photos into a 3D digital simulation.
✖ No image or video improving options. The company doesn’t offer real estate video editing services, as it only creates an animated real estate walkthrough.
So, if you already have a video and you simply want it to look professional, it’s a good idea to approach a different agency that specializes in clip editing.
✖ Don’t work on the weekends. If you happen to have any questions on the weekend, you'll have to wait for the work week to start to receive an answer. This can be very inconvenient, particularly when because some of the competitors are available 24/7.
✖ Limited number of communication channels. While alternative agencies let you contact them via chatbots, messengers, and social networks, Halo Renders only offers 2 communication channels – a website form and phone call support.
✔ Free guides for designers. The team has prepared useful tools with basic recommendations that include sample lighting options, landscaping ideas, finished sample projects, etc. If you want to receive a guide, you simply have to provide your email address.
The Halo Renders team is also involved with creating residential and commercial floor plans, emergency escape maps, aerial site plan renders, and industrial commercial sites.
The main drawback of this service is its ridiculously high prices that start at $800. The exact cost will be calculated after the agency’s representative factors in the floor plan density, range of required materials and standards, and other personalized requests.
✔ Discounts for bulk orders. If you need several floor plans that share similar layouts or furniture styles, then the team is ready to offer a discount for your project.
✖ Extra fees for custom requests. If customers want to receive personalized 3D furniture or flooring that isn't included in the asset library, the agency will attach an extra fee based on your special needs.
✖ Updates cost a lot of money. If you want to update a floor plan, then the team is ready to complete such a task, but it's going to be expensive. For clients that don't have contracted prepaid allowance, the cost per hour starts at $175, with the minimum amount of work being 2 hours. Clients with allowance get a slightly cheaper price - from $125 per hour of drawing.
✔ Produce 3D aerial renders. The agency can add bird's eye view images for your property while producing a personalized CGI-rendered environment. Its employees are willing to work with any kind of real estate as long as you provide reference images.
The Halo Renders pricing provided on the website can only be used as a reference. The actual price is calculated based on multiple factors related to your project as well as any additional requests you might have.
The lowest price for a residential home rendering is $799. The size of a property plays no role.
The prices for a floor plan start at $800 for a < 10,000 SF Floor Plan and go up to $1,400 for a 50,001 – 75,000 SF Floor Plan.
The agency provides 2 free revisions for rendering orders and 3 free revisions for virtual staging projects. If you require an additional round of revisions, be ready to pay $50 for each extra hour of work.
Verdict: Just like Halo Renders, FixThePhoto offers rendering that includes external, internal, and customized renders. However, the prices here a far lower compared to Halo Renders – from $195. The price is fixed and you can track the state of your order through your personal dashboard.
Moreover, you can test the service for free before placing your order.
Verdict: WeEdit.Photos offer an array of real estate-related services including floor plans, rendering, image editing, culling, object removal, color correction, day-to-dusk conversion, and many others. The agency employs a large team of professionals who can usually provide enhanced photos within a single day.
Unlike Halo Renders, which can only be reached on weekdays, WeEdit.Photos are available 24/7. Should any questions arise regarding pricing, your order, the turnaround, or anything else, you can contact the agency's representatives via the web-based chatbot, messenger, or email.
This company has an appealing discount model as well as interesting offers for return customers. If your project will cost you more than $300, you'll get 15% off, and if you need to pay $1,500 or more, WeEdit.Photos will provide a 30% discount.
Verdict: BoxBrownie provides a broad scope of services including image editing, virtual staging, floor plan redrawing, rendering, and digital renovations. The list of services is multiple times longer compared to Halo Renders.
The main downside is the long turnaround. The agency can take up to 2 weeks to complete the order depending on the number of revisions and overall workflow speed. By the way, the number of revision rounds here is also limited, as the rendering service only offers two revision sets.
Verdict: NYrender can provide its clients with residential and commercial renders, exterior and interior 3D renders, and 3D floor plans. Unlike Halo Renders, this agency continuously introduces design improvements until the customer is happy with the final result.
Its official website features a rich portfolio that will help you evaluate the service quality. Sadly, you won’t find any information about the prices or the turnaround time.
Verdict: Omega Render offers 3D rendering services for realtors, architectural companies, marketing agencies, development enterprises, and product design businesses. In addition to architectural visualization, clients can request animations, 2D/3D floor plans, and 3D modeling. Similar to Halo Renders, the agency doesn’t offer video and picture editing services since it only deals with large 3D rendering and modeling projects.
Whether you need an architectural plan for a commercial or residential listing, this agency will deliver a web and print-ready file that can be added to all your marketing and advertising materials. Just like Halo Renders, the company doesn’t provide any prices on the website since the cost of each order is calculated individually.
Verdict: PadStyler provides virtual staging, 3D floor plans, 3D rendering, digital remodeling, and product modeling services. While the Halo Renders team uses the asset library only for work, PadStyler also showcases it on its website.
The agency has a separate design catalog created by professional interior designers. The catalog features examples of staged rooms and individual design elements.
Unlike Halo Renders, PadStyler offers an unlimited number of revisions as well as a money-back guarantee. It also provides a rush delivery option that cuts down the turnaround to 12 hours or even less. Non-rush projects are usually completed within 2 work days.
Verdict: In addition to floor plan design and 3D rendering, Styldod also offers virtual staging, day-to-dusk transformation, digital renovation, and other services.
Even though the offered services are popular among photographers, realtors, and architectural firms, the agency’s experts don’t have a lot of property staging experience. Users can evaluate the quality of the service by sending a couple of real estate pictures. Such a free trial offer is available for 3 of their services.
Similar to most reviewed Halo Renders competitors, Styldod offers unlimited revisions. The final images are sent to your inbox and personal dashboard within 1-2 business days.
Verdict: roOomy offers virtual staging, virtual tours, and AR/VR app development services. Similar to other competitors, this agency provides a broad range of design styles, which will be particularly useful to beginners. Just like Halo Renders, roOomy’s team can produce a personalized design for your project if needed.
The website doesn't have relevant pricing information and the document that serves as a pricing guide hasn't been updated since 2021. As such, you'll have to spend some time requesting a quote for the services you’re interested in.
Verdict: Stuccco excels at doing virtual staging. Their team can add furniture and decorations, delete unwanted objects, swap interior walls, flooring, and fixtures, and perform an array of other changes. This service also offers a virtual staging design collection that allows you to choose individual elements for your rooms.
Compared to Halo Renders, the list of this agency’s services is very limited. On the plus side, Stuccco offers a very fast turnaround, as it only takes 12-24 hours for you to receive the finished images.
Verdict: This is another company that specializes in virtual staging. It can create virtually staged property designs, perform virtual renovations, and produce floor plans and 3D renderings.
Akin to Halo Renders, VirtualStagingSolutions also provides only two revision cycles. Additionally, you can take advantage of the provided money-back guarantee if you’re unhappy with some part of the service.
* The photo reviews in the galleries above were selected to show you all possible failures you may encounter when ordering such work from freelancers and services. These are the most common problems that require your extra attention to ensure professional final results.