Home Staging Blog

Avoid Distracting Home Buyers This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, when your neighborhood, maybe even your home turns into a festive display of holiday décor, but there is a fine line between tasteful and cluttered. Greeting buyers to a home for sale covered in holiday decor with a life-size bloody Frankenstein, bats flying above and a dreary cemetery in…
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What are you selling anyway? This is prime real estate.

When it comes to kitchens, sellers are often confused when we tell them to take down objects that are over the cabinets. Usually they consist of  fake plants, bits of pottery, or collections – all of which are typically covered in layers of dust. Even when they are clean, exceptionally interesting or beautiful they often…
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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Stager in the Chicagoland Area

Staging gives a property a competitive advantage.  When you use a stager in Naperville, Hinsdale and indeed anywhere in Chicago’s Western Suburbs there are 5 key reasons everyone wins when there’s a home stager on the team prior to listing the property. 1. Let The Stager Be The “Bad Cop” The relationship between Realtor and…
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How to Streamline a Property When Selling

When it comes time to sell a property, it’s important to plan ahead and take the time you need to make smart decisions that will leave you feeling less stressed on the market. A major part of that decision making is “what items will stay and what items will go in the home” to create…
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A Hamptons Styled Home Comes to Hinsdale on Cleveland Road

Settled on a quiet cul-de-sac on almost a half-acre, this sophisticated shingle-style residence was built by award-winning Tiburon Homes in 2009. This 6-bedroom, 7-bath property is over 8,000 square feet situated on a four-level floor plan that facilitates contemporary family living with incredible accessibility to the outdoors. When placing a luxury property on the market,…
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Coffee Table Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Space

A coffee table is a central element in both the living room and family room design.  This is where you have to opportunity to add interest, texture and set a mood. A coffee table allows a home stager to define exactly who the target buyer is for the home by utilizing personable accessories that make…
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Chicagoland Home Staging Tip: Update Light Fixtures

When preparing a Chicagoland home for sale, one of our home staging professionals may recommend that you change out light fixtures. If the fixtures are brass, very old, in poor condition, or overly personal swapping them out for more modern fixtures can instantly transform a space. Often times we’ll hear the excuse of how expensive…
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Staged and Sold for Over $15k in Westmont

The team at Chicagoland Home Staging did it again, as their staging plan helps get a listing staged and sold for more money. This 5-bedroom property situated on Scott Court in Westmont, sold for $865,000, exactly $16,000 above asking price!    We’re thrilled to see our clients receive such a spectacular return on their investment,…
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5 Must-Do Summer Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

Summer is here, and of course can be a hectic few months — schools out, vacations are scheduled and many just want to enjoy the great outdoors, rather than maintaining a property for sale on the market. Despite busy schedules, now is the time to take advantage of the market before it shifts by hiring…
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Home Staging Works: Nearly 1-Million Dollar Home Sold in 1 Day

This Georgian style home in Hinsdale needed a more sophisticated, light and bright upgrade that only the Chicagoland Home Staging team could provide. The red brick home on Ravine Road blends original details with contemporary interior design.    Our team came up with a plan to combine the two styles with chic, neutral furnishings that…
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Before & After Family Room Staging Spotlight

When staging a home, it is imperative that you take time to refresh each room within the property to create one cohesive modern look. In fact, we know buyers are more drawn to make an offer on homes that feel fresh, clean, and elegant. Neutral, modern furnishings throughout a space will provide buyers to look…
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3 Ways to Define a Hinsdale Living Room When Staging a Property for Sale

A living room is a place to entertain, relax and spend time with loved ones inside your home—so of course, it’s one of the main areas that should be staged when it comes time to put your home on the market. This room can be formal or informal depending on if the property also has…
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4 Reasons to Stage a New Construction Home

When a home buyer typically tours a property the first idea that usually comes to mind is, “how would I live here?” “Where would all my ‘stuff’ go?” Without furnishings in a room to create visual cues, often times a buyer will feel confused and deterred to make an offer. It’s important to clearly define…
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4 Ways to Make a Home Look More Luxurious for Home Buyers

When a potential home buyer starts looking at properties, ultimately they will make a decision based on emotion – how they feel about a house. Will they be able to create a life here, or in other words, “does it feel like home?”. As soon as this thought trickles into their mind, they will begin…
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The Best Time to Sell a Home Is Just Around the Corner

Planning on selling a home this year? If the answer is yes, you may want to prioritize listing it sooner than later. According to Realtor.com, the week of April 10-16th is expected to have the perfect housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year. The survey selection…
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Paint! The Best Project to Tackle Before Selling a Home

Preparing a home for sale can be a daunting task for homeowners who have limited time and resources to get the job done. Despite this though, it’s still an important part of the home selling process that you can’t afford to skip. While we customize our client’s projects based on their property’s needs, one project…
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Naperville Living Room Staging: Before & After

Today, we are taking an exclusive look at a recent before and after completed by Chicagoland Home Staging. This one features a large living room with high ceilings and an ornate fireplace! When designed correctly, this living room staging became a feature space that impressed buyers and enticed a top-dollar asking price.
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Gorgeous Kitchen Island Staging Ideas

A kitchen island is often the focal point, or the centerpiece, of the kitchen in a home. Many families spend a good deal of time gathered around the kitchen island. So, when you are preparing home to sell, it is important to pay attention to the kitchen island staging.
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