Newly Staged in Elmhurst

Home Stager with Showhomes

On a trip to Chicago to visit our four Showhomes offices last week, I toured this beautiful $890k home in Elmhurst staged by Showhomes' Laura Johnson. This home, like most staged by Showhomes comes with a live-in home stager who takes care of the home and makes sure it is in show-to-sell condition when it is shown.

Laura amazed our office by staging this home within 24 hours of move-in. This is not a small home and every room in the home is fully staged. When I toured the home and shot these photos, all that remained was to hang some art and finish off some of the key accesories.

This home is one of a pair of new contruction homes we are staging for a builder. Both homes are really well built and now that they are staged we're excited about creating some fast sales to jupstart the market. So far this year, we've helped our Realtors clients sell almost 200 homes like this in price segments that have little activity. Take a look and let us know what you think!


Comments (6)

Sharon Senger
tcDocs - Seattle, WA
Licensed Transaction Coordinator

Hi Thomas,

I have never heard of a "live-in home stager" is this something new or just in your area?


Sep 26, 2009 01:24 PM
Home Staging
Showhomes - Nashville, TN

It's not new - using live in stagers or home managers or home tenders to take care of listing while it is on the market for sale has been around since the late 1970s and we've been in business since 1986. We're franchised and have 52 locations and growing. What is a virtual assistant? Love to learn more - Thomas

Sep 27, 2009 12:28 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is a beautiful home!  I would imagine it would be hard to have to leave if you are the "home tender" on duty and get word it is sold. 

Sep 27, 2009 04:34 AM
Home Staging
Showhomes - Nashville, TN

Thanks, Sharon!

Sadly, there are so many high end homes like this, there seems to be an endless supply. We pay for the move to the next home and the change every few months is adventurous and fun. Helping people sell a home doesn't hurt either. We'd love to open up in NH if you know anyone looking - our home staging clients don't overlap much with furniture only staging - seems to be a well developed niche.


Sep 27, 2009 08:23 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

What a lovely home Thomas. I am sure you will attract a buyer now that it is staged.

Sep 27, 2009 05:27 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

What great curb appeal, I would want to stop to see what's inside!

Oct 03, 2009 04:01 PM