Home Staging in Chicago: Are you ready to get naked in this bathroom?

Home Stager with Chicagoland Home Staging LLC

Over the last several weeks I've written a lot about white glove clean and organization as it pertains to our Chicago Home Staging business. I had planned on going to a completely different topic until I ran across this photo on Pinterest (curated by Paper Stitch Blog)

get naked bath tub home staging chicago

After seeing it, I couldn't seem to think of anything else.


Home Staging means thinking about buyers getting naked

I remember watching an episode of The Brady Bunch where Jan was told to imagine the audience in their underwear. She was nervous and somehow this imagery was supposed to help her be able to speak to a large audience. As someone who has spoken to large audiences, I'm not quite sure exactly how that is helpful, but I will say that as a home stager I regularly tell my clients buyers will subconsiously think about how comfortable they are in this space and will notice if it is like-new clean.

One of the reasons that home buyers so often decide to purchase new homes, despite the fact that they typically offer less upgrades and value per square foot, is because no one has ever lived in the home before. It's kind of like deciding to buy a new car versus a used one. It's not always about the maintenance either. Sometimes it's really about cleanliness and stains. Sometimes it's about deciding on a subconscious level whether or not they want to get naked in this space.

Oh and just in case you want a blast from the past Brady moment, here is that scene I mentioned earlier.

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Margaret Gehr is the principle owner of Chicagoland Home Staging, servicing the greater Chicago area for home staging, redesign, and design projects. We work in both occupied and vacant homes. 


Comments (5)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Margaret- very interesting point.  We cannot stress getting a home as clean as possible.  

May 21, 2013 10:40 AM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Thanks for your comment Kathy - Making buyers feel comfortable in the spaces we are selling is key. BUT you know, I really just thought it would be fun to show you that fab orange and brown kitchen at the Brady house.

May 21, 2013 12:50 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Oh great - thanks, Margaret...now I'm staging that kitchen in my mind...first, a new backsplash...

But you're so right - areas like bathrooms and kitchens really do need to be spotlessly clean!

May 22, 2013 12:57 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Margaret - Oh wow, love that blast to the past kitchen!  Orange arbrite!!!  How about those kitchen chairs?... they're all the rage again.  

May 26, 2013 02:38 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

haha - I love how this turned into a discussion on the home decor in the Brady House... hahaha... that's just like us stagers!

May 28, 2013 11:53 AM