From been there, seen that.... to sold!!!

Home Stager with Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors

With Loads of vacant, quick delivery, and new construction homes to choose from you need something to make your property stand out from the rest. Staging can be the difference between sold and not sold.  Buyers (and agents/stagers) visit many homes during their search and soon they all start to look alike! Case in point, This property was nice but the features are hiding in a sea of white and open space. The buyer was having a hard time visuallizing furniture placement and scale so they moved on to the next house.  Adding some furniture and a few accents helped buyers easily and quickly see how large the space is and are able to concentrate on the beautiful features the builder has to offer. This home went from been there, seen that (300 days) to SOLD in 10 days!

Here are a few shots, Margaret Gehr, Re-Arrange It Interiors






Staging provided by Re-Arrange It Interiors, Naperville, IL 815-530-3566

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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. 



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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA
Fabulous job, Margaret!  Buyers really do have a difficult time visualizing how to use those big wide open spaces.  You made it cozy and welcoming.  Don't you love it when the house sells that fast?  
Mar 12, 2008 07:59 AM #3
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Went from cold to move in Ready!  Great job!

Mar 12, 2008 08:24 AM #4
Susan Cunningham
NE Atlanta Home Staging - Suwanee, GA
R.E.VISION - Suwanee, GA

Wonderful job!  Your work so-o-o-o makes the point!  Thanks for sharing with us.

Where do you get your greenery/arrangements?  Do you keep some in inventory, or purchase as needed?  They are a nice addition to the furnishings.

Thanks again! : )


Mar 12, 2008 08:46 AM #5
Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis

Hello Margaret, hope all is well.  Your work is very appealing.  Your eye for the use of the right furnishings is exceptional.  I really like the reverse color patterns between the rugs in the living room and dinning room.  Very nice.  I did have to chuckle a bit with your comment that "soon they all start to look alike". I swear I have seen Linda do this same house, many times.

Mar 12, 2008 08:59 AM #6
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN
What a great house!  I can see why it didn't last long!  Beautiful work!
Mar 12, 2008 10:07 AM #7
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating
Margaret ~ Great job!  Love how you brought some life into that house. It feels very warm and welcoming now!
Mar 12, 2008 10:27 AM #8
Julea Joseph
Reinventing Space - Chicago, IL
Julea Joseph House Stager - Reinventing Space


You know I'm a huge fan - BRAVO again for for exceptional work !!

Mar 12, 2008 11:40 AM #9
Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
Great transformation!
Mar 12, 2008 12:21 PM #10
Kathleen Garvey
Coldwell Banker - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales
Super job Margaret! Perfect touches with the greenery!  Regards-Kathleen G
Mar 12, 2008 02:02 PM #11
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
Margaret..Great job, if this doesn't get the home sold I don't know what will
Mar 12, 2008 02:20 PM #12
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
Fantastic staging job!  The staged rooms look beautiful.  What a wonderful success story! 
Mar 12, 2008 04:05 PM #13
Brian Bloom 1-630-292-2710 - Bartlett, IL
All in One Staging Inc. - Home Staging Consultant, Redesign Expert

Very nice job!

The home really stands out now, Well Done!

Best Wishes

Brian Bloom

Mar 12, 2008 04:12 PM #14

Hi Margaret-

Your staging really shows the potential of this house. Nice space for entertaining.


Mar 12, 2008 05:44 PM #15
Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra
Great photos!  That living room looks sooooo much bigger and more inviting!  Nice job!
Mar 12, 2008 05:56 PM #16
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors - Naperville, IL

Audrey,  Marci,  Thank you!

Diana, Thank you & yes, this property was especially hard because the dinette is typically in the bay but here it was across the kitchen next to the dining room. No one could visualize the dining room table and dinette next to each other. But when you get furniture in there it worked great.  

Kathy - Thank you for the feature - always an honor.

Hi Gary! Isn't it the truth! I swear they all start looking alike even to me! Thank you for the kind words.

Susan - Yes I have a lot of trees and greenery in my inventory. I found a great wholesale outlet for trees, home accessories, and custom floral. It is a great resource for those high end homes!  If you have a tax number find your local resources. 


Mar 12, 2008 05:57 PM #17
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC ~ Re-Arrange It Interiors - Naperville, IL

Julea I'm a fan of yours! Thank you!

Don, Thank you

Kathleen,I like alot of green its a great filler

Mary Lou, Its sold!

Janice Thanks - isn't it great when it works out like that!

Brian, Kathy,  thanks for your comments I appreciate you stopping in.

Thanks Melissa, I always enjoy your posts and pictures. There's a lot of furniture in there and its still huge. 


Mar 12, 2008 06:12 PM #18
Leslie Hoyt
Hello Home! - Greenville, SC
Hello Home!
It's stats like: sitting for 300 days to sold in 10 after staging that keeps me inspired! ~Leslie
Mar 12, 2008 10:11 PM #19
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950
Congratulations ! and how could it not sell the staging is flawless!!!
Mar 12, 2008 10:39 PM #20
Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
Fresh Eye Designs LLC - Lawrenceville, GA
Where Staged Equals Sold
Congratulations Maragret!  Fantastic job, you really brought life to this space.
Mar 17, 2008 10:36 AM #21
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"
Loved everything you did, the blue on the pillows really stands out, what a great accent color.
Mar 20, 2008 01:07 AM #22
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