We maintain an outstanding rating via our 3rd party service contact. In addition we have earned the HOUZZ service award 3 years in a row based on our customer serice ratings.
We are not hobbyists--our designers are certified, we carry all insurances and we own our inventory. We have a 7000 sq ft warehouse ready to offer our services.
We provide owner occupied staging (makeovers) assistace with upgrades to the home beyond staging i.e. flooring, painting, kitchen, bath and lighting suggestions, (upgrades). We offer home staging and our premier product, home manager staging.
Check out our website www.ShowhomesFoxValley.com AND
our profile on HOUZZ which can be found at; https://www.houzz.com/pro/showhomesfv/__public
It is a privilege to assist home sellers prepare their home for sale. We LOVE to share the 'reveal' when possible and of course the success of a quick sale for top dollar!
I can just say wow!!! Because we bought our home at the top of the market we needed to sell for top dollar. We already purchases our new home so this one would be sitting vacant. Our realtor cautioned us to lower our expectations. That was BEFORE Showhomes came on the scene. They had a painter that painted the entire home. Then we staged every room. The realtor came back and he, like us, was blown away at the transformation! He thought our price we had in mind was now very realistic. Long story short, lots of showings and our home was the most expensive within several blocks of our subdivision. We accepted a full price offer on day 6! We are believers in Showhomes Fox Valley! So Much so in fact, we had them come in and give the paint recommendations for our new home. They had a painter for that. The owner (Janine) helped us pick out new furniture. It has been a 5 start project from the start. We're proof, they know what they're doing. Even as the most expensive house in our area, we sold--the others are still sitting there. We've told them about Showhomes but some people are too attached to their home and don't want changes. That was not us, but we did want top dollar and we got that!
First contact is generally by phone. Our best process involves one of our design teams coming to the home for a consultation. Costs vary on the service provided.
After we have previewed the home we will submit an email proposal recommending the best staging solutions based on our experience of hundreds of homes each year.
Once we have agree on service provided and terms, we submit an electronic contract that is signed electronically. We accept creit cards and checks for services provided.
Once these steps have been completed (this can all be handled very quickly) we put your project on our calendar. We will confirm dates and project scope with you.
On the project day our team will arrive ready to go. A standard staging project will be completed the day we arrive. In some cases we may have a small amount of finishing the following day.
Voila! Project complete.
If we are assisting with updates (flooring, painting, kitchen, bath, lighting, etc) the project will go in similar fashion but will include all of these steps.
Our designers are experienced with many staging projects each year. In addition they are certified or trained by our certified stagers. All of our stagers have no less than 5 years of experience, most have more than 15 years experience.
varies on project
purchased the franchise in 2008.
we have provided home staging to home owners in the western suburbs and Chicago. Our projects have ranged in home value from $175,000 Townhome to $3+ million dollar mansions and all points in between!
We have worked with individuals that have moved to a new home/area and the home left here is sitting vacant. We also work with people that are in their home until it sells. The truth is, we can add value and improve virtually any home BEFORE it is listed. That is what we are trained to do.
We have worked with relo companies and corporate owned properties.
Beyond this, our work is confidential with our clients.
Staged a HUGE home that had been off an on the market for some time, always vacant. We staged the entire property with our home manager program. The home sold within 45 days of our staging to someone that had looked at this same home TWO times previously. They didn't even recognize it since it had been over an extended period of time. Staging works!!
Don't go solely on price!
Quality of services is critical since there ANYONE can call themselves a stager--and many do! Our stagers are certified and experienced with hundreds/thousands of projects under them. What is their online reputation? Check out their website and a 3rd party site too. We are on HOUZZ.com which is a third party identity.
When looking to hire a stager you want know; are they certified? Do they carry workers comp insurance? Do they carry liability insurance on your property while they are working on it? What if one of their ladders falls through your full scape window, do they have liability insurance?
Are they legitimate as far as a business goes? Are they on file with the Secretary of State? Are they Paying Taxes on your fees or is thi sjust a hobby for them?
Do they have employees or a solo shop? Do they own their own inventory or will they have you signing yet another contract for rental furniture over and above your agreement with them?
Your home is most often your largest asset, don't go cheap now!