Why use HouseReady Staging?

It's hard to look at your home objectively.  You've lived in it the way that suits your family and decorated it to your taste and style. However, now that you are going to sell, it's important to see your house the way a buyer does, and this is difficult for most of us.

Staging is very different from decorating. In staging, the goal is to reduce individual style in order to create a much wider appeal. I stage your home so that it is neutral enough to appeal to most buyers and will enable them to envision it as their own. 

​In staging your home, my goal is to draw attention to the positive aspects of your property while correcting or downplaying any perceived negatives. 

   Why stage?

  1. Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving.
  2. Over 90% of buyers look at homes they've found on the internet. It is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online.
  3. Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. (Homegain.com)
  4. In controlled tests selling identical homes, professionally staged vs those not staged, the non staged homes sold in 102 days, while the staged homes sold in 45 days. (About.com)


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Why wait?

Contact me now to schedule your free, no obligation estimate.

The best way for me to determine the staging options for you is to do an actual assessment of your property.  I do this free of charge so that we can determine the scope of your staging project and give you accurate pricing information for my staging services, based specifically on your property and your needs.  Most of the staging services are priced per job, not per hour, so there will be no surprises later on. My pricing starts at $200, and we have options for every service level and budget. 


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Colleen Waterhouse    847-830-0289

655 Deerfield Road, Ste. 100-145

Deerfield, IL 60015

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Your house is likely your largest investment. Why not get the most out o​f it? 


At HouseReady, my goal is to help you sell your home quickly and profitably so you can move on to your next endeavor. I customize a plan based on your specific needs that will transform your space for that all important first impression.  Whether you just want guidance to do it yourself or want me to handle everything from start to finish, I can create a plan that works for you.

HouseReady is a full service staging company that has been helping homeowners realize the potential in their homes since 2005.  With a full range of staging and restyling services, I showcase the best features of your home to improve the odds of selling your house quickly and for top dollar while reducing the risk of costly price reductions. 

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All the House is a Stage                            Chicago Sun Times     Jeff Borden

As the name implies, staging a house or condo for sale is not un-like creating a theatrical set. The idea is to accentuate the best features of the home and eliminate distractions.

"You have to look at the house with buyer's eyes, not your eyes, and it's hard for a seller to do that," said Colleen Waterhouse of House Ready in Deerfield [...]


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