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Kathleen Sarrett

color consultant , home stager , interior redesigner

Kathleen Sarrett

Glen Ellyn, IL

Staging and Visual Merchandising

Staging Homes by Design Inc. was founded as an innovative and creative approach to assisting the sale of real property by employing state of the art design concepts personified as “visual merchandising”.

Staging Home by Design has staged and decorated homes throughout the NW and Westerns Chicagoland region, including Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, and Barrington. Glen Ellyn, Wheaton Naperville, Plainfield, St Charles, and Geneva and the City of Chicago

Kathleen Sarrett - President. Kathleen has over 25 years of experience in the real estate world, including sales, design, staging and consulting. This energetic professional, has decorated over 600 new and resale properties, all of which have been successfully marketed and/or sold. Kathleen has a splash of style and elegance that will turn a ho-hum property into a definite WOW !! Kathleen specializes in the luxury home market. She holds an Interior Decorator Certificate from Penn Foster College of Design is a member of the (IDDP) and Decorating Professionals (ISRP), a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), Accredited Home Stager (AHS), member of the Interior Stylist Network, and maintains an Illinois Real Estate License.


What It Costs
The typical investment for a two hour staging consultation is between $275 and $350. This includes a room by room written report and plan on various ideas and suggestions to maximize the homes features and accent the individual living areas. If the seller or agent is desirous of placement of additional furniture and/or accessories, those are billed according to time and out of pocket expenses incurred. A detailed plan proposal is prepared and presented to the seller prior to the plan implantation. Payment for 50% of the service is made prior and 50% after installation.

Does It Work?
Industry statistics indicate that professionally staged homes can sell as much as 50% faster and for 6.3% more. ( study by RE Infolin)


“I have Kathleen stage all my homes!”

Bryan Bomba ReMax

“My Sellers arte always pleased with the results they get from Kathy.”

Ter-Lynn Tomacic. Re/Max

“In this market you have to be as competitive as you can, staging works.”

Joann Coghill, Keller Williams

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