Home Staging Reviews in Fox Valley
Glen Ellyn charm (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Fox Vally Showhomes owners are highly responsive, great with clients, and provide fantastic advice! My homes sell more quickly when I offer a "free" consultation from Fox Valley Showhomes as part of my listing package.
Fantastic (Geneva, IL)
Staging was fantastic.
- Mark Jodlowski, Homeowner
Staging made all the difference (Batavia, IL)
I really questioned the cost of using these service to sell our home, however the staging made all the difference and we ended up selling our home on the 3rd showing following the home being furnished by Showhomes. We had almost 20 appts prior to the staging. Well worth the expense and would highly recommend.
- Teresa Walfred, Homeowner
Maximize home value (Elgin, IL)
Helped us stage the house for maximum dollar value.
- Wayne Schroeder, Homeowner
Showed off the home (Geneva, IL)
Loved how well the furniture and accessories show off the home.
- Juan Juarez, Homeowner
High quality (St. Charles, IL)
Love the way a furnished home shows and photographs. Price is a bit high for most but the items are higher quality and nicely put together.
- Eileen Bengtson, Baird & Warner
Practical and useful. (St. Charles, IL)
Prompt, helpful, and relevant if you want to sell your home. This is not just another web site the realtor can attach to some email. This is a very practical and useful service.
- Greg Gambla, Homeowner
Great service (Batavia, IL)
Great Service and a lovely home. Thanks to all for your assistance.
- Ann Carlsen, Homeowner
Special attention. (Sugar Grove, IL)
Loved the special attention to detail and appreciated you changing the table to one that better serves the space. Thank you!
- Sarah Goss, Southwestern Real Estate, Inc.
The best. (St. Charles, IL)
Showhomes of Fox Valley is the best. We have nothing but high praise for Mike Callahan and his services.
- Elisabeth & Tom Knowlton, Homeowner
Every detail is just right. (St. Charles, IL)
The designers do a fantastic job making sure every detail is just right. Great selection of furniture and decor pieces. Never disappointed!
- Nancy Cox, Baird & Warner
Problem Solved! (Naperville, IL)
Great communication and problem solving skills!
- Kelsey Ritchie, Keller Williams
Love home manager staging! (Sugar Grove, IL)
Especially love the home manager option.
- Gerhard & Valeria Axen, Homeowner
Sold quickly! (Elburn, IL)
You did a beautiful job highlighting the house's assets through your staging effort. That certainly caused the house to be sold so quickly and at a great price. The house was also left in the same great shape that it was when you came in. Thanks!
- Megan Petry, Homewoner
Extremely helpful! (St. Charles, IL)
Janine, Mike and Patty were extremely helpful in tweaking my home with updates in the hopes the changes will help with my home sale. I would not hesitate to bring them into a newly purchased home for decorating help as well.
- Gina Barrett, Homeowner
WOW! (St. Charles, IL)
Wow! House looks amazing. Everything went smoothly. Our realtor was impressed with the transformation.
- Frances Maurer, Homeowner
Home sold! (St. Charles, IL)
You made a huge difference in our saleability! This home was on the market with several agents before me and buyers could not visualize what to do. I'm grateful that my savvy seller understood Showhomes value. I appreciate the impact you made. Thank you for helping me sell my listing!
- Anne Ward, Re/Max Excels
Excellent consultation! (Elburn, IL)
Excellent support, quick response, and very easy to work with.
- David & Paula Kelly, Homeowner
Looks great! (Geneva, IL)
Came in and got the job done! And it looks great. Thank you!
- Carrie Sebold, Baird & Warner
Great Partner (West Dundee, IL)
Your team is professional, reliable and talented. Your service model is far superior to the old fashioned approach we used to take where we purchased furniture ourselves. You have been a great partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship.
- Tom Drake, Builder
Fabulous consult! (Elburn, IL)
Fabulous all around...great advice, timely report. We have used almost all of your recommendations. Thanks!
- Beth & John Towell, Homeowner
Incredible (Batavia, IL)
You always make my listings show incredible!
- Paul Chadwick, Baird & Warner
Impressive (St. Charles, IL)
The end result is exactly as impressive as I was led to believe it would be.
- Doug Jones, Homeowner
SOLD after staging! (Burr Ridge, IL)
My home looked so beautiful after Showhomes staged it. Before I found Showhomes my home in Burr Ridge had been on the market for more than a year. It was under contract in less than 2 months after the Showhomes team gave it a makeover. I highly recommend this group of dedicated professionals.
- Drenda Vijuk, Homeowner
Important! (Geneva, IL)
Important services provided to the clients.
- Wayne Reuter, RE/MAX Excels
Everything was easy! (St. Charles, IL)
Great customer service and beautiful decorating. This makes everything easy for homeowners who are not living in the area as they try to sell their homes.
- Denise Kelly, Homeowner
Beautiful staging. (Geneva, IL)
Fast service & beautiful staging items.
- Martha Dorfler, RE/MAX Excels
Great Design (Geneva, IL)
Great design style. Prompt, professional service.
- Tony Moore, Investor/Builder Owner
Highest level of profssionalism. (Geneva, IL)
We found all the people of Showhomes to be of the highest level of professionalism. They go out of their way to assist you when unexpected problems or difficult situations arise. We have no problem recommending Showhomes of Fox Valley to anyone looking for this type of service.
- Chuck & Jackie Nootens, Geneva, IL, Home Manager
Smooth delivery (Aurora, IL)
Very professional. Smooth delivery of service.
- Harold Velez, Homeowner
Tastefully done (Lakewood, IL)
Very tastefully done, with good communication by Carolyn. The month-by-month pricing option is a concern, as there is virtually no limit on expense with that scenario.
- John and Gail Kavalunas, Homeowner
Sell in less time (St. Charles, IL)
Stylish furnishings and accessories makes the home show better and sell in less time.
- Eileen Bengtson, Baird & Warner
Showhomes Biggest Fan! (St. Charles, IL)
I am a big fan, having used Showhomes to sell two very different homes. They are reliable, easy to communicate with, and better than a tranqualizer in managing the stress of selling a house. If your house is empty, they will stage it so beautifully that you may want to move back in. If you are out of town and they place a "home manager", you have peace of mind if something goes wrong. It will be reported to you and they even help in finding someone to solve the problem. You won't regret giving them a try.
- Jan Besic, Awesome Homeowner!
Stylish listing! (St. Charles, IL)
It makes my listing look more appealing and stylish---gives the buyers the perspective and imagery to see what their furniture could look like, or what new furniture would look like...Also, great for getting more showings from pictures on the internet!
- Lynn Purcell, Baird & Warner
Sold in one day! (Sugar Grove, IL)
Our house sold the day after Showhomes and their staff staged our house!
- Chris & Cynthia Halsey, Homeowner
Provides a vision for Buyers (Geneva, IL)
Customer service is outstanding. The staging transforms a home from dull and empty to providing the vision of what the home should be.
- Bob Kopp, Geneva realtor
Awesome Job (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Thank you!! I truly enjoyed working with Showhomes Staging!! AWESOME JOB!!
- Barbara Mashburn, Baird & Warner Realty
Professional! (Geneva, IL)
The install and removal were done professionally and the house was cleaned each time.
- Peri Gange, Homeowner
No Worries (South Elgin, IL)
Takes the worry away and gave us an opportunity to move on.
- Cathie Tardy, Realtor and Homeowner
Consistent (Wheaton, IL)
Always do a great job and very professional.
- Gregory Bach, Coldwell Banker
Showcase for Buyers (Glen Ellyn, IL)
The furniture and decorations used helped to showcase the home and help buyers envision living there.
- Celia Knowles, Homeowner
Very professional! (Chicago, IL)
I love the professionalism, I love the furniture selected & I love how everything gets taken care of so quickly.
- Emelin Brown, Roman Realty Group
Fantastic design! (Batavia, IL)
Aside from the fantastic design aspect, the team were incredibly friendly and easy to work with making the stressful event of selling a house so much easier. I felt proud to show my home after it had been staged and looked forward to feedback after every showing!
- Joanne Chesters, Homeowner
Pre-Market Consultation (St. Charles, IL)
Great honest and detailed feedback.
- Maureen Piotrowski, Homeowner
Quick to respond! (St. Charles, IL)
Very responsive and helpful!
- James Rabelhofer, Homeowner
Exemplary service (St. Charles, IL)
We truly enjoy working with Mike Callahan. He is an excellent communicator, prompt in his responses and provides exemplary service. We also love Janine's choices staging our home. It looks wonderful. We have no reservation recommending Show Homes.
- Elisabeth and Tom Knowlton, Homeowner
Everything! (Oswego, IL)
Everything with Showhomes is great!
- Bill Gade, Home Manager
Home looked amazing! (St. Charles, IL)
I am very happy with the way our home was staged! It looked amazing, and so accessible to showings!
Showhomes always addressed our concerns in a very timely manner, and were so very accommodating!
- Olga and Ed Kendall, Homeowner
Solved our problems! (Geneva, IL)
We liked the professionalism of the staff and their ability to solve our problems, such as repairs. We moved to Suwanee, GA before the house was put on the market so Showhomes handled everything for us. Carolyn Leard was outstanding to work with.
- Bob & Norma Trkovsky, Homeowner
Always recommend!! (Geneva, IL)
I always recommend Showhomes! I couldn't believe more in staging and my clients are always delighted!
- Ginny Sylvester, Owner of Hemming & Sylvester Properties
Perfection (Sugar Grove, IL)
Everything was perfect! Great staging and good clean up afterwards. Highly recommended!
- Steve Hequombourg, Homeowner
Exceptional service (Campton Hills, IL)
Exceptional service and communications, quality pieces for staging - I would highly recommend!
- Alex Rullo, Re/Max Great American North
They consider everything. (Elgin, IL)
A great team that takes everything into account. Matches the right furniture with the home. Fast, efficient, reliable.
- Mark Abate, Homeowner
Above and beyond! (St. Charles, IL)
The talented staff at Showhomes of Fox Valley always goes above and beyond to satisfy the needs of the client. The designers answered our many questions about color & fixture choices and other improvements as we worked to prepare the home for the market. Thank you Showhomes!
- Cindy Strahota, Keller Williams
Classy operation! (Geneva, IL)
Showhomes creates an ambiance in the home to make the buyer feel welcome. They are a classy operation with truly caring, helpful people.
- Mary Kay Coleman, Re/Max Excels
Great compliments! (Batavia, IL)
Showhomes staging has a knack for drawing the eye to or away from areas of the room as you enter. I am regularly getting comments from other Realtors on the quality of the staging.
- Bob Kopp, Geneva realtor
Accepted Offer After 1st Showing! (St. Charles, IL)
Easy to communicate with. Good response time. I love the attention to detail given to not only the furniture, but the wall decor. The houses look great! Twice now, the staged homes have sold to the first person through the door after staging! Can't ask for better than that!
- Nancy Cox, Baird & Warner
Have Used Showhomes Twice! (Elgin, IL)
It is the only service for selling my home I have used.
- Morris Liberati, Homeowner
Accommodating (Geneva, IL)
You have been most accommodating and responsive.
- Chuck & Jackie Nootens, Home Manager
The home we'd been searching for! (Batavia, IL)
When we first viewed the home we knew it was one we'd consider - but it had been vacant for about one year. We visited the home twice but just weren’t sold - it was difficult to get a true sense of the size of the house and it just felt cold. On our third visit we were blown away! Showhomes Fox Valley did an amazing job with the furniture and decorative accents. It was as if our vision came to life and we knew we were home. Some of the furniture was so perfect that we plan to purchase it. Thank you for showing us the possibilities and revealing the home for which we've been searching.
- Katie Meisenger, Home BUYER
Relocation Company Dream! (Batavia, IL)
Thanks for all your help, the staging was awesome! It totally made the difference in helping the sale of this aged listing!
- Donna Bisbee, Relocation Specialist
Offer in 7 Days! (Batavia, IL)
This home was on the market for a full year with no offers. When the realtor recommended Showhomes Fox Valley to the Home Owner, the home was professionally staged - and within SEVEN DAYS the Home Owner accepted an offer from a buyer that had seen it TWICE before!!
- Cindy Schmalz, Coldwell Banker
Perfectly Staged! (Wheaton, IL)
I just wanted to drop a note to your team telling them what a great job they did on the above mentioned property. As a real estate/architectural photographer I get to see the good the bad and the really bad! It is always a pleasure when I can capture an entire 3,800 sf house in an hour and a half because it is perfectly staged! Great job to your team. I will certainly keep you in mind for referrals to clients.
- Michele Zappa, Real Estate Leader, Inc.
Happy sellers! (Elburn, IL)
Thank you to ShowHomes for their work on my CLOSED listing! Happy sellers and happy buyers :)
- Donna McQuade, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
Accepted offer after one showing with Showhomes! (St. Charles, IL)
If you have a vacant home, or people deciding to rent, I highly recommend contacting ShowHomes and speaking with them first. My clients were ready to list their home for rent and try a major price reduction, but ShowHomes did the trick!!
I had a listing which sat vacant for one year and had $300,000 in price reductions. My clients were considering listing it to rent again, but I re-recommended ShowHomes. Their representative contacted the home owners and they entered into a contract mid November. ShowHomes found a home manager, who moved in and maintained the property and utilities and always had the home ready to show. After one week, they had staged the home with home managers and their belongings, held a home made gourmet lunch for realtor caravan, and an agent showed the home that weekend and wrote a contract! We closed within three weeks!
My clients are thrilled and I highly recommend ShowHomes.
- Kathy Koca, St. Charles Realtor
Sold in under 2 hours! (St. Charles, IL)
This team has more than reasonable rates, are incredibly easy to work with, and have transformed our property in such a way as to exceed even our highest expectations. Their effective use of space and color make the rooms look so much better and larger--it's the difference between night and day. Not only will we be using them for future sales, but we will be referring them to everyone we know. It was simply perfect.
Please add this to our review: Sold the house in one hour and 24 minutes! We've given your name to two agents so far today. You guys do great work!
- Sarah B., Homeowner
Showhomes - when you want maximum marketing effectiveness (North Aurora, IL)
Karen and I are convinced that staging is a valuable marketing tool for today’s real estate market. We worked with Carolyn Leard at Showhomes Fox Valley and since our first meeting with her we have felt very fortunate to know and work with her.
Prior to having the opportunity to staging the home with “Showhomes”, it was listed for over six months without attracting a single offer or any interest from potential buyers. Right after “Showhomes” staged the home; we received an offer in a little over a month!
We wholeheartedly recommend “Showhomes” to anyone who is attempting to sell a vacant property. “Showhomes” staging and design flair simply made the home too hard to resist! Furthermore, we were impressed with how the move-in and move- out procedure of the furnishings and décor was accomplished in such an efficient and professional manner. In a difficult Real Estate market, “Showhomes” helped us achieve a sale in such a surprisingly short period of time.
I trust their judgment implicitly. They are very well-liked by my clients because of their genuine sensitivity to the clients’ needs, and their friendly, comforting manner. Selling a home is always a stressful time for homeowners, and Carolyn’s patience and thoughtfulness really helps clients feel more confident and relaxed about the process.
Carolyn took the time to communicate to us about the process and expectations for the home being staged. The end result was spectacular. High quality furniture and accessories were used to create a warm, inviting and beautiful living space, from the place settings on the dining room table to the towels hanging in the bathrooms.
We would recommend “Showhomes” to anyone who wanted to stage their vacant home for maximum marketing effectiveness.
We thank you for doing such a great job for us!
- Bobbi Banfield & Karen Spangler, Coldwell Banker Residential
The best around! (St. Charles, IL)
Mike, Thank you so much.............I do appreciate all you and your staff have done to help me sell my listing in St. Charles. ShowHomes is really the best around...I was so impressed with not just the interior furnishings but the exterior decor that was added. That first impression as you approach a home is so important & you nailed it with the Halloween and Holiday decoration. Again, thank you and I look forward to working with you again.
- Betty Theisen-Placek, Coldwell Banker Residential
Epitome of professionalism, service & quality (Geneva, IL)
I was compelled to write to tell you about my experience in working with you and Showhomes - Fox Valley. I want to thank you for an incredibly positive and professional experience. As a professional realtor for over 20 years, I have had the occasion to work with hundreds of different professionals and businesses related to the purchase and sale of residential real estate. In this challenging market, having the right tools and resources is critical to achieving a successful sale. Your group has been the epitome of professionalism, service and quality. Carolyn Leard, your Manager, has been phenomenal and has "over-delivered" (in a positive way) at every turn. I look forward to a mutually successful partnership moving forward. Please pass along my name and number if you ever have a realtor or home manager that is curious about your company and service.
- Jay Rodgers, RE/Max Excels
The best to work with! (St. Charles, IL)
My husband got a job that was moving us to the Chicago area. I was moving into a two bedroom apartment with less than 1,000 sq ft. I wanted to find somewhere else to live. I did not know the area. I found an ad that had this beautiful home for rent, and thought it was too good to be true. Well this is how my husband and I feel about Showhomes . . . the people are too good to be true. From the time I met Carlyon from Showhomes I knew she did not just want to fill a house, she wanted a good experience for us. We had our belongings brought to the house and the wonderful people at Showhomes decorated the home and everything looked wonderful. I always received a call to let me know someone was coming to look at the house. I have to say I never felt put out. If there was any problem with the home, Showhomes took care of it immediately. The yard care was taken care of for us. There really was nothing we had to deal with. Showhomes could not be more perfect. It was just what we needed at a time of uncertainty in our lives. We hope Showhomes can help others find a place to live. The Showhomes people are the best to work with, the most helpful, and friendly.
- Fred & Marty Kimball, Home Manager
Beneficial to both Realtor and Homeowner (Geneva, IL)
As an Owner and Realtor of a vacant home, Showhomes' staging of this property (inside and out) has greatly improved the time potential buyers spend in the home, generated more discussions during open houses, and increased the "oohs" and "ahs" from individuals viewing the home. Having a Home Manager on site and Showhomes caring for the home really diminishes the worries over a vacant home and upkeep. This arrangement is perfect and provided at a cost that is beneficial to both Realtor and owner.
- Bob & Sandy Thayer, Home Owner and Realtor, Stone Tower Properties
Would do it again! (Batavia, IL)
The experience we had as Showhome Home Managers turned out to be the perfect solution for us as we relocated from California to Illinois. The time we spent with Showhomes allowed us to live in a beautiful home for several months as we learned the area and looked for the ideal place to purchase. The people of Showhomes were very professional, friendly, and the whole process was better than we had ever hoped. Showhomes made a stressful move easy and fun while giving our family a lovely place to live in a new state. We would do the whole process over again in a minute if we ever find ourselves relocating again. It was a great way to live!
- Jeff & Darlea Livengood, Home Manager
They made our home warm and welcoming! (Batavia, IL)
We are extremely pleased with Showhomes. From the moment the home managers first moved in, Showhomes went to work. We could not believe how much effort and energy went into getting the house ready for the new home manager; we know they really appreciated it. You guys really work hard! But we were even more amazed and delighted when we saw how well the house was staged and how beautiful a home you made it; it was so warm and welcoming. We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and creative ability. You can always use us as a referral!
- Rose and Sam Giliberto, Homeowner
Best presentation for possible buyers! (St. Charles, IL)
It's been a pleasure to partner with Showhomes in the ongoing marketing of my listing. Showhomes took a vacant house and made it beautiful and full of life. Since partnering with Showhomes, the feedback has been spectacular and the added piece of mind and security of an on-site home manager is priceless. Several times I found myself rushing over to tend to a problem when the house was vacant - water during a big rain storm and the heat going out because of a battery in the thermostat. Now I know that someone is watching over my client's investment full-time and Showhomes is ensuring that the house is presented in the best possible way to potential buyers.
- Brian Smith, RE/MAX Advisors
Having Showhomes is reassuring (St. Charles, IL)
Having Showhomes represent our properties gives us a sense that someone is watching out for the well-being of our homes. With Showhomes staging the properties with individuals actually living in the home and being responsible for the general upkeep inside and outside of the property is reassuring. Living such a distance away, Showhomes keeps us informed of anything in and around the home that requires special attention, i.e. leaking windows, electrical problems, lawn sprinkler problems, etc. Their attention to detail and wanting to showcase the house in a superior manner for a potential buyer gives us the confidence that our home will be sold in a short time. Their staff are very conscientious and can be reached 24/7 if needed. We are glad to have found such a reputable service for our needs."
- Blessing Corporate Services, Corporate Owner