Partnering with Leading Agents & home Sellers
I have been working with Karen & Chicago Home Staging since 2010 and it was absolutely one of the best decisions I’ve made in my real estate career. She has become an integral part of my success, meeting with each of my sellers prior to putting their homes on the market to ensure we are properly staged for maximum return.
Her knowledge and expertise have lead to lower market times, higher selling prices for my sellers, and she’s made the process less stressful for all involved. I can’t imagine my business without her! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for staging and/or design! She is the best!
AGENT & SELLER
So delighted with our “new” home tastefully done by Chicago Home Staging….. almost too sad to actually sell it now! As an
agent I strive to help my clients put their best foot forward, so when it came to selling my own home, I certainly wanted nothing but the BEST which is what we got…
Karen and her team worked well with our own pieces, and most importantly around our young family which presents a challenge when selling a home. I’m so proud of the photos – cannot wait to list the house and see some RESULTS!! No doubt that staging with Karen was an amazing investment that
will pay off immensely.
I provide my clients with a complimentary consultation with Chicago Home Staging, and it is worth every penny!
Karen provides homeowners a concise, customized plan with creative staging solutions.
From using existing decor and repositioning furniture to better showcase a room, to removing clutter, to offering ideas about where to invest money prior to selling.
Karen is truly a home staging pro. I would happily recommend her to any seller looking to present his/her home in its best possible light, and get it sold!
Karen Fike is one of those multitalented individuals who makes everything she does look effortless until you try to do it yourself and find out how difficult it is! She has an amazing brain reservoir of talent and has just the right answer at her fingertips. Plus she is a ton of fun to be around. Whoever hires her will
be very professionally represented and get lots of knowledge extras.
Karen Fike with Chicago Home Staging is amazing at what she does!! She is extremely professional, and my clients are always satisfied. I recommend her highly!
Karen is wonderful to work with – responsive, professional, creative and a problem solver.
Her staging and design tips are incredibly helpful to our sellers.
Additionally, she is able to work around and make reasonable recommendations if a client has limitations.
Karen will transform and bring out the best in your home. It is always a pleasure working with her.
Take the First Step to Staging Success
As a real estate broker, I’ve been relying on Karen to help my clients and
simultaneously boost my credibility for years. She has a natural talent for bringing the best out of any room and is
able to instinctively transform the feel of a space with minimal fuss. She has an eye for detail and as an
accomplished artist herself possesses a great eye for color and design. She knows the market and what buyers are
attracted to. Listings where sellers have been lucky enough to work with Karen have sold more quickly and for a
higher price than those that didn’t. She is effective, professional and always a pleasure to work with. I can’t
recommend her enough.
Home Seller Lakeview
WOW is the best word I can use to describe our reaction when we saw the magic you worked. Apparently, we weren’t
alone in our reaction since we had a contract on the property the first weekend it was listed which is amazing in this
challenging market. We really appreciate the items you chose to add. Our only concern before the staging was done was
that the condo would look too generic and lose some of the charm, but instead you added items that worked beautifully
with the décor that was already in place. After the staging was completed my friends all wanted to know if we were
satisfied and my standard response is — it was the best money we ever spent. Thank you again!!!
Home Seller Elmhurst
We worked with Karen in April of 2018 to stage our home. She was a pleasure to work with throughout every stage of the process. I was so impressed how she was able to use a lot of our existing furniture and brought in the perfect accents and made smart changes to make our home ready to sell. Within days of listing, we were under contract thanks to her help! I highly recommend Karen as both a staging and interior design consultant. Thank you, Karen!
Home Seller West Loop
Karen was so very helpful to us in our moving process. She came to visit our condo before we listed it to provide advice
on staging and help us make the important decision of if we were going to move out before listing or after selling, since
we weren’t sure if our furniture and layout would appeal to buyers. She was a wonderful listener, took into consideration
our personal needs, and provided extremely insightful advice. Her counsel was crucial to our moving process and thanks
to her advice, we sold our condo with our own furniture (staged per her recommendation) for more than we were hoping for and within a week of listing! Karen truly made our lives easier and saved us the extravagant expense of renting
furniture. I hope not to move again for quite some time, but if I do I will surely work with Karen again!!!
Home Seller Lincoln Park
I was referred to Karen by my real estate agent, and thank goodness! Karen is a dream to work with, and her creativity
flows so easily. I had already moved, and Karen kept me up to date with photos and ideas, as well as going above and
beyond with being able to take some leftover pieces that didn’t make the move with me; which I was very grateful for.
Highly highly recommend!
Home Seller Wicker Park
Karen and her team transformed our 1885 home, seamlessly blending the classic architecture with the modern updates.
The house photographed beautifully and her hard work ensured we got top dollar for our home. She worked with our
existing furniture – adding in additional pieces that tied every room together. We actually are going to buy some of the
pieces we used! On a separate note, beyond her incredible design eye, she was a pleasure to work with! She was prompt
and responsive – and super sweet! We would recommend her to any realtor or home seller!
Home Seller Bucktown
I was in desperate need of a great staging for my condo sale and Karen exceeded expectations. She was extremely easy
to work with and above all else, she was a great communicator. I would absolutely use Karen again for my staging needs.