Your Expert Home Staging Specialist

Kathleen Sarrett RESA- Senior Staging Consultant, has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, 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 International Design and Decorating Professionals (IDDP), a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and has held an Illinois Real Estate License. She serves as a principal and vice-president of Staging Homes by Design Inc.


Staging Homes by Design Inc. was founded as a complementary creative approach for assisting owners and their agents in the sale of real property. Employing the latest design vignettes and principles of effective "staging" Staging Homes by Design Inc. brings an important additional element to the home marketing process sometimes referred to as “visual merchandising”. 


People do not buy “bricks and mortar"; they buy emotionally, and that is why home staging is so important. Staging assists potential buyers to visualize furniture placement and room utilization. This increases buyer motivation by accenting the properties emotional, psychological and sensory appeal. Staging helps to bridge the gap between "selling a house" and "buying a home". Industry statistics prove that a professionally staged home can sell as much as 50% faster and for 6.3% more.


Kathleen Sarrett

Home Stager and Interior Stylist
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