St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Home Staging in Chicago: Are you ready to get naked in this bathroom?

Don't underestimate the power and importance of picturing potential buyers naked in your home. Believe it or not, they just might be. If they don't think they can drop their drawers and put their bare bum on the porcelain then they just might not buy your home! 

Over the last several weeks I've written a lot about white glove clean and organization as it pertains to our Chicago Home Staging business. I had planned on going to a completely different topic until I ran across this photo on Pinterest (curated by Paper Stitch Blog)

get naked bath tub home staging chicago

After seeing it, I couldn't seem to think of anything else.


Home Staging means thinking about buyers getting naked

I remember watching an episode of The Brady Bunch where Jan was told to imagine the audience in their underwear. She was nervous and somehow this imagery was supposed to help her be able to speak to a large audience. As someone who has spoken to large audiences, I'm not quite sure exactly how that is helpful, but I will say that as a home stager I regularly tell my clients buyers will subconsiously think about how comfortable they are in this space and will notice if it is like-new clean.

One of the reasons that home buyers so often decide to purchase new homes, despite the fact that they typically offer less upgrades and value per square foot, is because no one has ever lived in the home before. It's kind of like deciding to buy a new car versus a used one. It's not always about the maintenance either. Sometimes it's really about cleanliness and stains. Sometimes it's about deciding on a subconscious level whether or not they want to get naked in this space.

Oh and just in case you want a blast from the past Brady moment, here is that scene I mentioned earlier.

For more information on how to prepare your home for sale in today’s market, call Margaret and our team of home staging professionals today 815-530-3566.


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


Comment balloon 2 commentsMelissa Marro • May 28 2013 06:54PM


The level of humor about life should always be so great! :) Love it!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

Laura - I'm glad you saw the humor in it. While there is clearly a serious note here too, I love how the tub added a fun factor. 

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) almost 6 years ago

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