Our Staging Team is Your Team

Chicagoland Home Staging Team

Partnerships with Chicagoland Home Staging go beyond home staging design services. We become part of your extended home sales team, much like a marketing expert or handyman. In addition, we refer clients to trusted real estate agents with whom we regularly work, adding value to our Realtor network and sellers.



Awards include nominations for Top 75 People in the Real Estate Staging World, the Most Influential People in Staging, and four-time winner of the Top 10 Professional Home Staging Teams. Also featuring their insights are the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, LUXE Magazine, MSN, DuPage Real Producers, and the Chicago Tribune.



Featured In

Years Combined

Full-time staging design experience.

$ Billion

In assisted real estate sales.


Staged and sold.

Chicagoland Home Staging Margaret Gehr

Margaret Gehr

Founder / Owner
Margaret Gehr has been focused on the design and merchandising of resale properties since 2005 when she founded Chicagoland Home Staging.  Having studied at the Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, she brings her unique skills and creativity to every project no matter the size.
Chicagoland Home Staging Kathy Lobkovich

Kathy Lobkovich

Kathy has been a part of the Chicagoland Home Staging team since 2008, becoming a managing partner in 2012. With a B.S. in Business from Marquette University, her years of experience working in marketing and project management for Fortune 500 companies, along with her passion for interiors has made Kathy an invaluable member of the team.
Chicagoland Home Staging Kathy Hill-2

Kathy Hill

Lead Design Consultant
Chicagoland Home Staging Nicole Rosenberger Naperville

Nicole Rosenberger

Assistant Stager
Chicagoland Home Staging Lynn Team

Lynn Shankman

Sales Support
Chicagoland Home Staging Milana-2

Milana Yatskevich

Lead Design Specialist
Chicagoland Home Staging Naperville Design

Marnie Segal

Lead Design Specialist
Chicagoland Home Staging Interior Design Naperville

Gina Morgan

Consultation Specialist
Chicagoland Home Staging Jill Ensalaco-2

Jill Ensalaco

Office Administrator
Chicagoland Home Staging Steve Najarians-2

Steve Najarian

Staging Facilitator
Chicagoland Home Staging Naperville Ricky Figueroa

Ricky Figueroa

CHS Antoine Hinkson Logistics Manager

Antoine Hinkson

Logistics Manager
Chicagoland Home Staging Logistics

Steven Lobkovich




Home Staging

Top 75 People in Real Estate Staging


Top 10 Professional Home Staging Teams

4x Winner

Most Influential People in Staging


Real Estate Staging Association

Executive Council

Illinois State President

LUXE Magazine

Featured Insights

Wall Street Journal

Featured Insights

Chicago Tribune

Featured Insights

Associated Press

Interior Design Feature

DuPage Real Producers

Home Staging Feature


Interior Design Feature

Publications & Features


The Power That Sells Real Estate"

Featuring Chicagoland Home Staging's Margaret Gehr, is the book, "Home Staging: The Power That Sells Real Estate" which outlines the why behind the best staged homes. 

From professional home stagers, this book shows sellers how to get the best price from a property.  With a wide range of homes on the market, the book shows how to appeal to the right kind of buyers for your listing through:


Occupied home staging

Vacant home staging

Curb appeal

Luxury properties




This is an invaluable resource to sell a property faster and for more money, no matter the state of the market.

Available at: Kindle

"I ONLY use CHS! Their service enhances my homes and they sell faster and at a higher price. CHS is a champion vendor with Jill Clark Homes and my Fine and Luxury Real Estate business!"

Jill Clark Homes 



"I attribute all of my success and my rise to the Top 1% of all RE/MAX Agents in all of Northern Illinois to Margaret Gehr and CHS. My sellers reduce their marketing time by at least one third, and they generally triple in return the amount of initial investment that might be needed for the prep work and staging."

Sue Hedlund, RE/MAX Suburban

"I consistently rely on CHS for expert and tasteful staging. The investment always brings a return with higher offers and faster sales."

Kris Berger, President, Compass Hinsdale

"I was amazed that CHS managed to transform my house in just one day. We had two offers the first weekend! Thank you and the team for everything.”

Colleen Jennings, Seller, Naperville

"We’ve worked with CHS countless times over the years and have found Margaret and her team to be absolute professionals, consistently willing to go the extra mile to ensure our complete satisfaction. Their ability to showcase the best a property has to offer is second to none. Highly recommend!" 

Karen Marposon, Principal Broker, Monarque Group, Keller Williams infinity

"Chicagoland Home Staging knocks it out of the park. The super talented team did a great job enhancing my home. I found the turn key process super easy and trusted them with the creative design and freedom to what they thought was necessary. The overall all results were stunning!"
Milan Shah, Direct Floors 

"Chicagoland Home Staging has provided the perfect style of furnishings and accessories to bring out the best features of each home enhancing the online presence. Their talents coincide with my vision of how I like to present a listing to the market. Margaret and her team are Pros and a pleasure to work with."  

 Dawn McKenna, Coldwell Banker 

Staged to Sell

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