“Every now and then you meet someone and you just know that they are fabulous at what they do. This was the case when I first met Chris Milne. She is a neighbor and friend of one of my repeat clients. About 5 years ago they bought a fixer upper and had indeed fixed it up beautifully, but as a I once heard a real estate speaker say, “The way you live in a house and the way you sell a house are 2 different things!” Their house looked good but the clutter of everyday living detracted from the underlying beauty of the home. Chris came in and tweaked, tidied, added here and subtracted there and voila! a home that went from “new” on the market to sold in about 3 days.
I have used her several other times to take properties from ‘lived in’ to saleable and I can’t say enough good things about her.
She’s amazingly talented and a joy to work with. Her enthusiasm for what she does is contagious. You will be thrilled with the outcome. Enjoy!”
@properties Real Estate
"After a homeowner could not sell their home in 4 months, I was hired as the new broker and in tum, hired Chris Milne to stage the home. Chris did a beautiful re-design and staging, including bringing in her own furniture and accessories, that totally transformed the home into today's style and colors that buyers seek out. She worked tirelessly with her team and movers to get the job done within a day - looking perfect for the photographer and giving the home a much-needed facelift. Chris showed up for the photos and really went the extra mile. Once on the market, the home sold within 30 days. The homeowners were thrilled with the quick sale. I highly recommend Chris as a Stager to both REALTORS and Homeowners looking to sell their home quickly - and for the highest price. She did an amazing job!"
Berkshire Hathaway - Abbie Homes Luxury Homes Specialist
"We were introduced to Chris after our home (which we were certain would be desirable to buyers) had been stagnant on the market for several months, and about two months after we moved into our new home. Chris quickly and tastefully staged our house and assisted with the new photos for our listing. Activity picked up immediately and we were soon under contract. Chris is not only great at what she does, she was fantastic to work with and we would recommend her to anyone whose home isn’t selling as fast as they’d hoped."
Lisa and Miles Cohen, Wilmette, IL
"Chris couldn’t be more pleasant and easy to work with for home staging projects. I recently introduced her to my clients who had a condo on the market for well over a year with other brokers. Before hitting the market again with me, they agreed to bring Chris in and let her work her magic. The transitional decor Chris provided complemented the vintage charm of the condo. The photography turned out great and brought in over ten showings in the first few days of being back on the market. We had several interested buyers and secured a deal within the first weekend of listing the property. Words that come to mind when thinking of Chris; professional, accommodating, pleasant, dependable and great style!"
Berkshire Hathaway - Koeing Rubloff Realty Group
Chris has a beautiful skill to enter into a home and personalize it perfectly. She met with me, recommended design options, and listened to my needs. I completely trusted her opinions. When she returned to complete the staging I was thrilled! The house was transformed into a must buy, stellar home. Thanks to Chris we sold our home in a day!"
Sandy Rempe, Glenview, IL
“Chris is not only a pro at offering exceptional service and fantastic taste; she is an outstanding support for both real estate brokers and homeowners alike. I recently had the pleasure of referring Chris to my clients who were selling their East Lakeview condo that needed to be staged. Immediately, my clients were impressed with her professionalism and willingness to devise a perfect plan that would work for their particular needs. Chris soon arrived with her amazing crew and transformed the condo to a warm, welcoming, and beautiful home. I can confidently say that without Chris, this unit would not have sold as quickly as it did. Whether you are a real estate professional who needs a home staged, or you are a homeowner looking for an interior designer, Chris is a true treasure. I highly recommend her for your next project. Chris is simply the best!”
Kathleen Whalen, Broker Associate
“Shashi and I are very appreciative of your wonderful and creative updating of our home in preparation for the upcoming sale. The home looked elegant, open and very attractive. The results were equally amazing – the home was sold the very first week it came on the market. We could not have asked for more! Thank you for all the work you and your wonderful team did.
We would be happy to recommend your services to any one looking for decorating or staging their home.”
Ravi and Shashi Kumar, Glenview, IL
“Christine is so creative and so much fun to work with. She was able to take my plain and sparsely-furnished condo and transform it into a warm and inviting home. It was amazing to see how the things she brought in enhanced what I already had. I had no idea my stuff could look so good.”
Susie, Lincolnwood, IL
"Chris is an amazing designer! She rescued us from design paralysis of our new home. Through every step of the process, Chris put us at ease, was always accessible and made it fun! Her vision and talent is unmatched. Our development sales person commented that our home is show piece of our neighborhood and wanted to bring prospective buyers through our home. We can’t wait to work with her in future homes."
Bob and Brenda Dafnis, Glenview, IL
"I met Chris after interviewing several different stagers. I got her name from a few other brokers and I was impressed with her website and thoughts on the project. I listed a really charming and quirky house on the market and the sellers had recently moved out. Empty, the house just seemed to have lost its spark. Chris came in and transformed it. She has a clear eye for design and impeccable taste however, I was further impressed with her sense of space and light. She didn’t just pick beautiful things she brought the space to life and highlighted the charm the house already had. She didn’t mask it, she accented it. Chris has thoughtful and honest suggestions and knows current trends. She is a true professional. I’ve been a real estate broker for 20 plus years from the Gold Coast to the North Shore and have never come across a stager with the same combination of style, professionalism and market knowledge. I am so happy to have found her!"
Genny Lennon, Compass Real Estate, Winnetka IL
“Chris was extremely helpful when I wanted to update my Lincoln Park studio. She understood my style and came up with really modern and functional ideas. Storage was a big problem for me and Chris came up with great solutions. I also wanted to add more color to my studio. She helped me find the right balance and now my place feels bright and spacious! I was really impressed with her work and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
Erika Chlupsa, (Lincoln Park) Chicago, IL
“Christine is a wonderful stager! She has the eye and imagination to create an exceptional look. Not only is she a hard worker, she is also very detailed. She makes everything come together in the most beautiful way! She is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!”
Gail & Bob Enkey, Wilmette, IL
“Chris and her team did more than come in and make recommendations. Their artistic additions on loan–rugs, paintings, furniture items, books even– are impeccably tasteful. I’m very satisfied that every thing that could be done to make my place marketable, has been done, thanks to Chris Milne and her team. The value of their contribution far outweighs the cost, and I can recommend them without qualification.”
J. Arndt, Evanston, IL