MONIKA MACINTYRE - Owner & CEO


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Monika MacIntyre launched her business in 2008 as a way to help busy people maintain a work/life balance, by helping with household management, organizing, errands, shopping, etc. Home staging & decorating seamlessly became a part of the services that were offered, and Monika began working closely with realtors and people selling their homes. She added team members and a full inventory of furniture and accessories to stage vacant homes and occupied homes for quick sales. 

Monika has a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Oklahoma and prior to starting her own business, worked in the advertising, marketing, public relations and sales industries for 20 years. She was born with a knack for organizing, decorating & entertaining, has an eye for detail, creativity & perfection and a passion for helping people. 

As a wife & mother of 2 children, she knows how hard it is to achieve a successful work/life balance and enjoys helping others obtain that balance through creating more time, less stress and beautiful spaces in her clients' lives.


OUR TEAM



TESTIMONIALS


Thank goodness for Monika and her team! We were unable to sell our home before moving to Chicago. Our home was on the market for the second time in 2 years with a fantastic realtor bringing in lots of traffic, but nothing was putting our home at the top of any one’s list. Once Monika staged our home it sold in less than two weeks to the first couple that looked at it after being staged. I wish we had her stage the house in the very beginning. The pieces she used coordinated with our home and highlighted its best features while putting a fresh light on the areas where we were receiving negative feedback. Obviously, her magic touch did the trick!
— Robyn and Louis Hunsucker, homeowners
I send Checkmark to every one of my listings for a staging consultation before their house goes on the market. The ones that carry out the staging plan sell immediately. The ones that don’t, sit for much longer. It’s a no brainer.
— Jeff Boone, 918HomeTeam-Keller Williams Realty
My dad lived in a retired persons hotel the last 5 years of his life with the accumulated furniture, boxes, paperwork and memories of a lifetime. When he died at the age of 101, I was at a loss as to sorting out what must be kept and what could be disposed of. Monika and her crew were wonderful to work with and suggested options that I would not have thought of myself. They were pleasant, efficient, and friendly as decisions were made on the best way to handle the process. Monika and her crew were supportive and made efficient use of time, saving the family money and worry. Their professional and efficient work was accomplished without putting additional pressure on me. Monika also helped me in the later months suggesting services that would perform necessary destruction of dad’s financial records efficiently and economically, what to do with donations, etc. I would use Monika and Checkmark again without a question.
— Janet M. Hale, happy client
I have been working with Monika and her team for several years now and have found her to be extremely reliable, detailed and motivated to get whatever job I need accomplished in a timely manner. She has transformed homes and made my job as a realtor easier and less stressful and I truly appreciate that.
— Val Gaudet, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors
I have used Monika and Checkmark to assist with several different projects for my company Pineapple Crush. They are attentive to detail, timely and dependable. Great assistance for commercial shoots too. Monika has a creative eye and can make things happen. I love that about her and the team.
— Brian Barlow, Owner Pineapple Crush
Monika and her team are great at what they do! We have had them stage vacant homes, meet with sellers to prepare their occupied homes for the market and move our office furniture. Everyone we’ve worked with at Checkmark is friendly, knowledgeable and they do a wonderful job! I would recommend them to everyone!
— Jana Burton, 918HomeTeam-Keller Williams Realty
I’ve been using Checkmark for years. As a working mother of 3, I need all the help I can get to keep my home organized. From small projects, like keeping my kids’ rooms and closets in order to bigger projects, like cleaning out the garage or decorating for Christmas, I know Monika and her staff will make it all look great! Just ask my friends....they all know about Checkmark services and many have become clients too.
— Stephanie Wheeler, long term client
Checkmark is the only company I would have assist me for all my real estate staging needs. They are professional, responsive, honest, and stage beautifully! I listed a home in a very difficult neighborhood to market, and the home sold within two weeks. It was the fastest sale in that neighborhood, and I believe it would not have sold without Monika and her team’s assistance. I highly recommend them to all realtors and sellers needing to increase their homes marketability.
— Amy Leigh Prosser, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors and AMIAN Home Renovations