UPDATE! Home On The Market 11 Months...Can You Help? You Be The Judge

Mortgage and Lending with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

I recently posted about a homeowner that has had her vacant home on the market for 11 months and has reduced the price several times.


Here are a few photos that I finished today.

You Be The Judge...Do you think this home has a better chance of selling now?

Two of the neighbors came by today and was amazed with what I had done. It's so nice to hear you get a A+ and WOW!  I even received a redesign job from one of the neighbors.

The owner was thrilled and I'll meet with the Realtor tomorrow.

Open House is this week-end.  Hope it brings some offers!

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Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer




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Cynthia Bartch
Granville, OH

Donna, Like everyone else before stated...your staging made the place.

Love the large floral print w/ the abstract rug.

Love the art in the room w/ the F/P... is the piece on canvas or is part of it metal? I'd like to know the medium.

Mar 24, 2009 11:52 PM #12
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Cynthia, Thank you. All of the art you mentioned are on canvas. I purchased them at Pier 1.

Mar 25, 2009 12:07 AM #13
Kim Smith - Northeast Ohio Home Stager
Staged by Kim - Stow, OH

Looks great!!  It's a shame that you didn't get a call months sooner.

Mar 25, 2009 01:47 AM #14
Karen Nardella
The Emporium Your Home for Elegant Resale - Conway, NH

Donna, what a beautiful job.  Now it will sell thanks to your talent for "Dressing that House for a Successful Sale."  Great work and pics.

Mar 25, 2009 02:13 AM #15
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Donna there's no doubt that if it's price right AND with your staging it will sell now.  Great job! 

Mar 25, 2009 02:51 AM #16
Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA

The house looks so serene now; buyers will really be impressed. Yes, I agree, it's an A+! Keep us posted on the sale, I am sure it will be coming soon!

Mar 25, 2009 05:19 AM #17
Tinker Hulsey
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate - Jonesboro, AR
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate


You are awesome...your staging is so good. I bet the house sells now..Good Job!!


Mar 25, 2009 08:38 AM #18
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Kim, Thank you! It is a shame, for sure. I know we'll have a buyer soon.

Karen, Thank you, I appreciate your kinds words.

Ginger, Thank you, and I really feel we'll have a sell.

Peg, Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment. I'll keep you posted!

Tinker, Thank you! I'm hoping it will sell quickly.

Mar 25, 2009 11:15 AM #19
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Donna - beautiful job!  Maybe the agent will have a contract BEFORE the open house!

Mar 25, 2009 12:37 PM #20
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Patsy, Funny you should mention that...there was a showing today and they think we might have a lease/purchase deal in the works! If the sellers are happy with that...then I am too!

Mar 25, 2009 12:52 PM #21
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

You did an amazing job!  I think I just bought those living room lamps this week too... cool!  I can't wait to hear that you got an offer!

Mar 25, 2009 01:19 PM #22
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Thanks so much Melissa. Every ones comments have been such a confidence booster for me. I've been waiting for the right listing and budget to come along to be able to showcase my work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that offer.

Mar 25, 2009 01:25 PM #23
Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Donna, Great Job!! Love the three black pillows on the couch & the artwork. Contemporary, warm & inviting!


Mar 26, 2009 08:54 AM #24
Nancy Robertson
Signature Style Staging - Dallas, TX

Congratulations, I think you brought the owner a definite SALE!!  Keep us posted.

Mar 26, 2009 01:45 PM #25
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Very nice job Donna.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. 

Mar 28, 2009 06:15 AM #26
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Holly, Thank you, actually the pillows are a very dark brown. I used the browns, blues, and creams throughout the house.

Nancy, I certainly hope so...I'll keep you posted.

Chrissie, Thank you!

Mar 28, 2009 10:36 AM #27
Carol Heap
Hometown Real Estate Group, Inc. & Hometown Stagers - Flowery Branch, GA

What a difference!  Great job!

Mar 28, 2009 03:39 PM #28
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Carol, Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment! .

Mar 28, 2009 03:45 PM #29
Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography - Greensboro, NC


It looks awesome.  A suggestion, your photos are heavily pixilated (noise, which is little spots distort the clarity), that means you are losing details in your pictures. 

Your work is too good not to have GREAT pictures.  Either check the settings on your camera and make sure it is set to the highest resolution, invest in a newer camera with more megapixels, OR...team up with a professional photographer =) (not me, I'm too far away though I could have ROCKED that staging job you did) and go into your presentations with TWO barrels of firepower - beautiful photographs of amazing staging.  That is a WIN-WIN situation for EVERYONE.

Great work!

Mar 31, 2009 11:24 PM #30
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Thanks for the tips Andrew. I do use a professional, these were just some that I took when I finished the job. Your work if fabulous, I know you would have made this home ROCK. Chrissie is very lucky to have found you. You two are a win-win team! Thanks for stopping by and giving some pointers. I really do need to learn more about taking photos.

Apr 01, 2009 10:40 AM #31
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