What I Do Is So Worth It! I LOVE Helping Others!

Mortgage and Lending with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

In the Northwest Arkansas area it seems that when I tell people what I do...even with many Realtors, that they only think of staging vacant homes. (Which I LOVE to do!) But I have geared my marketing efforts toward reaching the homeowner of occupied homes.   Any professional stager only needs to look at their local MLS to see how they could benefit owner occupied homes.

Here are some photos of a home that has been on the market for 11 months. These homeowners are about to loose their home, I only wish that they had called me sooner.  The homeowners told me that they can only hang on for about 3 more months. Their excitement of what I showed them of what could be done gave them so much hope.  I do not wish to be a homeowners last hope, but if I can help these homeowners make a sale and help save their name and credit then what I do will be so worth it!

After talking with the Realtor this was the feedback she was receiving: 1) The home seems to small... easy fix!  2) That the home even though not that old seems dated, again easy fix! 

 The transformation of this home will be so awesome and I can't wait to show you the after photos! I gave the homeowners a "homework" list with a deadline for the end of the month.

I can't guarantee these homeowners with a sale , but I can guarantee to create more interest and activity for their home, and working with their Realtor we will double their online presents and current activity! The good news is that even after 11 months on the market they still have activity, about 2 showings a week, so this in its self tells me that there is great potential for this home!

As I moved through this home with the homeowner removing some items along the way, the homeowner  could not believe the difference that I made in only a two hour consultation! She told me that she worked until midnight that night, packing away her items because she understood what I was telling her! She GOT IT!  How great is that!

I'll post the after photos when the job is complete!





Look for updates, next month!

Posted by

Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer




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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Donna, no arms!  Looks as if you listened to your friends.  Can't wait to see the after pictures.


May 08, 2009 02:58 PM #1
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Yes Barbara, I have an appointment for a new photo of myself. James is so funny and honest... which I love in people.  I will have a new photo coming soon.  I'll post photos of this listing ASAP! I can't hardly wait myself because I know my recommendations will pay off!

May 08, 2009 03:08 PM #2
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Hi donna!  It looks like you have got some great items to work with in this home.  This type of staging is so rewarding!  Can't wait to see the photos.  

May 08, 2009 04:58 PM #3
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

this looks like a fun project.  Can't wait to see your magic on this one.

May 08, 2009 10:45 PM #4
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Can't wait to see the end result!

May 09, 2009 02:29 AM #5
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Cathy, I have A LOT of things to work with in this home! I hope we have a sell before it's to late for them.

Wanda, I'm really looking forward to the final project, I don't get many owner occupied homes to work on, I work mostly vacants.

Wendy, I can't wait to see the end resluts myself...stay tuned!

May 09, 2009 12:42 PM #6
Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Donna - what a great project!  Looks like you have your work cut out for you, but that makes it even more worthwhile.  I can't wait to see the after pictures.  I hope the staging works for them - I know you'll work your magic.  Good luck!

May 09, 2009 03:19 PM #7
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Sheila, Thanks! I hope my magic does work for them. It made me feel so good that I gave some hope to these homeowners, but as I said I do not wish to be their last hope! Forget my stats, this type of job is really what makes it all worth while to me. I love helping others. How blessed can I be to be doing what I love and helping others at the same time?

May 09, 2009 03:54 PM #8
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

This one looks like one of those fun ones to do, lots of  stuff to work with.

May 09, 2009 04:23 PM #9
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Cindy, Yes, lots of stuff to work with. Can't wait to see the finished product. I have more before photos to show also!

May 09, 2009 04:39 PM #10
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Excited too see your after photos Donna.  It is always fun when they have lots to choose from.  Good luck!

May 09, 2009 10:34 PM #11
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Can't wait to see.  It's rewarding, fun and shows your talent...excited for you.  And for them...they results are sure to come.

May 10, 2009 06:48 PM #12
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