Homeowner Completing The Homework List...B&A Photos

Mortgage and Lending with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

This amazing transformation is what happens when a homeowner takes their "homework" list seriously! After completing a consultation with these homeowners and giving them a homework list then returning to "tweak" what they had done this was the outcome. I was so excited to see that they took much of my recommendations seriously. They told me that they "fell in love with their home again".  They had lived with so much stuff for so long that they had no idea what it "could" look like and what buyers have been seeing.

Open house is this weekend...



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Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer




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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Wow  Donna - isn't that the best feeling! I really only do consultations these days so it is always amazing to me when homeowners complete the "list".  Your homeowners did a great job - hope it sells quickly!

Jun 08, 2009 02:13 PM #1
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

 Yes Sheila it was a very good feeling to see what they had done with my recommendations and to know that they also loved it! I hope they have a quick sale, this home has been on the market 12 months and they really need to sell. I tell my clients that I can't guarantee a sell...but I can guarantee it will show better and create more interest.

Jun 08, 2009 02:41 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It's different and darn sure looks better and you KNOW I'm not pulling your chain.. Good job

Jun 08, 2009 10:31 PM #3
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Thanks James, I appreciate that!  Yes, I KNOW you wouldn't pull my chain!

Open House is this weekend MSL#555172.  Have a buyer? 4 plus acres listed at $220,000.00! Located on Hwy 264 toward Hickory Creek.

Jun 08, 2009 11:41 PM #4
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Donna, I love it when clients fall in love with their home again. A testament to your vision for their home. Kudos to you! 

My last three staging jobs were consultations only. I have returned to the first one and they completed all the "to do list".  I moved the last few items into place and voila, a completely new home which they love again.

Jun 09, 2009 12:47 AM #5
Jo Adams
Jo Adams Properties Investment Property Specialist & Real Estate Services, LLC - Mountain Home, AR
Investment Property Specialist

Great Job Donna!  Love it when you feel like you've done the client a GOOD service!  They did a great job too!  Good luck with the open house!

Jun 09, 2009 05:38 AM #6
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Your recommendations made a HUGE difference Donna! Great job to you and your teachable clients. I'm wish you a quick sale for all your hard work.

Jun 09, 2009 05:57 AM #7
Cathy Brosius
Arranged Smartly LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Home Staging St. Louis region

Wow! I love the idea of swapping the kitchen and dining room chairs. That really made sense and it cost 0 dollars. It must mean that you're doing a good job of motivating your clients, a real sign of a good stager!

Jun 09, 2009 07:42 AM #8
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Donna, I am sure it was your professionalism that convinced your client that your advice was not just advice, but a professional recommendation that they couldn't afford to ignore..

Jun 09, 2009 05:55 PM #9
Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs

I glad they got rid of the wall paper and borders. They dining room and living room look amazing. Great job!

Jun 10, 2009 07:24 AM #10
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

You brought it from the 70's into the 2000's...glad they listened to you!

Jun 10, 2009 02:48 PM #11
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Great advise to the sellers...glad they listened and were motivated!!!  All your recommendations made the home look fantastic!!!  Congratulations on a job well done!!

Jun 10, 2009 03:57 PM #12
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

ya' done did good, girl!  lot's of stuff . . . lot's and lot's of stuff!  regarding the 1st set of b&A'a -- you really got the windows (a major house feature) to show up!  Good job!

Jun 11, 2009 07:14 AM #13
Linda Sticklin
Home Staging & Organizing - Berwyn, PA

This just confirms that staging can be very cost effective if a seller is motivated and capable of completing the work we recommend. Consultations do work! 

Jun 11, 2009 07:48 AM #14
Mary Fasnacht
Washington and Allegheny Counties and surrounding areas - McMurray, PA
Feels Like Home Interiors ~ Pittsburgh PA Home Staging

Excellent job with this client, Donna!  Consultations are an invaluable investment for a motivated, handy seller.  And when they fall in love with their house all over again, you know you've done a great job!  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 11, 2009 02:02 PM #15
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Nice job Donna. Make sure that you describe each photo as a before and after. "We" can tell the difference, but the Global Buyer may not. That IS your target.

Jun 11, 2009 02:11 PM #16
Luci Terhune
Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign - Nutley, NJ
NJ Home Stager 973 896-6489

Your after photos prove that even if a seller is on a very limited budget, the price of a consultation can net them thousands and not too mention sell much quicker!

Jun 13, 2009 01:37 AM #17
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