I'm Loving Owner Occupied Homes...Before & Afters!

Mortgage and Lending with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

I'm having so much fun working with owner occupied homes. This homeowner said her husband didn't think they needed to hire a Home Stager. But she had done her research...and knew they needed help. I spent 9 hours working with this homeowner and I think we achieved a "show" ready home. The husband's  reaction to our work...WOW, can you come and help us when we move into our new home?





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Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer




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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Looks fantastic Donna.  Did they put granite in the kitchen?  Looks much better!  It is nice not having to cart your inventory all over the place isn't it?  Occupied homes are my favorite.  Empowering homeowners to recreate their space is a great gift!  Awesome job!

Jul 12, 2009 10:25 PM #1
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Well done Donna!  Your joy is showing in your work!  Too much for selling before you arrived.  I now notice the lovely home rather than all the things.  Looks wonderful!

Jul 12, 2009 11:58 PM #2
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Wow Donna.  It looks so fresh and beautiful.  Great job!!

Jul 13, 2009 01:18 AM #3
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Looks fantastic!  great job!

Jul 13, 2009 01:30 AM #4
Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Hi Donna, Don't you just love the husband reaction? I bet they will have you over on moving day to achieve the same beautiful results!

Jul 13, 2009 03:07 AM #5
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


Luckily this homeowner did her homework and knew that by utilizing your professional staging services, she would increase her chances of a successful & quick sale! Great transformation!  

Jul 13, 2009 04:12 AM #6
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hey you get the "5C" award!  (I just invented it today!)

YOU just made a "5C" home demonstration. 

  • Clean
  • Crisp
  • Clear
  • Communicably Congenial   --


  • Congratulations!


Jul 13, 2009 07:16 AM #7
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I agree, these are great examples of some wonderful transformations that can (and are) accomplished thru home staging.

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group Home Staging Before & After Pictures.


Jul 13, 2009 11:49 AM #8
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

It looks great with the changes you've made.  I notice you took probably a family portrait away and I agree.  The house has to be depersonalized.

Jul 13, 2009 01:48 PM #9
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Sheila, Yes the homeowner updated the counters, repainted some rooms and updated the brass fixtures throughout the home, and Thank you!

Michele, Thanks, sometimes I think I'm having just too much fun!

Chrissie, Thank you!!!

Melissa, Thanks!

Cynthia, The husband was amazed with the results! (and yes, I loved it!)

Michelle, Thank you, wish all homeowners researched the benefits of staging!

Karen, I'm so honored! The very first "5C" award! I like it!!!

Kathy, Thanks for the feature, and thanks for the compliment!

Barbara, This home was a lot of fun to work on, the homeowner had a lot of great things to work with and gave me open range!



Jul 13, 2009 02:46 PM #10
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Donna- Me too. It is amazing what we can do with a homeowners stuff and a few of our own accessories. It can be very rewarding for us and the client.

Jul 13, 2009 03:02 PM #11
Kate Jahnson
Home Stage Home - West Linn, OR
Home Stager

Very nice photos Donna.  I noticed you turned all the lights on.  Even that made a wonderful improvement along with your staging.


Jul 13, 2009 03:34 PM #12
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Looks awesome Donna! You do a GREAT job, Congrats on your success! You deserve it! :)

Jul 14, 2009 02:32 AM #13
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Donna all of your efforts are really paying off big time.  Congratulations this house looks SO-O much better.  Clients that listen and DO, are the best and get the results!

Jul 14, 2009 02:46 AM #14
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Barbara, It is pretty amazing to me, I guess that's why I'm loving it so much. BTW good to see you back on AR!

Kate, Always, Always turn on the lights! Thanks for stopping by!

Wendy, Thanks so much. How blessed are we to do something we so much love!

Thanks Ginger, I owe so much to AR stagers for helping me get started, I couldn't have done it without you! Sometimes I wake up and can't believe that this is my job! My favorite part of what I do is helping others. Their reaction and appreciation is great!

Jul 14, 2009 02:40 PM #15
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

I love the challenge of owner occupied homes!

Jan 26, 2010 09:49 PM #16
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Valeriie,  owner occupied seems to be my niche! But I love working with them!!!!

Jan 28, 2010 03:38 PM #17
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

They are a lot harder as you have to work with what they have but I love when the homeowner sees firsthand how we can transform their home in a matter of hours. They often say..."I wished we had called you 10 years ago!"

Jan 29, 2010 06:58 AM #18
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