My Art Is Off Limits...it's worth half the value of my home!

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

This was the commet from my client today, before I even began my consultation.  Although I can appreciate the value and the pieces that you have collected over the years...your home is not an art gallery and as a professional stager I need to make sure we are helping buyers focus on your home...and not your art collection.

A very difficult situation...but as a professional stager it is my job to help homeowners focus on the home and not their belongings. In the end I was able to help the homeowner realize the true purpose of staging...some pieces will be coming down and some pieces replaced. This homeowner had over 250 pieces of art to choose from, so we had a great selection to work with.

Now I'm confident that his home will show well and sell fast!

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Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer

NMLS#862999

479-696-3804

dschoby@mylibertybank.com 


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Rainer
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Julea Joseph
Lead Stylist at Reinventing Space / House Stager
Reinventing Space

Donna, What I always say to my clients with collections that are not deemed "stagable," - It's best that we archive your collections for now, so that our buyers aren't distracted by them (it.)  Also, if it so valueable, you risk that it might be touched, knocked over, etc...

August 18, 2011 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas

We all seem to agree! Sell the home...not the contents!

August 18, 2011 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Donna - I've switched out priceless pieces of art for $50 art from Home Sense because the colours worked better and the vibe was more contemporary.  Some of that priceless art has very heavy, dated, traditional frames.  Great call on your part.

August 19, 2011 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Kym Tarr
Its all in the details!
Prep This House Interiors Inc.

Hi Donna,

 

We actually did a staging job not that long ago where we placed (we were not aware of the value of the painting)an expensive painting in a master en suite because it went better with the colour scheme.  The homeowner was mortified!  But agreed to leave in where it was because it co ordinated the other en suite pieces... at least while the home was up for sale... as it happens the home sold in a week!  All was good!

August 20, 2011 10:52 PM
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Cathy Lee
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
CL Design Services Home Staging

Yes, wea ll agree-great job and good blog!

August 21, 2011 10:08 PM
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