The INhance IT! Team
INhance IT! Home Staging is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Liz Connolly and Courtney Schomburg. We’ve been in business since 2007 and one of us makes an on-site visit to every vacant home staging installation.
INhance IT! brings a fresh, new approach to home staging. We pride ourselves in providing the newest furnishings and accessories to complement each and every staging project. We continually upgrade our furnishing inventory and donate less-than-perfect furnishings to local charitable organizations on a regular basis.
Our company mission, getting your property sold quickly and for top dollar, is achieved through our dedication to quality. For us, it’s not just about filling a space with furniture it’s about merchandising your property with the RIGHT furniture and accessories. Each property receives a unique design plan that will specifically enhance the architecture of the home. This is achieved with our meticulously selected $2+ million dollar furnishing inventory.
All of our furniture and accessories are purchased brand new from quality resources. You won’t find any “used” castaway furnishings at INhance IT! We treat each property as if it’s our own home and that’s reflected in our turnaround time. Our employees share our vision and dedication to the home staging industry.
We commit to providing outstanding home staging and re-styling services that will make your home shine!
Thank you for choosing INhance IT!
Liz Connolly has been involved in sales, marketing and design for over 30 years and in five states. Liz has been in the St. Louis area for sixteen years and has worked for and with a wide array of home builders and real estate agents. Liz holds is a RESA-Pro, and MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing, MSP and CMP designations. Liz has received numerous industry awards including the national silver Award for New Home Marketing presented by the NAHB. She was awarded the David S. Eppler award two consecutive years. This award recognizes the SMC committee member who has done the most to advance the goals of the Sales & Marketing Council. Liz has also received the Champion of the SMC award. Liz is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors, and St. Louis Association of Realtors, St. Charles Association of Realtors, The Real Estate Staging Association and Home Staging and Re-design Association. She has been an active member of the St. Louis Women’s Council of Realtors and a member of the council’s inaugural Leadership Class. Liz has attended a variety of seminars and retreats relating to home merchandising and marketing throughout the United States. Since 2012 she has been teaching a 3 hour continuing education staging course geared toward teaching area real estate agents the importance of recommending staging services to their seller and has been a guest speaker at both local and national events.
Courtney Schomburg is co-owner of INhance IT! Home Staging. Courtney holds a BA in Communications and is certified in color theory and merchandising through FIDM of San Diego. Courtney is a member of the St. Louis Homebuilder’s Association and is active on the Sales and Marketing Council. She is an affiliate member of both the St. Louis and St. Charles Associations of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors.
In 2015 Courtney earned her Master CSP (Certified Staging Professional) designation and is the only MCSP in the state of Missouri. Courtney is a RESA-Pro, a member of HSRA (Home Staging and Re-design Association) and involved in the Staging and Design Network. Courtney has also received the CSP (Certified Sales Professional) and CMP (Certified Marketing Professional) designations through the National Homebuilder’s Association.
Courtney works closely with homebuilders and renovators on space planning, interior and exterior selections and merchandising. Courtney provides on-going training and continuing education to the firm’s staging professionals and is the on-site manager for all vacant home staging installations
Courtney has judged the Parade of Homes in Atlanta Georgia and her work has been featured in St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine as well as several other local publications. Courtney is working closely with local stagers to implement a RESA chapter, and was recently selected to serve as President Elect for the chapter.
Manager of Office Operations, Jon Schomburg, joined the firm in early 2015. Jon has an extensive background in banking and finance having held positions at Citi Corp, Wells Fargo and UMB Bank. Jon is a licensed Realtor and has in-depth knowledge of the real estate market which allows him to understand the home selling needs of our agents and clients. Jon is a member of the St. Charles County Board of Realtors and the South Side Investment Group.
In his role, Jon provides all of the staging proposals to agents and sellers, handles all of the companies financials, inventory control and day to day operations of the company. Jon is the friendly voice on the end of the phone when you contact Inhance IT!
MANDY PATTERSON SHIELDS
Mandy has always had a strong interest in decorating and design. Her first full time job out of college led her to a position as a control buyer for a national catalog company. In this position she was able to attend furniture markets across the country and developed a strong understanding of home decorating and design. Mandy began her real estate career in 2003 and during that time began staging her listings. She realized quickly that staged homes sold much faster and for a higher dollar amount. Mandy started offering this to her clients as a way to stand out and offer something that would benefit them that most other agents didn’t offer. Mandy had so much success with staging her listings that she partnered up with another agent and started a home staging business. Mandy is am a member of the St Charles Board of Realtors and has a strong background in all aspects of the Real Estate process. Mandy joined corporate America by working for a mortgage company but continued to do what she was passionate about and staged homes on the side. While staging homes for a top local agent Mandy was referred to INhance IT! and she joined the INhance IT! team as a stylist in July 2015.