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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 8
Orange you glad we are having a discussion about orange pillows?     MAYBE I JUST WANT TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN BLOG ABOUT ANYTHING! or perhaps, I need to confess, my brain can't handle any thing more complicated than a discussion of what color pillows to put on the couch? I used to think what color...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
I really did it.  This Saturday,  I got up at 7:00 a.m. loaded the car and finished loading a pull behind trailer and was at the house to be staged at 8:30 a.m.  All was on schedule except for some details, the owner had been too tired to pack his car so there was STUFF in the living room and the...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
Tenants Love Staged-to-Lease! I put my SPECIAL decor package into a home that was marketed for lease this month. The leasing Realtor told me the tenants she showed loved the house! Staging to Lease works! The decor package for the kitchen included a kitchen window curtain,  a kitchen counter vign...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
I have attended Toastmasters for several years now, and I have given some good speeches, probably some mediocre speeches, smile,  and hopefully no bor r r ing speeches,  but every speech I have ever given, I have strengthened my public speaking skill. That would be enough right there to attend To...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
The bluebonnets are blooming in Abilene.  These bluebonnet photos were taken off of the Road 707 just south Abilene Regional on Highway 83/84.  Here is a close up!     and closer!!   This field of bluebonnets is next to Saddle Creek Estates.  I recently staged 7850 Saddle Creek and is a fully sta...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
Each of the last three  days, I have gotten a phone call asking me if my company needed someone to mow the grass.  Each time, I think  hey wait a minute, I had my grassed mowed last week, the next door neighbor just mowed their grass and then there's the other neighbor that seems to always need t...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 7
When STAGING A HOME FOR SALE,   FRESH GREENERY, FRESH FLOWERS,and  FRESH FRUIT ADD a sense of LIFE AND NEWNESS AND COLOR  TO THE HOME.  For the home seller, there is no faster OR less expensive way to add the touch of luxury.  The training from the Barb Schwarz organization at www.stagedhomes.com...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
This is my second attempt to post this blog. Although,  my computer auto saves with out my asking it too, I haven't figured out where it gets saved to!   And that is all I am going to admit to right now.  However this being the great post that it is I persist....        Turquoise is "IN" at least...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 8
This spacious story book style Saddle Creek home was a delight to stage,  It is a four bedoom, four bathroom two living, three car garage.  The fourth bedroom can be the fourth bedrooms or  used as a library/study/office.  Here is the exterior grounds and house is sited on three acres. photos: Th...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
STAGED & SOLD ARE 2 SWEET WORDS!   THIS HOUSE DID NOT MAKE WWW.STAGEDHOMES.COM AS IT SOLD TO THE 2ND PERSON WHO SAW IT AFTER A STAGING DECOR PACKAGE WAS PUT IN PLACE. Staging really works.  The staging plan was to stage the fireplace, the dining table in the house, and use a vignette in the kitch...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 12
VACANT DOESN'T MAKE IT WHEN IT COME TO MARKETING YOUR HOME FOR SALE.  A savvy seller  knows that a furnished home sells  faster than an empty home.  A  good Realtor will recommend  a home stager to assist with furnishing, arranging and staging empty rooms.   Here's an empty Master transformed wit...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 1
I'm excited to be going to home staging training with Barb Schwarz.  This will be my 3rd time.  I went to my first training in 2007, returned in 2008, and when I found out that Barb Schwarz was coming to Texas, I knew I had to go. The training is at the Doubletree by the Galleria in Dallas and I ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 10
The home is beautifully staged" reads a glowing description on an Abilene Board of Realtors MLS listing.  The recent monthly issue of the online portion of the Realtor magazine features an Accredited Staging Professional and Realtor with a five minute video clip. Barb Schwarz's website, www.stage...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
I had an art print of a greenhouse with the walk leading up to it and rays of sun streaming in and it was so beautiful that I named it "SUNDAY MORNING."   In a previous move, I am not sure what happened to the print.  Sunday morning is a great morning to reflect. Sunday morning is a great morning...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
  WHAT DOES A HOME STAGER DO?   1.  A home stager will see your home with fresh eyes.  2.  A home stager will see your home the way a buyer will and communicate what a buyer wants.3.  First, if the home is preowned, the home stager will identify any repairs that must be done prior to showing to b...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
I subscribe to  a weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter and this  email  was in my inbox when I got home this evening entitled "The Passing of a Legend."  The Passing of a Legend With great sadness we share that Jim Rohn, our mentor and friend, left us December 5, 2009 for a better place. Over the past 18 m...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
 DEFINE THE PURPOSE OF THE ROOM AROUND A  FOCAL POINT.   A fantastic view might be the focal point of a living room facing a lake or a great green space.  On the other hand, an architectural feature such as a fireplace or a bay window seat might be the focal point of a living space.  When there i...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 10
WHERE HOME STAGING MEETS SOLD!   ABILENE TEXAS, PRETTY HOUSE IS SOLD SOLD SOLD AFTER BEING STAGED.   House was unstaged for about 2 months and after staging was under contract in only a week!       HERE ARE THE STATISTICS!   LISTED AND NOT STAGED: 09/07/2009   Staging Agreement:      10/22/2009 S...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
1. A HOME STAGER  WILL BRING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE  and view your house through a different set of eyes.  A home stager will determine and draw up a plan to make and show your house to be more appealing to prospective buyers. 2.  A home stager will use experience to make your house ready to sell  i...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
SNOW SCENE, ABILENE TEXAS ALONG SAYLES BOULEVARD, PRIOR YEAR.   Yesterday it was peel off the jacket down to shorter sleeves, today it is bundle up to ward off the damp chill and  there is a chance of snow in the air for tonight or tomorrow. Tonight was the Chrismas parade downtown Abilene, but I...

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