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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Another staging Realtor, Rhonda Lisle, asked me to help her stage a house in Haskell, Tx and although challenging, as always staging works!  I think it turned out great.  The sectional is rented from Aarons and everything else belongs to home stagers.  Here are the before and after for the main l...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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There is a Special Government Rehab Program-Abilene TX FHA 203K Home Loans. There is a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)- a department within HUD. A home buyer or existing home owner can remodel or update their home without having a higher co...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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BIG OR SMALL I STAGE THEM ALL!   WHY STAGE IT?   FOR $$$ and the S A L E!, THAT'S WHY. Staging is all about results.  Sure the houses show great and there is immense satisfaction in tastefully showcasing the fantastic features of a home, but the goal is the S O L D sign. Some want to take a short...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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NEED A HOME STAGER?  LIST WITH CARLSON PROPETIES AND STAGE FOR FREE!   FOR BEST RESULTS, CALL BEVERLY CARLSON AT 325-721-2429.    TO VIEW ABILENE'S STAGED HOMES, GO TO WWW.STAGEDHOMES.COM AND SEARCH FOR "ABILENE"       The following are three Abilene staged homes that have been staged and sold re...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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  It rained last night and what a delight.     Here in West Texas, you learn to appreciate every drop!   I am reminded of a phrase from the song, "I Believe."   I believe that "for every drop of rain a flower grows"        So here is my little  ode to the  rain:   Blogging about the rain   On Act...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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STAGED HOMES SELL FASTER!  HOW FAST IS FASTER?  ONE MONTH?  ONE WEEK?     HOW ABOUT ONE DAY?      HOME WAS OPEN FOR AN OPEN HOUSE THE FIRST DAY OF LISTING AND BUYER CAME AND MADE OFFER THAT SELLER ACCEPTED!   WHAT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS?  STAGE IT OF COURSE AND EVERY DETAIL IS COMPLETE PRIOR TO BE...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Sow in the Spring and Summer to reap in the Fall and Winter.     There is a real estate cycle that doesn't change from year to year.  Things pick up in the Spring and slow down in the Fall. Use  your time in the slow times to get ready for the busy times. Prospects are needed to sell real estate....

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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The "Property Brother's" can't be wrong!   One of the property brother's said on HGTV"S  Income Properties show tonight,  the owners have not staged to sell, so they are inviting lower offers, lowball offers, and a buyer can come in under the asking price. The income property was well lived in wi...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Staging a home before it is clean!  This is tantamount to applying lipstick to a pig.  It just doesn't work.  The pig is still ugly!    Staging around outdated furniture.  If there is a disconnect between the age of the furniture and the age of the house, then rent more up-to-date furnishings. Th...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Home staging is preparing your home to sell in the shortest amount of time and for the most money. Staging involves the entire property from curb to curb, from front to back. Staging includes all the preparatory steps of: Cleaning Repairing Remodeling Editing Furnishings & Personal Decor A key sk...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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What is the real estate market like in Abilene?   In one word:  "Good."   To explain what that means - in real estate good usually means that the value of the home is sustained or increasing.   The average sales price over the past 10 years in Abilene when graphed has a nice pleasing upward incli...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Should I Buy a House in Abilene, TX?   Calico, the cat says, go ahead and buy a house and just make sure there's a comfy couch for your cat to lie on.        Three Reasons to buy a house in Abilene:   stable market. comparatively affordable house prices.   low interest rates.   The market may get...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Before and After Photos tell a compelling story without saying a word. More than once now, I have forgotten to take a before photo of rooms that once staged were drop dead gorgeous! It is so easy to get caught up in the excitement of getting it staged quickly that the before photos never happened...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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  When you want your house to be incognito, then post this vacant room on your selling website.   One would think I would be able to find a photo of an empty room. But I searched for let's just say quite some time through a computer file of some 3000 photos, just don't ask me why!   I am almost ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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FULL MOON TONIGHT COMPETING FOR ATTENTION FROM THE STREETLIGHTS OF ABILENE TEXAS    You never know what will happen on a night with a full moon.     When I was little, I would look for the "man" in the moon.  Tonight, the "man" in the moon seems to be missing.  The dagger shape descending from t...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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QUESTION:  HOW WILL YOU MARKET MY HOME?   WHEN I MARKET YOUR HOME, I WILL DISCUSS THE TWO IMPORTANT AREAS THAT A SELLER HAS CONTROL OVER AND THOSE AREAS ARE:       CONDITION    AND    $$$  PRICE  $$$        ALL THE OTHER AREAS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED BUT CAN NOT BE CHANGED ARE:   LOCATION CONDITI...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Home Staging Your Home For Better Photos.            Prospective home buyers make their buying decisions within a few seconds of walking into a house.  Often a home buyer will have pored over many internet photos and made a list and then crossed houses off the list soley based on online photos. W...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS TO SELLER STAGING!   One objection to staging is that the market is good and there is no need to stage.     Well, perhaps, if your home has been professionally cleaned, carpets steam cleaned, windows washed inside and out, siding powerwashed. neutral paint colors, updated li...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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  THREE REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOUSE NOW IN ABILENE, TX! #1.  Real Estate Sales follow a predictable sales cycle each year in that the number of sales peak in the summer months, usually either June or July.  The reasons sales peak are because of job transfers and school schedules.        #2.  Inter...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Happy Spring!   My rose bush in front of the house as if on cue has a bloom this morning!   The sky is blue.  The sun is shining.  The morning is warm.  Okay, it is still a little windy, but it wouldn't be west Texas without some wind. Interest rates are still low.  Nothing better to get you in t...

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