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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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When your home is on the market, the photos need to showcase your home at it's best.  Prospective buyers are zipping through your online photos as if a mean dog is chasing them. Dark and dreary photos are not going to stop the buyer.  Fuzzy photos don't stop them either.  Sideways photos don't ei...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 1
1.  Prepare your home for sale completely prior to placing a "FOR SALE" sign in the yard.  Prepare your home as if the most important person you know is going to view your home.  Your first showing is going to be to that MOST important person!  2.  Take the very best photos possible of your home...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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What can a $150 staging consultation do for me?         Think of your  staging consultation as a recipe for a sale.  When I decide to bake chocolate chip cookies, I still check the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips package to get the ingredients and the right amount of ingredients to put ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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SHOULD I STAGE MY HOME FOR SALE IN ABILENE, TEXAS?   Another way to ask this question is should I market my home for sale in Abilene, Texas?  Asked that way, it might seem a little silly.  Who is going to say no, I don't need to market my home in order to sell it.  To be clear, home staging is a ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
Have you ever went to check out an address and as you approach the block, you get that sinking feeling as the neighborhood gets  rougher and tougher with taller grass and torn screens and another beatup junk  car parked in the drive?  Every city has these neighborhoods and some nice people may ac...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
THE PORCH IS GREEN!    BEFORE REPAIR  & PAINTING OF CONCRETE PORCH         AFTER REPAIR AND PAINTING OF PORCH        The paint is a CONCRETE STAIN SOLID COLOR WATER BASE  from Sherwin Williams and the color is "Isle of Pines"   JUST IN TIME FOR ST. PATRICKS DAY!     The porch used the entire gall...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
 OLD HOUSES        ABILENE HISTORICAL HOME NEEDS RESTORING - FOR SALE AS IS CALL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.      YELLOW TULIPS The yellow tulips are adding cheer to my dining table and signal a sure sign that Spring is Springing!   Providing  home staging for builders, sellers, and Realtors.  Call ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
A friend emailed me a photo of my calico cat she took at my house.   The cat likes to be part of any gathering and seems to be intently listening.            The cat seems to be taking it all in or probably waiting for a chance to help herself to someones leftover food.                         or...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
STINKY MAY SELL BLOGS, BUT NOT HOUSES! Another blogger wrote about which blogs had gotten the most comments and views.  My blog on smelly houses a couple years ago got 80 some comments, and is my personal winner for comments. Just like in Toastmasters, however, you compete with your self.  I have...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
This reminds me of when my daughter was little when she would proclaim "me do it."    One of the activities my daughter used the principle of "me do it" was to cut her own hair.  You can imagine how that turned out!   Of course a homeowner can stage their own home just like they can sell their ow...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
Home Staging is preparing your home to sell to create buyer appeal to stand out from the competition and sell  your home quicker.   Home Staging creates buyer appeal by creating an emotional connection to the house.  Master bedrooms are so important in creating connection to a home, because home ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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OF COURSE CUTE SELLS! WHEN YOUR HOME IS ON THE MARKET TO SELL, WHICH DO YOU THINK BUYERS ARE GOING TO PICK? CUTE & CLEAN? CLUTTERED AND SMELLY? CHAOTIC AND MESSY? OF COURSE CUTE SELLS!   DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET TO CUTE? GET A PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGING CONSULTATION! DON'T KNOW WHAT CUTE LOOKS LIKE? ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
TO STAGE OR NOT TO STAGE IS THE QUESTION FOR SOME SELLERS.       ACCORDING TO STATISTICS LISTED ON BARB SCHWARZ'S WEBSITE, WWW.STAGEDHOMES.COM 95 PERCENT OF ASP STAGED HOMES SELL IN 23 DAYS OR LESS COMPARED TO 130 DAYS FOR NON STAGED HOMES! That means that the staged home has saved the seller ove...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
Here's proof that I've been staging for seven years in Abilene, TX!   The photo is dated  March 18 2007 and the house was Staged and Sold shortly thereafter.  Tulips are a dramatic touch for a dining table and never go out of style Another favorite photo is this staged heating stove. The nostalgi...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 1
SZECHWANS on S. FIRST IN ABILENE HAS GREAT CURB APPEAL AND GOOD CHINESE FOOD AS WELL.     The restuarant entrance is landscaped with rocks and water and check out the goldfish in this next photo below:         My kitty would probably enjoy this view of these huge goldfish!     As far as food, Sze...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
STAGER KITTY WANNABE! TODAY I CAUGHT MY KITTY IN A BASKET I HAD EMPTIED OF STAGING DECOR.  KITTY MUST WANT TO GO ON THE NEXT STAGING JOB.  KITTY'S official name is CALICO, but responds to KITTY better!  Kitty or Calico knows she looks good in containers, She also has been known to settle for a br...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
Aren't you fascinated by before and after pictures?   Before and after pictures are the staple of the success of many shows on the home and garden channel (HGTV)  from Love It or List It, Property Brothers, Curb Appeal and more! From fashion makeovers  to home decor makeover,  magazines also depe...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
A HOME STAGING CONSULTATION CAN GIVE A HOMEOWNER A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO GET THEIR HOME READY FOR SALE OR A PLAN TO "STAGE TO LIVE"   IN THIS CONSULTATION, THE HOMEOWNER DOESN'T PLAN ON MOVING BUT NEEDED SOME QUICK AND EASY FIXES TO UPDATE AND REFRESH THEIR LIVING SPACE.   A $150 STAGING CONSULTAT...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
When you want a SOLD sign, STAGE IT! What is home staging? First of all, home staging is NOT decorating. Decorating is personal. Decorating is all about personal taste, Here in Texas, many homeowners have the heads of dead animals attached to the walls and proud of it! A dead animal head on the w...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
HOME STAGING SWEETER SALES    PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGING IS  A SUCCESSFUL HOME SALES MARKETING TOOL. A professional home stager showcases a home in preparation for the sale to enhance the move in ready appeal  to prospective buyers. Often a home seller may think that their immaculate,  tastefully ...

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