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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
  EVERY TIME I SEE THIS BIG BIRD, THIS BIG PINK FLAMINGO CARRYING  HER  SUNGLASSES IN HER BEAK, I CRACK A SMILE AS I AM STILL SURPRISED THAT THE BIRD IS STILL THERE.  I think this heat has been hard on the bird as it seems she is not quite as hot pink as I recall her being last summer.  Do birds ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
Oh for a home where the Buffalo Roam ....   This Abilene, Texas  buffalo  is a very tame one  complete with steps on its behind, don't quite know how to say that, but the steps really are behind the buffalo.  This is a great fun photo opportunity that is kid friendly.  The kids will enjoy getting...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
  Here are the some before and afters of my three bedroom rental in Abilene.     AND NOW THE   LIVING AFTER STAGING!   AND ANOTHER VIEW OF LIVING     AND CONVERSATION GROUP OPPOSITE FIREPLACE.   KITCHEN BEFORE STAGING       AND AFTER STAGING!!!     The kitchen cabinets have been freshly painted i...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 3
  "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"- I even have a door mat that says that!   Isn't that what we all want to do at the end of a hot summer day is to collapse in the cooling comfort of a place that feels like home? This summer heat is trying it's best to melt me and my car and my cat, too. However, my ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
HAVE YOU EVER hit one of those parking lot speed bumps going way too fast and you were bouncing and abobbin up and down in the car trying to slow the car down in time before you hit the next speed bump?   I hit a BLOGGING DROUGHT speed bump and like hitting the speed bump just abobbin along tryin...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 10
A former client couldn't find my phone number so she "googled me"  and wallah she found me!!!! What a relief to know that I am not LOST!!! This may not be the most earthshattering piece of news, but I'm sure that active rain deserves the credit. When one searches for Beverly Carlson + Abilene, on...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 12
 To Sell or Lease?  Leasing a Home is an option that many sellers are considering particularly when the house will not sell for what is needed to cover the cost of selling.   Leasing is not without its risk.  If upgrades have already been made, the upgrades will not be so fresh in one to two to t...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
My ad is in the Buiness and professional section of the Abilene Reporter News offering STAGING CONSULTATIONS.   NOW WHAT IS A STAGING CONSULTATION?   A Staging consultation is a step-by-step plan written detailed report  on how to prepare your property for the market to sell faster and for more m...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
        30 WAYS STAGING MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER!              30 WAYS HOME STAGING MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER!   Staging makes your home STAND OUT from the competition. Staging makes your home be the one BUYERS WANT TO LOOK at. Staging makes your home get MORE SHOWINGS and thus MORE OFFERS. Staging ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
Today is a beautiful sunny day in Abilene and Spring is HERE!   Here's the redbud tree from Redbud Park that I talkd about in my Pretty in Pink Blog.       Sometimes I have an idea for a blog  and them sometimes I just talk. That is what a blog is just some talk hopefully something fun, or useful...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
EZ EMOTIONAL APPEAL  - SET THE TABLE!     Keep it Simple.  Keep it Clean.  Keep it Crisp!    I love ideas that anyone can do and doesn't involve making bows, tying ribbons or using a hot glue gun. Here's  a fun look for an owner's table that I set and the house SOLD!!!!  and the apples are NOT re...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 10
iT'S THE DIFFERENCE  between night and day in this apt between vacant and NOW STAGED.   A prospective tenant just walked through THIS APT and  upon arriving at the bedroom ecitedly exclaimed, "Oh, this is so pretty," and  I have to agree with her! HERE"S the Living Room before: Although freshly p...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
  ABILENE, PRETTY IN PINK THIS SPRING!   Spring is in the air and the redbuds are blooming at Redbud Park - Now we know why it is called Redbud Park, don't we? The redbuds are also  blooming on Sayles Boulevard, a very pretty divided street in Abilene lined with gorgeous older homes. The weather ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 7
     TOASTMASTER FRIENDS!!! Lately, I have had a  bit of a blogging block, sounds better than saying MENTAL block. TODAY I found the cure for lifting the fog.  I attended Clearly Speaking Toastmasters which meets every Wednesday Noon at the SW United Methodist Church, here in Abilene.  Go in the ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 11
ARE YOU THIS PICKY ABOUT CLEAN?! Recently a tenant moved out and I had  agreed the deposit would be refunded when left clean.  When the tenant requested their deposit, I refunded it.  The apt was "cleaned"  except as is very COMMON not quite as CLEAN as MOVE IN condition clean.   The refrigerator...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 13
I was inspired by the idea in another blog about baking cinnamon buns before the open house.  That is a great idea.  If perchance the open house doesn't sell the first day and need some more smell good tricks, here they are:  Another way to get the vanilla cinnamon scent and prevent the risk of s...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 3
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS HELP SELLERS STAGE AND SELL!   This is a BEFORE shot reduced in size to protect privacy of personal items.      PHOTOS are so important to help the seller visualize the marketing impact of home staging.  Photos are the visual aid that people need to see how a home can be t...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
  If you are a FSBO, you need a staging consultation!   Staging is a marketing tool make your home standout from the competition. Staged homes are clean, decluttered, and arranged to appeal to buyers! As a For Sale By Owner, you may be used to doing things yourself and that is exactly why you nee...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 3
Keep the Staging Up-To-Date - Buyers Expect to be WOWED! Over the past few years, I have collected a shelf of books on home staging and home decorating.  Today, I was perusing a book on home staging written in 2004. The after photos were nicely staged and clean and clutter free, but  the burgandy...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!   NOW WHAT CAN A STAGING CONSULTATION DO FOR YOU?   With all  the bad snow and ice around the country even here in Abilene, Texas, spring may seem like a distant memory, but in six short weeks it will be SPRINGTIME!  Now  what can a staging consultation do for...

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