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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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The Ladies Home Journal was the only thing in the mail box today, I usually get at least one bill!  Must be all that ice in Dallas.   Flipping right to an  article on  home organizing, I picked up on a tip given and that is to take before and then take after photos when organized to motivate your...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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A friend of a friend emailed me asking me if I could help her with how to declutter,  She did mention the fear that she's a bit of a hoarder and that really worries me!  There are lots of blogs extolling the need to declutter but some of us need a little more specific help.  This does work.  I ha...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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STAGED TO LEASE!!!!!   THIS IS A LIVING ROOM -  of a very nice four bedroom LEASED house in Taylor County NEAR ABILENE TEXAS.   I staged the living room with a rental living room set and ADDED SOME decor items.  This home has been continuously rented with NO VACANCY since staging to lease. STAGI...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Get Your Ducks in a Row and Stage To Sell This Spring!   The Spring Selling Season is just around the corner and now is the time to call for a professional staging consultation.  A professional stager will assess the buyer appeal of your home and can provide recommendations to increase the amoun...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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SUNROOM BEFORE STAGING!!!   and now AFTER!!!!   AFTER STAGING   This sunroom was painted a neutral color, the exercise equipment removed, and  the wall mounted television removed by the owners.  Then the stager added neutral panels to the east windows and a casual style sitting conversation furni...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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 FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN ABILENE!   GO SEE A MOVIE.    My favorite place to see a movie in Abilene is the Paramount which  has been restored to its original glory.   The inside is beautiful and twinkling star lights shine on the ceiling.  The snack bar prices are even reasonalby priced to get yo...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Is HOME STAGING Boring?    If you have been at a Toastmaster meeting, you may have learned that  the worst thing you can do as a speaker is to  be boring.  But if you have heard some of my speeches, well some times I am BORING.  At my best, I am witty and funny and charming, okay I am getting car...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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THE LINK TO MY MOST POPULAR BLOG IN 2010 ABOUT SHOWER CURTAINS DOESN'T WORK FOR ME IN MY PREVIOUS BLOG. My computer gives a message that that blog # doesn't exist.  Don't you love computers that think they know better than you?! I'm STILL alive and well, I promise.  My computer may not be or my k...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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HERE'S THE LINK TO MY MOST POPULAR BLOG WRITTEN IN 2010, WHICH  GOT 1513 VIEWS,  I guess there's a lot to love about shower curtains!   http://activerain.com/blogsview/1713711/shower-curtains-and-staging-   My most popular blog to date was actually written in 2009 entitled "If you can smell it, y...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Okay I admit it, just want to see the counter of # of blogs roll over to 125.  The good news after 12   weeks of medical treatment, I am feeling pretty normal, well I may be exagerating a bit there, pretty close to pretty normal.  I am splurging big time staying up late.  but it is New Years Eve....

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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  Have You Actually Told a Buyer They Don't Need to Have an Earnest Money Deposit? It's one of those passing rules you hear the robot voice say in your continuing education class but somehow you pass over it like nothing and move on to the new tax laws and equal housing rules. But in most states ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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I bought some paint for the exterior trim on a rental house and 25 percent discount helps! Painting is the least expensive way to spruce up curb appeal and protect your investment all at the same time.   Additionally,  I understand Lowes will give a 10 percent discount to veterans tomorrow for th...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Here are the results of what a little staging rearrangement and decor can do for a home.   BEFORE STAGER ARRIVED!                                   AFTER STAGER ARRIVED AND   AND AFTER STAGING FOR PHOTO SHOOT!     Kitchen corner window is delightful!   MORE KITCHEN NOW CLUTTERFREE and minimal dec...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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I'm still trying to figure out a catchy title for this post and maybe it will come to me and maybe it won't. If you are a home seller in Abilene, TX, then you need to know what I am going to say - that is if you need to get the equity out of your property any time soon. If you are a market tester...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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On this pleasant, rainy Saturday afternoon, the mail man brought me my "TEXAS REALTOR" right to my door. One of the things I love about living in an older home in an established Abilene neighborhood is that the mailboxes are by the door and no having to go to the mailbox in the rain!   The TEXAS ...

By Steve Stovall
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I just got back from Galveston.  Yes, I did swim in the ocean, but that's not why I went.  No, I didn't get any donuts this time.  I was there for business, business I tell you!  REALTORS® from across Texas went to Galveston for this year's Texas REALTORS® Convention and Trade Expo.  I represent ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Anybody that has been out in the afternoon of Abilene, TX lately knows why it is the dog days of August or is that the dog days of Texas?  Anyway it has been hovering near a 100 for days now or is that weeks now???  I know why it is called the dog days, because the dogs I see at Rose Park are pan...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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Abilene High School is getting some bad press lately due to federal and state classification and ratings of academic standards and progress. When all the hype and hysteria slows down, it seems to boil down to that not quite enough Hispanic students made it all the way to high school graduation. D...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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AN IDEA CAN PEEK OUT like a prairie dog from it's hole and then disappear into the hole just as quickly. In Rose Park while walking yesterday morning, a sweet little prairie doggie had his nose poked out from a little opening just beside the concrete picnic bench next to the playground.  The perk...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
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The  7850 Saddle Creek -FOR SALE - ABILENE TEXAS- The good news in Abilene is that this summer has had plenty of rain so far that is... The bad news is that the lawns want to be mowed once a week.          This past week, I turned my house  lawn duty over to the neighborhood kids and they did a p...

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