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By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 9
Thought for the Day... No matter how badly yesterday treated you, just walk tall with your head high. This is a brand new day, baby! I thought this was too good not to share!  If  a half plucked chicken can stand tall and strut it's stuff so can  you. It's never too late to start another blog.  ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 13
If your house is for sale and there is no tub enclosure and there's a shower head over the tub, an inexpensive staging trick is to update your shower curtain and rod and and don't forget the curtain rings. My favorite stores in Abilene for shower curtains are Target, KMart, or Family Dollar.   T...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 7
In this project, the furnishings and decor and art work  had already been placed inside the house for staging. As the home stager I only arranged what was already there.   Here is the living room before:       Here is the living room arranged.  I took the couch which was pushed under the front wi...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 3
I spent 2 hours yesterday  morning at PALM HARBOR HOMES, Abilene, TX 3301 Hickory Street , arranging a model home, one of the funnest things a home stager can do.   - only glitch, no air conditioning and it was a hot summer sizzler day in Abilene.  Not to worry, the air will be on for staging sho...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
        'The Ship is About to Hit the Fan" was the quote printed on a note I found in a book I bought at the Friends of the Library Book Sale this afternoon. The Friends of the Abilene Library have a three day annual book sale at the Civic Center.  The last day which was today, Sunday afternoon, ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
There's a book out called something like  "Eat that Frog!  This means do the hardest first or the task you have been putting off first.  For some people that might be cleaning the closet, reconciling paperwork,  calling a prospect back, or simply writing the next blog.  There is writer's block. ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOUSE IN ABILENE, TEXAS   REASONS: 1:  THERE ARE PLENTY OF HOUSES TO CHOOSE FROM: According to the Abilene Board of Realtors Monthly Statistics, there are over a 1000 properties for sale. 2.   LOW INTEREST RATES: Interest rates are still hanging around five percent.  3....

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
FIRST YOU STAGE IT!  THEN YOU LIST IT! THEN YOU SELL IT!   IT SEEMS THAT SOME WANT TO EXPERIMENT FIRST.  Let's just test the market. Let's put the house on the market and just see what happens.  Let's ask more than it's worth just in case someone will nibble. The experimenting, the testing, the s...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
SHOWSTOPPER STAGING HAS OPTION CONTRACT!!!   and AFTER MASTER BEDROOM STAGED and NOW S O L D   ! ! ! This is the Master of a 3 bedroom 2 bath staged in Abilene Texas on May 1st, then listed 2 days  later, and now under option contract!!!  

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 7
When your house is on the market, keep it cool in the hot weather. Now that the summer sun has warmed up into the 90's and even up to 100 here in West Texas, a nice cool air conditioned house will be remembered!   The houses that there is no air on or programmed to 82 -85 just won't have the same...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
Tips for keeping the staging cool. This is one of my very rental properties in Abilene, TX.   1)  Make sure the front door is clean and not dusty. 2.  If there is a mailbox and porch light, clean them off too! 3.  Place a fresh welcome mat in front of the front door. 4.  If there is a front porch...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 2
IThree Good Reasons to Stage in a Buyer's Market are  - Sold -  Sold -  Sold  !!!   Said another way three reasons are to get to "S O L D " 1) FASTER, 2)  QUICKER, AND 3) LESS STRESS. Does anyone remember being in school gym class where team captains got to pick the players for their team and  th...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 6
Three Reasons Sellers Don't Stage ---   Reason #1 CAN'T DECIDE TO STAGE! These sellers want to wait and see w hat happens. (the procrastinators)  Reason #2  DON'T NEED TO STAGE!   (the magical thinkers) No body else is staging their house in the area and my house is so much b etter than the rest ...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 1
Well, it finally happened.  Someone who I don't know or at least am not aware that we have met walked by me as I stopped to view an open house  and commented to me, "They need to 'STAGE' this one!"   Yippee!  The word must be out, I stage homes!  I stage my own listings, I stage other Realtor lis...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 0
    This is the sign at the S. 7th entrance to Rose Park.  The park has something for everybody,  walking, children's playground, skate park for older children, tennis courts, and adjacent to a public swimming pool.   The playground!   Along Barrow Street and Rose Park.        

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 5
SHOWSTOPPER #1  7850 SADDLE CREEK ESTATES, ABILENE, TX  ALL WYLIE SCHOOLS!!! HERE'S THE DOWNSTAIRS LIBRARY/STUDY;     SHOWSTOPPER #2 858 BIG WATER, ABILENE, TX  - MASTER BATH RIGHT SIDE VANITY-     SHOWSTOPPER #3 - 3609 SCRANTON - ABILENE, TX  - FRONT YARD     3609 SCRANTON - BACK YARD     3609 S...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 3
This Memorial Day Weekends has most people thinking what to put on the outdoor grill for the cookout with friends and family.  One of Abilene's luxury homes for sale has outdoor porches  galore.  Here is the front of the house:   In the back of the house, there is the  sweeping expanse of the bac...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
SHOW STOPPER ROOMS ARE ROOMS THAT GET GARNER POSITIVE FEEDBACK WITH ALMOST NO EXCEPTIONS!!! HERE IS AN EXAMPLE MASTER BEDROOM This is the master bedroom at 3609 Scranton which is currently for sale!  TO SEE MORE ROOMS LIKE THIS, GO TO WWW.STAGEDHOMES.COM AND SEARCH FOR STAGED HOMES IN ABILENE.  T...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
STAGED and SOLD!!! SUNROOM BEFORE: NOW AFTER!!!!  ABSOLUTELY AMAZING - SAME ROOM I PROMISE!     and the bedrooms  same house STAGED AND SOLD!!! Owner's furniture & my linens & decor. Here is the Master Bedroom after Staging. Second Bedroom BEFORE    and NOW AFTER STAGING -- SAME BED & DRESSER!!!!...

By Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor
(Carlson Properties 325-721-2429)
Comments 4
HOME STAGING IS NOT JUST FOR THE HIGH END LUXURY MARKET. EVERY HOME CAN BE STAGED!   Staging is not decorating.  Staging is marketing one's home like a product, in the same way that when you market your car for sale, you wash it, wax it, detail it, even if the car has never been detailed before w...

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