home stagers: If you are a FSBO, you need a staging consultation! - 02/06/11 01:14 PM
  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 need a staging consultation.  A staging consultation completed by a professional home stager will provide you with a step-by step checklist for preparing your home for sale.
Each area of the home, each room of the home including both interior and exterior will be addressed … (5 comments)

home stagers: THIS IS WHAT STAGED EQUALS SOLD LOOKS LIKE! - 06/12/10 01:52 PM
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!!!
 
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home stagers: It is hard to argue with S O L D ! ! ! - 05/27/10 04:12 AM
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!!!!

 
 
TO SEE MORE OF MY ONLINE STAGING PORTFOLIO,  go to www.stagedhomes.com and click on "Staged Properties" and then in the Search area, type in "Abilene" as the city and click "Search"
The best time to stage your home is before the sign goes in … (4 comments)

home stagers: New Construction Home Staged! - 05/23/10 02:28 AM
High end luxury or affordable first timer home, from vintage home to brand spanking new, large home or small, vacant home or occupied, I stage them all! 
Here's the latest, brand new construction completed in 2010 in the Indian Wells Subdivision Abilene Texas, Wylie Schools.

To see this staged home, call Beverly Carlson at 325 -721-2429.
Here's the Living Room!
 

 
Dining Room:

To see more photos of this home, or to see more staged homes in Texas, go to www.stagedhomes.com, click on "Staged Properties" and then click on Search after typing in "Abilene"
To find out more about this home or home staging, call Beverly at 325-721-2429. 
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home stagers: ONE HOUR HOME STAGING ANY SELLER CAN DO! - 04/26/10 08:29 AM
 
A ONE HOUR HOME STAGING ANY SELLER STILL LIVING IN A HOME CAN ACCOMPLISH!  
HERE ARE FOUR TASKS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU AT WHAT A DIFFERENCE THEY MAKE IN THE LOOK OF YOUR HOME FOR SALE.  The best part is that there is nothing to purchase, just use what you have.   These tips ASSUME THAT  the cleaning and decluttering has been done.  Staging is the icing on the cake.  Staging is tugging on the emotional heart strings to appeal to the buyer. For the seller it helps to start letting go of the home faster. 
ANYONE CAN ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING IN ONE HOUR WHEN MOTIVATED BY A SHOWING!
 
NUMBER #1:
REMOVE ALL MAGNETS AND … (7 comments)

home stagers: Real Estate Home Staging is More than Mowing the Grass. - 04/08/10 07:56 AM
Each of the last three  days, I have gotten a phone call asking me if my company needed someone to mow the grass.  Each time, I think  hey wait a minute, I had my grassed mowed last week, the next door neighbor just mowed their grass and then there's the other neighbor that seems to always need their grass mowed.  Why aren't  these grass mowers calling them instead?
Then it dawned on me.  My real  estate staging advertising dollars are at work.  In the business and service section of the local newspaper, Abilene Reporter News,  my staging business "STAGE IT" is … (0 comments)

home stagers: Staging Midland! - 04/03/10 06:06 PM
I don't know if Midland knows it but they will after this blog, that's for sure.  an Abilene home stager (that would be me)  has staged a  2 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath townhome in Midland. The owner lives in Abilene as well and is going up  for sale and less than $130,000, which is incredible as this is great location close to everything Midland that is... There is an enclosed 2 story atrium that provides a lot of natural light and perfect for plants  and that both upstairs bedrooms and upstairs bath look over. There are skylights in the Master … (9 comments)

home stagers: STAGING THE DINING ROOM! - 04/02/10 06:11 PM
I love to stage the dining room, maybe because it is so simple,  no painful back and forth deliberations of the sofa is too big, but a loveseat is too small. Or where is a chair somewhere, anywhere with a sense of style or a modicum of buyer appeal.  All the cool chairs  I seem to like start at $400 or so high that will make you faint.
Unlike on HGTV (the home and garden television channel) I never find anything at a garage sale for $10.  If I did find a chair for $10 at a garage sale, it  would … (8 comments)

home stagers: WHEN STAGING A HOME FOR SALE, GO GREEN! - 03/30/10 02:23 AM
When STAGING A HOME FOR SALE,   FRESH GREENERY, FRESH FLOWERS,and  FRESH FRUIT ADD a sense of LIFE AND NEWNESS AND COLOR  TO THE HOME.  For the home seller, there is no faster OR less expensive way to add the touch of luxury. 
The training from the Barb Schwarz organization at www.stagedhomes.com suggests to look to the outdoors, to what can be brought indoors to add fresh, to add green, to add life and  to "bring the outdoors in."
In the dead of winter, it  can be that greenery may be scarce; however not so in Spring. In Abilene the redbud trees are blooming all up and down Sayles Boulevard, the oldest street in Abilene. The … (7 comments)

home stagers: Turquoise is Hot! "TAKE TWO!" - 03/27/10 03:41 AM
This is my second attempt to post this blog. Although,  my computer auto saves with out my asking it too, I haven't figured out where it gets saved to!   And that is all I am going to admit to right now.  However this being the great post that it is I persist....     
 
Turquoise is "IN" at least according to the online article on "Realtor.Org"  and they must be right, of course, because I  have a turquoise spread on this staged Master Bedroom.  Interior home design colors follow fashion trends, it seems and turquoise is showing up everywhere.  … (5 comments)

home stagers: You know you are a home stager at heart when... - 03/08/10 06:45 PM
You know you are a home stager at heart when...  every home you see you think oh, there is where a  vignette goes.  oh there is where a pop of color goes, oh there is  how the guest traffic flows.
You know you are a home stager at heart when ... every home you see you know you could make the rooms sing,  to every room, a vision of furnishings, your sight brings. 
You know you are a home stager at heart when you mentally erase clutter in every room you see  and "draw"in staging decor to make a space all it can be.  
You know you are a home … (4 comments)

home stagers: WHAT DOES A HOME STAGER DO? - 01/10/10 04:53 AM
 
WHAT DOES A HOME STAGER DO?
 
1.  A home stager will see your home with fresh eyes. 
2.  A home stager will see your home the way a buyer will and communicate what a buyer wants.3.  First, if the home is preowned, the home stager will identify any repairs that must be done prior to showing to buyers.
4.  Next, a professional home stager will recommend paint colors that buyers want.
5.  Then a home stager will identify what clutter must go.  It will be more than you think, I promise!
A local professional organizer, Cappy Phipps, recommends … (2 comments)

home stagers: Staging a Kitchen! - 11/24/09 03:13 PM
Ktchens are so easy to stage if they are already empty.  That means vacant homes are a stagers dream when it comes to the kitchen.
For sellers still live in the home, the kitchen is the nightmare room.
 
  The expectation of the buyer is that the kitchen counters are clean and clear at all times and the sink is shiny and water spot free at all times.  Any one w ho  has children big or little knows what a dilemma this is. There is always somebody, who goes off and leaves a dish in the sink!   Kitchens no … (9 comments)

home stagers: My Favorite Before and After Staging Photo Duo! - 11/19/09 04:09 PM
After having staged a few houses 35 of them since 2007, but whose counting?!  I picked this before and after as my favoite before and after for now.
 
This is a sun room bonus room living area before. As you can see it was being used for exercise, except as you may expect not much exercise really got accomplished in the space.
Here are the before and afters. See what you think.  I think you will see a difference!! 
BEFORE FULL OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT.
 
AFTER, SUN ROOM FULL OF DELIGHT!
 

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home stagers: Fireplaces! - 11/19/09 03:48 AM
With cooler weather, it's time to make hot chocolate and enjoy warmth of the fire in the fireplace.  Staging the Fireplace when the house is for sale makes the Fireplace a desirable selling feature of the home.  Nothing is more appealing than warm firelight on a blustery day.   
 
      
 
This fireplace is in the dining area and the place for romantic firelit dinners. 
 
 
PLAIN JANE BEFORE STAGING!

 
BEING STAGED
 
Staging Complete:
 

 
 
More Fireplace Staged Photos!
 
 
 
FIREPLACE STAGED!
 
ANOTHER FIREPLACE BEFORE STAGING:
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home stagers: A A STAGED HOME IS WHERE HAPPINESS STARTS! 8042 Scooter, Abilene,TX 79606 - 10/11/09 03:22 PM
A STAGED HOME IS WHERE HAPPINESS STARTS!
8042 SCOOTER, ABILENE, TX, 79606. $140,000 (under appraisal in hand of  $155,000.)
Enjoy romantic evenings in front of the fireplace in this low maintenance brick home located on a cul de sac in desirable Mesquite Forest.  Have it your way in Wylie School District convenient to Mall Shopping and Dyess Air Force Base.  Very nicely updated with a Sunroom and second living area, new carpet, new tile, fresh paint, new dishwasher.  The once vacant house is now staged with furnishings and decor.Take a look at before and afters:
LIVING ROOM BEFORE AND AFTER … (7 comments)

 
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Beverly Carlson

Abilene's Staging Realtor

Abilene, TX

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Carlson Properties 325-721-2429

Address: 1718 N 3rd St., Abilene, TX , 79603

Office: (325) 721-2429

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My Blog is about my real estate career of buying, selling, leasing, managing properties, and home staging. I can help anyone in Abilene, Texas to buy or sell or manage properties or stage properties. My passion is staging because it is the premier marketing strategy to get to "SOLD" in the shortest amount of time. Staging a home leads to more showings which leads to more offers. Staging is part of my marketing plan for selling and leasing. I stage for other Realtors and homeowners. I stage both vacant and occupied properties. I do model homes and model apts. Big or small, I stage them all.


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