real estate: DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY! STAGING APTS ENHANCES RENTER APPEAL! - 03/21/11 11:05 AM
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 painted ,it is still hard to see where to place furnishings.
 

 
 
NOW HERE'S THE SAME ROOM WITH WINDOW PANELS AND A SITTING AREA.
 

 
 
 
HERE'S THE BEDROOM BEFORE STAGING AND BEFORE FRESH PAINT
 

 
 
 
 
 
BEDROOM AFTER … (10 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Latest Abilene Staging Project - 35 Harbour Town - 03/21/10 02:21 AM
35 Harbour Town is a Three bedroom, 3 bath and 1632 square feet and was a delight to stage.
 
Here is the living room before and after:
 
BEFORE LIVING ROOM
 

 
AFTER LIVING ROOM
 

 
 
This town home will be open today, this Springtime Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00.  The home is marketed by Paul and Jamie Arnold Realty and STAGED by Beverly Carlson.
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real estate: Stage To Lease! - 07/18/09 05:05 PM
When life hands you lemons, make lemon aide, is common folk wisdom.  Despite  marketing hype to the contrary which often advises folks to stop making a landlord rich and buy instead of renting.  Unfortunately, I am not getting rich from people paying me rent.  To prove this point, a recent past tenant gave me pause when there was dog poop found inside the house, and a truck load of trash to be hauled away just for the start of the cleanup.  Now you can better understand the saying that when life hands you lemons, make lemonaide. 
A SKILL I have acquired and honed to an art  form is the … (4 comments)

real estate: The Use of Art in Homestaging - 05/19/09 05:43 AM
ART IS A POWERFUL COMMUNICATOR.
AS A beginning stager I didn't tackle using art in the home. This was because I didn't have many art pieces suitable for home staging and was investing in other staging inventory. Another reason is that I did not appreciate how art solves many home staging gaps, balances out furniture placement, and creates interesting pops of style and creates mood, drama and appeal. Now, that I am a little older and wiser or at least older, smile, I am starting to acquire an inventory of home staging art.

 SPEAKING OF GETTING OLDER - it's finally sinking … (3 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

Mobile: (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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