staging consultations: Blow Home Sales Through the Roof! Stage It First! - 06/09/14 05:58 AM
BLOW HOME SALES THROUGH THE ROOF!
 
 STAGE IT FIRST! 
 
Incredible, this Abilene home sold in one day last summer.
 
 

 
 The home sales market is even hotter this summer.  Are  you ready to make money on your home sale?
 Call for a complimentary staging consultation today!   Calling for a staging consultation is the first step, the first stop, the first call to make.  Why is that?  A staging consultation is an assessment of the condition of your property to determine where value can be enhanced.   A professional stager knows that certain features attract … (2 comments)

staging consultations: OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS OF SELLER STAGING! - 03/23/13 02:50 PM
OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS TO SELLER STAGING!
 
One objection to staging is that the market is good and there is no need to stage.  
 
Well, perhaps, if your home has been
professionally cleaned, carpets steam cleaned, windows washed inside and out, siding powerwashed. neutral paint colors, updated lighting fixtures,  1/3 of furnishings already removed no oversized stuffed furniture fresh flowers are on the dining room table no King beds, no 4 poster beds, no bunk beds. no pet odors, no smoking odor, no old house odor.  
 
Another objection is that my home is professionally decorated.
 
Well, … (3 comments)

staging consultations: "I'm Going to Stage It ME SELF! - 03/09/13 01:56 PM
This reminds me of when my daughter was little when she would proclaim "me do it."    One of the activities my daughter used the principle of "me do it" was to cut her own hair.  You can imagine how that turned out!  
Of course a homeowner can stage their own home just like they can sell their own home.  It's their home and that is the beauty of homeownership the right to do it YOUR WAY.
Three reasons to consider hiring a professional stager are to:
save time, make money reduce stress. A home stager is familiar with current … (6 comments)

staging consultations: Staged and Sold! - 07/06/12 09:06 AM
IT ALL STARTED WITH A STAGING CONSULTATION AND A MOTIVAED SELLER. 
BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF A STAGING CONSULTATION, THE SELLER CHOSE TO MAKE  $5,000 OF MINOR REPAIRS, AND REPAINT SEVERAL ROOMS, AND REDO THE MASTER BATH.
THEN THERE WAS THE STAGING DAY. TWO ACCREDITED STAGING PROFESSIONALS SORTED, MOVED, REARRANGED DECOR, HUNG ART AND ADDED A MYRIAD OF FINISHING TOUCHES IN PREP FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT!
 
HERE'S THE BEFORE AND AFTER OF THE NEW VANITY IN THE MASTER BATH:
 
BATHROOM BEFORE:
 
NOTE THE KITTY WANTED IN THE PHOTO IN THE FAR RIGHT CORNER. 
 
 

 
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staging consultations: 1738 Alamo Ct. Staged and has contract in 30 days! - 05/29/12 01:31 PM

 
1738 Alamo Ct. Staged and has contract in 30 days!  This charming 2 story 4 bedroom has a best kept secret - an upstairs balcony off the MASTER BEDROOM!  
 
Staging of this unique feature such as this storybook charmer of a balcony was very easy.  Add a cozy bistro, and green plants. 
 
More charm was the vintage tub in the Master bath.  Now, I can tell you  a secret.  The wallpaper was taken down, removed, pulled down, stripped, taken away and WAS forever NO MORE!!!
 

 
Staging is all about adding in ALL THE … (3 comments)

staging consultations: BIG HOUSE PLUS 16 STAGING HOURS EQUALS STAGED!!! - 05/19/12 03:43 PM
1738 Alamo Court is a GRAND house that is for sale in Clyde TX and is a grand 2 story home with 2 lots and a huge workship that includes a 2 car garage. 
 
The owners have been preparing for several weeks to put their BIG HOUSE  on the market. The "icing on the cake" is the professional home staging which I completed with the assistance of another Accredited Staging Professional.
 
Here are a few before and afters:
 

THIS IS THE  FRONT LIVING ROOM BEFORE PAINTING AND DECLUTTERING.
 
....AND AFTER....
 

BOOKCASE WAS FRESHLY PAINTED … (6 comments)

staging consultations: What you don't know about carrying costs can hurt you! - 09/23/11 05:50 PM
What you don't know about carrying costs can hurt you!
WHAT ARE CARRYING COSTS? 
CARRYING COSTS ARE THE COST OF KEEPING YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET
AND READY TO SHOW WHILE IT IS FOR SALE.
CARRYING COSTS INCLUDE:
THE BIG THREE!  NO WIGGLE ROOM!
1.  MORTGAGE  
2.  TAXES
3.  INSURANCE
 
SURELY THAT IS ENOUGH!
 
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE?
 
4.  ELECTRICITY
5.   GAS
6.  WATER
 
DON'T EVEN THINK OF SKIPPING THE UTILITIES WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET, UNLESS YOU LOVE MISERY!!!
 
SURELY THAT'S IT  -
NO THERE'S MORE -
7. LANDSCAPING UPKEEP.  (WHEN YOU DON'T … (6 comments)

staging consultations: More Get It Sold! - 09/11/11 12:51 PM
I admit it I'm addicted to "Get It Sold" Reruns. 
Today I decided I would listen close and see where this $650,000 AND 3 bedroom 2 bath house was located for sale.
NOW I listened hard but the show narrator didn't bother to mention what city the  home was in.  I wonder why that is,  hmmm.
 
Obviously this 3 bedroom 2 bath is NOT in TEXAS !!!!  The house sold at full price $650.000 after "GET IT SOLD"  STAGED it.
I  have  finally figured out that Sabrina doesn't do EVERYTHING.  I wonder sometimes what the other bedrooms and bathrooms really … (3 comments)

staging consultations: ABILENE PRETTY IN PINK THIS SPRING! IT's TIME for a STAGING CONSULT! - 03/20/11 04:15 PM
 
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 was made for walking today and many walkers and runners were seen enjoying the track around Redbud Park today.
Even one of my rosebushes has a pink rosebud blooming!  Spring is here!
If a home move is in your future, now is the time … (2 comments)

staging consultations: SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! GET A STAGING CONSULTATION NOW! - 02/03/11 12:02 PM

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 you???
 
1. Give YOU  a plan to follow to get your house ready to put on the market.
2. Create a step-by-step CHECKLIST for each room.
3.  Make  a LIST OF FURNITURE to remove or put into storage to make your your house look … (2 comments)

staging consultations: Abilene Realtors get 25 percent discount at Sherwin Williams! - 11/10/10 01:37 AM
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 those who are also veterans.  Happy Veterans Day to all who are Veterans!
I'm still available for staging consultations.  Give me a call and see how I can help you stage your home to sell.

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staging consultations: 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)

staging consultations: WHERE HOME STAGING MEETS " S O L D ! " - 12/03/09 06:15 PM
WHERE HOME STAGING MEETS SOLD!   ABILENE TEXAS, PRETTY HOUSE IS SOLD SOLD SOLD AFTER BEING
STAGED.   House was unstaged for about 2 months and after staging was under contract in only a week!  
 

 
HERE ARE THE STATISTICS!
 
LISTED AND NOT STAGED: 09/07/2009
 
Staging Agreement:      10/22/2009
Staging Complete            10/26/2009
CONTRACT DATE              11/02/2009
CLOSING DATE:            12/01/2009 SOLD!!!! MEETS HOME STAGING!
 
Before STAGING

 
AFTER STAGING!

Staging Completed by Beverly Carlson, Accredited Staging Professional.  For a staging consultation, call Beverly at 325-721-2429.
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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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