Beverly's Ten BEST Staging Tips!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

1.  Define your focal point in each room.  A fireplace is a natural focal point in a living space.


 fireplace focal point



2.  Float furniture away from walls when possible.


Float furniture from walls



3.  Use an odd number of decor items in arrangements such as 1, 3, or 5 objects.



4. When arranging decor items, arrange heights into high, medium, and low. 


kitchen arrangement



5.  Add pizzazz with a pop of color or pattern when accessorizing.




6.  Use vignettes to create purpose, style, and create emotional appeal to buyers.



kitchen vignette


7.  Add light to rooms by opening drapes or adding lamps.




8.  Balance hard edges with softer items such as fabric pillows, tapestry, and rugs.



9.  Fill in floor gaps with plants and wall gaps with art. 



10.  Stage the photo shoot.




If you are not sure how to stage your home, or are simply too busy, call me and I will stage your home for you.  I will start with a staging consultation to create a showstopping plan to showcase your home to sell quickly at top dollar.  A staging consultation is a step-by-step and room-by-room checklist on how to prepare your home for sale.  


Carlson Properties stages every listing and the last four 2013 staged listings have each gotten a sales contract within one-three days on the MLS at or close to full asking price.


Professional staging is not about personal design taste or what is cute or trendy.  Professional staging is results oriented to put your home in high gear for a quick sale at a better price.  95 percent of ASP staged homes sell on average in 11 days or less and sell for 17% more.  My portfoliio of 24 staged homes that have sold in Abilene, TX can be viewed at






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Abilene, Texas


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Eye appeal helps the results appear faster .....just what every hopes for !

Dec 04, 2013 06:38 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love all the tips. Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures.

Dec 04, 2013 07:45 PM #2
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Sally,  Staging is marketing for eye appeal, for buyer appeal, for falling in love with the house.


Gita,  You are so welcome.  The photos are all of homes that have been staged and SOLD!  

Dec 05, 2013 12:07 AM #3
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Hi Beverly - great advice for sellers - especially a fireplace focal point!

Dec 19, 2013 11:01 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These are great tips for home sellers. Most of them could benefit from some professional staging advice.

Feb 11, 2014 02:46 AM #5
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