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

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

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 Dol...
06/26/2010
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...
06/24/2010
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...
06/23/2010
        '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 af...
06/20/2010
Growing up on a farm nine miles outside of Alva Oklahoma, my Dad was always at home somewhere.  Although being somewhere didn't mean that you could find him immediately!  I recall that my task as a child was sometimes to go take Dad some water or to tell him it was time to come into the house...
06/20/2010
My VERY MOST FAVORITE PLACE TO WALK IN ABILENE IS REDBUD PARK. (HOME OF THE YMCA) WALKING AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE PARK ALONG 32ND, WALK BY THE YMCA AND ALONGSIDE THE BACK OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTHERN HILLS CHURCH OF CHRIST AND THEN BY THE PRAIRIE DOG PARK AND FINALLY ALONGSIDE IVANHOE STREET...
06/20/2010
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&...
06/17/2010
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....
06/16/2010
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, th...
06/15/2010
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!!!  
06/12/2010
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