5 Remodeling Projects with the Lowest Paybacks at Resale

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you want to get the biggest bang for your remodeling buck, replace the entry door to steel, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, produced by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with...
September 15, 2014

Stylish Staging That Has Comfort in Mind

Transitional Dining Room by Dallas Home Builders Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 70 percent of about 6,000 home owners surveyed by the remodeling website Houzz said they’re happiest in rooms that...
September 8, 2014

Accepting the Best Offer: What’s Important to You?

Choosing the best home offer is a cinch for sellers who know what terms are their deal-breakers. Planning ahead can get your clients the most out of their home sale. Help sellers have a seamless sale by sharing “6...
September 5, 2014

Start the Conversation: Turn Your Sellers on to Staging

By Patti Stern, Principal PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Staging is no longer optional for sellers who want to get the most value from their home. Many sellers are still reluctant to stage, making it a tough...
September 1, 2014

4 Tips for Furniture Arrangement

You step into a room and you know something is off but you can’t pinpoint it. Could it be the furniture arrangement? Home design writer Fred Albert with the Houzz editorial staff offers up several tips on proper furniture...
August 25, 2014

Free e-Newsletter Info Shows Owners TLC for the Home

Help home owners make their home the “youngest” on the block. Add to your e-newsletter a free article, “Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?,” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in...
August 22, 2014

The Chic, New Neutral Color Backdrop

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over, beige. Shades of whites and grays are becoming the trendy wall color choice nowadays. For contemporary, sophisticated walls, stagers are reaching for the whites and grays. In some cases, the colors...
August 18, 2014

5 Design Trends You May Want to Avoid in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stagers are embracing some of the latest home design trends in freshening up homes for-sale (view this “Dressed to Sell” slideshow). But some trends, they’re thinking twice about incorporating. “If you’re too trendy,...
August 11, 2014

Fixer-Upper Sellers Unrealistic on Price?

Sure, the sellers know potential buyers must be willing to invest much-needed TLC in their home after the purchase. The tough part is getting them to price properly based on the true cost of necessary fixes. Help them be...
August 8, 2014

Mow in the Know: 5 Common Mowing Mistakes to Avoid

Contributed by John Deere  1. Cutting too short. Each time you mow, only remove about one-third of the grass blade. Shorter clippings break down more easily, allowing some of the natural nitrogen to return to the soil. If you...
August 4, 2014