3 Photos That Will Make You Want to Stage a Vacant Listing

By Patti Stern, Principal PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating After making a desperate $50,000 price reduction on her parent’s well-maintained home a “Today Show” viewer asked real estate expert, Barbara Corcoran, if she should remove the dated...
October 20, 2014

Help Sellers Get Their Homes Back in Shape After Halloween

Show sellers how to get their home back in showing shape after the Halloween fun ends: Brand, print, and hand deliver a free article: “Egging, Toilet Papering: How to Clean Up After Halloween Pranks” from the REALTOR® Content Resource....
October 17, 2014

See the Green: The Latest Nature-Inspired Hue in Staging

Traditional Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stealing a note from nature, spring green and yellow-green colors are moving into more home interiors. It’s nature’s...
October 13, 2014

How-To Tips for Purchasing Exterior Doors

Exterior doors are the window to the home buyer’s soul. OK, we made that up. But they can make a big first impression. E-mail your sellers a free article: “Choosing an Exterior Door” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s...
October 10, 2014

That ‘Special Function Room’ Is Back in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The special function room – like outdoor living rooms and home offices — had mostly vanished from new-homes and home remodels during the housing downturn. But now they’re reappearing. Also back in demand,...
October 6, 2014

4 Ways to Makeover a Master Bedroom

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners say they have achieved their design vision in their homes, according to a survey by the remodeling website Houzz (2014 Houzz Decorating Trends Survey)....
September 29, 2014

3 Ways to Spruce Up the Garage

Traditional Garage And Shed by Whittier General Contractors Garage Envy   Garages are an often overlooked part of the home, despite the fact that home owners spend a frequent amount of time there. In fact, for most home owners,...
September 22, 2014

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