Welcome to Styled, Staged & Sold!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey

Welcome to Styled, Staged & Sold! This blog, by REALTOR® Magazine, is dedicated to giving you the latest design news and trends to help you spruce up your listings and educate your clients.

We’ve assembled a team of experts to bring you the latest trends in green building, staging, remodeling, design psychology and more.

Some of our blogging experts include Christine Rae, author of “Home Staging for Dummies” (Wiley, 2008); Constance Forrest, PsyD, and Susan Painter, PsyD, founders of the field of design psychology; Erik Fowler, one of the first recipients of the National Association of REALTORS®’ GREEN designation; and Filomena Thompson, executive director of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Mid-Maryland and Greater Baltimore chapters.

Read more about our bloggers.

We also encourage you to send us your stories! We want to hear your insights, opinions and expertise on home design. Post comments to the blog entries or volunteer to serve as a guest blogger and share with us your knowledge of a new design trend or a story of a recent home makeover.

We also love to see photos! Send your before and after room makeover photos to mtracey@realtors.org and we’ll feature them on this blog. In your e-mail, include your name, contact information, a brief description of what you did to transform the room, and don’t forget to attach the photos too!

This blog will be updated frequently so make sure you don’t miss out! Subscribe to the RSS feeds or bookmark this page and return often!

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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    Hi Phyllis – Thanks for letting us know about the broken link. If you’d like to become a guest blogger for Styled, Staged & Sold, you can send an e-mail to mtracey@realtors.org.

  2. Mss Painter & Forest: Please tell me more about DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY…I’m intrigued !!

  3. Hanna

    I have a client who is remodeling his current home. He is debating putting in a larger walk in master bath shower but no soaker tub. What advice would you have for this? Are soaker tubs a thing of the past? I have buyers that are still impressed with 5 peice master baths but I didnt’ know if this trend was changing. Is he limiting his resale potential by doing this? How much so?
    thank you.

  4. styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org – now in my rss reader)))
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  5. I enjoy reading the different blog posts to get ideas to share with my students about things they ca do to be more successfull in the real estate business.