Monthly Archive:: August 2009

Should Real Estate Pros and Stagers Join Forces?

By Erica Christoffer In an effort to form a more perfect union between real estate practitioners, home stagers, and sellers, Matt Stigliano with RE/MAX Access in San Antonio is proposing a new business model. In his ActiveRain blog post,...
August 27, 2009

Preventing Termites From Biting Up Your Investment

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey I recently learned a surprising statistic: Termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage a year in the United States, which makes these pesky creatures highly destructive. In fact, they cause more damage to...
August 27, 2009

Try These 10 Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

By Phyllis Harb, Dickson Podley REALTORS® 1. Trim shrubs and trees in the front yard; a homebuyer should be able to see your home’s architectural features (such as that beautiful picture window). Tidy up your yard; put away hoses,...
August 25, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

Hint: Its decorative details — such as its patterned shingles — often make this architecture style standout. This architecture type often incorporate modern materials and combines it with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. <br...
August 24, 2009

Being a Real Estate Pro Today is Like Working in the Obama Administration

By Christine Rae Being an entrepreneur, home owner, wife, grandmother, etc., I barely have time to watch TV these days and when I do, I seem to hit the news. My own philosophy about keeping a positive mindset is...
August 14, 2009

Is Virtual Staging Deceiving?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey A recent article from The San Francisco Chronicle (“Virtual Staging Sparks Sales of Vacant Homes” by Judy Richter) took a look at the growing trend of real estate professionals using virtual staging to move listings....
August 6, 2009