Monthly Archive:: January 2010

Watch a Staging Master in Action

As part of REALTOR® Magazine’s Masters Series, Colorado practitioner Mary Brooks, CRS®, GRI, shows how staging can be done on a tight budget, with dramatic results....
January 29, 2010

It Ain’t Worth What it Used To Be

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what’s the going rate for a 132-room, 55,000-square foot mansion with 18 acres, 16 family-guest rooms, three kitchens, three elevators, 28 fireplaces, and an underground bunker? Oh, and we forgot to mention:...
January 28, 2010

Are Your Listings Ready for the Spring Buying Season?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s time to get those listings ready for the spring! A recent article in U.S. News & World Report by Luke Mullins, 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Home’s Sales Price by Spring,...
January 27, 2010

Affordable Home Staging: Sign Up for Our Free Webinar!

On Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, REALTOR® Magazine is hosting a free Webinar on affordable home staging techniques! Register and learn more about the presentation via the magazine’s Webinar page. Staging pros Christine Rae and Terrylynn...
January 25, 2010

A Closer Look at the Trade Show Floor

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine From innovative construction materials to the latest in doors and windows, the Las Vegas Convention Center held the largest annual housing industry trade show during the 2010 International Builders’ Show Jan 19-22. Here...

From the International Builders’ Show: Room to Consider

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A quick takeaway from the Thursday morning International Builders’ Show session “Top 10 Technology Trends” – the average age of a gamer is 33 years old. Why does this matter to a real...
January 22, 2010

From the International Builders’ Show: Reach Out to the ‘Green Goddess’

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About twice as many single women purchase homes than single men, accounting for 20 percent of all home buyers. So, if you’re serious about selling homes – especially homes with green features...
January 20, 2010

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Property Listings

By Charlene Storozuk Once the holiday season is over, we all tend to hunker down for the cold months ahead (at least those of us not lucky enough to live in a warm locale).  The long winter months can...
January 11, 2010

How Do You Keep Your Home Office Organized?

According to the 2009 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Member Survey, 72 percent of all practitioners maintain a home office. With  important business being conducted in the home, how do you stay organized? How important is it to keep business...
January 8, 2010

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: Ionic or Corinthian columned porches often extend the full height of these homes. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/”>What is this architectural style?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br /> ANSWER: See if you are correct >...
January 7, 2010