Monthly Archive:: February 2010

Stage the Home for Online Curb Appeal, Too

By Stephanie Decker, Staged Marin Homes Curb Appeal in real estate terms used to mean how appealing your home is to potential buyers when they view the home’s exterior. It was the first time they were seeing your home,...
February 23, 2010

Design for Amateurs: Your Guide to Style

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Can you still design a chic room without being a designer? I recently stumbled upon this article by Pedro Arrais, Guidelines for Home Design: Helpful Suggestions From the Experts, that breaks down good...
February 19, 2010

HouseLogic: A Home Owner’s Treasure Chest

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® launched a new Web site this week that helps home owners make smart decisions when it comes to maintaining and increasing the value of their homes. The Web...
February 19, 2010

Desire to Go Green in 2010

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 50 percent of American adults say that their New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to go green, and even more said they are going to strive to reduce their household energy usage...
February 18, 2010

“I Don’t Do Windows” – Not Something You Want to Say When Selling Your Home

By Charlene Storozuk Just as your eyes are the mirror to your soul, the “soul” of your house is mirrored by your windows. Make sure you don’t neglect them when preparing a property for sale.  In fact, Feng Shui principles...
February 12, 2010

Take a Quiz: How Well Do You Know Green Real Estate?

“Green” is a buzz word in the real estate industry. But how much do you really know about this eco-friendly way of design? Take REALTOR® Magazine’s new green real estate quiz to see if you make the grade. Take...
February 11, 2010

Affordable Staging Tips for Any Listing: Your Questions Answered

We had a great webinar last Thursday on how you can stage your listings without breaking the bank. In case you missed it, you can playback a recording and download the slides at REALTOR® Magazine. Our speakers—staging pros Terrylynn...
February 2, 2010

10 Must-Have Features in New Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what home features are buyers asking for the most in their search for a new home? AVID Ratings Co., a firm that provides surveys and employee training to home builders across the...
February 1, 2010