Monthly Archive:: November 2010

Do Green Homes Sell Faster?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Some recent studies suggest that green homes sell faster and for higher dollar than their non-energy saving counterparts. For example, in Seattle, new homes certified green (such as from the government’s Energy Star...
November 29, 2010

Hurry and Make Those ‘Green’ Renovations, Tax Credit Expiring Soon

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Spread the word to your sellers and clients: Time is ticking to complete home renovation projects if they want to cash in on a tax deduction that expires at the end of the...
November 22, 2010

Free Info Helps Sellers Eliminate Ghastly Mold

Red alert! The sellers have an unsightly mold problem. Give them the dirt on whether they can eliminate it themselves or need to hire a pro. Share the free November “Get Rid of Mold: DIY or Hire a Pro?”...
November 15, 2010

Does Religious Decor During the Holidays Really Offend Buyers?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine ‘Tis the season to decorate. I was overwhelmed at the response from Styled, Staged & Sold readers who submitted ideas for tasteful holiday staging when trying to sell a home. You can read...
November 15, 2010

The New Green Trend: The Hemp House?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The plant that is used to make marijuana is finding a new purpose: A sustainable building material. Homes are being built that have thick hemp walls in Asheville, N.C., and more are in...
November 8, 2010

What’s Your Best Holiday Decor Tip?

Halloween is over so now it’s time to get in the holiday spirit. I’m working on a slideshow for REALTOR Magazine online and I’m looking to feature some of your best tips for “tasteful” holiday decor. Let’s face it,...
November 1, 2010

Does That House Make You Look Fat?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The McMansion brought about oversized furniture to fill those expanded spaces, but now that spaces are shrinking, why hasn’t our furniture too? One expert offers up one reason why our furniture hasn’t scaled...
November 1, 2010