Monthly Archive:: June 2011

The Latest Innovations in ‘Green’ Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Green building and products continue to gain traction in real estate, and some of the latest “green” products not only are helping home owners trim energy bills but also making their homes work...
June 29, 2011

What Could be Devaluing Your Property?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Any number of things has the potential to devalue a property and turn off buyers. According to a recent article by Investopedia (“Sellers Beware: 8 Factors That Devalue a Good Home”), here are...
June 27, 2011

Prepping a Home for Sale: Simple Staging Tips for Inside and Out

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com Before you show your home to any potential buyer, you want to make sure the staging is perfect. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition. FOR THE INSIDE Clear all...
June 20, 2011

Home Improvement: Solar Energy Adds Extra Value to Homes

By Rhone Resch, president & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association Warm weather tends to draw people out hunting for a new home or to inspire others to make home improvements. It turns out home owners with solar energy systems...
June 16, 2011

Justifying Staging to Get Properties Sold

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com I was recently interviewed by a real estate publication and I thought I would share the answers I gave to the reporter’s questions here at the Styled, Staged & Sold blog. What’s new in the...
June 14, 2011

Don’t Do These at Home: 3 Big Remodeling Mistakes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or other room to increase a home’s value can be a good idea, but home owners need to be careful when undergoing a remodeling task to ensure they don’t...

The Dirtiest Spot in a Home Isn’t Where You Think

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A new study reveals that the kitchen is the “germiest” place in a home–not the bathroom, as most people would assume. That’s right, the place where you are cooking and eating food is...
June 6, 2011

Sex Sells! … Did I Catch Your Attention?

By Christine Rae, International Staging Training Academy Sex today is used for marketing just about everything and anything not remotely connected to sex–but it works. And real estate staging does for houses what sexy ads do for marketing–it sells!...
June 2, 2011