Monthly Archive:: November 2011

What’s the Best Day of the Week to List a House for Sale?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Depending upon which day of week you list a house for sale, you may have better luck in selling it, suggests a new study. You only have one chance to make a first...
November 28, 2011

Paint and Decorating Trends for 2012

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Go bold in 2012 or blend in–that’s the trend for paint and decorating in the new year. We recently highlighted Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, forecast for color choices...
November 21, 2011

Can You Retrofit Older Homes to Increase Resale Value?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine About 130 million homes were built prior to energy codes and are in need of an energy retrofit, panelists said Saturday at the session New Tricks for Old Homes during the REALTOR Conference...
November 13, 2011

Capture Your Listings in Their Best Light

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine Staging is important in improving a home’s presentation, but quality photos are important for getting buyers through the front door. Most buyers begin their home search online and they often use photos to...
November 12, 2011

Before You List, Must-do Showing Tips

Staging pro Sharon Brown with Homescapes by Design in Roseville, Minn., offers her clients a checklist before they list their home for sale. The point of the checklist is to make sure the home is show-ready before the for-sale...
November 7, 2011