Monthly Archive:: February 2012

Personal Photos: Remove or Keep When Listing a Home For Sale?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Using personal photos to decorate the walls and tables are common in homes. But when you’re listing a home for sale, can those personal photos become a turnoff to potential home buyers? Real...
February 27, 2012

Does Staging Work? Share Your Success Stories

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com One of the greatest rewards of my career has always been to hear from stagers and real estate agents on their staging success stories. Over the years the stories are many, and I thought I...
February 23, 2012

Can Furniture Placement Affect the Sale of Your Listing?

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz Are you receiving feedback from showings expressing that a room “just doesn’t work”?  What potential buyers might be saying is that the use of space is awkward or quite simply, just isn’t functional. Short...
February 20, 2012

Curious About Where Designers Get Their Inspiration Today?

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine How do designers and stagers stay on top of the latest trends and solutions for home interiors? Check out Pinterest, a new social media site where members “pin” photos they like...
February 14, 2012

8 Quick, Hot Design Tips From the International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine Looking for quick, easy ideas to bring a home to life, add value, or prep for sale without spending a lot? Learn from the pros! Designers who presented at the International...
February 13, 2012

Home Owners Have Big Dreams for Their Current Home and Next

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Web has democratized good design and made it accessible to the masses. Home owners are perusing online, finding the best from past and present styles, then sharing images on social...
February 10, 2012

What’s Hot With Outdoor Living Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine It’s not quite spring yet, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your listings’ outdoors–your buyers certainly will, even if they can only visualize it during the cold, wintery months. The...
February 6, 2012

More Home Owners Tackle Home Improvement Projects

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More home owners are looking at sprucing up their homes, at least according to an index by the National Association of Home Builders, which shows its remodeling index reaching a five-year high during...
February 1, 2012