Outreach Archive

That ‘Special Function Room’ Is Back in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The special function room – like outdoor living rooms and home offices — had mostly vanished from new-homes and home remodels during the housing downturn. But now they’re reappearing. Also back in demand,...
October 6, 2014

Help Your Clients Win $20,000 in Home Renovations From HouseLogic

Do your clients need some serious home makeover cash to put their house on the fast track to sold? Give them a chance to crank up the curb appeal with HouseLogic’s new Boost Your Roost contest. They could win...
June 25, 2012

‘Let Me Tell You How I Work’: How to Create a Powerful Value Message and Why it Matters

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com You’re at a fundraising event when someone stops by and asks what you do. “I am an Accredited Home Staging Professional® or REALTOR®,” you say. Unfortunately, that description will not spell out the value you...
April 20, 2011

Buy New Wall Oven for Super Bowl Party

  Tailor your next blog post to sellers looking for a new wall oven in time for their Super Bowl blowout. Post the free article “Appliance Guide: Wall Ovens” from the REALTOR® Content Resource to your blog so sellers...
February 4, 2011

Give Sellers Free, Concrete Curb Appeal Tips

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic You’ve preached to sellers that curb appeal goes beyond making a good first impression and that the way their house looks from the street can impact its value and shorten the time...
August 5, 2010

The Dream Gets Smaller on ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Fancy, upscale home projects are getting scaled back on TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the hit show on ABC that transforms modest homes into dream homes for struggling families. The downsize in the...
April 12, 2010

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This architecture style is often known for being square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. In the mid-20th century these small homes were popular in suburban developments. <br...
October 22, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This style of home is known as being narrow and rectangular with one and one-half stories, low-pitched gable or hipped roofs, and small covered porches at the entry. This home style was popular in...
September 28, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

Hint: Its decorative details — such as its patterned shingles — often make this architecture style standout. This architecture type often incorporate modern materials and combines it with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. <br...
August 24, 2009