Technology Archive

Best of CES 2017 for the Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine CES 2017 (#CES2017) – the annual international consumer electronics tradeshow — kicks off this week in Las Vegas. In this year’s show, home product debuts are taking up even more of the spotlight...
January 5, 2017

Infographic: How Tech Could Radically Change Your Home

Inspirational Teched Out House Infographic by The Rug Seller by The Rug Seller...
October 31, 2016

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that...
March 28, 2016

How Much Does That House Project Really Cost?

Your home buyers love that home, but if only it had hardwood floors instead of carpet throughout. How much would that cost? You may field such cost questions from potential buyers, and some new online resources may help you...
June 15, 2015

A Bright Idea? Smart Light Bulbs Debut at CES

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Imagine selling a home where you could tell home buyers: You won’t need to change the light bulbs in this home for more than 20 years! Wi-Fi-connected, long-lasting LED bulbs are breaking ground...
January 10, 2014

One Thing You May be Overlooking in Your Home Presentations!

By Ryan West, First Texan Realty Smartphones have become a standard tool for a majority of people. When presenting a home to a potential customer, we must now consider an extra home presentation factor: signal strength. Lead Paint According...

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

7 Ways To Go Digital in the Kitchen and Bath

By Barbara Ballinger, Architecture Coach columnist   The increased use of digital applications to ensure consistency, safety, speed-cooking, and make bathing and kitchen work more enjoyable continued this year at the annual National Kitchen & Bath Association industry show....
May 25, 2010

From the International Builders’ Show: Room to Consider

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A quick takeaway from the Thursday morning International Builders’ Show session “Top 10 Technology Trends” – the average age of a gamer is 33 years old. Why does this matter to a real...
January 22, 2010

Making Sense of Green Home Certifications

By Erik Fowler, Green trends expert This is the fourth article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog and I are...
September 11, 2009