Curb Appeal Archive

Show Off Your Staging Photos of the Great Outdoors

Calling all real estate and staging professionals: I’m looking for your best photos showing how you staged a front porch or deck of a home! Some of your photos may be used in an upcoming issue of REALTOR(R) Magazine...
May 8, 2013

4 Mistakes Home Owners Often Make With Their House

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine When it comes to taking care of a home or remodeling, home owners can make some unwise decisions. ServiceMagic, a Web site that features a network of nationwide service professionals–including in home improvement–has...
August 27, 2012

10 Easy Staging Tips for Curb Appeal

By Kimberly McMahon, Let’s Organize/Let’s Move No matter the asking price, simple curb appeal changes can set the scene to immediately attract buyers to a property. Data shows that a majority of home buyers look at properties online or...
June 4, 2012

6 Painting Tips for Freshening Up Exteriors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “By painting in moderate weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job,” says...
April 16, 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

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

Extend the ‘Shelf Life’ of Your Outdoor Living Space

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz Sadly, summer is officially over. However, if your home is currently on the market, now is not the time to bring your outdoor living space to an end for the year. If you do that, you’re...
October 17, 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

Is That House Orange?! Eyesores Reach New Levels

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine By 2012, foreclosures will affect 91.5 million nearby homes and reduce property values of these homes by $20,300 per household, according to research by the Center for Responsible Lending. As such, you can’t...
May 20, 2011

Put the Best Photo Forward: Rethinking That Winter MLS Photo

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine That main photo you post of your listing on the Internet–you know, the one that always pops up first and often depends if a buyer will click on it to see more–needs to...
February 21, 2011