Helpful Tools Archive

7 Surprising Household Items You Can Use for DIY

By Jeffrey Ill, guest contributor Whether it’s a clogged shower drain, crayon-graffiti walls, or rusted chrome on your beloved ride, keeping up with maintenance can seem never-ending — not to mention, require a wide assortment of (sometimes pricey) products...
September 4, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub)

Contributed by A dirty and filthy bathtub with spots and scratches is hardly a relaxing sight. It can also act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here we will be talking about some of the best ways...
June 26, 2017

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

By Michele DiGirolamo, Guest Contributor from  If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the...
May 29, 2017

Get Shopping! Black Friday Deals for the Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Are you looking for a bargain this Black Friday with home goods? Deals on household products and appliances are abundant this season. Need to add to your staging inventory or looking for that...
November 21, 2016

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K Budget

Submitted by Maintaining and increasing your home’s value can pay off in major ways. Not only does helping your home hold value help it sell for its full amount, it can also help your home sell more quickly,...

How Long Do Common Household Items Last?

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July 13, 2015

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

How-To Tips for Purchasing Exterior Doors

Exterior doors are the window to the home buyer’s soul. OK, we made that up. But they can make a big first impression. E-mail your sellers a free article: “Choosing an Exterior Door” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s...
October 10, 2014

Accepting the Best Offer: What’s Important to You?

Choosing the best home offer is a cinch for sellers who know what terms are their deal-breakers. Planning ahead can get your clients the most out of their home sale. Help sellers have a seamless sale by sharing “6...
September 5, 2014

Free e-Newsletter Info Shows Owners TLC for the Home

Help home owners make their home the “youngest” on the block. Add to your e-newsletter a free article, “Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?,” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in...
August 22, 2014