Helpful Tools Archive

7 Tips to Stage Home

Land more listings with free info that shows sellers you know the best ways to make their home look irresistible to buyers. Brand, print, and hand deliver to sellers a free article, 7 Tips for Staging Your Home, from...
April 18, 2014

Did Your Sellers Do Energy Upgrades in 2013?

Did any of your sellers make upgrades in 2013 to add curb appeal or attract the attention of energy-conscious buyers? Touch base with them soon to be sure they get the tax benefit of the efforts. Post to Facebook...
April 4, 2014

Make Sellers’ Landscaping Stand Out

Show sellers how to make it look like they’ve just paid a hefty sum to landscape their yard—But do it on the cheap and in only a few hours by introducing them to the joys of mulch. Email a...
March 7, 2014

Give Sellers Info That Sheds Light on Staging

When sellers finish up their painting in preparation for sale, suggest one more tactic to improve their odds of a quick sale for maximum value. Lighten up! Email them a free article, Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get...
February 21, 2014

Avoid Winter Repairs: How to Protect a Home From Cold

Sellers’ shutters and siding may look great. However, as this winter has repeatedly reminded us, all the beautiful features on the exterior of sellers’ home need to withstand the elements. Add to your blog a free article, How to...
February 7, 2014

Tax Tips Help Clients Deduct Remodeling Costs

Can homeowners deduct the cost of their kitchen remodel on their 2013 taxes? How about the interest on the home equity line they used to fund their bathroom upgrades? Answer those and other homeownership tax questions by posting to...
January 24, 2014

5 Ways to Make a Home Extra Cozy This Winter without Paying a Fortune

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine With cooler temperatures, home owners will want to keep a home inviting and cozy, especially if they’re trying to sell it. But just cranking up the heat can prove costly — particularly this...
November 11, 2013

Bath Remodels Draw Big Return: Share 10 Tips

Bathroom remodels ranked fifth on Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost v. Value report, with a 65.2 percent return on investment. But what’s a homeowner to do about a bathroom so small the term “water closet” is a pretty accurate description?...
October 25, 2013

Help Sellers Choose: Multiple Offers on the Rise

Multiple offers are multiplying in many areas of the country. That presents opportunities and challenges to sellers. Help clients navigate them by emailing a free article, 6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home, from the REALTOR®...
October 21, 2013

Tax Credit for New Windows, Doors

Homeowners still have time this year to rack up a $200-$500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors, according to consumer website HouseLogic. The key is ensuring they install products that fit the Feds’ exacting standards. Lead the...
September 27, 2013