Mudrooms: Should You Stage One in Your Listing?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Given the harsh winter across the country this year, more home buyers may have added a mudroom to their wish-lists. Could staging one in your listing win over more buyers’ hearts? The home...
July 7, 2014

Can You Squeeze an Outdoor Retreat onto a Small Lot?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Builders increasingly are squeezing large, luxurious homes on smaller lots, at a time when home owners and home buyers say they crave outdoor retreats. While buyers say they want outdoor space, they also are...
June 30, 2014

How Staging Landed the Most Unexpected Buyer

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating My recent clients, Leta and Carl, spent over 20 years in their Hamden, Conn., home. For years they contemplated selling but delayed — hoping someday one of their daughters...
June 23, 2014

You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos

Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, recommend making safety a priority...
June 16, 2014

Pick a Perfect Paint Palette

Just about every seller’s willing to throw a new coat of paint on the walls to attract buyers. But it’s got to be the right paint color to capture buyers’ attention. Lend a hand by branding, printing, and hand...
June 13, 2014

Will Stainless Steel’s Popularity Ever Be Dethroned?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Appliance manufacturers are providing home owners with modern finishes to their kitchen appliances, and some of the offerings have even been touted as the “new stainless steel.” Appliance makers are in the search...
June 9, 2014

Up the Glamour with Mirrors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Mirrors have long been a favorite tool of stagers for the reflective qualities in lightening up interiors and elongating spaces. Lately, mirrors are making a bigger statements in rooms too. The latest trends...
June 2, 2014

3 Myths About Home Staging

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource There’s been a lot of talk about staging a home to sell these days because for the first time in a long time, sellers are getting above asking price offers! Making the most...
May 26, 2014

Outdoor Cooking Buyer’s Guide

Want to make sellers’ home the one buyers remember — and drool over? Brand, print, and hand-deliver five free articles from the REALTOR® Content Resource to help sellers create a deliciously enticing outdoor cooking station, starting with: “Outdoor Appliance...
May 23, 2014

Home Owners Say They Want More Colorful Interiors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners aren’t shying away from using more color in their homes. Nearly two-in-three home owners say they would like to add color in their home, particularly in the living and family room,...
May 19, 2014