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

Open Floorplans Getting Closed Off? Demand Grows for Separate Kitchens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Open floorplans have been in high demand in recent years, with buyers showing preferences for open kitchens and dining areas tucked into great rooms. But could that be changing? A New York Times...
May 12, 2014

10 Home Checks to Prepare for the Warmer Months

Homes can take a bad hit during the winter, particularly after this year’s harsh winter. Seasonal damage to a home isn’t always easily visible, but if it’s not repaired, spring and summer storms can add to the problems, says...

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Traditional Patio by New York Photographers CM Glover   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Landscaping projects are being driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard problems, according to the Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey...
April 28, 2014