Affordable Staging Tips for Any Listing: Your Questions Answered

We had a great webinar last Thursday on how you can stage your listings without breaking the bank. In case you missed it, you can playback a recording and download the slides at REALTOR® Magazine. Our speakers—staging pros Terrylynn...

10 Must-Have Features in New Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what home features are buyers asking for the most in their search for a new home? AVID Ratings Co., a firm that provides surveys and employee training to home builders across the...
February 1, 2010

Watch a Staging Master in Action

As part of REALTOR® Magazine’s Masters Series, Colorado practitioner Mary Brooks, CRS®, GRI, shows how staging can be done on a tight budget, with dramatic results....
January 29, 2010

It Ain’t Worth What it Used To Be

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what’s the going rate for a 132-room, 55,000-square foot mansion with 18 acres, 16 family-guest rooms, three kitchens, three elevators, 28 fireplaces, and an underground bunker? Oh, and we forgot to mention:...
January 28, 2010

Are Your Listings Ready for the Spring Buying Season?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s time to get those listings ready for the spring! A recent article in U.S. News & World Report by Luke Mullins, 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Home’s Sales Price by Spring,...
January 27, 2010

Affordable Home Staging: Sign Up for Our Free Webinar!

On Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, REALTOR® Magazine is hosting a free Webinar on affordable home staging techniques! Register and learn more about the presentation via the magazine’s Webinar page. Staging pros Christine Rae and Terrylynn...
January 25, 2010

A Closer Look at the Trade Show Floor

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine From innovative construction materials to the latest in doors and windows, the Las Vegas Convention Center held the largest annual housing industry trade show during the 2010 International Builders’ Show Jan 19-22. Here...
January 25, 2010

From the International Builders’ Show: Room to Consider

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A quick takeaway from the Thursday morning International Builders’ Show session “Top 10 Technology Trends” – the average age of a gamer is 33 years old. Why does this matter to a real...

From the International Builders’ Show: Reach Out to the ‘Green Goddess’

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About twice as many single women purchase homes than single men, accounting for 20 percent of all home buyers. So, if you’re serious about selling homes – especially homes with green features...

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Property Listings

By Charlene Storozuk Once the holiday season is over, we all tend to hunker down for the cold months ahead (at least those of us not lucky enough to live in a warm locale).  The long winter months can...
January 11, 2010