The Color of the Year

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine So what’s the “it” color for 2010? According to Pantone, it’s turquoise’s year to shine. Look for this vibrant blue-green color to pop up in many fabrics, textiles and home interiors this year....
March 10, 2010

Solve Design Issues On-the-Go with 4 iPhone Apps

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Help clients see the design potential in a living space instantly. Change the dining room color from lemon yellow to plum purple — before painting. Rearrange new furniture — before moving day....

5 ‘Hip’ Ideas for Do-it-Yourself Staging

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Looking for some quick home staging ideas that don’t cost a lot? Here are five inexpensive “Hip Tipz” from stager Charlene Storozuk that will help you show off a home with painting...
March 2, 2010

Stage the Home for Online Curb Appeal, Too

By Stephanie Decker, Staged Marin Homes Curb Appeal in real estate terms used to mean how appealing your home is to potential buyers when they view the home’s exterior. It was the first time they were seeing your home,...
February 23, 2010

Design for Amateurs: Your Guide to Style

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Can you still design a chic room without being a designer? I recently stumbled upon this article by Pedro Arrais, Guidelines for Home Design: Helpful Suggestions From the Experts, that breaks down good...
February 19, 2010

HouseLogic: A Home Owner’s Treasure Chest

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® launched a new Web site this week that helps home owners make smart decisions when it comes to maintaining and increasing the value of their homes. The Web...
February 19, 2010

Desire to Go Green in 2010

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 50 percent of American adults say that their New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to go green, and even more said they are going to strive to reduce their household energy usage...
February 18, 2010

“I Don’t Do Windows” – Not Something You Want to Say When Selling Your Home

By Charlene Storozuk Just as your eyes are the mirror to your soul, the “soul” of your house is mirrored by your windows. Make sure you don’t neglect them when preparing a property for sale. In fact, Feng Shui principles...

Take a Quiz: How Well Do You Know Green Real Estate?

“Green” is a buzz word in the real estate industry. But how much do you really know about this eco-friendly way of design? Take REALTOR® Magazine’s new green real estate quiz to see if you make the grade. Take...
February 11, 2010

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...