From NKBA: Digital Tech Comes Home to Tubs, Toilets, Ovens and More

By Barbara Ballinger ATLANTA—If you’ve learned to program your DVRs and iPods, you’re in luck. Digital use is spreading throughout the home, and dozens of products on view from manufacturers at the annual National Kitchen & Bath Association’s convention...
May 3, 2009

From NKBA: 10 Popular Kitchen and Bath Trends

By Barbara Ballinger ATLANTA—Want to let your buyers and sellers know what kitchen and bathroom trends today are apt to wow them soon in showrooms and homes? See what David Alderman, vice president of the National Kitchen & Bath...
April 30, 2009

8 Sure-Fire Strategies for Selling a Vacant Property

By Sandy Dixon, InteriorArrangements.com Think of a house as a theatrical stage. When it is not being used and is void of props and scenery, it lacks interest and rarely warrants a second glance.  However, after the set designers...

What does ‘Britain Got Talent’ Singer Susan Boyle Have to Do With Staging?

By Christine Rae If you are one of the millions of YouTube watchers of the Susan Boyle video in “Britain Got Talent” show you will have witnessed the PERFECT metaphor for staging there ever was. Treat yourself; watch it—even...

Thieves Target Staged Homes—Is it time for a House-Sitter?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Watch those high-end furnishings and fancy décor you use to stage your listings. Real estate practitioners in California are reporting a surge in staged, unoccupied homes being burglarized in affluent areas. Thieves are making off...

Your Best Staging Ideas: What You Had to Say

A few weeks ago we asked the Styled, Staged & Sold blogging community to submit their best staging ideas and the responses flooded in! You can find some of your great responses featured in the April issue of REALTOR®...
April 6, 2009

Room Makeover: Staging a Condo So it’s Not Fit for a Hollywood Actress

By Martin R. Delossantos A local film company calls: The condo unit I was representing was being considered to rent for actress Mischa Barton to stay in while she filmed in Jersey City. Unfortunately for me, the developer whose...
March 30, 2009

From an Architect: 6 Affordable Ways to Make Your Listings More Attractive

By David Applebaum In this market, selling a house can be more challenging than ever. As a real estate professional, I’m sure you have used many ideas to help make your property look its most attractive to potential buyers....
March 17, 2009

Is Your Listing Really “Green”?

By Erik Fowler This is the second article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. In the last article, we covered the big picture – defining “green,” concepts...
March 8, 2009

KB Homes Tries Tiny Homes to Attract Buyers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The softening housing market is causing builders to start downsizing homes to help shed high construction costs and offer a more affordable home to cash-strapped buyers. KB Homes recently announced its plans to build 880-square-foot,...
March 5, 2009