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

How Do You Keep Your Home Office Organized?

According to the 2009 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Member Survey, 72 percent of all practitioners maintain a home office. With  important business being conducted in the home, how do you stay organized? How important is it to keep business...
January 8, 2010

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: Ionic or Corinthian columned porches often extend the full height of these homes. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/”>What is this architectural style?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br /> ANSWER: See if you are correct >...
January 7, 2010

Give Your Listing the “Sniff” Test

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey When you step into a home, one of the first things you often notice is the smell. Does it smell new or clean? Or does it reek of the family’s pets or yesterday’s dinner? How have...
January 6, 2010

Survey Finds Home Owners Favor Brick

According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Boral Bricks, 59 percent of all home owners with a siding preference would choose brick for their homes. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc....
December 29, 2009

10 Hot Home Products for the New Year

By Don Logay As the unofficial “What’s New Guru” of the home improvement industry, I attend numerous trade shows throughout the year and scour lots of magazines and trade publications looking for new and exciting products, intriguing concepts and...
December 22, 2009

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

By Charlene Storozuk Selling your home is a stressful event, but doing so over the holiday season can kick the tension level up a notch.  If your home is on the market over the holidays, you might be wondering...