Room Makeovers: What Could You Do in 2 Hours With $250?

Three real estate pros accepted REALTOR® Magazine’s staging challenge: They had 2 hours to transform one room for under $250. They tackled a home office, living room, and master bedroom. See how they transformed these rooms by being budget...
October 27, 2009

Are You a REALTOR® and Master Stager?

In February 2009, REALTOR® Magazine launched the Masters Series, a video diary of top-producing practitioners, who represent expertise in a certain field within real estate. We traveled all over the country to meet some of the best real estate pros,...
October 23, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This architecture style is often known for being square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. In the mid-20th century these small homes were popular in suburban developments. <br...
October 22, 2009

Bathroom Update: Maximum Impact on a Minimal ($71) Budget

By Charlene Storozuk Let me start out by telling you that our home was the recipient of this quick and easy facelift.  My husband and I bought our home as a fixer-upper. It’s taking longer than expected to finish...

Picture It: Create a Character to Guide Your Design

  By Mary Cook, Mary Cook & Associates Now more than ever, model homes are key sales tools for developers. In the current housing market crisis, people are weighing every factor in their decision on buying a home. Beyond...
October 14, 2009

Guiding Your Clients Through Home Modifications

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Home modifications are an important step in getting buyers with disabilities into a new home. That’s why it’s important for real estate practitioners to be educated on the needs of their clients,...
October 10, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This style of home is known as being narrow and rectangular with one and one-half stories, low-pitched gable or hipped roofs, and small covered porches at the entry. This home style was popular in...
September 28, 2009

Philly Development Offers Glimpse of Green Real Estate’s Future

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Denise Lehmann and Alex Plessett are building their dream, quite literally. The builder-REALTOR® pair are the masterminds behind the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designated green residential development in...
September 24, 2009

Biggest Losers: 20 Home Design Features That Send Buyers Running

  By Barbara Ballinger, Architecture Coach columnist and guest blogger Design glitches draw attention away from a home’s best features. Don’t let out-of-date fixtures and unappealing decor cost you a sale. While some buyers may actually appreciate “vintage” features,...
September 21, 2009

Do Psychological Triggers Draw You to Certain Homes?

  By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Determining which home to buy goes beyond the number of bedrooms, square footage, or even location, according to Azevedo & Associates, a real estate brokerage in Granite Bay, Calif. Instead, the real estate company...
September 16, 2009