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...

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