Remodelers Report Signs of Market Improvement

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Some home owners are starting to take on improvement projects they previously pushed off due to financial constraints. For the third straight quarter, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) reported slight...
December 10, 2009

Staging Tips: 5 Rules for Tackling Walls

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Walls are a key element of home staging. They are the canvas showcasing the greatest attributes of a house. But where do you start when preparing a home for sale? Staging Diva...

Meet Your Client’s Opposition to Staging Head-on

By Charlene Storozuk Recently, I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the REALTORS® Without BORDERS Convention & Trade Show, Southern Ontario’s largest annual conference on real estate. I must say that I was very impressed by the number of...
November 11, 2009

Need Help Climbing Out of That Clutter?

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Every day I learn something new from the folks I follow on Twitter. Today I learned that Nov. 15 is National Declutter Day. Who knew? The occasion, which was started last year...

First Impressions: Get Instant Curb Appeal With These 10 Must-Dos

By Christine Rae, Staging Expert The Internet is the first source for viewing a property for most buyers, even before talking to a real estate professional. That means curb appeal is important because they are “driving by” the listing,...
November 2, 2009

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