Christmas Archive

7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly X-Mas

LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than conventional holiday decorations, according to Energy Star. That saves the average family about $50 on energy bills during the holiday, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San...
December 20, 2013

Selling a Home Over the Holiday Season

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor Christmas is rapidly approaching, and it’s easy to get caught up in the décor hype that comes with this time of year. For those who celebrate Christmas, there’s something enchanting about bedecking your home...
December 16, 2013

5 Tips to Staging a Winter Wonderland

By Myra Nourmand During the holidays, winter cheer is everywhere. Holiday carols fill homes, stores are beautifully decorated, and there’s a general feeling of joy as families gather and fulfill each other’s wish-lists. No doubt, people are in a...
December 10, 2012

Should You Stage Homes for the Holidays?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The majority of real estate professionals encourage their clients to list their home during the holidays because, they say, the holidays can be a great time to sell a home, according to a...
December 19, 2011

Does Religious Decor During the Holidays Really Offend Buyers?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine ‘Tis the season to decorate. I was overwhelmed at the response from Styled, Staged & Sold readers who submitted ideas for tasteful holiday staging when trying to sell a home. You can read...
November 15, 2010

What’s Your Best Holiday Decor Tip?

Halloween is over so now it’s time to get in the holiday spirit. I’m working on a slideshow for REALTOR Magazine online and I’m looking to feature some of your best tips for “tasteful” holiday decor. Let’s face it,...
November 1, 2010