holidays 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

Brokerage Gives One Home an ‘Extreme Holiday Makeover’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Clark Griswold would be so proud. The brokerage First Team Real Estate, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., sponsored an Extreme Holiday Makeover contest, promising to deck out one lucky home in holiday lights...
December 11, 2013

Help Homeowners With Thanksgiving Prep Tips

The cost of preparing a home for holiday guests is difficult to determine. But you can help owners do it wisely and efficiently. Add to your e-newsletter a free article, Tips on How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday...
November 4, 2013

Are you Staging Homes for the Holidays?

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com This time a year I am often asked by real estate professionals and stagers whether they should stage their client’s homes for sale in a special way for the holidays. My answer? Yes. It’s absolutely...
November 26, 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

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

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...
December 14, 2009