home office Archive

That ‘Special Function Room’ Is Back in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The special function room – like outdoor living rooms and home offices — had mostly vanished from new-homes and home remodels during the housing downturn. But now they’re reappearing. Also back in demand,...
October 6, 2014

5 Remodeling Projects with the Lowest Paybacks at Resale

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you want to get the biggest bang for your remodeling buck, replace the entry door to steel, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, produced by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with...
September 15, 2014

Staging Strategies for What Buyers Want

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A few weeks ago we featured a list of top home buyer preferences in home design on Styled, Staged & Sold, based on survey results from Avid Ratings Co. Large kitchens with an island, a home...
May 12, 2010

How Do You Keep Your Home Office Organized?

According to the 2009 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Member Survey, 72 percent of all practitioners maintain a home office. With  important business being conducted in the home, how do you stay organized? How important is it to keep business...
January 8, 2010

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