lighting Archive

5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays

Submitted by Nikos Phelps, president, Utopian Landscape, a member of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) It’s that time of year where home owners are busy decorating their exteriors with holiday lights and making them for festival for the holidays....
December 1, 2014

Give Sellers Info That Sheds Light on Staging

When sellers finish up their painting in preparation for sale, suggest one more tactic to improve their odds of a quick sale for maximum value. Lighten up! Email them a free article, Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get...
February 21, 2014

A Bright Idea? Smart Light Bulbs Debut at CES

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Imagine selling a home where you could tell home buyers: You won’t need to change the light bulbs in this home for more than 20 years! Wi-Fi-connected, long-lasting LED bulbs are breaking ground...
January 10, 2014

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

How to Use Light to Increase a Home’s Value

By Ross Donald, LightingSale.com If you are getting ready to stage your home for selling you’re probably already thinking of ways to maximize the value of your home and make it as appealing as possible to your potential buyers. Making...
April 15, 2013

The Importance of Lighting and Putting Your Listings in the Best Light

By Sharon Brown, Homescapes by Design Don’t forget lighting updates when planning to sell. From front door lighting to bathroom fixtures and everything in between, updating lighting is an important item on a home owner’s checklist when planning to...
December 26, 2011

What’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ in the Kitchen: 10 Trends to Watch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Kitchens are going dark, LED lighting is gaining steam, and trash is getting more attention–all are trends in kitchen designs this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which surveyed 100...
March 14, 2011

A Nighttime Showing to Remember

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Showings typically take place during the day, but you can help sellers make their home stand out by suggesting exterior lighting that will not only improve security but also highlight the elegance...
May 5, 2010

Try These 10 Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

By Phyllis Harb, Dickson Podley REALTORS® 1. Trim shrubs and trees in the front yard; a homebuyer should be able to see your home’s architectural features (such as that beautiful picture window). Tidy up your yard; put away hoses,...
August 25, 2009