lighting Archive

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, can make your lighting stand out....
May 21, 2018

Light it Up: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging

Stringed bulbs of lights are becoming a “hot” outdoor trend this year. Use them to stage a dusk photo op or to spice up your next twilight open house. ...
April 2, 2018

7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

By Katie Laird, guest contributor When staging a home for an open house, you can transform a space from an unimpressive, run-of-the-mill property to one with a “wow” factor. But without a little extra attention to detail, even the...
October 16, 2017

5 Kitchen Design Trends to Take From Model Homes

The model homes of builders are known for showcasing the latest interior design trends in trying to appeal to home shoppers. So what’s trending when it comes to the kitchen? PulteGroup’s Interior Designs Team is merchandising about 425 model...
August 15, 2016

CES 2015: Why the Light Bulb May One Day be Your Favorite Staging Tool

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Just flipping a light switch on your listings may not be showing the home in its best light, per se. Lighting matters greatly in the appearance of a home. Too dark? The space...

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