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Make the Front Porch a Selling Point

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The front porch is making a comeback. More builders are adding them back into new home designs too. The front porch was once a mainstay in home designs in the early 1900s. But...
June 18, 2018

Staged to Sell: This Staged Home Sold for 107% of Asking Price

View inside this single-family home in Essex County, N.J., to see how real estate pros and stagers Amy Burke and Katie Miedler transformed this property and showcased it as "fresh, updated, classic, and timeless." ...
June 11, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Geometric Patterns in Décor

Color forecaster Pantone cited geometric patterns as one of the top home design trends to watch in 2018. Shapes and, in particular, circular ones are being showcased in more home decor. ...
June 4, 2018

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

Staged to Sell: View Inside This Rosedale, Md. Home

Have a home you recently staged that you'd like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Check out this staged property from Cyndi Ryan with Staging Gracefully, Middle River, Md. ...
May 14, 2018

What’s the Buzz Behind the Lagom Home Style?

Just when everyone was getting their hygge on—a new staging style has taken hold. Instead of it being all about cozying up your home décor, now it’s all about stripping it down and being minimal....
May 7, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. ...
April 30, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

Want to add some greenery or garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the...
April 23, 2018

Show Us Your Best Staging Photos!

Calling all stagers! Realtor Magazine is on the lookout for great examples of staging a space in some of today’s most popular home styles, from farmhouse chic to modern or contemporary. I’m looking for some real estate professionals and...
April 13, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a Statement

Pocket doors are not only getting a chic makeover in recent years, but they really can be key to solving some design challenges in small spaces too. And for the “wow” factor, try a double-pocket door....
April 9, 2018