Being a REALTOR® Archive

Who are “Green” Buyers and Sellers?

By Erik Fowler This is the third article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog and I are excited to be...
June 26, 2009

How to Deal With the ‘Neighbor From Hell’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey A messy neighbor can hamper your property–by as much as 20 percent off the market value, says Sid Davis, author of A Survival Guide to Selling a Home (AMACOM, 2005), who is also a real...
June 14, 2009

Help Your Messy Sellers Clean Their Ways

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Styled, Staged & Sold caught up with real estate pro Cheryl Kirby, co-creator of a new instructional staging DVD for real estate professionals — “Get Ready, Get Set, Get Sold!” — to talk about the...

Government Allocates $100 Million for Lead Paint Removal

Nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money will go to getting rid of lead paint from low-income homes, Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday. The toxic paint–which can lead to health problems, particularly in children–is often found in homes...

Styled, Staged & Sold Wins Gold from Society of National Association Publications

REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog won top prize for its blog from the Society of National Association Publications. SNAP’s annual EXCEL awards recognizes the best in association media and publishing. Styled, Staged & Sold—which launched in January—has...
May 8, 2009

From NKBA: When Home Owners May Want Something Besides Granite

By Barbara Ballinger ATLANTA—Granite may still be the benchmark for countertops—with its high quality, unique colors and patterns, and great durability—but more home owners are seeking alternatives in the latest chic materials that also offer sustainability. Cosentino, a company...

Thieves Target Staged Homes—Is it time for a House-Sitter?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Watch those high-end furnishings and fancy décor you use to stage your listings. Real estate practitioners in California are reporting a surge in staged, unoccupied homes being burglarized in affluent areas. Thieves are making off...

Live from the 2009 International Builders Show

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey LAS VEGAS – If you want to see the latest home design trends and innovations, Vegas is the place to be this week. So that’s where we are. In kicking off our new blog, REALTOR...
January 20, 2009