Professional Development Archive

The Hottest Color for Home Interiors in 2015

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Gray interiors are growing in popularity, holding the edge on most popular hue for the second year for home interiors, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “It’s understated and sophisticated,” according to the...
August 10, 2015

Take a Peek Inside Houses From Around the World

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How Long Do Common Household Items Last?

*This infographic was produced by ChoiceHomeWarranty.com....
July 13, 2015

Master Bathroom Must-Haves

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Supersized master showers reign, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Showers are expanding with many of the more than 3,000 home owners recently surveyed saying they plan to upgrade their master...

Solve Kids’ Room Messes

Home owners don’t have to keep kids’ room doors closed 24/7. Provide room storage solutions for kids of every age. Post to Facebook a free article, “Kids’ Rooms: Storage Solutions for Every Age”, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s...
February 27, 2015

The 50 Shades of Gray for a Home’s Exterior

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February 23, 2015

‘Let Me Tell You How I Work’: How to Create a Powerful Value Message and Why it Matters

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com You’re at a fundraising event when someone stops by and asks what you do. “I am an Accredited Home Staging Professional® or REALTOR®,” you say. Unfortunately, that description will not spell out the value you...
April 20, 2011

Staging ‘Outside of the Box’: Is the Face of Home Staging Changing?

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz Fresh back from the  International Real Estate Staging Association Conference in Las Vegas, I’m ready to hit the ground running with the information I gained while there! This year we saw an amazing lineup...
February 15, 2011

Barb Schwarz to Tackle Staging, Pricing at NARdiGras Session

By Barb Schwarz, CEO, StagedHomes.com I am so very excited to be a featured speaker at this year’s annual convention of the National Association of REALTORS®! The REALTORS® Conference and Expo, NARdiGras 2010, is scheduled Nov. 5-8, 2010.  I...

A Closer Look at the Trade Show Floor

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine From innovative construction materials to the latest in doors and windows, the Las Vegas Convention Center held the largest annual housing industry trade show during the 2010 International Builders’ Show Jan 19-22. Here...
January 25, 2010