Design Psychology Archive

I Heart My Home: A Unique Florida Abode

Mary Waldeck SunState Realty, LLC Englewood, Fla. Waldeck’s home has the coolest features — the kind that she hopes will fetch nearly $460,000. Waldeck and her husband have their sweet custom-built Florida spot on the market with that price...
February 12, 2014

I Heart My Home: Setting Up Shop in Connecticut

Tom and Sanam Yurczyk Black Rock Homes LLC Glastonbury, Conn. As Tom and Sanam Yurczyk were preparing to start their own real estate firm, Black Rock Homes LLC, they were looking for a home base. That’s when they came...
January 2, 2014

I Heart My Home: Pennsylvania Pad Made for Entertaining

Terry Musser Coldwell Banker Hearthside, REALTORS® Richboro, Penn. Funny man Musser, an associate broker at Hearthside, has quite the spread for hosting dinner parties, as you’ll see. He shows us around his fantastic home, which has more than 4,000...
December 26, 2013

I Heart My Home: Oceanside Townhouse

Lilli Rachel Stevens, GRI, ABR, CRS, GREEN, SFR e-PRO® Island and Resort Realty, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It’s probably cold wherever you are, but Stevens’ cute-as-a-button two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in Dania Beach, Fla., is warm and inviting all year...
December 18, 2013

On Second Thought, Don’t Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Open House!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A favorite real estate tip: When prepping a home for a showing, whip up some chocolate chip cookies to fill the home with that rich, inviting, tasty smell. Who wouldn’t want to sit...

Finding Your Style of Home Décor

Developing a comfortable home environment with touches of your own personal style can be overwhelming, especially since there are so many kinds of décor to choose from. Finding the right style to fit your personality is easier than you...

The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Emerald may be this year’s color of the year and hot hue, but which colors should you avoid? Color research tells us some colors to avoid. Colors that can be considered, as some...
February 25, 2013

What that Front Door Color Might Say About a Home

The front door of a home can be an attention-getting feature on the home’s exterior, beckoning potential buyers inside. “Like a necktie, which is the focal point of an outfit, the front door is the focal point of the...
November 19, 2012

Housing Secrets Revealed

By Melissa Kandel Not many people get excited about dead animal smells, mold growing in bathrooms, or leaky attics, but for employees at the Building Performance Institute Inc., it’s all in a day’s work. The company uses building science,...
November 13, 2012

Using the Psychology Behind Color in Staging Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Did you know the color you choose for your home can at a subconscious level psychologically affect you or others? Choosing a wall color may have just gotten a little more stressful! Scientific...