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Female Celebrities and Inside Their Lavish Homes

By the Improvement Center These wealthy female celebs need a place to call home, but their version of a humble abode is much different than most American home owners. Check out how much they paid, how much space they have...
November 5, 2012

Help Your Clients Win $20,000 in Home Renovations From HouseLogic

Do your clients need some serious home makeover cash to put their house on the fast track to sold? Give them a chance to crank up the curb appeal with HouseLogic’s new Boost Your Roost contest. They could win...
June 25, 2012

The Value of Window Treatments: How to Choose Which Ones Work Best in a Home

By Samuel B. Richter, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate Custom window treatments are an easy, affordable addition to every home and they increase property attraction, extra value, and increased sales price for the seller of every residential or commercial property. In...

Abandoned, Deteriorating Homes … Just Let Them Burn?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Foreclosures left abandoned for weeks, months, or years at a time can take a big toll on nearby home values. In the end, everyone in a neighborhood can feel the fallout. Can some...
May 7, 2012

Does Staging Work? Share Your Success Stories

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com One of the greatest rewards of my career has always been to hear from stagers and real estate agents on their staging success stories. Over the years the stories are many, and I thought I...
February 23, 2012

Share Your Insights: Must-Have Tools for Staging

Attention, home stagers, I want to hear from you! I’m working on an article about staging solutions for REALTOR Magazine online, and I’m seeking responses to the following questions: 1.) What do you consider must-haves for building a staging...
January 24, 2012

Sold! Priciest Home in the Nation Sells for $100 Million

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A 25,500-square-foot home in Silicon Valley sold for $100 million, the highest price paid for a single-family home in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reports. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is the new...
March 31, 2011

Share Your Thoughts: How Do You Battle the Neighborhood Eyesore?

Ok, creative problem solvers, how would you handle having the neighbor eyesore next door to your listing? You know, the one that is bringing the property you are trying to sell down. Have you had to face this? If...
March 2, 2011

What’s Your Favorite Staging Accessory?

Do you have a favorite accessory that you use when staging a property for resale? REALTOR® Magazine wants to hear from you! Send in your favorite staging accessory, and your idea may be included in an upcoming article for...
February 11, 2011

Snakes on the House! How’d You Like to Try to Sell This House?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Thousands of snakes have invaded a five-bedroom home in Idaho, and one real estate agent is on a search for a snake-loving buyer. Realty Quest associate broker Todd Davis has been searching for...
January 31, 2011