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The 3 Most Important Rooms to Stage in a House

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Staging not only results in a quicker sale but also tends to increase the home’s value too, according to the newly released 2019 Profile of Home Staging report conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®. One quarter of buyers’ agents say that staging a home increased the dollar value [...]

By |2019-03-16T03:02:58+00:00March 16th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on The 3 Most Important Rooms to Stage in a House

The Jewelry in Your Kitchen Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Great lighting is definitely stealing more of the spotlight in kitchen design lately. Pendant lights that hang from the ceiling above your kitchen island—usually in a row of two or three–is really a place to show off lighting to dress up your kitchen. Some designers refer to pendant lights as [...]

By |2019-03-12T03:02:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on The Jewelry in Your Kitchen Design

3 Reasons Why Staging a Vacant Home Is Critical

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource When you see before-and-after photos of spaces not staged versus staged, it’s easy to quickly become a believer in home staging! Vacant spaces, in particular, absolutely need to be staged for these 3 HUGE reasons… An empty room EASILY SHOWS its flaws. I don’t know about you, but I’m not [...]

By |2019-03-05T03:02:52+00:00March 5th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why Staging a Vacant Home Is Critical

7 Surprising Design Trends for the Home: Which Has Staying Power?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Bold colored vanities and vinyl flooring are gaining more clout in home design. Last week at the 2019 International Builder Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry show, thousands of designers and builders talked trends as vendors showed off their latest innovations for the home. Here are a few [...]

By |2019-02-26T03:02:47+00:00February 26th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on 7 Surprising Design Trends for the Home: Which Has Staying Power?

Using the Latest Decor Color and Trends to Attract Buyers

Guest Contributor: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating The start of a new year in the real estate industry signals a prime opportunity for sellers to do what it takes to get their home noticed among the sea of listings soon to flood the spring market. After tackling the clutter, necessary repairs [...]

By |2019-02-19T03:02:42+00:00February 19th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Using the Latest Decor Color and Trends to Attract Buyers

3 Ways to Virtually ‘Marie Kondo’ Your Condo

By Sarah Anderson, vice president marketing, VHT Studios Photo credit: VHT Studios Have you found yourself in the past month mysteriously decluttering and refolding your clothes, all the while holding each one in your hands and pondering if they truly “spark joy?” Since the release of Netflix’s newest hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, [...]

By |2019-02-12T03:02:50+00:00February 12th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Virtually ‘Marie Kondo’ Your Condo

How I Staged it: The Fireplace

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The fireplace is a hot home accessory to accent when a home is for sale, and a little staging can go a long way in giving it the attention it deserves. Staging and real estate professionals submitted some of their favorite staging photos and tips for our new slideshow, [...]

By |2019-02-05T03:01:41+00:00February 5th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on How I Staged it: The Fireplace

7 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

What is trending in home design in the new year? The designers at Houzz chimed in with their top picks. Here are a few of their choices for top home decor trends: Photo by Caroline Sharpnack – Search kitchen design ideas Tile backsplash feature wall. More kitchens are using tile for an accent wall, taking [...]

By |2019-01-29T03:03:03+00:00January 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on 7 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

Can a Shipping Container Home Be Stylish? Check This One Out!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A shipping container for hauling heavy freight in trains, trucks, and ships isn’t often associated with anything glamorous. But the housing industry wants to prove otherwise. Photos by: Rocket Lister, rocketlister.com This 3,000-square-foot home in Phoenix is made up of stacked shipping containers, but you’d never know it once you walked [...]

By |2019-01-22T03:02:41+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Can a Shipping Container Home Be Stylish? Check This One Out!