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Instagram-Worthy Pics and Ga-Ga-Like Amenities to Attract Millennials

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Surveys show that millennials prioritize home buying over getting married or having kids. They’re eager to buy, as soon as they  get their finances in order. So, how do you appeal to the millennial home buyer? Here are some tips in speaking their language: 1. Make it Instagram [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:55+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Instagram-Worthy Pics and Ga-Ga-Like Amenities to Attract Millennials

The Top Energy Efficient Home Trends That Home Buyers Want in 2019

Article Submitted by Fixr.com As the cost of energy continues to rise, many home buyers today are looking for homes that are going to be easier and less expensive to run long term. I’ts important to know the trends to look for, whether you’re helping a seller update their home prior to selling or you want [...]

By |2019-04-02T03:00:32+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Home|Comments Off on The Top Energy Efficient Home Trends That Home Buyers Want in 2019

Staging Tips for the Coffee Table Top

By Karen Post, guest contributor In today’s competitive marketplace, if a listing is going to stand out, and say “tour me” it needs to do more than show rooms. It needs to project a lifestyle for potential buyers. To achieve this dream home result, you must think beyond furnishings and decor. You’ve got to think [...]

By |2019-03-26T03:00:38+00:00March 26th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Staging Tips for the Coffee Table Top

How I Staged It: The Master Suite

The master suite is a place where relaxation should be paramount. A calming color scheme and carefully staged space can do exactly that. Staging and real estate professionals submitted some of their favorite staging photos and tips for our new slideshow, How I Staged It: The Makings of a Master Retreat. Check out these stylishly staged [...]

By |2019-03-22T03:03:06+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Home|Comments Off on How I Staged It: The Master Suite

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