7 ways homeowners can boost the value of their home this winter

7 ways homeowners can boost the value of their home this winter

If you are working with homeowners who are considering selling their home this winter, you may want to help them identify the renovation areas where they’ll get the best return for their dollar ......
By Abhi Golhar | Thursday, January 4, 2018
This is the official color of the year 2018

This is the official color of the year 2018

The paint company's choice isn't a neutral, or the ever-popular periwinkle blue, or one of the trendy shades of grey we've seen all over Pinterest. It is a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, as Sherwin...
By Fabiana Flores Gordon | Friday, October 6, 2017
How to prepare a home for sale

How to prepare a home for sale

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains how to prepare a for-sale home before the showings start, going over anything from paint color to garden condition ......
By Peter Lorimer | Monday, August 15, 2016
12 staging mistakes sellers should avoid

12 staging mistakes sellers should avoid

Staging a home is not just about decluttering or moving furniture around. It requires a vision of the price point and buyer pool you’re selling to. Here’s a list of 12 pitfalls to avoid when staging ......
By Tony Sargent | Friday, August 5, 2016
7 home fixes you must complete before selling

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can yo...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, July 18, 2016
10 thrifty DIY upgrades to make your home feel expensive

10 thrifty DIY upgrades to make your home feel expensive

Upgrading your home yourself shouldn't cost you a ton of money to do, but is it possible to make a difference on a tight budget? Of course! It doesn’t take a ton of money or expertise to improve your home. As proof, here are 10 inexpensive upgrades...
By Kyle Draper | Thursday, July 14, 2016
The hottest summer home inspection checklist for homebuyers or sellers

The hottest summer home inspection checklist for homebuyers or sellers

Last year was the hottest year on record. Yep. Climate change means that each year might become just a small degree warmer than the last. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure your clients are prepared to look for possible issues that might ...
By Dan Steward | Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10 things your home stager better know

10 things your home stager better know

Contract signed, marketing plan created, photographer scheduled -- now what? Hire a professional stager, of course. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 "Profile of Home Staging" survey, over 81 percent of buyers find it easier to v...
By Debbie Biery | Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10 unspoken rules every homeseller should know

10 unspoken rules every homeseller should know

You’ve been thinking about selling your home. How hard can it be? You just clean the house, take some pictures and put them up online. That’s all it takes, right? Not quite, but you knew that. Here’s what you don’t know but should as a future...
By Kyle Draper | Thursday, April 21, 2016
3 simple ways to add curb appeal to your listing

3 simple ways to add curb appeal to your listing

Spending a little extra attention to your listing's street side can inspire love at first sight via excellent curb appeal. Sprucing up a home's curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive. A handy man for a day and a few easy projects will ensure that y...
By Heather Sittig Jackson | Friday, January 8, 2016
6 tips for staging and marketing a historic home

6 tips for staging and marketing a historic home

Despite their age, old houses are loved because of their history. Every historic home gasps the air of mystery and curiosity with a million stories of love, life and hope floating within it ......
By Tripti Rai | Friday, November 20, 2015
Brush up on the basics

Brush up on the basics

In the New York City market, buyers are savvier and more educated than ever before. This works to our advantage when representing the buyer, but has proven difficult the past few weeks on the listing side of a transaction. So, there's no time like th...
By Katherine Salyi | Friday, November 6, 2015
Why I never fear a foreclosure

Why I never fear a foreclosure

The first few years after the real estate crash led to a flurry of investors snatching up foreclosed properties, rehabbing and renting them out, then reselling a few years later at a profit. For some it worked out, but for others, the appreciation n...
By John Majalca | Thursday, October 22, 2015
DIY home staging: Tips from the pros

DIY home staging: Tips from the pros

Part interior design and part home marketing, staging a home can cost thousands of dollars with a professional or hours of your time as a real estate agent. Because there are no set rules on what a real estate agent should do when it comes to staging...
By Whitney Bennett | Friday, October 16, 2015
5 hilariously awkward real estate moments

5 hilariously awkward real estate moments

Real estate can be unpredictable, and when working with clients, the plans we have in our head don't always play out accordingly. At one time or another, we all have encountered the awkward and uncomfortable moments that make us shake our heads ......
By Kellie Tinnin | Thursday, October 8, 2015
Avoid staging mistakes and get that new listing sold faster: Part 1

Avoid staging mistakes and get that new listing sold faster: Part 1

Home staging is something that a professional or a do-it-yourself-oriented homeowner can do. There is no question some level of staging must happen on just about every listing -- if for no other reason than to stand out next to the competition and se...
By Henry W.Bailey | Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Thumbnail 5 aesthetic issues that turn off buyers

5 aesthetic issues that turn off buyers

Are you thinking of selling your house this year? You'd obviously like to get top dollar for it, but it may be looking a little tired and worn, and maybe you don't have a lot money to sink into renovations before the "For Sale" sign g...
By Paul Bianchina | Friday, February 8, 2013
Thumbnail Electric Paint – Easier than Flipping a Lightswitch

Electric Paint – Easier than Flipping a Lightswitch

The digital world is escaping. It’s escaping everywhere–onto your desk, into your lap, into your pocket. It’s escaping around your wrist to track your physical fitness. It’s escaping into your bathroom scale. It’s been l...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, May 29, 2012