Sunday
December 21, 2014

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  • Pictures of bare walls and floors or dark, poorly lit spaces are not going to draw in many buyers. Learn how you can stage rooms effectively and inexpensively to get great shots of a home’s interior.

  • Homes that used to be something else, such as a church or a school, can be a challenge. But there are buyers out there for these properties, and your marketing needs to connect the two.

  • One thing real estate pros should know about Generation Y is that its members prefer to swap texts to phone calls or even e-mails. Here's more info on the preferences of this up-and-coming group of consumers.

  • In a struggling economy, one of the hardest sells is a home that includes big-ticket luxury items — mainly because amenities command a higher asking price. Knowing where and how to market these dazzling incentives in a home can bring you closer to matching the property with a new owner.

  • When it’s time to sell or expand a home’s livable square footage, the basement needs a little dressing up. That’s when home owners and real estate pros can work together.

  • With benefits ranging from ecology to community building to curb appeal, front porches are almost always an asset. Here are some styling, staging and renovating ideas to let the porch help you make a sale.

  • Bonus rooms can change from a music room or home office to a potter's studio or a sewing room depending upon the needs of the buyer. Learn to stage with flexibility so buyers can see their needs reflected in your listing's free space.

  • With so many casual definitions of a "green" home, the marketplace has sprouted some confusion. Here's how to know what's eco-friendly and what's not.

  • The stigma against small homes is fading as the soft market and environmental consciousness weighs on buyers. Many prefer a walkable neighborhood to an expansive estate. Here's how to how to help them make the most of smaller spaces.

  • When the bungalow style first debuted during the early 20th Century, it was the answer for many people who questioned whether or not they could afford a home. Somewhere along the line, bungalows fell out of popularity. It wasn’t until the mid-90s that the style resurged as a complement to smart urban planning.