• 10 Tips for a Clean Home with Pets

    If you love your pet but hate the mess and odor that comes along with them, follow these ten tips to help keep your home clean and fresh.   1. Control pet danderTo keep fur and dander from accumulating, run an electrostatic ...

  • Top Ways to Maintain a Show-Ready Home

    Selling your home is an exciting and bustling time. Likened to baiting a hook and waiting for the catch, we must patiently wait as prospects come and go. We stage, we list, and we wait. The piece of this process ...

  • Practical Organizing for Every Closet in Your Home

    Imagine yourself in a world where your closets looked like the ones in photo shoots or staged homes. You see a handful of blouses draped on stylish hangers, perfectly spaced and color coordinated to the décor. Designer bins are positioned ...

  • Your Guide to Wiring a Home Theater

    Are you ready to install that home theater system you’ve always dreamed about? Whether you’re purchasing a home theater kit or designing your own custom system, you will have to decide what to do with all those wires. Even the ...

  • 5 Simple Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

    When it comes to selling your home, time is of the essence. Peaked interest in a new listing happens within the first thirty days; the longer a house sits on the market, the less appeal it has to potential buyers. ...

  • 5 Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

    When you walk into your kitchen, are you happy with what you see? Is your kitchen outdated, out-of-style, or just plain boring? Before you shell out thousands of dollars for a major remodel, try some of these do-it-yourself fixes to ...

  • Upholstered Headboards for Every Style

    Want to add instant glamour and style to your bedroom? Back your bed with an upholstered headboard. Trending now, upholstered bed heads are available in a wide range of sizes, fabric choices, and designs. For a truly one of a ...

  • Color Mixing Tips for Your Living Room

    Whether it be the flavors of cheese and wine, the aroma of apples with cinnamon, or Christmas with Santa Claus, some things just mesh well. The same goes for the colors you choose for your home’s most popular hangout spot: ...

  • Retro Decorating Ideas that are Making a Comeback

    Style is cyclical, and everything old becomes new again through fresh eyes. New generations may embrace what the previous generation rejected. The appeal of retro decor has always been in combining historic nostalgia with a modern context. If you’ve been bitten ...

  • Home Renovations that Pay Off

    Whether you are preparing to sell your home or just looking to make some smart renovations as an investment, there are certain upgrades that may have a bigger impact than others. Today’s home buyers can be quite persnickety when it ...

  • How to Get Your Home Show-Ready

    Showing your home to potential buyers isn’t just about square footage. You’re selling the idea of life in your home as much as you are selling any features or amenities. Here are some simple ways to get your home ready for ...

  • Quick Ways to Dress Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    Whether you are selling your home or just want to have the best looking house on the block, you don’t have to invest in expensive or time-consuming projects. Try these quick and easy projects that will dress up your home's ...

  • For Homebuyers, Move-in Ready Means More Technology

    If you have cable television, you are most likely familiar with all of the popular reality shows involving taking a practically dilapidated old house and upgrading or “flipping” it to turn a profit. This trend has become very mainstream in ...

  • How to Get Your Home Resale Ready

    Preparing your house for resale can be challenging, but the final touches make your home look its best and provide a valuable return on investment. To keep yourself from getting overwhelmed, try this big-picture approach. Your home will be in ...

  • 8 Telltale Signs that a Home is Overpriced

    Listing a home for sale can often be a waiting game. You wait to hear that phone ring, then for the right offer. After that, you wait for the closing date. If these milestones aren’t happening right away, you can’t help but wonder, “Is ...

  • Fix these 8 Things that are Hurting Your Home’s Value

    Real estate agents coast to coast know the first three things that determine a home’s value are all location. But if you, like the vast majority of homeowners, are not blessed with a chic zip code, there are plenty of ...

  • 5 Landscaping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    Landscaping can be a great way to make your home shine, but it’s pretty easy to make a mess of things in the process. Thankfully, there are simple ways to think ahead and anticipate any issues you may have. Here ...

  • Get Your Cluttered Garage Organized in 5 Steps

    You can’t truly know how organized a person is until you have seen their garage. Even the perfectionists among us sometimes treat their garage as a catch-all room for permanently paused projects. We’ve learned that where there’s room, there’s room ...

  • What is a Seller's Market?

    A Seller's market is exactly what it sounds like it should be, only different. How many times have you heard location, location, location as the answer to a real estate question? Market shares that answer but adds some factors. In real ...

  • 8 Steps to Selling Your Home

    Selling your home? Go into the process prepared to maximize your outcome. Hopefully you bought low, now's the time to sell high! The first two priorities are: 1 Finding the right real estate agent to help with the sale, and 2 Deciding on a marketing plan. The ...

  • The Right Smell Can Help Sell Your Home

    What kind of smells can help sell your home? [caption id="attachment_6453" align="alignright" width="300"] While it may be common to fill a house with the smell of fresh baked cookies prior to an open house, doing so can actually hurt your cause.[/caption] Every ...

  • What's the Required Education for Real Estate Agents?

    What's the required education for real estate agents? Real estate agents in the U.S. are licensed by the state where they will practice. To qualify for licensing, candidates must complete a special program with courses that will teach them about real estate laws, ...

  • Why You Might Want to Hire a Real Estate Attorney

    Why would I hire a real estate attorney? Whether you are looking at real estate for sale or thinking about selling a property, one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from potential problems is to hire a real estate ...

  • 5 Open House Tips to Sell Your Home

    Thinking of using an open house to sell your home? Selling a home in a lukewarm or unpredictable market is a challenge that can frustrate even the most even-tempered person. Along with smart real estate advertising, consider having one or more open houses to ...

  • What Does a Home Inspection Cover?

    Home inspections may only be the first step A home inspector carefully examines the visible portions of a home, inside and out. The key word here is “visible.” During a home inspection, an inspector is not allowed to do any destructive ...

  • How Can a Buyer Benefit from a Short Sale?

    Is a Short Sale Right for Me? If you need a house fast, negotiating for a short sale is not the way to get it. Completing such a sale can be an difficult process, and everyone involved may be hung up for ...

  • 4 Tips For Selling in a Down Market

    If you want to — or need to — sell your home in a down market, consider these tips to keep you from suffering depression.

  • An Open House Is Important To Buyers

    Many experts are divided on the subject of the importance of an open house. From a buyer's prospective, however, there are many positives.

  • What Not To Do When Staging a Home

    Good home staging requires the objectivity to show a house as the buyer wants to see it — not as you want to show it.

  • Staging a Home for An Online Audience

    According to research, more than 80 percent of potential home buyers begin their search for a new home online via popular real estate listings sites such as homesandland.com.