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

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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,

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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

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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

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Why You Should Consider Staging the Staircase

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Photo Credit: L.J. Smith Stair Systems A great staircase can be attention-getting in your listing. Don’t forget to stage it and highlight it in your property photos to give it the attention it deserves. “A circular staircase creates a positive first impression as people walk into the home,” says

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The Hottest Paint Colors of 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine The paint companies have released their color forecasts for the new year. Here are the hot hues expected to make waves in 2019. Which one is your favorite? Living Coral / Photo Credit: Furniture Choice Living Coral: Paint company Pantone announced “Living Coral” as its 2019 Color of the

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