Keep these three basic design principles, plus functionality, in mind as you view homes, and you’ll be able to help sellers optimize their home’s appeal and help buyers look past shag carpeting and poor furniture layout to see a room’s potential.
Good design may be timeless, but staying up to the minute on home trends has become a round-the-clock national obsession. Staying up on the latest trendy touches that say “own me” to prospects can help sell your listings faster.
Charm radiates throughout the beautiful old house your clients just bought — but so does cold air in the winter and hot air in the summer. Should you suggest that your clients increase the energy efficiency of their house?
Decluttering and cleaning are the two most important things sellers can do to get their house ready for showings. But small touches — new bathroom towels, a well-placed bouquet of flowers or an accent color — can liven up your listings.
Don’t know a capital from a cupola? You’re in the right place. These classic architecture styles are often echoed in modern homes. With this crib sheet, you can bring new depth and authority to your listing descriptions.
The latest environmentally friendly home features aren’t just good for the planet — they look great and are a huge draw for conscientious buyers, too. In order to be in tune with the growing number of prospects who seek a greener lifestyle, you should know about the latest eco-friendly housing trends.
In recent years, new-home buyers — and owners who are remodeling — have enjoyed a wealth of choices, ranging from green construction materials to special-use room additions. How you market these trends depends on the buyers’ tastes and interests.
Enhancing the mood of a listing doesn’t have to be expensive. We asked readers for examples of small investments that would increase a home’s value or reduce days on the market. Just take a look at what a coat of paint, new tiling, or even refolded linens can do.
Offering tasty treats at your open house encourages buyers to linger longer. However, food can also be a huge hassle. Mark Nash shares his list of 10 rules you should follow when serving food at an open house, as well as his four favorite open-house recipes.
Housing styles remain fairly consistent, with certain styles more popular in certain regions. What changes are proportions of houses and their components — the materials used, the layout of rooms, and the rooms themselves. Here's a look at what's in now.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese design philosophy that tries to optimize the flow of energy through any space — a single room, a house, even an office building. Buyers who believe in the principles of feng shui will avoid homes with the following characteristics.