Show Us Your Best Staging Photos!

Calling all stagers! Realtor Magazine is on the lookout for great examples of staging a space in some of today’s most popular home styles, from farmhouse chic to modern or contemporary. I’m looking for some real estate professionals and stagers who would be willing to show off some of their favorite staging styles. If you […]
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Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a Statement

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Pocket doors are not only getting a chic makeover in recent years, but they really can be key to solving some design challenges in small spaces too. And for the “wow” factor, try a double-pocket door. Pocket doors are those that slide right into the wall when opened. It’s […]
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17 Must-Try Cereal Box Crafts Ranging from Organizers to Table-Top Decorations

Must-Try Cereal Box Crafts – Pin it for later! 1. Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin Your workplace surely needs this super cute paper bin that sticks to the wall with a magnet adhered to its back. Once you have cut the cereal box into the desired shape, cover it with a nice […]

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Hot Home Trend: Bring on the Velvet

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine We’re seeing a revival of the 1960s love for velvet in home décor. Velvet has been making its way into more fashion and now it’s expected to make a bigger splash in home décor in 2018. This heavier fabric can add some luster to a space through upholstery, drapery, […]
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2018 Home Trends to Guide Your Staging

Article Submitted by Fixr.com Before you’re able to successfully stage a home for sale, you need to understand your target audience, and the kinds of things they’re looking for in a home. Home buyers today are much more savvy than previous generations; they know what they want, and they’re willing to wait to get it. In […]
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28 Awesome DIY Sharpie Crafts That Even the Kiddos can Pull Off!

Best DIY Sharpie Crafts 1. Incredible Sharpie Art Coasters Plain white ceramic tiles get splashes of the whole spectrum with this incredible Sharpie hack. The other supplies include isopropyl alcohol, a clear finish spray and different colors of neon Sharpie pens. That marble effect is simply breathtaking. DIY Details – Video : pagingfunmums 2. Marble […]

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Hot Home Trend: Go Big With Your Tile

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Supersized tiles are making over more floors, and this may be welcome news to many homeowners. Large format tiles means less grout to clean. The large tile trend may be partially motivated out of function, not just aesthetics. More homeowners are experimenting with larger tile sizes, whether with porcelain, […]
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Styling Tips to ‘Wow’ Spring-Time Home Buyers

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating The new year and the upcoming spring season brings with it a fresh outlook and new beginnings. What will prospective home buyers be thinking about while searching for their new “happy place”? For sellers preparing their homes to sell this spring, that means engaging buyers […]
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7 Ways to Add More Romance to a Home’s Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day this week. But a romantic flair to warm up your home design may very well be in style year-round. In fact, one-third of homeowners say they intended to renovate their master bedrooms to create a more romantic or intimate space, according […]
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18 Adorable Diaper Cake Ideas to Make a Baby Shower Even More Special!

1. Motorcycle Diaper Cake This super adorable diaper cake is an ideal choice for a boy’s baby shower, employing a cute stuff toy for the rider. Those tiers are an assembly of diapers, wrapped in pretty ribbons. You need diapers, cake pan, rubber bands, receiving blankets, bibs, chain link toy, socks or mittens, a baby […]

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Stagers Who Stand Ready to Transform Properties

A lot of people don’t realize just how much home stagers do for their clients. Certified professional home stagers are true artists and will go to great lengths to get that “right look,” as well as help seller’s maximize the return impact on the sale of their home.
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Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything!

Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere.
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25 Glorious Homemade Soaps That Are a Complete Treat for Your Skin!

1. Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap Oatmeals nestled throughout this soap bar refresh and scrub your skin in the most natural ways, while honey moisturizes and soothes it. Other basic supplies you are going to need include natural colorants, and a soap base like goat’s milk, and a soap mold. Recipe Details : creativemeinspiredyou 2. Kids Soap […]

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#CES2018: Tech Up Your Style

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The mega consumer electronic showcase, CES, lands in Las Vegas this week. It may not be the place you typically go to for décor trends, but technology is having an undeniable influence in home design, like see-through refrigerators and smart lighting. Consumers look to you for expertise too. Forty-two […]
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Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere. Some designers are making bamboo their go-to material, which RISMedia recently highlighted in the article “4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Décor […]
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23 DIY Jewelry Ideas Putting Together Splendorous Pieces of Wearable Beauty!

Best Diy Jewelry Ideas 1. DIY Macrame Bracelet Glossy metal charms and pastel-hued nylon cords are worked up with a few clever knots to yield a supercool DIY macrame bracelet that’s easy to wear with its adjustable knotting as it’s edgy to look at. You need chinese knotting cord, charms, embroidery needle, scissors, flat nose pliers […]

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2018 Outdoor Living Trends: Jaw-Dropping Transformations

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource Outdoor patio spaces have sure changed in the last few years with the onset of new outdoor materials, furnishings, fixtures, Cantina doors, and the home owner’s desire for more outdoor living and entertaining space.  In fact, according to the 2017 National Association of REALTORS’ Profile of Home Staging report, the […]
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The Forecast: 2018 Trends in Staging

By Mary Purcell, MoneyGeek.com Home staging has gone mainstream and is now widely used to make a home more attractive to potential buyers. According to a 2017 survey by the National Association of REALTORS®, a majority of real estate professionals believe staging increases the sale price of the home anywhere from 1 to 15 percent. […]
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Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere. Some designers are making bamboo their go-to material, which RISMedia recently highlighted in the article “4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Décor […]
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White Emerges as ‘It’ Color for Holiday Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine White has become a classy go-to color this holiday season, and it’s perfect when staging a home during the holidays. Whether it’s white table linens, holiday stockings, ornaments, or even an all-white tree, the neutral color can be a way to decorate a home for-sale during the holidays without distracting […]
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Tips on Christmas Decor Home Staging

By Merri Cvetan, guest contributor If you’re staging your home during this time of the year, adding a bit of holiday cheer to your decor can make a big impression on potential buyers. Use these tips to create a simple, polished look that puts your home in its best light this holiday season. Choose the […]
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Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere. Some designers are making bamboo their go-to material, which RISMedia recently highlighted in the article “4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Décor […]
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Smarten Up Your Showings With Smart Home Technology

By Christy Matte, guest contributor Smart homes with security and automation features are becoming a hot trend, and they can be an exciting way to dazzle prospective home buyers (and up your staging efforts to a high-tech level at the same time). But if buyers have never experienced an automated home environment, rattling off a […]
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Hot Home Trend: The Statement Shower

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The shower in the master bathroom is getting a lot more attention. In fact, it’s one of the main splurges among renovating homeowners, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. These “statement showers,” as Houzz dubs them in its report, include high-tech features, like rainfall showerheads, dual […]
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