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5 Steps to Stunning Curb Appeal

Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to, and his work has been featured on and He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and has been a Realtor since 1998. He also teaches classes on investing in residential real estate. Whether your goal is […]

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23 Easy Home Staging Tips for Any Budget

Going the extra mile to spruce up a home and make sure it looks like a million bucks is a home seller’s first, best step towards finding a buyer. Homeowners might think they’ll need to spend a bundle, but many projects don’t require a lot of money. These ideas will work with any budget. Display […]


Best and Worst Improvements If You Want to Sell Your Home

Home improvements are one of those aspects of real estate that can’t always be summed up solely with cold hard facts. One benchmark for judging the best home improvements is the annual Cost vs. Value Report published by Remodeling magazine in cooperation with the National Association of Realtors for the past 16 years. The report, […]


Why Staging a Home Starts Outside at the Curb

It’s the largest space any seller has to stage, but it’s often the most overlooked. Before buyers see your spacious living room, newly remodeled kitchen or master bedroom with walk-in closets and its own Jacuzzi, what’s the first thing they’ll see? The outside of your home. More than 90 percent of all buyers use the […]

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Boost Sales with Home Staging Strategies from the Pros

As the spring and summer selling season begins, careful attention to a property’s appearance from the outside in will mean faster sales and higher asking prices, home-staging experts tell by-owner sellers. Some 95 percent of homes staged by the group’s members sell in an average of 11 days or less and for 17 percent more […]

6 Secrets to Selling a Home in the Fall

Most sellers won’t be able to sell their homes without at least a few showings or open houses, and a buyer’s decision to make an offer often comes down to how well the rooms are staged. Our favorite tip in any season: Stage your home from the outside in. Most buyers begin their search scouting […]