By Lee Flynn Elegantly designed exterior landscapes can greatly enhance the appearance, curb appeal and market value of almost any home or property. Even large-scale landscaping projects can often be completed with relatively little cost and may add several thousands of dollars to the market price of a home or other property. Advanced options, such as hardscaping...

If you’re looking to lift the curb appeal of your home, the solution may be written in stone. Homeowners are increasingly turning to manufactured stone veneer, a lower-cost alternative to natural stone siding, to spruce up the exterior of their homes. In Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, manufactured stone veneer ranked as the No. 1 bang-for-your-buck...

By Mike Putnam No matter what the real estate industry is doing as a whole, you want to get the most value out of your home when you sell. While you can’t control the housing market, you do have control over maximizing your property’s worth. Here are five ways you can get more money out of your home. 1. Get a Home Inspection Don’t wait for the buyer to request...

Looking to add a little more art to your home, but out of wall space? Look up. Trending hot in homes right now are innovative ceiling designs. From prints to poppy splashes of color, ceilings are moving far, far away from that boring off-white. From texture to color and lighting, the following infographic from The Rug Seller offers inspirational ideas for adding a...

"Piano Man" Billy Joel just turned 67 and is still performing every month at his favorite house, New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which is always sold out months in advance. At a million dollars a month, it’s not a bad gig and affords him plenty of time to lay back and enjoy his life at his Tudor mansion on Oyster Bay at the tip of Long Island’s North...

By Chris Stoddart Real estate companies are quickly adopting drone technology as it offers them a new way to catch the eyes of potential buyers. According to Joe Carriere, owner of Dallas Air Photos, “Most real estate professionals utilize MLS to promote their listings online. Up to 30 images of a property can be uploaded to the MLS system. However, only one single...

Home sellers are in an advantageous position this summer, with demand high and sales at their strongest in close to a decade. Planning to list your home in the coming weeks? Every homebuyer wants to know specific aspects of homes they’re considering purchasing—information that may seem premature to advertise initially, but could ultimately be determining factors...

Now that the dust has settled and your belongings are put away (just kidding, we know the boxes are still piled high in the basement!), it’s time to get a lay of the land. Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new location can be a fun adventure…so long as you’re ready to put in the work it takes to get acquainted...

For the speakers in RISMedia’s recent webinar, “All About Leads: Generation, Conversion and Everything in Between,” sponsored by Homes.com and VoicePad and moderated by Verl Workman of Workman Success Systems, lead conversion starts at the curb. “Some of the highest-quality leads are driving in front of your listings now,” said Jim Metz, national sales...

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