Energy-Efficient Windows: How Much Will You Really Save?

By Stephanie Booth | Source Realtor.com Getting energy-efficient windows for your home is widely lauded as a way to cut down on drafts and save money on heating bills … only how much do these replacement windows cost—and really save you, anyway? To help you crunch the numbers and do some concrete cost-benefit analysis, here’s […]

Sellers still rule — for 2 years, says Zillow

It won’t be a buyer’s market until 2020, but home price growth has slowed in more than half of the nation’s largest metros, according to the study By Patrick Kearns | Source Inman The industry may not see a buyer’s market until at least 2020, according to a majority of real estate economists surveyed by Zillow and […]

10 tips for making small rooms look bigger

By Nicole Solari | Source Inman Create a room with an appearance and personality that far exceed its size Our favorite designers at Napa Valley Modern Staging agreed to share their top visual tricks for making even small spaces look as light, bright and airy — and as large — as possible. They use these […]

Is real estate blogging really worth it?

By Teresa Boardman | Source Inman Are you creative, artistic or just looking for a unique way to prospect for business? If so, it might be time to consider starting a blog — doing so will change your business and your life. I started a real estate blog in 2005. Since then, I’ve published more […]

NEW MARKET LAUNCH: Tampa, FL

Virtuance Real Estate Photography has officially launched in Tampa, FL! We are excited to announce that our marketing and photography solutions are now available in Tampa, Florida. Tampa joins 28 markets nationwide using Virtuance including Miami and Orlando. Real estate agents in the Tampa area now have access to groundbreaking HDReal® image processing technology proven to sell […]

How a former pastry chef uses her skills to sweeten real estate deals

By Marian Mcpherson | Source Inman News Real estate agent Hannah Tai uses her pastry chef skills to create unforgettable closing gifts for every client You’re just as likely to find real estate agent Hannah Tai mixing batter, hand-painting fondant and carefully placing sprinkles as you are to find her diligently working to seal the deal for […]

7 Things experts say never to put in your offer letter

By Brittany Anas | Source Apartment Therapy In a hot real estate market, where sellers are receiving multiple offers close in price, a well-written offer letter can be the ace in your pocket. “A letter can make you feel more like a person to the sellers rather than an offer and number,” says Lauren McKinney, broker and […]