Sunday
January 21, 2018

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  • Today’s focus on clean, connected, and toxin-free living may have its roots in the hospitality industry, but this trend is making its way into multifamily developments and single-family homes. 

  • Every industry tracks innovations in its field, and housing is no different. As a real estate pro, here are the need-to-know products and services promising to transform homes and your clients’ lifestyles over the next year or so.

  • Learn how to help your clients add more private living space within an open plan, or make a traditional layout of separate rooms feel more spacious and connected.

  • You can’t have a house without walls, yet so few people really consider the materials used to make up this vital component of a home. Learn how new materials, sprays, and decorative finishes offer so much more than just support for a roof.

  • Bookshelves and cabinetry incorporated within a home’s architecture once was equated with grandeur, offering homeowners the opportunity to showcase personal treasures and knickknacks. But over time, the pieces may look dated. Here are updating ideas with pizzazz that buyers may love. 

  • There are many websites and apps to help buyers visualize themselves in a new home and assist sellers who are preparing their homes for the market. Here’s a sampling. 

  • Interior designers are using new and existing storage features to align homes with the needs of today’s buyers and sellers.

  • More builders are constructing homes that claim to produce all the energy homeowners will need. But is this really possible in all climates, and is the front-end cost reasonable? Here’s how to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions about net-zero properties.

  • Help sellers put their homes in the best light before you put them on the market. New lighting industry innovations can help play up the hard work put into getting a house ready for sale, show how rooms are meant to function, and pass along energy-efficient savings to buyers. 

  • Real estate agents often have to work with either barren rooms or sloppy, overstuffed spaces. But what’s truly attracting the most buyers right now is a deft balance of tidy austerity and a comfortable, lived-in feel.