Contributed by Arkansas Realtors Association

House to House: Follow these strategies to make holiday hosting easier

This week’s column was written by Miki Bass, CEO of the Arkansas Realtors Association. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love anything that revolves around food and family. The only thing I don’t love about Thanksgiving is the mess! To make my life easier, I have come up with a few tried-and-true holiday … Read More »

November 19th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Tips help owners settle into new home

This week’s column was written by Miki Bass, CEO of the Arkansas Realtors Association. When we moved into our home several years ago, we were tired and overwhelmed, and had no idea what we should do first. We cleaned and unpacked but then thought, “What should we tackle next?” Here are a few tips I … Read More »

November 12th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Follow these basic steps to prepare your home for winter

This week’s column was written by Miki Bass, CEO of the Arkansas Realtors Association. My family woke up Saturday morning to discover that the interior of our home had dropped to a chilly 56 degrees While waiting for a call back from our home-warranty company, I decided it was time to add a few cold-weather … Read More »

November 5th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Holiday season could be perfect time to sell home

The holidays are just around the corner — and so is the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market or take them off. In addition, homeowners who haven’t listed their homes for sale yet may be asking themselves if they should wait until spring or brave … Read More »

October 30th, 2017 at 11:30 am

House to House: Home- energy costs play vital role in market listings

The real estate market is shifting … again. While upgrades like a swanky new kitchen or a contemporary outdoor living space still draw attention from most buyers, many people are becoming increasingly aware of the costs and benefits behind the walls of a house. Home-energy consumption levels are top of mind for many consumers who … Read More »

October 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Autumn is perfect time to prep home for winter weather

Autumn’s arrival and cooler temperatures mean sweater weather, pumpkin-flavored everything and getting the house ready for winter. Smart homeowners know the perfect time to start preparing for cold weather is before it arrives. Come October, homeowners should be switching the direction of their ceiling fans; a fan spinning clockwise will help suck up warm air … Read More »

October 15th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: How to not get scammed by a contractor

While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor to remodel a home. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask for money upfront. According to the Better Business Bureau, contractors who say they need a significant … Read More »

October 8th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Hey, millennials — Pursue a career in real estate

Millennials, those ages 18 to 34, are looking for a career that allows them to be independent, flexible and entrepreneurial, according to a recent study from Bentley University. A career in real estate meets all of these specifications and also offers a laundry list of advantages and benefits that make realty the perfect occupation for … Read More »

October 2nd, 2017 at 8:31 am

House to House: Realtors working on many fronts to help those in need

This week’s column was adapted from a letter by Bill Brown, 2017 president of the National Association of Realtors, and Bob Goldberg, the association’s 2018 CEO. Since hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall, we have watched thousands of communities ravaged by wind, rain and rising floodwaters. Only 15 percent of homes in Harris County, Texas, … Read More »

September 24th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Survey highlights real estate firms’ top challenges, expectations

In August, the National Association of Realtors released the 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which provides insight into the business characteristics and activity of real estate firms, the benefits and education provided to agents and an outlook for the future. The report’s findings, based on a survey of firm executives who are members of … Read More »

September 17th, 2017 at 6:00 am