June 20, 2017

The 5 Biggest Yard and Patio Staging Mistakes

By Amalie Drury, guest contributor Photo credit: Crate and Barrel A great outdoor space is at the top of many home buyers’ checklists. So even if your listing doesn’t include a large lawn or an over-the-top patio, it’s important to show buyers that the home still offers the perks of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Be sure…
June 16, 2017

T-Mobile heads to Levee District retail center in Peoria

A new multi-tenant retail property is under construction in East Peoria’s Levee District, according to a statement from Cullinan Properties. The multi-tenant building located at 4015 Spinder Drive will house a T-Mobile store. The Target-anchored shopping center is already home to a diverse mix of local and national retail, restaurant, service and medical tenants. Some…
June 12, 2017

Insider Tips on Staging a Living Room

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor Make sure you show off the living room in your listings. Here are some simple lessons in staging your living room to give a great impression. Choose an on trend color palette that will appeal to buyers and showcase your home’s amenities. Tone on tone creates flow and space. A…
June 10, 2017

Jerry Goldner joins Coldwell Banker Commercial

Jerry Goldner has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT as senior investment advisor, according a company announcement. Goldner has 37 years of real estate experience with sales in excess of $260 million. The vast majority of properties sold have been off-market confidential opportunities. He will be concentrating on mid-sized and institutional quality properties locally, nationally and…
June 8, 2017

Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers – boosting the value of their property and selling quickly. However, there are sellers who are hesitant and…
June 5, 2017

To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to file for bankruptcy protection soon. So far, 2017 has been a bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers. Don’t expect…