Editor’s Note: Are you a landlord with tenants who are handy do-it-yourselfers and could upgrade your property? Or, are you renting (and hoping to buy your first home with RE/MAX)? Read about these fun ideas, to make a rental homey and bright, in this coming springtime season!

By guest writer, Maria Cannon, maria@hobbyjr.org

Decorating your rental property is a great way to add value to your living space, create a more luxurious feel, and make it easier to relax. Your landlord may be willing to work with you to allow some changes. Here are nine simple things you can do to freshen up your rented space to make you feel more at home.

Use soothing neutrals, pops of color, and plants to make your rental homey.

1. Pay Attention to Color

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by Tara Gilligan Reimer

In the middle of an unusually bountiful Pacific Northwest winter, Nina Denson is looking out her kitchen window, not at the layers of snow covering her five-acre country expanse in Custer, but at a flowering tree in brilliant bloom, in January.

“My witch hazel doesn’t have the lemon-yellow flowers or the fiery-red ones,” she explains of the tree’s explosion of delicate fireworks in the made-for seasonal backdrop of our Big Cold Dark. “Mine throws off apricot bursts.” The hue’s unexpected warmth, unfurled in confidence, captures Nina (pronounced “nine-uh”) and her proficiency in real estate with RE/MAX Whatcom County.

 

Nina Denson

She recently won the global RE/MAX Hall of Fame award, because of her ability to…

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by Tara Gilligan Reimer

In real time, Briddick Webb is hiking. And snowboarding. And mountain-biking.

Online, Briddick is educating, telling us about the real estate market, using a discarded pizza box in the RE/MAX parking lot or pulling out a scroll in the library.

Daily, Briddick is meditating, doing breathwork, and hitting the dry sauna.

 Briddick earns RE/MAX Lifetime  Achievement award.

Most of all, Briddick is not selling real estate in the traditional way--as much as creating a warm and engaging (and even vulnerable) space, to invite you into relationship. If that relationship leads to a pending, mutual acceptance between seller and buyer with acceptance fittingly being Briddick’s self-described work high, he has done his job.…

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