Great Read Roundup: McMansions, Design Tips, & Conversation Pits

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

Zillow Ends its Dumb Legal Crusade Against McMansion Hell Blogger

(5 minute read)

Why it matters: Okay, we’ll admit it: We mostly included this piece about Zillow vs. McMansion Hell in case you haven’t seen McMansion Hell. But the piece is also interesting because it brings up issues surrounding listing photos, copyright, and free speech issues. (But seriously, go check out McMansion Hell today when you need a good laugh!)

The Pro Designers On the Most Common Decorating Mistakes (and How To Fix Them)

(7 minute read)

Why it matters: What makes a room feel right? Why can’t you put your finger on what’s wrong? This piece in Apartment Therapy will clue you in to some expert design tips which may help you stage and sell that next home.

Conversation Pits Make a Comeback

(10 minute read)

Why it matters: File under: Wait, what? No, it’s not a joke. If you’re old enough to remember when “conversation pits” were all the rage in ultramodernist living rooms, you may find this look back (and forward) at the design trend fascinating. Is this idea really overdue for a return?

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