Lauren Wellbank

Lehigh Valley

Lauren Wellbank is a freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry. Her writing has also appeared on HuffPost, Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living, and more. When she's not writing she can be found spending time with her growing family in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.
What a Real Estate Agent Really Thinks About Backyard Chicken Coops
Real Estate
It may be a bigger selling point than you think.
May 22, 2023
5 Things Real Estate Pros Won’t Say About Painting Kitchen Cabinets
Sometimes painted cabinets are a red flag to buyers.
May 10, 2023
The One Backyard Accessory Real Estate Agents Say You Should Get Rid Of
Real Estate
They have a few good reasons for wanting this particular item gone.
May 9, 2023
I Sent a Stager Photos of My Entryway — Here’s What She Said to Toss
This is going to make a huge difference for our busy family of five.
Apr 19, 2023
The Problem That’s Hiding in Plain Sight on Real Estate Listing Photos
And how to train yourself to spot it.
Apr 17, 2023
4 Questions Home Stagers Are Tired of Hearing from Buyers
Real Estate
They wish you wouldn’t ask them while house-hunting.
Apr 17, 2023
The Kinds of Shelving Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldn’t Install
They’ve fallen out of favor with the pros.
Apr 13, 2023
The Everyday Item That's Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat, According to One Study
Organize & Clean
It’s a shocking discovery.
Apr 7, 2023
4 Ways to Remove Hard-Water Stains, According to a Cleaning Pro
Organize & Clean
Cleaning hacks that have helped me win the battle of the buildup.
Mar 26, 2023
How to Remove Listing Photos of Your Home from the Internet
Real Estate
There’s a reason why homeowners want these taken down after closing.
Mar 26, 2023
Cash Apps Can Be Dangerous for Paying Rent — Here Are 5 Tips for Doing It Safely
A simple mistake can make your rent payment disappear, according to a cybersecurity expert.
Mar 22, 2023
6 Things You Need to Organize Before You Sell Your Home
Organize & Clean
According to pro organizers.
Mar 22, 2023
3 Things to Splurge on If You’re Selling Your Home — And 2 to Skip 
You’re going to want to save your money on new hardwoods and invest it elsewhere.
Mar 14, 2023
Here's What Landlords Really Think About Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
Two property managers weigh in.
Mar 10, 2023
3 Ways ChatGPT Can Save You Time on Annoying Things
Try outsourcing these tedious chores to AI.
Mar 5, 2023
These Are the Bedroom Upgrades You Shouldn’t Spend Too Much Money On
According to real estate pros.
Feb 17, 2023
The Stairway Mistakes Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldn't Make
They're no-nos.
Feb 12, 2023
This $13 Find Makes Laundry Day 10 Times Easier
It's now my wash day must-have.
Feb 7, 2023
The “Ski Slope Method” Helped Me Declutter the Messy WFH Space in My Bedroom
It’s been a lifesaver and made me feel so much better.
Feb 1, 2023
4 Questions Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldn't Ask While House Hunting
Your agent probably sighs internally when you ask these questions.
Jan 27, 2023
5 Ways to Banish Household Critters in the Winter
If you feel like you’re seeing more bugs in your house, you’re not alone.
Jan 26, 2023
5 Cleaning Products Everyone Should Have (and Why)
According to cleaning pros.
Jan 24, 2023
We Asked 9 Real Estate Agents What They Think of Doorbell Cameras
Here's what they said.
Jan 22, 2023
16 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home in the Spring
According to a real estate agent.
Jan 18, 2023
Why Google Street View Matters When You Sell Your Home
Here's what to know.
Jan 10, 2023
Reddit Has an Easy Cleaning Hack For This Annoying Holiday Mess
And it really worked!
Jan 4, 2023
This Is How a Pro Says You Should Be Cleaning Your Home Each Week
And she shares how to keep the routine going.
Dec 29, 2022
What Is a Bridge Loan — And Is It Right for You?
Bridge loans are just another financing option for people looking to buy a home.
Dec 27, 2022
Should You Get a Conventional Loan? An Expert Weighs In
While they're super popular, an expert believes they aren’t the only path.
Dec 24, 2022
Why You Should Be Concerned If a Home’s Attic Has Been Painted White
According to an air quality expert.
Dec 7, 2022
5 Laundry Tips I Swear By After Years of Advice From Pro Cleaners
A cleaning writer shares the best tips she's learned over the years.
Nov 15, 2022
5 Curtain Trends to Avoid, According to Home Stagers
Window treatments make a big impact.
Nov 10, 2022