Agent Blogs: December 2014

At William Raveis, we’re lucky to have agents who are extremely savvy with their online branding and marketing. Many of our agents have their own blogs, which they use as a way to publish content to connect with past clients and future prospects. Our agents are spread out across the Northeast, meaning that each blog is completely unique to their local market area. Keep reading to see what our agents are blogging about this month!

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How to Prepare for a Social Media Vacation

With the holidays very rapidly approaching, it would make sense that you would plan to take a hiatus from social media. Even if you aren’t planning to take a break now, there will likely come a time when you know you won’t be actively updating your social sites—how do you prepare for those times?

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December 16, 2014


There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays

Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting task. And, if you haven’t started yet, it’s definitely time to get going. Luckily, a beautifully decorated home doesn’t have to break the bank or take days to do. Keep reading for some holiday life hacks and beautiful DIYs to get you started.

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December 15, 2014


Need to Know: December 2014

Social media is constantly changing. We know that it can be hard to keep up, so each month we’re going to provide you with a quick round-up of the latest news in the space. We stay on top of all the changes so you don’t have to.

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December 11, 2014


Tips for Buying Home Heating Oil

Google is my friend. Whenever I start writing a blog post, like this one, inspired by my mom (HI MOM!), I always start by doing a Google search on the topic. It’s just a good research practice—to see what else has been written on a topic you’re writing about. A topic like, for example, heating oil.

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December 8, 2014


Top Viewed Homes: November 2014

Each month listings on Raveis.com get thousands of views. These are the best of the best in each state. From a timeless estate in Greenwich, Connecticut to a lovingly maintained ranch in Danville, Vermont, these homes garnered the most views this month. Which is your favorite?

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December 5, 2014


Current Market Conditions: October 2014

In October 2014, as compared to October 2013, Average Sales Price* continued to rise across the Northeast. Prices rose 1.3% in Connecticut, 20.7% in Manhattan, 12.9% in Brooklyn, 5.4% in Massachusetts, 6.9% in Westchester County, New York, 6.0% in Rhode Island and 5.4% in New Hampshire. Additionally, the state of Vermont saw an 8.0% increase in New Listings, year-over-year, while Maine saw a 10% increase in Unit Sales.

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November 26, 2014


Raveis Faces: Fabienne Lecole

Fabienne Lecole is an experienced Manhattan real estate broker with a specialized understanding of moving to New York City, and who focuses on easing the transition of moving for her clients. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and her Raveis Website, and learn more about her in this week’s Raveis Faces—a blog post where we highlight a different member of the William Raveis family!

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November 25, 2014


10 Last-Minute Turkey Day Tips

Not everyone can be a Martha Stewart, Food Network-style hostess with the mostess. We just aren’t all Sandra Lee, right? But, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, that doesn’t mean it has to be a stressful affair. If you haven’t started planning yet, there are some easy tips and tricks you can use to still pull off a fabulous Turkey Day.

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November 24, 2014


Knock Knock! Is Your Home Guest Ready?

It’s that time of year—holiday season! And while that usually means great food and catching up with family and friends, it also means (sometimes unexpected) holiday guests. There’s enough going on during the holidays that stressing about overnight visits shouldn’t be top on your list of priorities. Here’s a few tips to keep your home guest ready throughout the holiday season.

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November 20, 2014