Companion Apps for Social Media

You’re a social media whiz, right? You’re posting on a regular basis, finding content and engaging with your followers. To take your social media presence to the next level, it’s important to incorporate other apps and services into your routine—whether they help you make your photos better, manage your presence or monitor your interactions. Keep reading for a round-up of my must-have companion apps.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer

Summer is in full swing, and with the entire month of August still ahead, now is not the time to stop trying to sell your home. Selling during the summer can be difficult—kids are out of school, vacations are planned and relaxation is typically top of mind. However, it’s also a great time to make a sale because families like to make a move before school restarts in the fall. Keep reading for our tips for selling your home during the summer months.

Our New York City Team

For months the William Raveis team was excitedly preparing for the announcement of our first New York City office. From working with Kathy Braddock and Paul Purcell, managing directors of William Raveis New York City, to finding the perfect office space to redesigned marketing materials to developing messaging on our business model to framing StreetEasy to learning the ins and outs of New York City real estate, it’s been an amazing transition. And, since we first announced the office, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Now, we’re excited to help introduce you to Paul and Kathy, and give you a little bit of insight into why they joined William Raveis, and some of their thoughts on our entrance into New York City.

William Raveis New York City is First Major Real Estate Firm to Offer Access to Listings via StreetEasy

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 — William Raveis New York City (www.raveis.com), the City’s newest residential real estate firm and the 100th office of the largest family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, today announced that it will offer 100 percent of StreetEasy’s listings. The consumer can now readily access them through a framed-out search portal on William Raveis’ website, providing visitors with unfettered access to virtually every single listing in New York City.

Expanding into New Jersey, William Raveis Baer & McIntosh Establish Firm’s Inaugural Office in the Garden State

Northvale, New Jersey location will help to grow Raveis’ Northeast market presence

Condos vs. Co-ops

Buying a home in New York City is a complex process—however, if you work with the right real estate broker, they’ll be able to walk you through each step. One of the main points to understand for real estate in New York City is the difference between a cooperative and a condominium. They are two completely different types of homes with unique purchase processes. Paul Purcell, managing director of William Raveis New York City discusses the main differences between the two:

Frank Kolb Promoted to Regional Manager for William Raveis Mortgage, LLC in Connecticut

Kolb has been a consistent top producer for the company’s mortgage division

Current Market Conditions: June 2014

Average Sales Prices* continued to increase in most markets across the Northeast through the end of June 2014, as compared to the same period last year. Months of Supply also fell, which added to continually increasing average sales prices. Notably, prices rose 9.8 percent in Rhode Island, 7.4 percent in Massachusetts, 7.1 percent in Westchester County, New York and 5.4 percent in Connecticut.

Home Shopping with Your Kids in Tow

As it is, house hunting is an involved and exhausting process. Add into the mix being in a position where you have to bring your children in tow and the stress level rises. Whether you have crying babies, active toddlers, or moody teenagers along for the ride, there is no doubt a house hunt with your kids can present a whole extra set of challenges.

8 Tips on How to Keep Cool This Summer

There are plenty of ways for you to keep cool this summer without having to pay the price of keeping your air conditioning on all the time. Most people think the only way to stay cool is to keep the AC on blast, which also runs up your bills for the month, but this is not the case. Here are a few easy steps to

Should I Do a Condo Conversion for my Multi-Family House?

Ruth Lerner is a Brookline REALTOR specializing in Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Brighton and West Roxbury, Mass. real estate. Since 2002 she’s represented both buyers and sellers with a post-transaction satisfaction rate of 97%. You can contact her on her website, and find her on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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