How to Successfully Use the Internet during Your Home Search

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 92% of buyers use the internet in some way in their home search process. Additionally, for 43% of home buyers, the first step in the home-buying process was looking online for properties. But, with so much information available at your fingertips, how can you successfully utilize the internet when you’re looking to buy a home?

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Current Market Conditions: January 2015

In January 2015, as compared to January 2014, Months of Supply* rose 8.2% in Connecticut and 2.1% in New York**. Unit Sales jumped 4.7% in Manhattan, 3.1% in Rhode Island, 5.9% in Vermont and 5.0% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Average Sales Price increased 35.2% in Brooklyn and 4.6% in Massachusetts, while Sales to List Price Ratio increased 2.3% in Maine.

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March 2, 2015


Taking Great Photos for Social Media

When you think about your social media pages, whether you love Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or something else, photos are everywhere. While your smartphone takes great images, there are some tips and tricks that will make your pictures the envy of everyone in your Newsfeed.

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February 27, 2015


How to Start Preparing Today for the Spring Market

Even though it’s below freezing, and we’ll likely have another storm or two (or seven, we are in the Northeast, after all) before spring has officially sprung, it’s never too early to start thinking about the spring market.

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February 25, 2015


William Raveis Real Estate Finishes 2014 Strong, With Gains in the Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance Divisions

William Raveis continued to innovate in 2014, with the release of several new tools Continue reading

February 23, 2015


Need to Know: February 2015

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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February 19, 2015


Cracking the Facebook Code: How to Successfully Post Content

If you’re using social media, you probably know that having content go out on a consistent basis is extremely important to having an active, engaged presence. But, having to log in every single day can be a hassle. Luckily, there’s an easily solution to make sure you’re Facebook page is never out of date.

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February 16, 2015


Top Five Questions for Buyer’s Agents: Avoiding Knuckleheads and Hiring Superstars

Last Sunday it was snowing, again, yet all the open houses were still open. I hosted my own open house in Newton, Massachusetts when a colleague of mine, Carl, came in to preview the house for his clients who were on a ski trip.

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February 13, 2015


Top Viewed Homes: January 2015

Each month listings on Raveis.com get thousands of views. These are the best of the best in each state. From brand new Compo Beach home in Westport, Conn.  to an extraordinary waterfront stunner in Port Chester, NY, these homes garnered the most views this month. Which is your favorite?

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February 11, 2015


Life Hacks for Surviving Winter in the Northeast

If you live anywhere near the Northeast, you know that the past month has been filled with snow, snow and more snow. It seems like it has barely let up the past few weekends. However, you can survive the snow! We know you can. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best winter life hacks that the Internet has to offer.

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February 9, 2015