Monthly Archives: October 2010


The Power of Teamwork-A Lesson Learned from Another Hemisphere

As Luis Urzua emerged from the earth’s viscera, cheers of happiness echoed through the area surrounding the San José mine and Chile’s Atacama Desert.  Urzua was the last of 33 miners to be rescued after enduring 3 months of being trapped 2,030 feet below ground in the treacherous San José mine. Continue reading


3rd Quarter and 2010 Real Estate Market Update

CEO and Chairman of William Raveis Real Estate, Bill Raveis, crunches the real estate numbers for the 3rd quarter, as well as YTD 2010.  He also provides an analysis of the implications for the real estate market. Continue reading

October 21, 2010


Raveis Agent Advice: Why Should a Seller Get An Appraisal?

William Raveis agent, Patty McCarthy, explains why all sellers should get a bank appraisal before putting their house on the market. Continue reading

October 15, 2010


Online vs. Offline Homebuyers: What’s the Difference?

I have been working with William Raveis  internet customers for 12+ years and was recently asked how the e-consumer differs from an offline buyer.  I had to stop and think….is there really such a thing as an offline buyer in today’s Internet-obsessed society?  With 90% of all buyers and sellers (NAR 2009 Profile of Buyers and Sellers) beginning their search on the Internet, that leaves very little for comparison.  But I’ll give it a shot. Continue reading

October 7, 2010