Monthly Archives: January 2011

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The Best Part of My Job Is Keeping in Touch With Clients

Many agents spend this time of year getting back in touch with past clients.  Here, a William Raveis agent from Stratford, CT, Karin Stocknoff, reflects upon some of her best memories with past clients and the happiness it brings her to reach out to them again.  To re-iterate Karin’s sentiment, a big thank you to all our clients who have made what we do everyday so meaningful!

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A Humorous Introduction to Real Estate’s Game Changer

William Raveis has launched a cutting-edge marketing and client management program that will change the way agents do business.   Drum roll please…..it’s called the William Raveis Agent Dashboard!  This service will be provided to agents at no cost and will aid them in conducting daily business anywhere, anytime.  More details to follow, but one of our agents from Rowayton, CT, Joe Warren, gives a pretty funny take on how this revolutionary tool is helping him drive his business.  Take a look!

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January 26, 2011

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Home Sweet Home

Sarah Ellen Berman, writer for Inside Chappaqua,  a New York based magazine, created this piece on William Raveis Real Estate’s expansion into Westchester County.  It really reflects on the power of the independently-owned business model that has helped the company become so successful!

The proposition of parting with or acquiring a new home can be one of the most important or exciting times. For residents and prospective buyers in the town of Chappaqua, this task is greatly facilitated thanks to the arrival of the venerable firm, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insur­ance. The building located at 75 North Greeley Avenue is currently under construction and will be the location for Raveis’ new Chappaqua office.

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January 20, 2011

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Not Your Cookie Cutter Colonial

A few years back, buyers were after colonial homes and the builders couldn’t get them up fast enough.  Times have changed and the high-end buyer is after a one-of-a-kind home.   Below are a few examples of unique homes currently marketed by the Exceptional Properties Division at William Raveis Real Estate.

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January 18, 2011

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Doing the Numbers: 4th Quarter 2010 and 2011 Outlook

2010 has come to and end and so has a tumultuous year in real estate.  The market held steady the first half of the year due to the extension of the homebuyer tax credit.  A combination of extremely low interest rates and the tax extension deadline positively impacted single-family home sales and prices across the northeast.

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January 13, 2011

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Raveis Agent Says…7 Green Tips to Save You Money this Winter Part II

Frustrated with those astronomically high winter water and heating bills? David Popoff, an LEED certified real estate agent for William Raveis Real Estate in Connecticut, gives some great advice on low cost,  energy efficient solutions to use in your home during the snowy months.  In his second in a series of posts,  David provides some habit forming solutions on how to green your home and save money this winter.

January 12, 2011

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4 Potential "Game-Changers" for Real Estate Tech

I’ve been hearing the phrase “game-changing” a lot.  Maybe it’s because we’re always in innovation mode here, or maybe it’s because the world around us is constantly changing at a rapid pace due to technology.  It’s probably a little bit of both.

Game-changers in technology often arise too quickly to really grasp them all.  However, real estate has found some tools that have forced us to take notice, learn and use for the betterment of our trade. Continue reading

January 7, 2011

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Homebuyers and Sellers: How Have They Changed?

Raveis agents, Phil Shalala and Mike Feldman talk about how the mindset of homebuyers and sellers has changed between the height of the market in 2006 to today.  Take a look!

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January 4, 2011