Monthly Archives: February 2011

Social Juice: Week 2

Here we go folks!  Round 2 of weekly tech news from your friendly resident geek.  Lots of stuff happening, as well as some general fyi that I will share (by the way, my apologies for not posting on Friday, but blog.raveis.com was having server issues).  Here are 3 picks:

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William Raveis Receives LeadingRE WQC Award for Raveis.com

Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, recently announced the company has received the 2010 Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE).  This prestigious award recognizes innovation, detail and quality of the company website, raveis.com.  William Raveis also received this award in 2009, when LeadingRE first introduced the WQC.

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February 24, 2011

8 Important Tips for First Time Homebuyers

William Raveis agent, Miah Browne, from Wellesley, MA, provides some wonderful tips for first-time homebuyers in the post below!

Buying your first home is a very emotional experience.  A home represents security, accomplishment, a new place to create lasting memories with those you love and a sanctuary from the busy world.  Knowing a first home may meet your needs for a limited period of time, it is wise to shop with several resale factors in mind.  Looking for a home keeping in mind not only your needs, but also what will attract future buyers to your home, will ensure your success.  Here are a few of my thoughts and tips.

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February 22, 2011

Social Juice: Week 1

Welcome to the first installment of Social Juice!  This is your weekly needed intake of what’s making headlines in social media, mobile and new technology and how it could impact you as a realtor.  This is my attempt in mining myriads of twitter/facebook news feeds and tech blogs for relevant, make-your-life-easier-stuff so you don’t have to!

I was feeling ambitious this week, so I decided to provide updates from this week and last week..so here we go..

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February 18, 2011

Mortgage Memo

The Obama administration finds itself balancing the need to spur the economy through promoting the housing and mortgage market, while protecting banks and other investors from risky mortgages.  On February 11th, it presented a broad plan to begin shrinking its support of the nation’s mortgage market.  Continue reading

February 17, 2011

Adding Broker Exclusives on Agent Dashboard

One of the the coolest features on Agent Dashboard is the Broker Exclusives section. Here, you can feature properties before they appear on the MLS.   Beverly Walsh,  Sales Manager of William Raveis in Westport, CT demonstrates the beauty and easy use of this tool!

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February 15, 2011

What Do You Love Most About Where You Live?

William Raveis agent, Debbie Huscher, celebrates Valentine’s Day by showing her love for her town of residence, Durham, CT!  Read her reasons to love below.  What do you like most about where you live?

St. Valentine’s Day is here and I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought of it as a rather silly holiday.  If I don’t find a way to show my love to my husband everyday, then shame on me.  We all say that we don’t need a holiday to help us remember to share our affections – and I think most of us are pretty good at putting this into practice on our own.  Continue reading

February 14, 2011

The William Raveis Agent Dashboard…Don't Be Left Behind!

Get insight into Agent Dashboard from the development team themselves!  SVP of Customer Services, Bill Gamelli and Director of Career Development, Gail Sweetman are part of the team that worked tirelessly to make this product as comprehensive as it is.  Here, they talk about some of the key features on Agent Dashboard.  What’s your favorite feature?  Tell us in the comments section!

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February 9, 2011

William Raveis Launches Agent Dashboard, Game-Changer in Real Estate Industry

William Raveis has launched the nation’s first free, comprehensive CRM, business management and marketing tool for real estate professionals, the Agent Dashboard.  Chairman and CEO, Bill Raveis, announced the program is live in 75 William Raveis offices across the northeast.

This revolutionary tool simplifies the complexities of real estate transactions and client management, offering full back-end support for virtually any agent activity.  Now, agents can access information vital to daily business in one location-anytime, anywhere.

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February 3, 2011

Raveis Agent, Jessica Kimball, Talks About Creating a Website on Agent Dashboard

The William Raveis Agent Dashboard has caused a splash!  As was mentioned earlier, this new technology will be provided to agents to aid them in conducting daily business anywhere, anytime.   Another Raveis agent, Jessica Kimball, talks about one of the coolest features on the Dashboard…creating your own website!

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February 1, 2011