Monthly Archives: March 2011

Home Automation Conveniences

In today’s fast paced world, we have so much on our mind, that sometimes we get sidetracked from the most routine things.  Have you ever locked yourself out of the house?  Have you ever left the house wondering if you ACTUALLY turned off the stove?  With the simple technology of home automation, we can monitor just about anything from just about anywhere.

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William Raveis Launches Customized CRM

Large Northeast brokerage William Raveis Real Estate has teamed up with data firm CoreLogic to launch a customized customer relationship management platform, the brokerage announced earlier this month.

March 30, 2011

The Raveis Difference

Over the past several months I have been lucky enough to meet with many of William Raveis’ 2,700 agents throughout our 75 offices across the northeast.  Each of them contributes to “The Raveis Difference.”   I have shared with them marketing and technology advice and taken time to understand the dynamics of their local markets.

After being on the road, I have really come to understand The Raveis Difference.

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March 29, 2011

Social Juice: Week 5

The week has come to an end…but today’s Social Juice is just beginning!  Read below to see the importance of optimizing your site for viewing in various browsers, how to stop losing business cards by storing them digitally with a cool app called Cardmunch and a twitter tidbit…

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March 25, 2011

Doing the Numbers

Check out a snapshot of major real estate market indicators for the month of February from’s local housing data.  Please see the charts on the next page to find out how parts of the northeast are faring!  Click on each of them to see a larger view.  And for more personalized numbers for your specific area,  visit the local housing data page.  Do these numbers accurately reflect what’s happening in your market?

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March 23, 2011

William Raveis Introduces New Features on

Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Bill Raveis, recently announced the redesign and update of the company’s world renowned website,  The site, which receives 10 million annual visits and 1 billion annual hits, has been further optimized to facilitate an easier online home search experience and provide visibility of other data vital to homebuyers and sellers, such as mortgage rates and YouTube videos giving insight into the real estate market.

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March 17, 2011

The Art of Selecting a Realtor

Scott Elwell, of Al Filippone Associates @ William Raveis, and founder of, breaks down what you need to know about selecting the right Realtor for you in this easy to follow Top Ten list.  This post was first featured on Junkluggers’ blog, a company oriented towards environmentally friendly junk removal.

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March 15, 2011

Social Juice: Week 4

Ahh how I love Fridays!!!  This week in Social Juice, we got some doozies…continue reading for information on how Firefox and Internet Explorer are going to help change real estate search, why keywords are important for your website and blog, and…..wait for it…….THE iPHONE 5 (no punctuation needed here)

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March 11, 2011

William Raveis Extends a Warm Welcome to 2 New Affiliates

This week, Chris Raveis, President of William Raveis Affiliates, announced two big events for our company’s Affiliate Division.  That would be…the grand opening of two new offices to that are now a part of the Affiliate Network!  We would like to extend a warm welcome Dolores Person Group in Newburyport, MA and Jordan/William Raveis Real Estate in Nantucket, MA!

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March 10, 2011

Staging Tips from Raveis Agent & Staging Specialist, Jeff Bodeau

William Raveis agent and Staging Specialist, Jeff Bodeau, was kind enough to take some time and talk to us about the importance of staging your home to sell in the eagerly anticipated spring market.  Here are his simple tips for ensuring your home is stage-worthy!

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March 9, 2011