Monthly Archives: April 2011

Social Juice: Week 9

This week, there was a huge update in the social sphere, more specifically, on facebook.  Since this is so big, I’ve decided to devote most of today’s Social Juice to this piece of information that is juicier than Prince William and Kate’s balcony smooch post-wedding nuptials (in my opinion!).  Read on for more…

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The Real Job of a Realtor

The post below from agent, Scott Elwell, first appeared on his widely read blog, greenwichct.com.  You’re highly encouraged to check it out 🙂

I don’t understand why some realtors always sell the same story.  “This is a great time to sell.” “This is a great time to buy.” It makes no sense to me how someone could be pushing the same line for the past 5 years, as if the market hasn’t changed at all.  Mary Meeker (during the internet bubble) comes to mind… as does a broken record.

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April 28, 2011

William Raveis Ranks As 9th Real Estate Firm Nationwide

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the largest family-owned real estate company in the northeast, recently boosted its standing amongst other renowned brokerages, ranking #9 nationwide in sales volume and maintaining its standing as the #1 family-owned business in the northeast.  These numbers were recently released by RisMedia’s 2011 Power Broker Report, an annual assemblage of the top 300 real estate companies in the United States.

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April 26, 2011

Social Juice: Week 8

Week 8 folks!  Social Juice’s 2 month anniversary!  Here are this week’s stories:

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April 22, 2011

Using Out-Of-Box Thinking To Sell Your Home: Advice From Raveis Agent, Amy Singer

 

William Raveis agent, Amy Singer, from our Chappaqua office, gives a great rundown of out-of-box thinking used by the company to market your home!

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April 21, 2011

Water…A Precious Resource…and An Awful Nuisance in Your Basement

This post was first featured on Raveis agent, Debbie Huscher’s blog, http://connecticutpulse.com/.   Read below for her tips on how to address basement flooding!

April showers bring May flowers….and flooded basements.  A harsh winter and a rainy spring thus far for most of the northeast, have left many in the area knee-deep with flooding basements.  What a tricky issue, mostly because it can be costly with a capital C to eradicate wet basement problems.  The basics can be summed up in two words: ground water.

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April 19, 2011

$0 to Low Cost “Green” Solutions for Renovations, Additions & New Building

Sustainable building, i.e. green building, is here to stay!  The town of Westport just last week has become the 14th town in Connecticut to take on the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Energy Program funded by the Department of Energy.  The town of Greenwich is participating in the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program. (CCEF) and sponsored an all day “Energy Conscious Home” forum & show at the Greenwich High School on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.  I attended the event and represent William Raveis and received a lot of positive feedback from the public.

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April 14, 2011

Doing The Numbers: 1st Quarter 2011

2010 brought many positives for real estate that helped buoy demand for housing, with such incentives as the home-buyer tax credit and historically low interest rates.  Now, in a new year and freshly out of first quarter, 2011, we are seeing more of a mixed bag regarding major market indicators.

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April 12, 2011

Social Juice: Week 7

While there are a lot of unpredictables in the real estate market today, one thing you can rely on is new innovations in technology to help make everyday business simpler.  Here’s some of the latest and greatest tech innovations and updates for this week…

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April 8, 2011

Zillow Partners With William Raveis

The article below announcing the partnership between William Raveis and Zillow comes from the Zillow blog, http://www.zillow.com/blog/.  Enjoy!

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April 7, 2011