Monthly Archives: May 2011

5-Item-Checklist Before Putting Your Home on the Market

Homebuyers and sellers are arguably more discerning now than they have ever been.  They know all the stats, comps and neighborhood history to arrive at an informed selling price or asking price.  However, to pick on sellers for a second, sometimes they seem to miss some of the essentials needed to present their home in the best light, receive the best price and sell in the least amount of time.  After all, aren’t these three goals the crème de la crème of home selling today?  Achieving them does not have to be as difficult as deciphering the meaning of Lady Gaga’s raw meat dress she wore to an awards event last year (has it been figured out yet?).  William Raveis agent, Alison Lundie, of our Washington Depot, CT office, describes 5 must do’s prior to putting a home on the market.  You can also visit our extensive homebuying and selling guide for tips on the big change.

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With Memorial Day weekend upon us, some of you may not be as attentive to Social Juice and as you normally are!  So, I thought I would just make a few quick, but important announcements.  So before you go whooshing out, top-down from the office parking lot, take a quick read of the updates to our blog and facebook page below:

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May 27, 2011

All About The Great Room

William Raveis agent, Denise Gannalo, from our New Canaan office, talks about the great room as an increasing trend in modern home living.  In addition, she discusses it as a great leveraging tool for today’s home-sellers!

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May 26, 2011

Mortgage Memo

Ever feel like you are drinking from a firehose when reading the news?  There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of information coming at today’s media consumer, particularly when it comes to the economy and the real estate industry.  For the past couple of years, we’ve heard about bubbles bursting, historic low interest rates, foreclosures, and the opportunities that they present to us.

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May 24, 2011

May 20, 2011

$1.5 Million Raised in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Last month, William Raveis Real Estate presented a check for $153,000 to members of the William Raveis American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigator Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medial Center Patient Navigator Program in Boston, Massachusetts in support of those fighting breast cancer.  Active fundraising company-wide has brought total contributions by William Raveis to nearly $1.5 million dollars to help fight this widespread disease.

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May 17, 2011

Social Juice: Week 11

Social Juice, Week 11 is in full effect.  Read on to learn about a cool, free texting app, why vanity can help your marketing and about a free photo editor that can help you jazz up your listing presentations.

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May 13, 2011

Doing the Numbers

Take a look at our monthly charts below to find out how the northeast fared in April 2011 according to major market indicators.  Click on each to get a larger view.  Want to get even more specific and see how your city or town is doing?  Visit local housing data and get the scoop.

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May 12, 2011

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

This post first appeared on Raveis agent, Veronica Iseppi’s blog.  Check out some more of her wonderful posts at

As a Home Staging Specialist, there are certain projects I recommend to add more curb appeal and increase the value of your home.  Here are my 8 Tips:

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May 10, 2011

Social Juice: Week 10

This week’s Social Juice is dedicated to all mothers out there.   Thank you for loving us, no matter how tough we make it sometimes!  And thank you for reading   Happy Mother’s Day!

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May 6, 2011