Monthly Archives: September 2011

Social Juice: Week 25

First of all, my sincere apologies for not posting a Social Juice in the past few weeks!  Been alot happening in the real estate world, so wanted to make sure we were getting you all the information.  But, the Juice is back!  This week, I will talk about what is on everyone’s mind….what’s up with the sweeping changes on facebook?  I’ll focus particularly on timeline and why you should look at it as a positive change.  I will also talk about Kindle Fire, Amazon’s new release attempting to set the tablet world ablaze.  Read on, dear friends…

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The Case for Buying New Construction Now

Given the choice, most homebuyers would opt for new construction over existing housing.  New construction allows homebuyers to customize many features of their new home to suit their personal preferences, taste and lifestyle, such as flooring, kitchen cabinetry and counter finishes, energy-efficient appliances, decorative trim and moldings and much more.

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September 29, 2011

Stop Overpricing Your Home

Pricing a home for sale involves a lot of contemplation and analysis of your local market.  It can be tempting to price irrationally high to make the most of your investment, but be careful, this can have repercussions, as well.  As William Raveis Legends Agent, Phyllis Lerner, explains, you need to stop and think before overpricing your home.  Her post originally appeared on her ActiveRain blog, which you can find here.

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September 27, 2011

William Raveis is #1 “Top Workplace” According to Fox News/Hartford Courant Study

Last night, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces” in Connecticut survey.  William Raveis was the only real estate firm to be nominated amongst nearly 800 Connecticut companies, nonprofits and public agencies.  Awards were based on thousands of employee surveys completed at companies of varying sizes.  Continue reading

September 23, 2011

What Today’s Agent Needs to Satisfy Luxury Clients

Let’s face it…times have changed and so have buyer and seller preferences!  Today’s highly affluent consumers are putting more thought into the value and quality of homes; and are doing more in-depth research on their own.  Internet research has Continue reading

September 22, 2011

Mega-Agent, Michelle Genovesi, Talks Benefits of an In-House Mortgage Company

Mega-agent from Westport, CT, Michelle Genovesi, takes a moment to talk about the power of William Raveis Mortgage.  Michelle believes an in-house mortgage company like WRM can instill a better sense of trust between the client and agent, as well as alleviate any confusion associated with obtaining a mortgage.  She what else she has to say below!  And for more information on her team, visit

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September 20, 2011

Social Juice: Week 24

Welcome to this week’s Social Juice! Today I will cover a developing mobile technology, called augmented reality, talk about updated video editing on YouTube through a partnership with Picnik and provide information about the iPhone 5, due in early October.

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September 16, 2011

Doing The Numbers

Take a look at our monthly charts below to find out how the northeast fared in August 2011 vs. August 2010 according to major market indicators.  Click on each to get a larger view.  And yes, you can get more specific and see how your city or town is doing!  Visit local housing data and get the scoop.

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September 15, 2011

Are Open Houses Worth It? The Debate Continues…

Recently I read a Tweet and blog post from an Agent who believes that “Public Open Houses Are A Waste of Time For Sellers.” I read his arguments and disagree.  Here’s why…

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September 13, 2011

Taking a Moment to Recognize William Raveis Mortgage

Donna Beretta, an agent in our Westport, CT office, takes a moment to talk about the power of William Raveis’ in-house mortgage company.   It is to a client, as well as agent’s advantage to have a full service mortgage division as part of a real estate brokerage.  Thanks for the kind words, Donna!

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September 8, 2011