Monthly Archives: February 2012

Buyer Representation-The Basics

It wasn’t until recent times that home buyers have been afforded the same choices for representation in a real estate transaction as sellers.  Prior to the introduction of buyer agency, the signing of a listing agreement created a legal relationship where the real estate brokers and their agents represented the seller.   Even agents who worked with buyers were legally bound Continue reading

Top Viewed Homes This Week

Another week in real estate…and another set of top viewed homes to report.  Take a look at the homes that made the list below.  What do you think makes them so desirable?

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February 24, 2012

Targeting the Luxury Consumer

Today’s consumer wants everything at their fingertips. They want the information they are looking for to find them rather than having to research too much on their own. They sign up for email/text alerts, or apps that get them what they need… the way they need it.   So how does William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance cater to those needs and market our exceptional homes to billions of luxury consumers globally?  We have a multi- Continue reading

February 23, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Raveis Marketing Group (RMG)

One of the most unique parts of our company are the marketing services we offer to clients and our agents.  As a client with William Raveis, your home will receive one-of-a kind exposure across several digital and social networks, as well as prominent print media.  As an agent, William Raveis provides the opportunity for individual brand growth and recognition through the branding opportunities provided by RMG.  Check out some of the other awesome services RMG provides in this video featuring the talented, charismatic group.

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February 21, 2012

Top Viewed Homes This Week

As you end yet another week, check out some of the most viewed homes on!  Tear open a bag of m&m’s, put your feet up and check out some of these most sought after properties….

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February 17, 2012

10 Reasons Your Home Won't Sell

There are a few realities sellers must look at when listing their home. Number one- we are still in a buyer’s market.  Number two-today’s homebuyer is more discerning than ever.  Number three- a realtor can provide invaluable insight and negotiating skill to help you sell.   Even if you’ve got these three items covered, there could still be some vital errors you are making that just aren’t helping your home sell.  Check out  10 reasons why your home won’t sell from William Tierney, a sales associate in our Scituate, MA office.

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February 16, 2012

A Closer Look: Real Estate Numbers for January

William Raveis takes a look at how the real estate market fared in the northeast for the month of January.  Are the numbers below an accurate reflection for your local market?  For more hyperlocal numbers, please visit our Local Housing Data page.

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February 14, 2012

Top Viewed Homes This Week

So it’s time to reflect on this past week’s real estate buzz by announcing the top viewed listings on  You know you want it, so here we go!

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February 10, 2012

Housing is Poised for a Rebound in 2012

Those who closely follow housing market news may have noticed an uptick in positive reports lately. Here’s a recap of the highlights of recent months that together suggest a rebound could begin as early as this year.

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February 9, 2012

Halftime in America

This past Sunday, history was made.  Super Bowl XLVI was the most watched television event in U.S. history, with 111.3 million viewers.  And once the Giants achieved victory after a series of crucial errors by the Patriots, a record 118 million Americans watched as the team accepted the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy.

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February 7, 2012