Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to Rock Instagram: Part 2

This is part two of a four-part blog series on the power of Instagram.  To read part one, all about choosing the right content, click here.

One of Instagram’s biggest upsides is its no-nonsense approach to photo editing. Simply add a filter and BAM! you have an artsy, inspired photo to share with your friends and followers. But how do you know which filter to add, when? Keep reading for our breakdown of each Instagram filter.

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Thankful Thursday, A Greenwich Tradition

Since 2001, the William Raveis Greenwich office has celebrated Thanksgiving in a unique way. The Thursday before Thanksgiving, our local offices gather together to “practice” before the big holiday arrives. Each person brings an appetizer or dessert, and Blue Ribbons are awarded for the best recipe in each category.

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November 25, 2013

Raveis Faces: Gail Sweetman

Gail Sweetman is the Director of Career Development for William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. Learn more about her in today’s Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we profile a new Raveis employee each week!

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November 22, 2013

Need to Know: November 2013

Social media is constantly changing. We know that it can be hard to keep up, so each month we’re going to provide you with a quick round-up of the latest news in the space. We stay on top of all the changes so you don’t have to.

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November 21, 2013

How to Rock Instagram: Part 1

Instagram is a mobile, photo-sharing application. Considering the highly visual nature of real estate, it makes sense that the two would get along well. But, how can you leverage Instagram to get the most return?  In this four-part blog series, we’ll talk you through the dos and donts of having a stellar Instagram account.

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November 20, 2013

5 Easy Tips for a Clean Home

Keeping a clean house is a daunting proposition. But, if you stay on top of it with simple tips and easy tasks, it will never get to a point where it’s too overwhelming. By spending a little bit of time each day cleaning and organizing, you’ll avoid those whole-day, top-to-bottom, deep cleans we all dread. Keep reading for our top five tips!

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November 18, 2013

Raveis Faces: Marisa Finley

Marisa Finley is a Global Marketing Specialist for William Raveis Exceptional Properties. Learn more about her in today’s Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we profile a new Raveis employee each week!

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November 15, 2013

Local Housing Data: October 2013

In October 2013, as compared to October 2012, Unit Sales* continue to rise throughout the Northeast, with Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County seeing 15.2%, 9.1%, and 22.6% gains, respectively. Additionally, Massachusetts saw a 7.4% rise in Average Sale Price, while Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York all experience reduced Months of Supply.

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November 14, 2013

Using Pinterest in Real Estate

As a visual social network, Pinterest offers a huge opportunity to promote yourself, showcase your brand and delight your customers. Some keys to keep in mind—over 90% of Pinterest users are female. This is important to think about when determining what type of content you want to fill your Pinterest board with. Also important? 57% of users interact with food-related content.

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November 12, 2013

5 Highlights From NAR®’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers

Each year the National Association of REALTORS® releases a Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. There are always great insights and information that can help drive the direction of your business. Keep reading to see our five favorite highlights from this year’s report!

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November 11, 2013