Monthly Archives: January 2015

Understanding Hoarding: A REALTORS®’ Responsibility

This is an ongoing series of posts on assisting seniors and their families during transition. Read Ann’s other posts here.

As REALTORS®, we are all aware that a clean, neat house is critical to getting the best possible price for a property.  How the real estate is presented will determine the potential buyers’ initial response to the house. As sales agents, it is our fiduciary responsibility to get the property sold for the owners and to use our expertise to see that the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

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Current Market Conditions: December 2014

In December 2014, as compared to December 2013, Unit Sales* rose across the Northeast. Unit Sales rose 0.7% in New York**, 5.1% in Manhattan, 21.8% in Brooklyn, 1.9% in Vermont, 0.7% in New Hampshire and 8.7% in Maine. Average Sales Price was also on the rise, with prices rising 0.3% in Connecticut, 5.6% in Massachusetts and 5.6% in Rhode Island.

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January 26, 2015

10 Key Takeaways from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® conducts research into the behaviors of home buyers and sellers. While there’s a TON of extremely valuable information in the report, at 128 pages, not everyone will take the time to read everything. Luckily for you, we have! And, we’ve pulled out 10 of our favorite facts.

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January 23, 2015

The Importance of a Social Media Content Calendar

In order to successfully manage social media for your business, it’s important to practice your social marketing with a clear intent. Without deciding, in advance, what the intent of your social media presence is, you’re more likely to stop updating your pages, find yourself lacking for content or posting things that aren’t relevant to your audience. But, how can you make sure you have a clear intent? Keep reading.

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January 20, 2015

Raveis Sales Associates

Shop at Amazon, Support the Charitable Fund

Here’s the easiest thing you’ll do all day: set up your Amazon account to be linked to Amazon Smile, and select the William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc. as your charity of choice.

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January 19, 2015

Best of 2014:

In 2014, published almost 150 posts. That’s a lot of content, and chances are, you might have missed a few things. We’ve rounded-up some of our favorite posts from the year, so you can be sure you didn’t miss any of the highlights. If we missed your favorite post, let us know in the comments!

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January 16, 2015

William Raveis Mortgage Executive Among the Nation’s 100 Most Influential

Ryan Raveis recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine

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January 15, 2015

How to Keep Kids Active in the Winter

It’s 15 degrees out, there’s snow on the ground and the last thing you want to do is go outside. Who wouldn’t want to stay wrapped up on the couch, under a blanket with a movie on television? That’s all well and good, but when you have kids in the house, it’s important to find ways to keep them active. Continue reading

January 13, 2015

Need to Know: January 2015

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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January 9, 2015

Top Viewed Homes: December 2014

Each month listings on get thousands of views. These are the best of the best in each state. From a timeless estate in Greenwich, Connecticut to a lovely waterfront home in Barnet, Vermont, these homes garnered the most views this month. Which is your favorite?

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January 6, 2015