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Knock Knock! Is Your Home Guest Ready?

It’s that time of year—holiday season! And while that usually means great food and catching up with family and friends, it also means (sometimes unexpected) holiday guests. There’s enough going on during the holidays that stressing about overnight visits shouldn’t be top on your list of priorities. Here’s a few tips to keep your home guest ready throughout the holiday season.

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July 4th Weekend in Connecticut

It’s finally summer! The weather is gorgeous, the sun is shining and the water is getting warmer. But, you have no plans for 4th of July weekend. Don’t just sit at home and do nothing, there are plenty of fun things for you and the family to do. This year there are tons of firework shows that are happening all across Connecticut, and are spread out the weekend, so you don’t have to miss out on them.

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June 26, 2014

First Annual Holiday Exhibit at The Coastal Living Gallery

The Coastal Properties Group and the Coastal Living Gallery enjoyed a festive Holiday Event in early December during Wickford’s Festival of Lights.  Over fifteen artists were brought together for the first annual Affordable Art Exhibition.  With live music, plenty of scrumptious treats and an assortment of wines to taste, the gallery was filled with clients, artists and collectors throughout the evening.

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January 7, 2014

5 Edible Holiday Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, and the spirit of the holiday season all around us, sometimes it’s hard to remember the real meaning of the season. It’s about spending time with friends and family and remembering the spirit of giving. It’s not about buying everyone on your list an iPad. Give the gift of delicious decadence this year—the time and effort you spent making these gifts will surely count for more than any expensive alternative.

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December 17, 2013

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

Selling Your Home in “The Offseason”

Here in New England as the temperatures drop, so goes the traffic of buyers. Or at least that is the traditional belief of many real estate professionals.  While it is true that buyer traffic does drop off in the cooler months, nobody has proved that transaction volume drops by similar numbers.  In my opinion it is a perception issue.  Qualified motivated buyers remain in the market year round.  Time and individual circumstances dictate this from a buyer point of view.  So the perception of less traffic makes one feel as if it is harder to sell in the offseason.  At the end of the day, it is easier for the listing agent and the seller to sell in the offseason since there are fewer tire kickers, or nosey neighbors in the market.  As a REALTOR, I would always prefer to deal with a handful of quality buyers than a plethora of buyers that are a mixed bag of indecision and motivation.

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October 8, 2013

A DIY Valentine’s Day

Regardless of what Facebook says your relationship status is, this Thursday is Valentine’s Day (ready or not!)

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February 11, 2013