Tag Archives: homebuyers

How to Start Preparing Today for the Spring Market

Even though it’s below freezing, and we’ll likely have another storm or two (or seven, we are in the Northeast, after all) before spring has officially sprung, it’s never too early to start thinking about the spring market.

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Top Five Questions for Buyer’s Agents: Avoiding Knuckleheads and Hiring Superstars

Last Sunday it was snowing, again, yet all the open houses were still open. I hosted my own open house in Newton, Massachusetts when a colleague of mine, Carl, came in to preview the house for his clients who were on a ski trip.

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February 13, 2015

What Type of Video will give you the Best Returns?

The National Association of REALTORS® and Google combined forces to uncover trends about how home buyers use digital media when conducting their home search. What they found can help determine what types of videos will give you the biggest return on your investment.

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April 28, 2014

Up? Down? What’s Going on in the Real Estate Market?

Right now we are in a transitional period between recession and recovery. The pendulum of favor is swinging away from the buyer and toward the seller. What does that mean for you?

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April 16, 2013

Better with Age

The atmosphere we might think of when we talk about wine cellars is underground, dark and damp. That’s because long ago the only way to keep wine cool enough was to store it underground away from heat or sunlight. Today wine storage has changed greatly.  Why spend money creating this beautiful space just to hide it in the basement.

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January 18, 2013

Powerful Social Marketing

At William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, we are a sales company that markets homes and provides all of the services involved with the real estate transaction.  Marketing a home needs an  aggressive campaign.

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January 14, 2013

3rd Quarter Market Update

Though the housing industry is still facing challenges, there are several bright spots that can be found in different regions throughout the country.  For example, a CoreLogic study showed August home prices increasing in 12 states and Washington DC by up to 9 percent (West Virginia).  And our comprehensive market analysis system, Local Housing Data, shows positive movement in overall unit sales in the northeast.

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October 19, 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

Realtors Are Essential…Here's Why

When serious about buying or selling a home, it is in your best interest to seek out a real estate agent.  An agent will be familiar with such particulars as the neighborhood, the safety of the area and the quality of schools.  As members of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), agents can access homes as soon as they’re on the market, saving you from endless hours of searching.  And, not to be forgotten, agents are well versed in the often tricky price negotiations process.

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August 30, 2011

5-Item-Checklist Before Putting Your Home on the Market

Homebuyers and sellers are arguably more discerning now than they have ever been.  They know all the stats, comps and neighborhood history to arrive at an informed selling price or asking price.  However, to pick on sellers for a second, sometimes they seem to miss some of the essentials needed to present their home in the best light, receive the best price and sell in the least amount of time.  After all, aren’t these three goals the crème de la crème of home selling today?  Achieving them does not have to be as difficult as deciphering the meaning of Lady Gaga’s raw meat dress she wore to an awards event last year (has it been figured out yet?).  William Raveis agent, Alison Lundie, of our Washington Depot, CT office, describes 5 must do’s prior to putting a home on the market.  You can also visit our extensive homebuying and selling guide for tips on the big change.

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May 31, 2011