Tag Archives: luxury homes

Jamie Zdru

I Built it at Raveis: Exceptional Properties. Exceptional Global Service.

A picture is worth a thousand words, no doubt. However, we were also taught to never judge a book by its cover.  Luckily, technology has taken real estate marketing to a whole new level.  We don’t have to resort to having a consumer browse through a photo gallery of a home.  Now, consumers can connect with and experience the home of their dreams.

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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

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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

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How Exactly Do You Run a 20,000+ Square Foot Home?

Many of the large luxury homes offer staffing quarters or perhaps an entire wing of the home dedicated for staff.  Have you ever wondered what type of staff is needed to run a 20,000+ square foot home and how much each of those employees cost?  Well that of course depends on the lifestyle of the homeowners – how large the family, how much they entertain and how much time they spend at the home.  There is an entire service industry dedicated to residential staffing.   Continue reading

October 26, 2012

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Take an Exceptional Backyard Getaway

It’s that time of year everyone has been waiting for…SUMMER! Which means more barbeques, pool parties and endless nights sitting on your patio enjoying a good book.  When the summer months are near us we all get anxious to get our backyards ready for some fun in the sun, especially for those of us that live in the northeast with a limited number of warm months ahead.  More homeowners are doing what they can to create Continue reading

July 20, 2012

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Behind the Scenes: William Raveis Exceptional Properties

Bill Raveis, our Chairman and CEO, talked to Jamie Zdru, Director of William Raveis Exceptional Properties, Leah Portale, Marketing Coordinator for William Raveis Exceptional Properties and Marisa Finley, Exceptional Properties Global Marketing Specialist, to take a behind the scenes look at how our luxury division services clientele from around the world.  Take a look at the video below!

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February 2, 2012

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Our Luxury Wish List

Holidays can be such a magical time when family and friends are all together.  However, they can also be a time of stress.  The full office schedule; the parties/planning; cooking/baking; house cleaning; buying/wrapping/hiding presents… and if you were too late for online shopping, finding a parking space at the mall.  I still enjoy the holidays just as much as my kids. Some years Continue reading

December 8, 2011

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Fall's Luxuries

Every season, the William Raveis Exceptional Properties Division creates a beautiful Digital magazine, featuring some of our most decadent homes, as well as profiles of the neighborhoods they are in.  Get a taste of what homes and neighborhoods in the northeast make the luxury cut this season in The Exceptional Properties (EP) Digital Magazine for Fall 2011.  This season, EP has a special focus on Equestrian properties- grand estates and gentleman farms that cater to the unique taste of horse lovers.  Check out the magazine on the next page!

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October 20, 2011

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What Today’s Agent Needs to Satisfy Luxury Clients

Let’s face it…times have changed and so have buyer and seller preferences!  Today’s highly affluent consumers are putting more thought into the value and quality of homes; and are doing more in-depth research on their own.  Internet research has Continue reading

September 22, 2011

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Blog.raveis.com is Making Changes

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, some of you may not be as attentive to Social Juice and blog.raveis.com as you normally are!  So, I thought I would just make a few quick, but important announcements.  So before you go whooshing out, top-down from the office parking lot, take a quick read of the updates to our blog and facebook page below:

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May 27, 2011