Tag Archives: real estate


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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10 Tips for REALTOR® Safety

With the recent tragedy surrounding Beverly Carter, a real estate agent who was found dead days after going missing after a home showing in Arkansas, the discussion of safety precautions for real estate agents is at the  forefront of many people’s minds.

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October 13, 2014


William Raveis Real Estate Continues Upward Trend, with 2013 Marking a Banner Year for the Company’s Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance Divisions

William Raveis celebrates their 40th Anniversary by striving for continued innovation in the industry

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January 27, 2014


How REALTORS® Can Assist with Senior Transitions: Dr. Meyerson Named Expert on A Place for Mom

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

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January 10, 2014


5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

It’s that time of year—when hopeful people make resolutions for the New Year. We’ve all made them. We’ve all failed to keep them. Let’s do better in 2014. Keep reading for five simple resolutions, for real estate and beyond, that you can definitely keep in 2014.

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December 30, 2013


Raveis Faces: William Tierney

William Tierney is a sales associate in our newly opened office in Cohasset, Mass. Learn more about him in today’s Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we profile a new Raveis employee each week!

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December 20, 2013


Understanding Real Estate Terminology

If you’re thinking of buying a home soon, you may be wondering about some of the language you’ll hear. Since a home sale involves many people – real estate agents, attorneys, lenders, appraisers, and inspectors, just to name a few – some of the lingo tossed around might be confusing, especially for a first-time buyer. Financing a home, in particular, carries with it some terms that are important to understand. Here is a brief primer on some of the terminology you can expect to hear as you head down the path to home ownership.

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December 10, 2013


Too Good for Up Time?

In my pre-Realtor life, I looked upon the real estate industry with disdain.

Those people have no soul, no pride! Ugh, I would never waste two perfectly good weekend hours parked in an empty house like a bottom-feeder waiting for a tasty buyer to swim by. Or worse, fritter away an entire morning or afternoon as a volunteer secretary (aka Up Time, Floor Time, ‘Opportunity’ Time…). Where is their dignity? And really, how hard can this job be? The bar for entry is not exactly high. Someone as educated, brilliant, and worldly as myself could surely be running circles around the masses without much effort.

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October 1, 2013


Raveis Faces: Katie Clancy

Katie Clancy is a Cape Cod native and real estate agent with William Raveis Real Estate in their Yarmouth Port, MA office. She has consistently been a top producer in her office. Learn more about her in this installment of Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we’ll profile a different member of the Raveis business family each week!

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September 6, 2013


5 Ways to Make Your Photography Sing

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 90% of home buyers start their home search on the Internet. Of those, 62% went to visit a home in-person that they had first viewed virtually. What does this mean? Online appearances matter. If you have the opportunity, taking your own photos of a listing ensures that you’re showing the home in the best possible light. Here are some quick tips to make sure your photos, and ultimately the listing, shine.

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August 12, 2013