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It’s Easy To Be Green

It’s Easy To Be Green

It is a great time to get organized, clean out and refresh your home. Getting rid of clutter, reorganizing and cleaning often helps us mentally prepare for the winter. Instead of mindlessly purchasing store-bought cleaners, think about what you can replace with”green” alternatives that are just as effective when it comes to cleaning. Using harsh cleaners can […]

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Social Media And Real Estate

Social Media And Real Estate

The real estate business has been transformed by technology, specifically by social media sites. Consumers are searching online for information and resources during the increasingly complicated real estate process. They are also sharing content and opinions before, during and after their real estate transaction. The Internet and how people use it has changed drastically over […]

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Listing Shortage

Listing Shortage

The Fairfield County market is so dynamic in nature and we all hold our breath in early January until we see the sale numbers. The real estate market is directly impacted by weather, mortgage rates and confidence (or lack thereof) in the economy. Connecticut budgetary woes and poor job numbers have been impacting how confident […]

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My Top 6 Words For Sellers

There are some emerging dynamics that have contributed to this very complicated market for both buyers and sellers. If I was sitting in front of a seller here would be my top 6 words of advice to effectively deal with this market: 1. Photos-Stunning photos become so critical as 90% of all buyers begin their search on the internet. Bad […]

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Jump IN!

Jump IN!

At every sales meeting, our mortgage professional from Connecticut Home Mortgage, Jeff Jensen, updates us on the latest mortgage products. Rates are at historic lows and its time to JUMP IN! 30-year fixed rates are below 4% and adjustable rates are even lower.  Contact Jeff Jensen to see what buying power you have! Tweet

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Is The “Days On Market” Number Important To Buyers And Sellers?

Is The “Days On Market” Number Important To Buyers And Sellers?

For my 29 years in real estate, the “days on market” stats on listings has always been tracked. It’s always a discussion between buyers and their agents and  it’s used in price opinions as a measurement tool. Typically, buyers ask “how long has it been on the market?” When a property is listed for longer […]

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Weston CT Market Snapshot

The Weston Connecticut real estate market continues to be sluggish with 142 listings available. The low listing is $250,000 on Steep Hill to $3,900,000 on Saugatuck Road. The average is $1,318,919 and the median listing price is $1,099,500. The low days on market is 7 and the high is 825. With any downturn in a […]

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National Association of Realtors Buyer Profile 2011

The real estate industry has access to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) nationwide survey that is distributed each year. Here are some points on the “Characteristics of Home Buyers” and “Characteristics Of The Homes They Purchased” for 2011. Every year, we see a strong “desire to own and home” as homeownership is a goal […]

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Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From the Crowd-Part 2

Our Spring market is definitely in full swing. Buyers seem enthusiastic about open houses and are actively watching for reductions on properties. Sellers, for the most part, understand that the leverage is still with buyers and that pricing should be aggressive. In a few weeks, our Spring market will come to an end and we […]

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Melissa Riley, EcoBroker Designation

Melissa Riley, EcoBroker Designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 3, 2012 Contact: Melissa Riley-Manager, Social Media Marketer Prudential CT Realty Phone: (203)253-9222 melissabrownriley@gmail.com FreshPickedRealEstate.com   WESTPORT REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL EARNS ECOBROKER CERTIFIED® DESIGNATION.  Westport, CT, April 3, 2012—Melissa Riley, of Prudential CT Realty in Westport, has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed an award-winning informative training program […]

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Picked Through Rentals?

Summer rentals in Westport definitely had an earlier than usual start to the year. Typically, the summer rental market begins showing signs of movement in February. This year, possibly because of the weather, we saw summer tenants out looking in January. As a result, much of our rental inventory is moving at a rapid pace […]

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Count Down To Lights Out For Earth Hour

Count Down To Lights Out For Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide event that is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held on the last Saturday of March each year. Everyone around the world is encouraged to turn off lights to raise awareness on climate change. Lights out begin in Sydney and follow around the world from there. Check back […]

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Start To Save With This Energy Star Home Energy Assessment

Start To Save With This Energy Star Home Energy Assessment

Every now and then I stumble across a great tool on the internet that helps homeowners save money. I love this Energy Star assessment which compares your energy use to other homeowners around the country. It will also give you recommendations to improve your energy usage. Tweet

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Location, Location…Condition?

Location, Location…Condition?

You have heard the old real estate adage: The most important thing in real estate is Location, Location, Location. But, is that still the case for buyers? We are seeing an interesting trend in the market with a priority of finding the perfect home in great condition, with a second consideration of location. Buyers are […]

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Weston Connecticut Real Estate Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the Weston Connecticut real estate market: There are currently 146 homes on the market in Weston. The “days on market” extend from 0-790 days. The average “days on market” is 139, and the median is 88 days on market. The average days on market is slightly higher than what […]

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Rental Market In Westport Connecticut Is Moving

Rental Market In Westport Connecticut Is Moving

The rental market is off to a fast start for Spring and Summer! Now is the time to list your home for rent! Our tenants have been active in February searching for yearly, beach and seasonal rentals. Inquire about our current inventory and what listings we may have coming on the market. Our Westport Rental […]

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We Are A Market Leader, For All The Right Reasons

We Are A Market Leader, For All The Right Reasons

I have been in real estate for close to 30 years, and another 15 years with the experience of being a daughter of a top-producing broker. Needless to say, I have seen so much in the industry and have had the absolute pleasure of working with clients. We are guided by the Code of Ethics […]

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Stay Away Old Man Winter!

Stay Away Old Man Winter!

We all have clear memories of Old Man Winter rearing his ugly head in January last year and not letting up until March. We hibernated and dealt with the snow that piled up until there was no place to plow it. Understandably, sloppy weather impacts the general pace of the real estate market including homeowners […]

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Buying, Selling Or Renting In Fairfield County Connecticut? Contact Us At (203)253-9222

FreshPickedRealEstate.com is known as "Fairfield County CT's Favorite Real Estate Blog". We feature market statistics, community events and interesting happenings in and around lower Fairfield County Connecticut, including Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Fairfield and Easton. Look for real estate tips with a focus on "green living" in the area.
Contact me at MelissaBrownRiley@gmail.com or at (203)253-9222 for info on all real estate services, including buying, selling or renting in Fairfield County, Connecticut or in any other county or state through our national network. We also specialize in buying or selling "short sales" and foreclosures.

Search Like An Agent For A Home Or Rental

Do you think online marketing makes a difference in exposing your home to the market?

According to the National Association of Realtors, 91% of all buyers begin their search on the internet. As a seller, having a definitive online strategy creates a differentiation to maximize your exposure to the right target market. I offer 31 years of real estate experience with a strong technology twist and focus on utilizing Google to attract attention to your listing. Find out how we can create an advantage for you.

Investors from New York Searching In Fairfield County

Are you an investor from New York looking for well-valued properties in Fairfield County? We will pair you with an experienced agent who can assist you in your search. Melissa Riley (203)253-9222. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-New England Properties

Luxury Rental Listings Are Needed

Fairfield County, including the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Wilton and Norwalk are highly desirable towns for rentals.
We are experiencing a lack of quality luxury rental listings in lower Fairfield County. We have tenants looking for rental properties that fit their needs.
We will assist you with establishing the rental value on your home and helping you through rental process. Proper representation is the core of our business and I we zero in on your needs no matter if you are landlord or tenant.

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