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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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Private Road Maintenance Agreements

Private Road Maintenance Agreements

Attorney Roz Koether, from Cohen and Wolf, P.C., attended our sales meeting this morning and covered the need for Private Road Maintenance Agreements and how they impact buyer financing and closings. There are over 400 private roads in the town of Westport and tighter restrictions from lenders are requiring a formal agreement. Fannie Mae is requiring a written […]

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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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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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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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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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“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

“Best In Show” And Positioning Your Home For Sale

I have been watching the “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” this week and I am reminded of the parallels in real estate, specifically in listing a home. Tons of planning and work goes into preparing to compete and stand out in front of the critical eye of the judges. The judges are clearly knowledgeable and […]

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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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Westport And Weston Connecticut Rental Market Update

Westport And Weston Connecticut Rental Market Update

The Westport and Weston rental markets always seem to be moving well. January 2012 has been no exception. Here is some quick information on Westport: There are currently 63 residential properties on the market ranging from a small cape on Riverside Avenue for $1300 to a stunning 4-Bedroom home on Brightfield Lane for $44,000, fully-furnished […]

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling A Vacant House

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling A Vacant House

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Selling a Vacant House by Birgit Anich There are many reasons why a home might be vacant when being sold – various reasons include: New construction Relocation property Seller has already moved into their new home It was a rental property that is now for sale In all these cases […]

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions Up In Westport Connecticut Despite Smaller Transactions

Here is another real estate expert, Commercial Broker, Bob Miller. I asked Bob to review recent patterns in the commercial real estate realm. Here are his observations: 2011 showed a trend in Westport being played out across the country; more and more commercial real estate transactions completed but for smaller amounts of actual space than […]

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Westport And Weston CT Rental Snapshot

Here is a quick snapshot of the rental market in Westport and Weston Connecticut: There are 100 rental properties available: 79 in Westport and 21 in Weston. The price ranges from $1000 per month on Greens Farm Road to a summer rental on Brightfield Lane for $44,000. The average rental is $5,501 and the median […]

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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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