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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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Understanding Plastic Codes-What You Can Reuse

Understanding Plastic Codes-What You Can Reuse

I have been amazed at the amount of plastic that we touch everyday. Just one trip to the grocery store and you will see so much plastic being used, even with healthy foods, such as vegetables, poultry, and eggs. There IS a difference in plastic containers, and bottles and we should all be aware of […]

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Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!

It’s a great time of year that is full of crisp air and college football. What’s more inspirational than the  movie “Rudy”? Despite seeing it more than 20 times, I still get choked up when he finally gets to play at the end of the game. “Rudy” is playing tonight at Staples High at 6:30 […]

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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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Time To Get Your Beach Sticker

Time To Get Your Beach Sticker

We have had a beautiful Spring and enjoyed the benefit of our beaches at Compo and Burying Hill. It’s now time to get your beach sticker in order to get access. 60 Compo Beach Road Compo Beach is a 29 acre park with an extensive sand beach along the shore of Long Island Sound and […]

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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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Jazz Jam Thursdays At The Westport Arts Center

Jazz Jam Thursdays At The Westport Arts Center

The Westport Arts Center presents “Jazz Jam Thursdays” at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. Right in the heart of Westport, Connecticut, the Westport Arts Center presents *Jazz Jam Thursdays*–Thursdays:  May 17 & June 14, 7pm. The cost is $15 for the public and $10 for Westport Arts Center Members. Join WAC’s Artistic Director for Jazz, […]

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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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11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” in Westport Connecticut

11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” in Westport Connecticut

The 11th Annual “Castles In The Sand” is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, with a rain date of May 13th. This afternoon of fun raises funds for the homeless and neighbors in need in Westport, Connecticut. The build-a-thon will be held at Compo Beach from 12:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.  This is sponsored by Interfaith Homes With […]

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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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Fresh Picked: Local Farmers’ Markets

Fresh Picked: Local Farmers’ Markets

Spring is approaching and so are the openings of many local farmers’ markets in Fairfield County. I love that our communities support “locally-grown”. There are still working farms in Connecticut, which can be enjoyed from spring through fall. Here is a short list of some of my favorites. Please contact me if I can add […]

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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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SpinOdyssey 2012 In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

SpinOdyssey 2012 In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

Here is an email from my dear friend and local Attorney, Roz Koether. She is proud to be a participant in another “SpinOdyssey” to raise funds for the research of breast cancer.   “This year I will join SpinOdyssey for the second time!  Last year’s event was so amazing, I am joining my friends at […]

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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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