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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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Wilton Connecticut Real Estate Market Update

Wilton Connecticut is another beautiful community in Fairfield County. It is nestled between New Canaan, Ridgefield, Weston, Norwalk and Westport. It is a small community with a population of 18,000. Because of the proximity to New York City and the availability of a train line, many residents commute to work. The real estate market in […]

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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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“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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John Koizim Joins The Westport Regional Office Of Prudential Connecticut Realty

John Koizim Joins The Westport Regional Office Of Prudential Connecticut Realty

We are pleased to announce the affiliation of John Koizim to our Prudential CT Realty office in Westport Connecticut. John is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County including Westport and Norwalk. He is licensed as a real estate broker and has owned small businesses, including a store in the heart of Greenfield Hill, Fairfield Connecticut. John joins us from another large […]

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Home Staging Process Demystified-Top 5 Questions Home Sellers Have

Home Staging Process Demystified-Top 5 Questions Home Sellers Have

Real Estate Home Staging is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to home sellers to sell their house or apartment faster and at the top dollar. Home Staging can make the difference in selling a property versus languishing for months on the market or not selling at all. One of the goals of […]

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What is a SHORT SALE?

What is a SHORT SALE?

We are frequently asked “What is a short sale”? Even if sellers don’t know this term, many understand that they owe more on their mortgage than they can sell their home for on the open market. In a short sale, the property is sold and the lender agrees to accept less than is owed on […]

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Buying Versus Renting

Buying Versus Renting

With pressure on pricing in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the question of buying versus renting needs to be asked. Jeff Jensen, our Mortgage Officer from Connecticut Home Mortgage covers some compelling reasons to own: Every once in a while it is wise to briefly re-visit the age old question, “Is it better to rent or to […]

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Why Are Rates So Low?

Why Are Rates So Low?

Jeff Jensen is our local Connecticut Home Mortgage Officer who has years of experience in evaluating the mortgage markets. This is an interesting guest post from him: It seems one cannot go anywhere today without hearing how mortgage interest rates are at their all-time lows.  “What controls interest rates?”, one might ask.  Some might answer […]

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Wilton Connecticut Real Estate Update

From Wilton’s Top Real Estate Agent, Marion Filley, Prudential CT Realty   As of 11/30/08- 153 closings on MLS, median sale is $862,500, average $1,079,012. That’s down 27.5% in units, down 4.2% in median and 1.9% lower on average from 2007. Inventory is down to 151 as of 12/1/08, average price of $1,322,397. 13 new […]

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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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