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Consider Curb Alerts And Recycling

Consider Curb Alerts And Recycling

I am a big fan of recycling through “curb alerts” at the end of my driveway. I have the benefit of living on a state road in Ridgefield Connecticut.  As a lifetime tag sale and flea market junkie, my finds fill my very comfortable home. By the time my finds make it to the basement, and stays there for  six months, I am inclined to place them on “curb alert” on craigslist. The end of my driveway becomes a popular place for people driving by or those who see the craiglist ad.

Recycling with curb alerts allows people to rediscover a “find” and is great for the environment. It helps me clear out the clutter and feels good that someone is reusing my items. Now, if I can just stop going to flea markets.

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Melissa Riley, EcoBroker Designation

Melissa Riley, EcoBroker Designation


Date: April 3, 2012


Melissa Riley-Manager, Social Media Marketer

Prudential CT Realty

Phone: (203)253-9222





 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 on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Melissa joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier features in homes and buildings. Today’s focus on high-performance energy-efficient homes is a priority for this type of high-quality real estate professional earning the EcoBroker Certified® designation. EcoBrokers® like Melissa Riley are building premier market presence by serving as consumer and community resources on energy and environmental issues. With national surveys indicating that 9 out of 10 consumers consider energy efficiency and the environmentally sound aspects of a home to be almost as important as interior finishes, Certified EcoBrokers® are simply in a better position to serve the savvy green-minded real estate consumer.

“I’m always looking for the best ways to not only offer our clients the best value but to also develop a relationship where they feel that we are a trusted resource,” Melissa explains. “My EcoBroker Certified® training helps me ensure that our customers, who are our number one priority, get the knowledge they need. From energy-efficient appliances to solar options to overall energy savings, we now have more resources at our disposal to help buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. The EcoBroker Certified® puts me in a position to recognize issues and convey information on the products and services available to my buyers and sellers.”

EcoBroker International’s premier designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, “green,” and healthier features of properties. The extensive curriculum of energy and environmental training requires participants to fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®.

EcoBroker International provides an award-winning energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker Certified® designation. EcoBroker International’s mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals and, in doing so, encourage improvements to the quality of buildings while reducing the impact on natural resources and the environment. EcoBroker is a U.S. Department of Energy Building America. EcoBroker provides state-approved continuing education courses to licensed real estate professionals in states throughout the United States. EcoBroker can be reached by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at www.EcoBroker.com and by email at customerservice@ecobroker.com.


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Home Energy Workshop At The Wilton LIbrary

Home Energy Workshop At The Wilton LIbrary

There will be a Home Energy Workshop at the Wilton Library, Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012  10:30 AM – Noon

A Home Energy Solutions assessment is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills and conserve energy. Find out how to qualify for a free Income Eligible program to make your home more comfortable and less expensive to live in. If you live in Wilton, Westport, Ridgefield or Weston, you are encouraged to attend. This event is hosted by the Wilton Library and the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.

Contact Stacy Stone at sstone@ctenergychallenge.com or call her at (860)372-4406.


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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.

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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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