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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 will slip into the slower pace of summer.

We have movement in the market right now. Inventory is high in some price points and low in others. The common thread is that the homes that are in good condition and look like value to the buyers are getting picked off. And, they are getting picked off quickly, with multiple offers. Other listings are sitting and sitting and sitting. Price and perceived value by buyers is the driving force to the market. Buyers immediately determine if a listing is overpriced or not. Overpriced listings are being severely punished in the market and being ignored. That’s the only buyer feedback that is meaningful to a seller.

We have a short selling season and now is the time to reduce to a number that is either in line or lower than the competing properties. Take advantage of what time is left and stand out from the crowd.


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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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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 and is showing signs of being picked through. Our overall rental market  (yearly and summer rentals) is also healthy. The inventory ranges from a low of $1,100 per month for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on Newtown Turnpike to a high of $80,000 for a summer rental on Beachside Avenue. There is a total of 89 properties in Westport, with an average rent of $11,775 and a median rent of $7,500. Contact us for information on either renting or listing your home.

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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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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 also including many towns in their search. So, towns, areas, and neighborhoods are taking a backseat to condition.

I find this fascinating since my understanding of buyers (after 29 years in real estate) has always been that they decide on the town, and zero in on a neighborhood first, with the home becoming (almost) the secondary concern. In this market, buyers are clearly less forgiving of any home in less than perfect condition. This could simply be a by-product of the shift in leverage over the past few years to their side. So sellers who “wow” buyers with condition and staging may have a leg up.

So, maybe our new mantra should be: Location, location…condition? Let me know what you think.

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Be My Guest (Blogger)!

Be My Guest (Blogger)!

Be My Guest Blogger! Are you a small, local real estate-related or home-related business owner that would benefit from being featured on WestportPost.com? Contact me with your company information and any interesting background on your business. (I will also include your website link or website presence.) Your company will benefit from my Google ranking for local search terms and get additional online exposure. And, I get the benefit of your expertise and great content on my blog! Email me at melissabrownriley@gmail.com.

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Westport CT’s Yearly Rental Market

Yearly rentals always seem to be in demand in Westport, CT and as of November 25th, we have 76 of them available. The low rental listing price is $1000/month in Greens Farms and the high rental listing is on Minute Man Hill at $16,500 per month. The average rental listing price is $5515/month and the median listing rental price is $4500/month. There are currently 23 listings at $3000/month or less.

Well-priced rental listings are still moving quickly and tenants should have their credit checks completed and references ready before beginning their search. In Fairfield County, many landlords offer to pay the commission to the listing and rental agent, so no commission fee is charged to tenants. Contact me to ask about our Westport Rental Group, our highly-specialized team of agents and how we can provide you with the information you need. We can assist you whether you are searching for a rental in the Westport area or if you are a landlord.

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Empty (Rental) Shelves

Empty (Rental) Shelves

We are heading toward Thanksgiving and many people think it’s much too early to think about rentals for 2012. But, it’s a great time to prepare to rent your home. We expect a fast rental market due to the empty shelves we are experiencing with quality rentals. The rental market remains active, in part, due to many people being in transition. Lack of quality inventory has been frustrating for tenants who are currently searching. There are limited desirable listings in every price range. If you are a landlord or thinking about renting your home contact us for a free analysis of the current rental market and pricing. If you are tenant, we will turn over every stone to find you a perfect place to live.

Our Westport Rental Group is a team of highly qualified agents who understand the rental process in Fairfield County Connecticut and have extensive resources to assist you, whether you are a landlord or tenant. A member of this team will work with you to deliver the highest customer service to ensure that you understand the rental process and have a positive experience.

Also ask us about our HomeEfficient Services with a single point of contact who can assist you with connections for phone, electricity and home heating. This is a free service that is focused on the client in providing all of the resources you will need to settle into your home. We also provide a list of vetted home improvement vendors that can be utilized. Our team works with you on short-term, long-term, and seasonal rentals. We also have access to listings throughout Fairfield County Connecticut.

Contact us at (203)253-9222 to begin the rental process or for assistance with any questions as a landlord or tenant. We will match you with the perfect agent for you.

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Bridging The Real Estate Value Gap In Westport

Bridging The Real Estate Value Gap In Westport

Throughout my 29 years in the business, I have always found the real estate process fascinating, specifically how buyers and sellers react to changes in the market. Leverage between buyers and sellers is continually shifting. Since mid 2006, leverage has been moving toward buyers, resulting in noticeable pressure on pricing for sellers. For many years prior to 2006, sellers enjoyed the leverage and could list at the “high end of the range” and locational and condition issues appeared to be virtually ignored. Lack of quality inventory and high buyer demand increased the odds of multiple offers for sellers. I remember evaluating the statistics during 2006 and noticing some changes leaning toward buyers. The first two signs of the shift: “Days on market” began to extend and the buyers appeared to be pushing back on inspection issues. Resistance in the market was starting to take shape. Subtle changes of signs of things to come and a whole new real estate reality.

In any market, buyers buy from the bottom up and sellers sell from the top down. Buyers want the best value and sellers want to maximize their investment (home). Both have diametrically opposing viewpoints of what value looks like. Since the market slowdown, the value gap in the middle has resulted extended marketing time, and multiple reductions for sellers.

When working with sellers we cover the specifics of the comparable listings, including recent sales, comparable active listings and expired listings (failures in the market). So, in order to price correctly, we evaluate what has happened in the market (solds), what may happen in the market (availables) and what has not happened in the market (expireds.) “Right” pricing early on in the process creates excitement from the buyers who are searching for value. I equate the initial listing period as the “grand opening” of the house. It’s when almost every listing has, at least, a short period of momentum in the market. Regardless of season, or price point, there is some pent up demand from buyers who will pay attention to any new listings. Buyers watch for value and will also keep an eye on a specific home until significant or relevant reductions are made. Because of buyer representation, agents educate their buyers through showings and providing comparable information. Readily accessed information also fine tunes their ability to spot a well-valued home.

Our market is being severely impacted by many variables in the economy including lack of consumer confidence and fear of job loss. In order to get attention from buyers, sellers need to be aggressive with pricing in the hopes of capitalizing on initial buyer enthusiasm because buyers simply will not overpay. Sellers who close the real estate value gap are being rewarded with showings and sales.

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Market Activity Comparison For Westport Connecticut Real Estate

Market Activity Comparison For Westport Connecticut Real Estate

It’s important to evaluate the market from a few different angles. I like to look at actives (listings), CTS (continue to show or bindered) and pendings (under contract). Obviously, the CTS and pending numbers are an indication of what is expected in the market in the next few months.

Actives as of:






So, inventory is up from April by 15%, but not at its highest this year. The peak was in June, during the summer doldrums. We would assume that if the market has the same amount of buyers that leverage is shifting more to their side. Actually, it has felt that way in the past few weeks, however we do have signs of seller leverage in some popular price points.

Binders numbers for the same times during the year are 29, 32, 30, 28, and 24 so they are relatively flat.

Where we are seeing a significant dropoff in numbers since April are in contracts.






Here is my assessment: It could be a function of a more challenging environment for transactions as a whole. We are seeing more unresolved issues on inspections, disclosures and mortgage challenges. It’s taking longer to get a transaction to the contract phase and a ton more negotiation on everyone’s part.

It will be telling to see where the closing numbers net out over the next few months. As of the end of the second quarter, Westport had closed 20.5% MORE than in the same time frame from 2010. So, from a seller’s perspective it’s still possible to sell your home. Superb condition and aggressive pricing will place you in the best position with any potential buyers.

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Get a CLUE (Report)

Get a CLUE (Report)

Given the latest events in the Northeast, including an earthquake and hurricane Irene, it would be timely to include a guest blogger in the insurance field. Robert Reade captures an important topic known as CLUE Reports (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange). These are similar to credit scores but for homes. We are encouraging all of our homeowners to order a report on their existing home for accuracy and our potential buyers on any home they are considering purchasing. Claims made against a house directly impact the insurability of a home and premiums, affecting overall affordability. So, please read our post by guest blogger and insurance expert, Robert Reade, and his information on CLUE reports:

As a home seller you want to make sure that your home is as appealing as possible to potential buyers.  You will make minor repairs, fix up the flowerbeds and clean the home from top to bottom.  With all this activity do not forget to get a copy of a CLUE report. 

As a home buyer, you want to make sure that the house you have decided to make a home of, you want to feel comfortable that the home’s past will not come back to haunt you in the form of higher premiums on your homeowner’s insurance.

CLUE stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange, which is a database featuring loss information submitted by insurance companies.  A C.L.U.E. report provides a five-year history of losses that have been filed against insurance policies covering a specific property.

There are two major property claim databases, CLUE and A-PLUS (Automated Property Loss Underwriting System).  Property claim databases enable insurers to check the claim history of both the homeowner and the property that the homeowner is purchasing.

Many people may be more familiar with the Automobile form of a CLUE report, which is popularly, know as a CARFAX report.  This report reflects damages that the car has been involved in, normally reported just through personal lines insurance companies.

CLUE reports are playing an important role in the real estate transaction. In several states, realtors complained the deals were falling through because insurers were canceling new policies after examining claims information.  It is not only the home that is being purchased that is checked.  The new homebuyer needs to be aware of their CLUE history as well, for claims that they may have made in the past five years could now allow their current insurance company the legal right to not issue a policy on the new property.  In ordering a CLUE report, the consumer can order a report on his or her own address and/or an insurance agent can order a report on the property that is looking to be insured as well as on the person that is purchasing the property. 

As an insurance agent, have been informing realtors as well as clients of the need to know the claims history of a property that they will be listing or representing to a buyer.  On the listing side, having the homeowner order a clue shall serve two purposes:

First it will allow the potential buyers to know, in advance, if there will be any insurance claim issues that could impact the premium cost of insurance negatively, it is a great sales tool to present at open houses.  Second, for the realtor, knowledge is power.  Knowing what the claim history is on a property shall allow the realtor to know in advance if there could be issues that would cause the house to be uninsurable or that could cause the potential buyer to back out of the deal.  Knowing what the claim was: water damage, fire, burglary, lighting and liability, will allow the seller to explain what was done to mitigate any future claims.

Most importantly to realize is CLUE reports are being used and that locating competitive insurance rates could be jeopardized if there are multiple claims.  You, as a consumer, need to start on the insurance purchasing selection as early as possible in the home buying process.

Contact Robert for additional information at:

Robert S Reade Sr, CPIA, LUTCF, Connecticut Insurance Services, 860-690-5052, readersr@gmail.com.


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Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From The Crowd

Timely Price Reductions And Standing Out From The Crowd

I always wax nostalgic during late August and early September.  It reminds me of new school clothing and the excitement of seeing friends again. It also reminds me of renewal and new opportunities.  In real estate, it has a similar cycle, one of breaking away from the general malaise of summer into fresh opportunity.  Coming into September brings hope to sellers for a new batch of buyers and excitement to buyers for a new batch of listings, or at least listing reductions.

So, let’s talk about reductions and what happens during the summer in a typical year. We experience a slow-down in new listings and the market generally reflects the distractions of Summer. Sellers who had such excitement at the prospect of the Spring market may now become victims of the Summer. Despite possible signs of pressure on pricing they often hesitate because of lack of showings and the fear of making an unnecessary reduction.

The energy shift begins to take place in early August as sellers begin to think about having their home on the market during the holiday season and the countdown to of the end of the year.

September immediately becomes a popular month to reduce, resulting in an overload and the fight for attention.

So, we have two weeks before the crowd of reductions for those sellers who want get to the finish line before the end of the year.  Buyers are out there looking for value. They track the market and watch for the reductions that are significant and home prices that are compelling.

It’s easier to get ahead of crowd and secure the attention of your potential buyer by making reductions earlier. Why not be one of a few making reductions now versus fighting the crowd of adjustments that are about to take place in two weeks?

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Sellers Fairing Well In Lower Price Ranges in Westport Connecticut

A price distribution report for Westport Connecticut shows us how quickly our inventory is being absorbed into the market (through sales). Despite popular belief, some price ranges are either geared toward sellers or are balanced between buyers and sellers. Lower price points have been more well-balanced in the past year. However, $700,000-$749,900 is oddly at 2 years of supply. This could be a result of this being a popular price point in contiguous, more well-valued towns such as Fairfield. Any supply time of 6 months or less is encouraging to sellers with the prospect of a buyer coming in and beginning the negotiation process. We have some very consistent, fast-moving price ranges, particularly in the middle of the market: $1,200,000-$1,299,000. Inventory in this price point tends to fly of the shelves and condition is not as important of a consideration to a buyer. The brakes get slammed on at $1,400,000 and buyers are showing considerable resistence. For the most part, luxury buyers are relunctant and extremely discriminating when it comes to placing offers and making purchases. In some cases, we will be trying to rid the market of a severe over supply of listings in the upper end for many years.





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Westport Rotary’s Annual “Great Duck Race”

Westport Rotary’s Annual “Great Duck Race”

Have you seen the bright duck signs around Westport and wondered exactly what they are?

Join the Westport Rotary in the annual “Great Duck Race” on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. Buy your tickets and get your (plastic) ducks ready to race. Over 3000 ducks are set loose in the Saugatuck River at Parker Harding Plaza and the winners are awarded cash prizes. They will be “competing” for $10,000 in cash prizes.  Prizes are from $500 to $5000 for 1st prize! Tickets are $20 per duck. Profits benefit the many organizations that the Westport Rotary supports.

Tickets are available from any Rotary member or at the following places:

Cheryl Eldh-Prudential CT Realty, 272 Post Road East, Westport

Fairfield County Bank on Post Road

Christies-161 Cross Highway, Westport, CT

The Russell Insurance Agency-317 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT




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Fast Spring Market In Westport Connecticut

Fast Spring Market In Westport Connecticut

Despite early predictions, our Spring market in Westport Connecticut has been very active with sold units up over 25.49% from May (Year To Date) 2010. There were 128 closed units versus 102 in 2010. With the winter storms lasting well through the beginning of 2011, we expected the real estate market to be severely impacted compared to 2010. Many sellers withdrew their homes from the market or delayed listing to fix the extensive damage from weather-related issues with roofs, sump pumps and interiors. 61 units were closed by May 2009, and 90 were closed by May 2008. 2007 was one of the strongest Spring markets with 156 closings. So, 128 closings is a respectable start to the year. More interesting market statistics to follow.

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Westport Farmers Market Opening This Week

Westport Farmers Market Opening This Week

The farmer’s market on Imperial Avenue is opening up this week, on May 26th. Local food is available and each week a local chef will be showing their talents. The market is adjacent to the Westport Woman’s Club at 44 Imperial Avenue in Westport, Connecticut. Hours are from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., every Thursday from May to November.  This market is a favorite of local Westporters! Directions: http://www.WestportFarmersMarket.com

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Complimentary Antique Appraisal Day In Westport With Doyle New York

Complimentary Antique Appraisal Day In Westport With Doyle New York

Melissa Riley, Office Leader of Prudential Connecticut Realty’s Westport office, and Doyle New York are inviting the public to a Complimentary Appraisal Day on June 21st, 2011 at Prudential’s Westport office at 272 Post Road East.

Auction evaluations for jewelry, fine art, furniture and decorations will be provided by Doyle’s team of appraisers, many of whom are featured on the popular PBS television series, Antiques Roadshow. Those who don’t want to bring their actual items are welcome to bring photographs for estimation.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this service to our community,” Ms. Riley said. “Doyle New York is one of the world’s leading auctioneers and appraisers and their experts always do a great job for our clients.”

Founded in 1963, Doyle New York has been the focus of international media attention as the gallery that auctioned the estates of such Hollywood legends as James Cagney, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis and Rock Hudson.

The event is by appointment only. Members of the public may schedule a confidential appointment with an appraiser by contacting Doyle New York’s Connecticut Representative Lorraine Tuohy at (203) 637-6209 or Lorraine@DoyleNewYork.com.

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Prudential CT Realty Westport Office Collecting Food for HomesWithHope

Prudential CT Realty Westport Office Collecting Food for HomesWithHope

Prudential CT Realty is collecting food for the pantry at HomesWithHope in Westport. Please drop food off at our location, 272 Post Road East, Westport, CT. We are located on the Post Road just south of the Playhouse Square. Our hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We would also be delighted to pick up food at your home. Please contact Melissa Riley, (203)253-9222 to make arrangements.

This is the mission statement  for HomesWithHope and their website: http://hwhct.org  The Interfaith Housing Association dba Homes with Hope, a not-for-profit agency with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation, is a local grassroots response to the tragedy of homelessness. With a caring professional staff and the help of more than 400 volunteers, Homes with Hope assists people who have lost their ability to lead normal lives. Homes with Hope’s mission is to provide facilities and supportive services in a structured environment that enable homeless people in the communities we serve to achieve an independent and self-sufficient life. We will accomplish this through permanent supportive housing, casework and supportive services, emergency shelter, food and meals and the life skills training critical in preventing homelessness from reoccurring.

Here are the food items on the “Wish List”:

Boxed complete Meals – all types (ie; Hamburger, Chicken, Tuna Helper; Betty Crocker Complete Meals)

Peanut Butter

Canned Tuna and other canned meat products (ham, turkey, Spam – canned tuna with Tuna Helper is very helpful) 

Instant Oatmeal – any variety

Salad Dressing – Any variety

Powdered milk

Powdered drink mix

Jarred pasta sauce—any variety


Soups that contain meat

Canned foods that contain meat:  beef stew, chili, etc.

Chef Boyardee-type full meals – ravioli, spaghetti-o’s; Large/family size cans

Cold Breakfast Cereal:  any variety

Canned Fruit:  fruit cocktail, peaches, pears, etc.






Coffee/tea (regular and decaf)

Grated Cheese

Powdered non-dairy creamer


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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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