We are ever so pleased to announce the recent coronation of our own Caroline Richards! The ceremony took place at the closing of 15 Lucas Avenue. where Buyers, Aram Terchunian and Lise Freilinghaus paid homage to the unsuspecting agent with a crown, a scepter, her own personalized playing card and a framed rendering of the incredibly cute house.
Caroline was lauded for keeping things together through some particularly gnarly twists and turns. The grateful (and creative) Buyer and Seller were heard to exclaim, "Long live my real estate agent!"
Now 'at's sumfin you don't 'ear evrey die, Queenie! Congrats!
Everyday RI homebuyers ask, “Should I buy now, or should I wait for a better deal?"
These days my answer is decisive: “NOW is the time.”
Coming from a real estate broker, these words can seem like a sales pitch - a canned response suitable for any market. I am writing today to give you facts to back up my opinion. I hope, 10 years from now, someone who bought a house after reading this blog will thank me for pushing them over the edge. I imagine how happy they will be with a 3.5% mortgage on a low purchase price negotiated during one of the strongest buyers' markets of our lifetime. Ten years down the road they will have significant equity in their home, and this will give them the freedom to
It's been a terrific summer for Newport, RI's Hogan Associates Real Estate. In September we broke all of our own records for contracts and sales, and we represented the happy new owners of Daybreak, a waterfront home on 6 beautiful acres in Jamestown. At $6,400,000, it was the highest sale in RI this year but also one of the most highly discounted selling for $3,100,000 less than the original asking price, which just goes to show you, there are bargains to be had in all price ranges.
In addition...Ta Da! Our new real estate office at 129 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI is open and ready for business! It's great to be on The Avenue right in the thick of things. As I rearrange the office furniture
It takes 100 consumer sites to reach 71% of the market.
If you have a Newport, RI home or condo for sale, chances are it's listed on many different real estate sites. Some of this listing distribution happens automatically through MLS (Realtor.com, ProJo.com, NewEnglandRealEstate.com), some depends on your listing agency's syndication agreements (Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia and many more) and some is the result of exclusive agreements based on vertical markets like luxury real estate, foreclosed properties or short sales.
With hundreds of sites out there, it's hard to know which ones really matter when it comes to delivering traffic. As it turns out, no 800 lb. gorilla dominates the consumer real estate scene (yet). While a dominant player may emerge,