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Black Rock Cape in Mint Condition for $329,000 - 02/27/08 09:17 AM
This Cape Cod has been updated with the highest quality materials throughout. Mint, move-in condition 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at end of quiet, cul de sac in heart of Black Rock at 109 Brittin Avenue. Hardwood floors throughout, including kitchen, and ceramic tile floors in bathrooms. Corian countertops and new GE appliances in sunny eat-in-kitchen. Formal dining room, living room, and master bedroom on first floor (currently being used as an office/library). Full bath on first floor with Kohler sink, toilet, & bathtub. Full bath on second floor with skylight and glass shower. Bluestone steps and porch with pillared entrance. Privacy fence surrounds backyard. (4 comments)
Black Rock Waterfront Condo in for $289,000 - 02/27/08 09:02 AM
Architect's own unit, beautifully renovated with updated kitchen and baths. Five room townhouse unit with two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, eat-in-kitchen with sliders to deck, living rom with balcony overlooking the Ash Creek tidal estuary and Long Island Sound, office/library on first floor, master bedroom with views of water, and second bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Tray ceiling in living room with surround sound wiring and acoustic paneling on walls. New appliances and Corian counter tops in kitchen. Launch your kayak from shorefront on property of Pleasant Bay condominium complex. For photos of the view and more information, please visit www.raveis.com/gailrobinson
Are Professional Photographers ALWAYS Best? - 02/23/08 07:59 PM
Who knows the properties we are trying to sell and what clients are looking for better than Realtors? I'm going to challenge conventional wisdom here and compare photos of different homes taken by a professional photographer and a Realtor. Yes, the Realtor in this case is me, but it's not about my photography skills, it's about whether professional photographers always know best. My contention is that while professional photographers have better equipment and are technically more astute, they haven't spent as much time on the property as we have. We know the best angles and vantage points. We know the selling features. I believe what works (25 comments)
Ash Creek Conservation Association Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Bridgeport's last surviving Salt Marsh Estuary Our Purpose The Ash Creek Conservation Association, Inc. (ACCA) is a non-profit citizen- based group dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Ash Creek, a salt marsh estuary located at the mouth of the Rooster River between the towns of Bridgeport and Fairfield in Connecticut. Our group strives to educate local Bridgeport and Fairfield residents, political leaders, environmental groups, and other concerned citizens about the value and fragility of the Ash Creek tidal estuary. Click here for an aerial photograph of the Ash Creek area. Association Goals Who (4 comments)
To download this 90 page report in PDF format, please click here . This link will take you to a post on the Black Rock Community Blog where the report is located. The Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Connecticut is undergoing rapid change as residents continue to migrate into cities from the suburbs, and from inland to the shoreline. Black Rock is located in Fairfield County on the coastline and is an historic Colonial seaport. It has a harbor, marina, yacht clubs, beaches, and a tidal estuary along with miles of sidewalks with sensational views of Long Island Sound and the Ash Creek Tidal Estuary. The (4 comments)
Preparing a Moving Checklist - 02/12/08 11:20 PM
One of the services you can provide your clients is to provide them with a moving checklist that provides them with the phone numbers of the utilities that they need to shut off or transfer in their old home and the contact numbers for the utility companies they will be using in their new home (which depending upon where they are moving to, may require some research on your part). I e-mail this list to my clients who have Internet access and I print it out and hand it to clients who don't use the Internet. All my clients deeply appreciate it (15 comments)
Permission E-mail Marketiing - 02/12/08 06:51 PM
I thought you might like to see one of the e-mail updates that I send to the subscribers of my blog. I have a registration widget on my right sidebar that allows readers of my blog to sign up for update e-mails. It looks like this: About 200 people in my community have signed up for the e-mail updates. I use Go Daddy's permission e-mail marketing program because it is very inexpensive and easy to use. The update e-mails work very well to drive traffic to my blog. There is always one headline that a reader finds interesting and I provide a link (8 comments)
Consider creating an Area Profile for buyers. This is the branded version with my name and phone number, but I also have an unbranded version that agents in my office use when they want to provide information about the Black Rock market area to their buyers. I created this document in Microsoft Publisher and have a link to the community blog which I sponsor (of course). I leave copies of the Area Profile in my listings to make it easy for agents to explain the benefits of this community to buyers and for buyers to take home and read. I also attach this profile to booklets of my listings which I (27 comments)
Spacious English Colonial at 271 Grovers Avenue in Black Rock section of Bridgeport, one block from Seabright beach and on same street as St. Mary's-by-the-Sea has views of Long Island Sound. Located on corner, sunny lot, his three bedroom, 1.5 bath home has a third floor with skylights and vaulted ceilings, perfect for an art studio or home office. Two of the bedrooms have large walk-in closets. Refinished hardwood floors throughout. Open floor plan with South facing sunroom lets in lots of light. Sunroom opens onto living room with fireplace and built-ins, which opens onto formal dining room. Large kitchen with (0 comments)
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