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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Cahoone Westerly, RI
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2008 

Pricing Your HomeYour realtor will be the best source for determining the price your home should be listed for.  We have access to the Multiple Listing Service database and will be able to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis of what the home should sell for, based upon sales of compara...
04/30/2008
Preparing Your Home for the MarketThe most important thing to do to your home is to make it as attractive as possible. Start with the first impression that a potential buyer has when they drive up, the so-called "curb appeal". Mow and edge the lawn, get rid of the weeds, and plant some nice, colo...
04/30/2008
Showing Your Home to Potential BuyersPerhaps the most invasive part about the marketing period will be actually showing the home. Most likely your home will be on Broker's Tour, the day that all of the brokers in your local Multiple Listing Service will tour the home. Most likely you will be aske...
04/30/2008
I have mixed feelings on open houses.  I always thought an open house was to bring you a potential buyer or client!  I am finding that does happen, but not necessarily for that open house!  Most open houses attract curious drive buyers, or inquistive neighbors, do they ever result in a sale?  I t...
04/30/2008
I started real estate a little over a year and half ago.  The market was good or so I thought, because I did not know it to be any other way. I have found ways to "survive" when things are slow.1.  BPO - Broker Price Opinions - I am sure everyone has heard of these, I had not!  It took me months ...
04/28/2008
Because buyer's have become so internet and computer savy, one needs an edge to help assist buyer's to make good choices.  I have sold quite a few Multi Family's (MF) in the last few months.  I have been providing my clients with Cap Rates, as a tool to see if they are making a good investment or...
04/28/2008
Hopkinton's growth, development, little Hopkinton, RI is growing in leaps and bounds, can it be stopped or is it a postive step for the community in need of tax relief from local business?Over the past year an Ad Hoc Committee has been looking at the Town's Zoning Ordinance and the Exit 1 and Exi...
04/28/2008
    $100-million movie studio proposed in Hopkinton Exit 2February 7, 2008PROVIDENCE, R.I. --A California-based movie studio developer released plans Thursday to build a $100 million studio and hotel development in Hopkinton.  Hal Katersky, a director of Santa Monica-based Pacifica Ventures, said...
04/28/2008
Does anyone have a guestimation of how many visitors go to Foxwoods from the NORTH? I am trying to get a traffic study analysis of Exit 1, Interstate 95, Hopkinton, RI for a property that I am selling.  I have a very interested buyer who wants to build a "Service Center and Country Stores" - the ...
04/23/2008
For the KidsEvents at the Westerly Library:For children in grades 4-6:Poetry writing: July 31 Body puppets: August 7 The nature of Wilcox Park: August 14 Each runs from 7-9pm and there is no fee but students must register in advance For children age 5-12:"Magic or Moogic" with Bruce Kalver: Augus...
04/21/2008
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