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How To “Pin” For CT Real Estate

Click Image to EnlargeIn case you missed it, the Interwebs are a buzz with word of a new social media powerhouse called Pinterest. What is Pinterest? According to it’s homepage it “is an online pinboard” where you can “organize and share things you love.” The major difference between this new phenomenon and Facebook or Twitter is that it is 100% visual. Users create Boards where they can pin images or videos they find from across the web. Then, people who are following that user can comment on, like or re-pin their post to their own pin boards. You’ve seen this movie before right? Thus begins the social network sharing experience. So, why would you use Pinterest when you already have Continue Reading

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Found A House I Might Like, But Baby It’s Cold Outside

One of my favorite holiday classic songs and a song that I listen to even after the holidays is “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” One of my favorite versions of the song was performed by James Taylor and Natalie Cole and you can watch it below. Why am I telling you about a holiday song that I really like on January 13th? Well, this weekend, baby it’s going to be COLD outside. If the forecast is to believed we might see temperatures in the single digits. This kind of brutal cold is really making it’s first appearance of the winter here in Connecticut. We’ve actually been pretty lucky that this winter has been fairly generous for those looking for CT homes Continue Reading

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Five Things At CES For The Future Of CT Real Estate

This week the much buzzed about Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas. It has brought out celebrities in droves like Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber, really just the Justins. More importantly though, the CES is where major new technologies are introduced and a picture of the future starts to come into clearer focus. You can read about all of the announcements and new gadgets here, but I want to talk to you about the five things that have been released or talked about at CES that may impact the future of the CT real estate market. REALTORS® range in the level of adoption of technology from those still using rotary telephones to those who are leveraging every Continue Reading

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Jumpstart Your Learning in 2012

The new year is fast approaching and as you prepare for champagne toasts and confetti filled parties, take a moment to prepare to take over the CT real estate market in 2012 as well. The thought of being a top agent in 2012 has to be pleasing to you and there is no better place to start your journey to the top then with some education on how to best leverage the MLS. Here at the CTMLS we have also made some resolutions and one of them is to make sure you have all the information you need to participate in our extensive schedule of free webinar training that you can participate in from your home or office computer with Continue Reading

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11 Star-Studded Sites For Celebrity Homes

Just look at your grocery store check out and you’ll discover our obsession with celebrities. I don’t always pick up the tabloids because who knows what you can believe these days, but I’ll admit to be a little interested in how the stars live. After all, if Brad Pitt was living in a 2 bedroom ranch, he’d be slightly less interesting. As we do on Friday’s around here, it’s time for a little fun, so I thought I would give you a list of 11 websites (you know 11, because it’s 11/11/11) that always or often feature celebrity homes. That way when you see Jennifer Aniston in re-runs of Friends this weekend, you’ll know just where she lives. 1.) Hooked Continue Reading

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CTReal.com Tours W Hartford, CT

Have you been to our new public facing website CTReal.com? We’re really proud of it and would love for you to take a look at this new consumer CT real estate search site where your clients can go to find homes for sale in Connecticut that they are interested in looking at and then speak with you, their area expert, to go on a showing of the property. With CTReal.com we are demonstrating our pride in the state we live and work in and that is why we’ve started to shoot a series of videos highlighting individual towns in the state. Eventually we will make it to all 169 towns and reach every corner of our wonderful state, and to Continue Reading

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