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Local Reputable Business People

We pride ourselves in working with local reputable business people who believe in placing their client's needs above and beyond their own. We believe in helping good people in the community thrive and become successful.

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“ Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading.” Kevin Smith

In the real estate industry, like many other industries, knowledge is a highly valued commodity.  The generally accepted thinking is that the more time you have in the business, the more knowledge you have amassed, and that cumulative knowledge can be used for the benefit of your clients. This is certainly true.


It is also true that over time you have been a participant in more transactions which gives you a wealth of experience in dealing with a variety of situations. This experience and situational awareness that can only be developed over time can be of tremendous value to clients.


Our industry then, is one in which knowledge,

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Seaport Real Estate Group of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and two local reputable lenders will be hosting an informal open discussion regarding the current real estate market and if it is the right time to buy, sell, hold or rent. Get answers to your questions and find out if you are eligible for $1,500 towards closing costs and a 10% rebate of the agent’s commission to be paid outside of closing.  Only those individuals attending or registering for this event will be eligible for the rebate and credit.



This event will be held at Divine Wine at 275 West Main St in Niantic. Ken Turcotte, Owner and wine educator will graciously be hosting and speaking about wines as well.  This deal will only be offered to the first 25 buyers and

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Over the last 6 years we saw rates on mortgages fall to a level not seen before. In 2007 the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage was 6.25%. In the Spring of 2013 that rate had fallen to an average of around 3.5%.  Let’s take a look at what that payment difference was in dollars on a $160,000 mortgage (all examples below are calculated based upon principal and interest payments only; tax and insurance escrows are not included):


Rate                 Monthly Payment                             Payment Difference                          % Change in Dollars


6.25%                    $ 985.15

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Broker’s Opens are typically conducted during the day with only brokers invited to visit the property. While this has worked to some degree over the years our objective as listing agents is to get as much exposure to the property as we possibly can. Which is why we are turning our “Broker’s Opens” into “Professional’s Opens.”

We are inviting all brokers/agents as well as local business owners and professionals to join us this coming Thursday night 9/19 from 5-7pm for some wine and appetizers at 2 New London Road in Mystic, CT.

Brokers who attend will get a chance to win a FREE home photography shoot from Bruce Peter Media!

Wine to be provided by: Knauth & Visser Wines

This historic property, which is on the corner of Water St. and is

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Have you ever chosen a piece of fruit that looks amazing only to find that the insides are rotten? You are disappointed to say the least and left with a sour taste in your mouth. There is future hesitation when reaching for another piece that originated from the same place. I have found this to be very true in dealing with people and business. Perception is not necessarily reality. You have to get to know the person before becoming comfortable in referring their services to your sphere of influence. After all, your recommendation is a reflection of how you do business.

I am tremendously proud to say that I have created a network of individuals that are extremely talented, reputable, and place the interests of their clients before their own. Peter A.

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Often times, buyers elect to forego one very simple test that could potentially have an impact on their health.  Testing for radon in the water as well as in the air will give you peace of mind that you have protected your asset and loved ones from an invisible killer. 

Recently, I was navigating the sale of a home in which the buyers were testing for radon in the well water. This is very uncommon in this industry as confirmed by the buyer’s agent who had been in the business for over 20 years and had never experienced radon in the water.  In fact, my colleagues at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Seaport Real Estate Group had not experienced radon in the water and were at a loss in regard to remediation. 

My two most recent sales

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Myron Mixon, also known as the “winningest man” in competitive  barbecuing and the star of the hit show Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters will soon become a name familiar to many in southeastern, CT as he sizzles to new heights with the development of a smoker that will change the taste of neighborhood barbecues nationwide. Myron never slows down as he is currently piloting 2 new upcoming shows and opening a new restaurant in NYC. You can even learn how to cook like Myron as he opens up his own home and expertise to the students of Jack’s Old South Cooking School. He is doing all this while working on a new book, which is only a couple of years removed from releasing his New York Times best seller Smokin’.

What brings this 3 time World Champion to

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It’s really that simple. Building businesses and creating jobs is what every town in America needs more of these days. Thankfully, we are beginning to see glimpses of life coming back into the markets and real estate slowly starting to heat up.  The successful small business owners have acted as a catalyst in keeping the economy afloat and forging the way for years to come.   Giving recognition to these business owners for their accomplishments through hard times and continued success is the least that we can do.   

Seconn Fabrication’s President and Owner Rob Marelli Jr. has shown continued willingness and a strong desire to re-invest in his business. Rob is making an even bigger investment in his employees which has had a positive effect on the local

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Have you ever worked with someone so GOOD that you wanted to tell everyone about your experience?


How often have you agreed to a monthly service agreement, insurance policy, or TV package only to find rates rapidly creeping up and the value of service declining?    Many of us utilize automatic payment programs that make it nearly impossible to spot these changes for years while the built-in escalation clauses leave us feeling violated and taken advantage of.

Wouldn’t life be a little sweeter if your service provider had YOUR best interest in mind and notified you of rate hikes while offering money saving alternatives?

A few weeks ago, I received a call from Debbie Kane of Sava insurance Group in Waterford CT. Debbie, had performed a yearly

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(Written by Bob Ruth)

Each time I first sit down with a potential client, we discuss qualifying for a mortgage, and the 3 main aspects we use to determine whether a borrower can get financing: ability to repay the loan, willingness to repay the loan, and the collateral value of a house which is determined using an appraisal. Each of these is weighted equally and all 3 aspects determine the suitability of a borrower to obtain the financing to buy a property. This is essentially the foundation for buying a home. 

You may be able to qualify for the payments and the house is sufficient collateral for the loan, but if you don't have good credit you may not be able to get the mortgage. This is also true if the appraisal is ok and your credit is good,

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