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Maria Gilda Racelis

Saying No to Commission. Yes to Professional Service Fee

Although I learned from the Four Agreements not to take things personally, I would not refrain from traversing back to the blog I wrote two years ago refusing strongly against being branded or called "Salesperson." I am not a Saleswoman!   This blog generated interesting comments from the members. Dissenting and concurring opinions were expected.  What I [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

You are a Realtor! Be Damn Proud of It!

One who thinks of himself as an underrated individual because of his profession does not have the confidence to stay in the field. I cringed when a fellow Realtor® posted a comment which diminished his own status as a professional. We help our clients reach their goal. And that is a huge achievement. I am not [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

You Can’t Reject Section 8 Tenants!

Rejecting tenants based on source of income, specifically Section 8, could be a potential Fair Housing Act violation. The State of Connecticut mirrors the Federal fair housing laws. But the state also includes lawful source of income among the protected classes. Hence, it is illegal for landlords to deny rental opportunities to people whose source [...]

Here is the East Hartord CT Real Estate Market Report January 2017: HOMES FOR SALE Currently, there are 133 properties for sale in the Town of East Hartford. The most expensive is $269,900 boasting 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms within a 3,790- square foot home. The average size and listed price is 1,331 sq.ft. and $136,743, [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

January 2016 Vernon CT Real Estate Market Report

Vernon Connecticut was a part of the Town of Bolton until 1808. This explains why the two lakes which expanse are mostly in Vernon are called Middle Bolton Lake and Upper Bolton Lake.  In 1965, the City of Rockville and the Town of Vernon were consolidated into a single township. The Rockville area gives the town the city [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

Manchester CT 2016 Real Estate Review for Home Buyers and Sellers

The year 2016 is great for Manchester CT real estate market. Manchester CT 2016 Real Estate Review summarizes the following: The month of May has the highest number of units sold and highest average sold price. In 2015, July has the most number of units sold. However, the highest average sold price is captured by [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

Miracle Worker is not on my Bio!

Maria Does Make it Happen or Maria Makes it Happen... familiar lines cited on my clients' testimonials for their closing statement. I do make my clients dream come true through persistence and unflinching dedication to provide unsurpassed service, and through the knowledge, skills and experiences acquired throughout the years in this business. However, nowhere did I ever [...]

Maria Gilda Racelis

What Should You Do in the Event of a Car Collision?

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen every minute of the day. Motor vehicle accidents occur in any part of the world every 60 seconds. And if it’s all summed up in a yearly basis,there are 5.25 million driving accidents that take place per year. Due to this staggering statistics, one should [...]