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On a quiet morning, I stand by the window of my hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, observing the ever-changing skyline. Older buildings, once familiar landmarks, are being knocked down and replaced with modern structures. Yet, amidst this transformation, my gaze settles on the Capital C...
05/23/2024
I'm Tim Bray, the broker/owner of Seaport Real Estate Services and a graduate in Real Estate & Urban Economics from UConn. Through my years of experience, I've seen how focusing on short-term gains can lead to long-term challenges in real estate and business sales. Let's explore the top five stra...
12/05/2023
Navigating the Challenges of DSCR in Commercial Real Estate RefinancingThe Rising Issue of DSCR in Commercial Real EstateIn recent years, the commercial real estate sector has faced significant challenges, particularly concerning the Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR). DSCR is a crucial financial...
11/28/2023
 A Realtor on the Path to the Elite CCIM Designation at Seaport CommercialWe're incredibly proud to spotlight Kyle Schrader, one of our most dedicated and industrious realtors. Kyle is consistently striving for excellence, and is currently working diligently to obtain the prestigious CCIM designa...
10/31/2023
Hey ActiveRain community!Ever felt the drag of a slow Wi-Fi connection when you're trying to access important documents or catch an urgent call? I've been there too. Luckily, I stumbled upon a quick and easy tip that can potentially double your Wi-Fi speed. Thought I'd share with you all! Step-by...
10/10/2023
In the fast-paced world of real estate, every call could be a game-changer. Commission-based professionals often find themselves tethered to their phones, living in fear of missing that one pivotal call. But what if I told you there's a way to reclaim your freedom, stand out from the crowd, and s...
09/28/2023
The growing ferocity and frequency of extreme weather events, tied intrinsically to the rapidly changing climate, have sent shockwaves through sectors that once thrived on predictability and historical data ‚Äď notably, the insurance and housing markets. Jacob Bogage‚Äôs recent Washington Post articl...
09/06/2023
Market Update and Current TrendsLocal vs. National Picture: While specific market conditions vary by town, national metrics like interest rates play a key role.Interest Rates and Buying Power: Back in 2021, with interest rates at 2.65%, a household with an income of $120,000 had a purchasing powe...
08/18/2023
Connecticut's real estate taxes can vary greatly depending on the municipality and districts within them.  The graphic above illustrates the base rates for each town. Additional rates are applied to specific locations where services are provided.  These services can include public water, sewer, t...
05/01/2023
In today's fast-paced and competitive real estate market, many realtors are experiencing frustration with the current business landscape. The growing emphasis on marketing, lead generation, and sales tactics has overshadowed the fundamental principles of the profession: providing exceptional valu...
04/01/2023
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At Seaport Real Estate Services, our focus is on offering personalized, problem-solving solutions for our clients, addressing their unique needs and concerns with a touch of light-hearted professionalism. We're a research-driven team, investing time and resources into analyzing market trends, property data and offering solutions that minimize risk and maximize returns. Our marketing prowess shines as we employ innovative techniques to promote our clients' properties, attracting the right buyers. Our tailored marketing strategy encompasses online and offline channels, including social media, direct mail, and targeted advertising. We help clients achieve their investment goals and maximize returns by showcasing properties in the best light. Tim, a trusted Real Estate Advisor and Broker/Owner at Seaport Real Estate Services, brings over 22 years of professional experience to the table. As one of only two agents in the region holding a four-year degree in real estate and urban economics, Tim has built an unparalleled clientele both locally and internationally. Having earned the distinction of being in the top 1% in sales volume in the area while working at William Pitt Sothebys, Tim is known for his unique blend of service, integrity, and hard work. He listens carefully to your needs and crafts personalized plans to achieve your goals. In a nutshell, Tim represents sellers and buyers in Southeastern Connecticut's most sought-after areas with skill, marketing savvy, dedication, and the highest degree of professionalism. Prior to joining Seaport Real Estate Services, Tim served as a Director for Costar Group, where he developed 15 national markets and played a key role in transforming the company into the largest commercial real estate research, marketing, and information service in the United States.