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Research inspires our mission, valuation techniques guide it, & marketing showcases it.
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 – notably, the insurance and housing markets. Jacob Bogage’s recent Washington Post articl...
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...
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...
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...
 Commercial real estate projects can be a lucrative investment opportunity for those who are willing to take on the associated risks. While financing options for these projects vary, bridge loans are often used to cover the gap between the initial investment and the eventual long-term financing. ...
In the world of real estate, there's a pervasive belief that it's always a good time to buy and sell property. However, the truth is that's not always the case. In fact, sometimes, it's in a client's best interest to hold off on buying or selling real estate altogether.Now, I know this might soun...
Your insightful responses to my previous post have truly inspired me to take matters into my own hands. With my newly acquired knowledge, I have boldly created a comprehensive guide outlining the residential real estate transaction from start to finish. This resource is sure to add value and ben...
There’s No “I” in TeamBut there is a Me…Witnessing the growing number of attention seekers on social media, it seems as though a lot of this behavior may be driven by the fact that many individual professional identities have become shrouded within “teams” “groups” or “pods”, starving the more de...
AUCTION PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY –  102 Town Woods Road Old Lyme, CT.  SALE TO BE AWARDED VIA ONLINE AUCTION PROCEEDING. BIDDING DATES OPENED TO QUALIFIED BUYERS FROM 08/16/2020 - 08/23/2020. Tim Bray and Jamie Molinares of Seaport Auctions and William Pitt Sothebys International Realty are jointly a...
Yesterday while playing basketball with my boys I took a very hard pass to the side of my head. I did briefly lose consciousness and began vomiting shortly thereafter which is indicative of concussions that I am all too familiar.  No, I did not do the right thing and go to the hospital but I am s...

Tim Bray

B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
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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.