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Cell Phone Users - Pass This Info Along - 06/30/09 08:28 PM
Ok.....so after doing some research on-line, it seems that cell phone numbers are NOT going public, but can go on a DNC list if you are interested and want to prevent telemarketers from calling you. You can only file a complaint against a telemarketer after your number has been registered for at least 31 days, but don't worry, your info isn't getting sold and the emails that read as below, are FALSE! I received this email from a friend today:
REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being releasedto telemarketing companies and you will start to receivesales calls. (4 comments)
Welcome to Everything Central Mass - A group dedicated to posting and sharing about news, events and real estate in Central Mass. We are the heart of the Massachusetts, full of history, charm and livelihood. We're home to many great sites and have decided to build a place to showcase all of them. From Old Sturbridge Village to the EcoTarium, there's something for everyone! Please feel free to join and share if you're from the area and know of any great shops, restaurants, events or homes for sale. http://www.activerain.com/groups/centralma Have a wonderful day!
Great Staycation Toy - Kever Bounce 'n' Playhouse with Water-slide - 06/28/09 10:43 AM
If you have young children like us and don't get to vacation much, here's a great little toy I picked up at BJ's Wholesale Club for $299. We planned a little "staycation" since business was too busy for us to drive to Texas in June. Unfortunately, we've only had a handful of sunny days so far this spring/summer so we haven't gotten too much use of it, but the kids have had a blast the days we've spent with it. It can hold up to 240 lbs. of children and is the perfect size for our 5 year old, 3 year (1 comments)
As advertised in The Town Common by Jonathan Cook, Scott Hall is going to perform at the Sturbridge Coffee House at 479 Main Street on Saturday, June 27th from 7:00PM to about 9:00PM. He will perform solo switching from guitar to piano and performing 20 original tunes. Scott has a 12 year career as a keyboardist for a blue collar band called the Drunk Stuntmen, he has recently recorded a solo album titled Humor Me, has been featured in many setups including Scott Hall and The International Space Station, Scott Hall and the Setbacks and Scott Hall and the Best (0 comments)
10 Great Tips for 2009+ - 06/26/09 02:22 PM
Received this in my email from my father inlaw today. Thought it was really cute so I'd share it with you all! Happy Friday! TEN GREAT TIPS FOR 2009+ #1 Stay Out of Trouble
#2 Aim For Greater Heights
#3 Stay Focused On Your Job
#4 Exercise To Maintain Good Health
#5 Practice Teamwork
#6 Rely On Your Trusted Partner To Watch Your Back. Take Your Time Trusting Others.
#7 Save For Rainy Days
#8 Rest And Relax
#9 Always Take Time To Smile
#10 Realize That Nothing Is Impossible
What Sells? Incentives in the Market Place - 06/26/09 10:10 AM
What Sells? How do you boost your activity? How to you make your home stand out in a market of many? Price is a good starting point, but what else can you do? Here are some incentives I've seen in the market place to help entice buyers to purchase a home over another: Cash Back at Closing Sales Bonuses to the buyer's agent if UAG by a certain date Free cars Free tvs Homeowner's Association Fees Paid for 6 months or a year Vacations Gift certificates for fine dining What have you seen in your market place? What has worked for (14 comments)
Here's my Thankful Thursday Photo - Taken today featuring my 3 sons playing with some frogs they found around the yard...LOL
Zach (2 years old) is on the left, going clockwise you will find William (3 years old) on the right sitting next to James Jr. (5 years old) They are great kids and we're so thankful to have them. They are curious and love nature, animals....AND FROGS!!! LOL (9 comments)
Aspiring to start getting into the world of video on my websites and blogs, I purchased a Flip Mino HD Video Recorder the other day at Best Buy. This thing fits in my little girly dress pants pockets and is smaller than my Blackberry Curve phone. It's design is sleek and sophisticated. The only drawback is there is only a 2x zoom so your video has to be point and shoot, but I can life with that for the low cost of the product. I can record up to 60 minues of high definition video, then take my Flip (4 comments)
Knowledge Is Power - 06/25/09 11:48 AM
Never stop learning! That's what I believe. You should always strive for new ways to learn. I am happiest when I learn something each day. There is always room for personal growth and there's always something to learn in the real estate business. Whether you read books, take classes at your local real estate board or college, or take some on line classes, there are always ways to advance your knowledge. Learning helps you come up with new ideas for your business and your life. It can help you get organized and motivated. If you're stuck in a rut, do a (11 comments)
Do you enjoy authentic Mexican food and a fun family dining atmosphere? We do and that's exactly what we found at Acapulcos in Framingham, MA. James and I took the 4 kids on a hunt for some good chimichangas and flautas and that's what we enjoyed with the live mariachi band at this nice restaurant. Check them out, they have several locations: http://www.acapulcos.net/ Here's our youngest son enjoying the beat! LOL (0 comments)
What's Your Favorite Widget? - 06/19/09 07:11 PM
So I'm working on a new website/blog and was curious to know...what are some of your favorite widgets out there? Can be real estate related or not...I'm just interested to see what folks are using and loving. Which ones can't you live without? I currently use the VFlyer widgets for listing advertising. I came across some interesting ones on Homegain's site to help people figure out which repairs would help their home sell for the most, but I'm afraid it takes people away from my site and onto a site where I know they are getting sold as leads to other (3 comments)
Congratulations Peg, Anthony and Dianne! - SOLD 35 Auburn Street Leicester, MA - 06/19/09 05:48 PM
35 Auburn Street Leicester, MAPrice: $207,500Beds: 3 Baths: 2 James and I would like to formally congratulate Peg, Anthony and Dianne on their new home purchase of 35 Auburn Street in Leicester! It was a pleasure working with you, and although it was an emotional process, it's great to be on the other side. We look forward to seeing everything when you move in and to working with you in the future. We hope that you are very happy in your new home and if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to contact us! And most of all....KICK BACK AND (0 comments)
I'm proud to announce that I received my Senior Real Estate Specialist designation yesterday, June 16th. I am now certified in the area of the 50+ market specializing in their specific needs as they move into a new chapter of their lives. Whether you are looking for a second home, vacation home, active adult community or downsizing, I can help make the process much easier and more relaxing. Let me show you what I can do for you and how my new designation has provided me with many more resources and much more knowledge to benefit your real estate desires. Call Kathleen (0 comments)
New Appraisal Home Valuation Code of Conduct Effective May 1st - 06/15/09 10:06 AM
Something all agents will need to be familiar with is the HVCC or the new Home Valuation Code of Conduct effective May 1st. There has been some trouble in the past with appraisers working closely, maybe too closely, with mortgage professionals to value a property to what it "needs to be" rather than what it really is. Some mortgage professionals would let the appraisers know how much the loan amount needed is and put pressure on appraisers to make that appraisal come out with at least that much in value. Some appraisers wanting the business, would do whatever they could to (2 comments)
Loyal Elmo Supporters LOVE JCKC Realty! - 06/11/09 05:31 PM
UPDATE: Loyal Elmo fans LOVE JCKC Realty!!! Take this guy for example, he is sporting a JCKC tee with his Elmo hood! LOL I thought this picture looked funny and wanted to share it! This is my son James wearing a JCKC t-shirt we made for our office opening last year and on his head he's wearing an old ELMO Halloween costume. He is a joker just like his father! Maybe I should get them matching costumes!
God is Good! - 06/09/09 01:28 PM
I really need to write a post thanking God for all of the good he has put into our lives. James and I joined in on a 40 days of prayer through CBN.com, pledging to pray as a couple each day. You will not believe the amount of positive change it has brought into our lives starting from the very first day. We are now on Day 18 and we now pray as a couple several times a day. We pray for our family, our friends, our clients and for new business. We've been thanking God and he's been showing us (0 comments)
www.53CaronRoad.com - Cedar Lake Waterfront For Sale! - 06/05/09 08:43 AM
Looking for waterfront in Sturbridge, MA? You've come to the right place! Just Listed - 53 Caron Road Sturbridge, MA 015662798 SQFT - 3 Large Bedrroms - 2.5 BathsMulti-level decks, 2 docks, panoramic views throughout! Need more details, photos or price? Checkout the property website at www.53CaronRoad.com today! Presented By JCKC RealtyJames and Kathleen Cooper508-523-8632
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Happy Birthday To James! - 06/04/09 10:28 AM
I just waned to say Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband and partner, James! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! James is turning 34 years young today and we have my sister coming over to watch the kids this evening for a special date night. James was born on June 4th, 1975 and we actually met 6 years ago today on June 4th, 2003. We married a month later on July 17th, 2003 and here we are today! What an exciting blast it's been! (And yes...lots of hard work!!!) We now have 4 beautiful children, a challenging and rewarding business and more! God is good. (0 comments)
Lions Gate Financial Network - Anyone Attend "How to Become an REO Listing Agent"? - 06/01/09 11:28 AM
I got an email from this company today inviting me to a free seminar on "How to Become an REO Listing Agent" presented by Lions Gate Financial Network. I was looking for other realtors that have attended this free seminar to let me know if it provided useful information or was it just a fake seminar to ask us to invest in some pricey service they were trying to sell? Anything you can tell me about them and/or the seminar would be great! Here's the email they sent advertising it: FORECLOSURES UP 32% Mansfield, MA - Wednesday June 3rd at (3 comments)
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