Coco, Early & Associates Launch New Website To Enhance Online Experience for Buyers & Sellers

cea_webCoco, Early & Associates is thrilled to unveil its new website.  The entire site recently was upgraded to provide a more enhanced user experience.  Now, the site is responsive and offers visitors the ability to view the site from their computer, smartphone, or tablet.  It is ‘mobile-friendly’ and responds to consumers on the go!  Another exciting feature of the site is its comprehensive search feature.  This feature allows those searching for a home not only to identify the city or town they wish for, they also can target lot sizes, number of bedrooms, square footage, and age of the home — to name just a few!

“We’re so happy with all that our new site offers our consumers,” said Blaise Coco, chief executive officer at Coco, Early & Associates.  “Our site now is a one-stop-shop for all their searching needs.  Users can specialize their search so much now that we can really identify what’s important to them from the very start.  Customers’ needs are always a first for us and this site is just another example of how we make sure we are working to provide them with exactly what they need, when they need it.”

Along with a completely new look to the site, the new Coco, Early & Associates website also continues to provide helpful real estate tools that also will help with the home buying and selling process.  These tools include market reports, community information, and mortgage calculators, among others.

To access the site, please visit www.cocoearly.com, or if you’d like an agent to walk through it with you, please contact any one of our offices and we’ll set up an appointment for you.

Coco, Early & Associates now has 11 offices throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire and has plans to open a 12th this Spring in Portsmouth, NH!   It is the area’s largest independent real estate company in the markets that it serves.  Voted Best of the Best by Market Surveys for With an established professional partnership with Leading RE and Luxury Portfolio, the company offers clients  an unmatched marketing capability around the world both in print and online.  Each day, agents sell an average of five homes!  Agents in the company have the opportunity to participate in industry renowned courses that utilize the most current technologies.  Additional information can be found online at www.cocoearly.com.
 

###
  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Make Your Home Their Home Sweet Home

frontsteps
It’s Spring time and that means that many homes are coming on the market each and every day.  While you may be hard-pressed to get everything done you’d like to before you have a showing, there are a few things you should really make time for before you head out the door and a prospective buyer walks in.

  • Make the entryway welcoming.  Sweep off your front steps. Maybe fill a planter with fresh flowers? Remove any shoes or jackets that may clutter the way.
  • Remove personal items.  Sure, the kids’ school work and photos are adorable for you, but sadly, they can make it difficult for a prospective home owner to think of it as their own.  Please don’t throw them away, just put them away so they don’t take away from your home’s appeal.
  • Clean, clean, clean!  While it may seem obvious, it’s those little areas you may forget.  Toothpaste on the sink, crumbs on the table, dishes in the drying rack, and even the trash.  Clean them up and empty it! Also, be sure to put away all those little things that belong to Fido and Tiger. Any signs of a pet could discourage a potential owner.
  • Fresh towels in the bathroom.  It may be the last thing on your mind, but believe it or not, if you can make your bathroom “feel” like a day at the spa, that’s a sure win with those coming in to check out your home.
  • Smells of home.  While you may love the new fresh lilac scented candle you bought at the store.  Shut it down and err on the side of some of the smells that remind you of home.  Candles and air fresheners can make it seem like you’re hiding something. Maybe it is homemade chocolate chip cookies, bread, coffee or maybe even apple pie — whatever those smells are that make you feel warm and cozy, share it on that day.

So, what’s the bottom line?  Don’t stress about it.  You can’t please everyone, but you can do is some of these little things that will help others feel like your home could be there’s!  Why not make it seem like their Home Sweet Home?

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Coco, Early & Associates Celebrate Record-Breaking Year

awardscrowdCoco, Early & Associates held the Annual Awards Breakfast at the Atkinson Country Club on March 1.  The event celebrated the year’s record-breaking achievements and its leading agents. The most impressive statistic shared was that while the goal for the year was to sell 2,000 homes, the reality was that 2,031 homes were sold in 2015, the highest ever for the firm since its inception in 1997.

“We are beyond thrilled with the teamwork, passion and drive that our agents displayed in 2015,” stated Blaise Coco, chief executive officer at Coco, Early & Associates.  “This achievement just sets the bar that much higher for 2016.”

“The success did not happen just by chance,” said Linda Early, president of Coco, Early & Associates. “All the agents worked together to achieve this incredible milestone.  We are all appreciative of your time and commitment to our company.”

While many achievements were recognized, of most significance were the Agent of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Top First-Year Associate and all of the 2016 President’s Circle Award Recipients.

Construction is almost complete on their 12th Coco, Early & Associates’ office in Portsmouth, NH.  It is scheduled to open this Spring.

Coco, Early & Associates is the area’s largest independent real estate company in the markets that it serves. With an established professional partnership with Leading RE and Luxury Portfolio, the company offers clients an unmatched marketing capability around the world both in print and online.  Each day, agents sell an average of five homes!  Agents in the company have the opportunity to participate in industry renowned courses that utilize the most current technologies.  Additional information can be found online at www.cocoearly.com.

#cocoearly

 

 

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Easter Egg Hunts For All Ages In Your Neighborhood

egghuntsEaster Egg Hunts are an age-old tradition that are enjoyed by friends young and old.

Living in the areas we do, we’re fortunate to have many outdoor opportunities for fun all around us —  in particular, Easter Egg Hunts!   As the spring weather teases us more each and every day, here is a list of some of the spots that are the most fun to enjoy this special treat!

While your town or neighborhood may not be noted, visiting these areas are all wonderful opportunities to explore the region you call home!

#cocoearly #egghunts

 

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Scholarship Winners Announced

giveaway-winnersWe are happy to announce this year’s Coco, Early & Associates’ Scholarship Lottery Winners:

  1. Lena (Methuen, MA)
  2. Kaitlin (Windham, NH)
  3. Evan (Lowell, MA)
  4. Victoria (Haverhill, MA)
  5. Abigail (Methuen, MA)
  6. Ellalandra (Haverhill, MA)
  7. Siddhart (Windham, NH)
  8. John (Windham, NH)
  9. Jason (Derry, NH)
  10. Kathy (Groveland, MA)

Winners will be notified via phone this week.

These names were pulled from more than 5,000 entries at our HOME Show this weekend.  A heartfelt thanks to all who entered and who attended our first-annual show.  We are happy to report that almost 600 people attended.  We already look forward to next year where we will be giving away a Kitchen Makeover!

#cocoearly #cocoearlyhomeshow #ceascholarship

 

 

 

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Something BIG is happening!

Have you heard?  This Saturday, we will be hosting our first-ever HOME Show at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover, MA!  Not only that, at the show, we are announcing our 10 Scholarship Lottery Winners!
   
Be sure to join us — you won’t want to miss out!  Scholarships will be drawn every hour, beginning at noon, until 4 p.m.  A total of 10 Scholarship winners will be announced.  In addition, guests will get a chance to win a 50″ flat-screen television. 

At this one-of-a-kind event, more than 300 Coco, Early homes will be showcased.  Maybe you’re in the market for a new home or maybe you’re thinking about putting one on the market?   At the show, you’ll see just some of the ways that Coco, Early makes your home stand out among the rest.

In addition to homes being on display, there are also many vendors lined up to share the best-of-their best to all guests.  Some of the area’s finest suppliers of kitchens, flooring, baths, HVAC, landscapers, builders, home decorating/staging, mortgage companies, title companies and lawyers will answer all your questions.

Here’s all you need to know:
Date: Saturday, March 5
Location: Wyndham Hotel (Andover, MA)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Web

Please bring your friends, families and clients.   We look forward to having you meet our family!

#cocoearly #cocoearlyhomeshow #merrimackvalley #southernnh
  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Coco, Early & Associates Announce Area’s First HOME Show

WebMarch Event to Showcase More Than 300 Homes and Area’s Finest Suppliers and Contractors

Coco, Early & Associates is excited to announce to the community that it will be the first real estate firm in the area to host a HOME Show.  Complete with the area’s finest vendors and targeted at home buyers, sellers and those looking to remodel in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, this event is planned to attract thousands in the area.

“In one location, we will be showcasing more than 300 of our best homes,” said Blaise Coco, chief executive officer at Coco, Early & Associates.  “We’ve attracted suppliers for kitchens, flooring, baths, HVAC, landscapers, builders and experts in home decor. We also are bringing in area lawyers and home inspectors, as well as title and mortgage companies. We will be the one-stop shop for those hoping to buy, sell or remodel, just as the Spring market gets started!”
This exciting event, where visitors will get a chance to win a 50” flat-screen television, will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. til 4 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover, MA – just off the River Road Exit on Route 93.   If you’re interested in attending the event or participating as a vendor, please email Nicole Buckley, event coordinator, at nbuckley@cocoearly.com.
  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Sell Your Home This Winter ~ You Can Do It!

House-snowy-1024x819A few years back, a very wise real estate agent said, “Selling your home in the winter is actually a great idea!”

My husband and I were just as hesitant as the next family, but very quickly, we came to the conclusion that yes it was, in fact, a great time. This fact couldn’t be truer today.

Sure there was snow to be shoveled and floors to be cleaned – but how is that any different than any other time of year? If it isn’t snow, it is mulch. If it isn’t sand, it is mud!

The other reality is that there really aren’t many people buying into this idea of selling now. SO – are you ready for this? Those who are anxious to buy a new home or HAVE to buy one have very few to look at!   Inventory of homes on the market during the winter months is typically very low, which means lower competition for those selling. Why not have yours get on the market now before the constant flow of homes come onto the market in the spring?

Here are five simple tips on how to make your home stand out on these cold winter days:

  • Clean out the leaves! Curb appeal is important even in the winter. Sure, it may not have seemed like a fun task a few months back, but now getting rid of those will make a big difference.  It shows you care. If the weather allows, make sure those piles of leaves around your home are cleared out and an easy entrance can be made to your home.
  • Wipe down the front door and the window trim. Make sure the white shines bright among the dirt of winter.
  • Make your front door stand out. Something tasteful and simple. Just make sure your entry way is welcoming to all who enter.
  • Turn on the heat and light a fire if you can. Make sure it’s warm and cozy for your visitors. Nothing beats the glow of a fire on a cold, winter day.
  • Keep your floors clean. Provide slippers if you can so that your guests don’t trace dirt and debris in for the next guests to see.

Most important, remember it’s your home. You want those walking through to embrace its benefits just as you do. Highlight them however you can and it will shine among those that dare to sell this winter!

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Coco, Early & Associates Recognized as Leader in Global Relocation

pamchute

Donna Mahoney, relocation services director/Coco, Early & Associates; Pam Chute, vice president at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; Linda Early and Blaise Coco, broker/owners of Coco, Early & Associates.

Methuen, MA ~ Pam Chute, vice president at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, headquartered in Chicago, IL, recently attended the monthly Coco, Early & Associates company-wide meeting.  She made the special trip in order to personally recognize Coco, Early & Associates as an extraordinary leader in global relocation.  Coco, Early & Associates has grown tremendously with increased global sales up 25% in 2015. The Network’s average during that same time was up 7%.

As a member of Leading RE, Coco, Early & Associates’ network is comprised of the very best locally and regionally-branded real estate professionals with access to 500 firms, 3,500 offices and 120,000 agents in 50 countries, across six continents!  Coco, Early & Associates’ agents can assist you anywhere in the world.  For more information, please visit our website at www.cocoearly.com/ and click on Relocation.

###

 

  • Share/Save/Bookmark

Never fear First Hikes are here!

2016We are very fortunate to live in the area that we do, aren’t we?  Whether there is sun, rain, sleet or snow — there is quite a bit to do!  We are close to the beach in the summer and the mountains in the winter — but what do when there hasn’t been too much snow and New Year’s Day is near?  Never fear — First Hikes are here!

That’s right — with minimal snow, some of NH’s finest state parks are offering guests a First Hike!  So, while Mother Nature may have a little white stuff in store for us this week, check out another fun option for you and your family.

Click here for NH State Parks First Hikes

No matter what you do, be sure to start your New Year off healthy and with those you love!

A healthy and happy 2016 to all our families, clients and friends!

#cocoearly

 

 

  • Share/Save/Bookmark