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Coco, Early & Associates Announce Scholarship Giveaway Opportunity for Students in Grades K-Senior Year of College

Coco, Early & Associates is excited to announce that, once again, it is giving away $10,000 in scholarships to students in Grades Kindergarten thru Senior Year of College.   This is the second year that Coco, Early & Associates has offered this opportunity to the community and it is done so with pride, and in collaboration with, the Edward J. Haddad Scholarship Foundation.  This foundation recently was established in honor of Linda Early’s father, who passed away last year.  Linda Early is the president of Coco, Early & Associates, the area’s leading independent real estate company.  Agents at the company are contributing $5 from every closing toward this foundation.

“My dad was a very humble man and would be a little embarrassed by all of this attention,” said Linda.  “He was most proud that all of his daughters went to college, so the fact that this foundation enhances one’s chances for higher education is sure to put a smile on his face.”  Edward also helped build Coco, Early & Associates into what it is today.  Linda added, “He was a ‘runner’ for us before the internet, cell phones and other such devices were available.  He would run to local town halls for field cards and help us apply for smoke inspections. He also delivered documents to many attorneys and co-broke offices. He made friends with so many people.  This foundation also is just a wonderful way for us all to keep his commitment to success alive.”

Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded on August 1, 2018. To enter, those interested may visit http://www.cocoearly.com/content/Special_Events/Scholarship_Giveaway.  You may re-enter the contest each week for more chances to win.  To claim the prize, winners will be required to share their latest report card to prove they are in school. 

“We are grateful to our community that has trusted us for more than 20 years and look forward to giving back to them in this way for many years to come,” added Linda.

About Coco, Early & Associates

Coco, Early & Associates is the area’s largest independent real estate company in the markets that it serves. They have fourteen office locations throughout MA & NH, and are an established professional partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio. Each day, Coco, Early agents sell an average of six homes!  Their mission is to provide extraordinary local and global real estate services, with a personal touch, while giving back to their local communities.

For more information about Coco, Early & Associates please visit www.cocoearly.com

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Coco, Early & Associates to Host Supermarket Sweep at Market Basket in Haverhill, MA

Coco, Early & Associates is excited to announce that at on Saturday, May 12th at the Westgate Plaza Market Basket in Haverhill, MA (located at 400 Lowell Ave.), they will host a “Supermarket Sweep!”  This event, which takes place at 6 a.m. and is in honor of the company’s 20th anniversary, gives six lucky winners 60 seconds to accumulate as much food as they can fit into one grocery basket.

“This event is so fun for us and it actually is one of the first company contests we ever held many years ago,” said Blaise Coco, Coco, Early & Associates chief executive officer.  “It’s a great opportunity for us to pull many people together in an energetic way and it allows us to give back to our community that has trusted us for more than 20 years.  We cannot wait!”

To be a potential “sweeper,” those interested should visit the company’s website: www.cocoearly.com, click on Special Events and register.  Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.  You may re-register each week to earn more chances to win. The deadline to enter is May 10, 2018 at midnight.  Six lucky winners will be drawn at the event — 5/12 at 6 a.m. Winners only can win once and may pull food items only.  Sneakers and a signed liability waiver are required.  Costume dress is permitted and encouraged.  Winners must allow photos to be published and may receive 1099 for winnings.

About Coco, Early & Associates

Coco, Early & Associates is the area’s largest independent real estate company in the markets that it serves. They have fourteen office locations throughout MA & NH, and are an established professional partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio. Each day, Coco, Early agents sell an average of six homes!  Their mission is to provide extraordinary local and global real estate services, with a personal touch, while giving back to their local communities.

For more information about Coco, Early & Associates please visit www.cocoearly.com.

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Coco, Early & Associates Receives 2017 Best of Salem Award

Coco, Early & Associates has been selected for the 2017 Best of Salem Award in the Real Estate category by the Salem Award Program.

Each year, the Salem Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. These exceptional companies help make the Salem area a great place to live, work and play.

“We are so proud of our agents for helping our company to be recognized and stand out from the rest,” said Blaise Coco, chief executive officer of Coco, Early & Associates. “Our business has grown tremendously thanks to the commitment that our team has to providing their expertise and compassion to the communities in which we serve.”

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Salem Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Salem Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Salem Award Program

The Salem Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Salem area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Salem Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in the community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Their mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Salem Award Program

CONTACT:
Salem Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@onlineawarded.org
URL: http://www.onlineawarded.org

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Coco, Early & Associates Recognized on 2017 REAL Trends 500 List

Coco, Early & Associates is excited to announce that the company has made the 2017 REAL Trends 500 List.  Those who earn a spot on this prestigious real estate industry report are leading realty firms that outperformed the market, compared against the results reported by the National Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Home Builders. Those recognized firms saw unit sales up 6.6 percent while sales volume increased 8.8 percent, which shows that size and leadership do matter.

The REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, remains the undisputed leader in ranking the performance of residential real estate service firms. Due to the requirement of independent verification, the REAL Trends 500 is the trusted source for information about the performance of these firms.

“We are thrilled to kick-off our extremely hot spring market with this exciting recognition,” said Linda Early, president of Coco, Early & Associates.  “Our continued commitment to providing our agents with the tools they need to succeed has transpired into very successful client relationships.  Our agents are armed with all that they need to ensure that their clients are educated and prepared throughout the buying and selling process. We couldn’t ask for more from them and they’re providing their clients with everything that they need!  This honor is just proof that they continue to go above and beyond in what they do.”

“Being measured by our local competitors is one thing,” said Blaise Coco, chief executive officer at Coco, Early & Associate, “But on a national stage where there are tens of thousands of real estate firms competing for the privilege to be called “Top 500” is such an accomplishment, an accomplishment that can only be achieved by the whole team.”

The REAL Trends 500 Rankings are produced in several ways: first by closed transaction sides and then by sales volume. Firms ranked by sales volume may not appear in the rankings by transaction sides due to differences in mean sales prices of homes across the country.  Coco, Early and Associates has achieved both by placing in the top 500 in listings and top 500 in sales.

For more information about Coco, Early & Associates, please visit the company site at www.cocoearly.com.

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Coco, Early & Associates Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary


Coco, Early & Associates is excited to share that the company is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year.  What began in 1997 as a two-person team with one assistant, has grown into a leading local (yet global), independent real estate company with more than 300 agents and 13 office locations.  Since Coco, Early & Associates’ inception, they have closed more than $5 billion in real estate sales.  In 2016 alone, the company averaged selling six homes each day!

“It’s hard to believe 20 years already have passed,” said Linda Early, president of Coco, Early & Associates.  “Our success is a direct result of the energy and passion that our agents have for what they do.  We provide the tools and we’re fortunate that all of our agents take advantage of them.  We are truly grateful to our agents and staff as well the amazing communities we are so fortunate to work with.”

The company kicked off its celebratory year on March 22nd with the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Atkinson Country Club. The event was hosted by local radio celebrity, Candy O’Terry, and honored the company’s top producing agents.  Festivities will continue throughout the year with major events planned for its Annual Agent Appreciation Week in August.  For more information about Coco, Early & Associates, please visit the company site at www.cocoearly.com.

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Coco, Early & Associates’ Website Recognized for Excellence

Coco, Early & Associates has been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of more than 550 high quality independent real estate firms in over 60 countries. The certification was presented in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality.

Coco, Early & Associates’ website, www.cocoearly.com, received high marks in a variety of critical areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. The evaluation was conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to review the websites of participating members.

The specific measurements for the WQC are updated each year to reflect the most current online marketing strategies, as well as evolving consumer preferences. Companies must be re-certified every two years to maintain the certification.

“The 140 companies that earned the WQC this year have created websites that engage consumers with thoughtful design, rich local content and up-to-date information on homes in the local market and around the world. We are pleased to recognize them for giving consumers a superior online experience and supporting that with exceptional customer support,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

“We are thrilled that our company website was recognized as one of the finest in our industry,” said Linda Early, president of Coco, Early & Associates.  “It’s one thing for us to think it is one of the best, but to have the validation from such a prestigious organization as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®  is truly satisfying.”

As a member of LeadingRE, Coco, Early & Associates provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.

About Coco, Early & Associates

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 six 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.

For more information about Coco, Early & Associates please visit www.cocoearly.com.

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Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

White-Silver-Holiday-Decor-2012The holidays are full of festivities and decorating is just one piece of the whole season’s package.  There are gifts to be bought, food to be made, cards to be sent — never mind if you’re selling your home too!  Here are a few simple tips that will help you make sure your home is shining at its best, no matter the season.

Keep it simple.  Don’t buy the biggest tree or pull out the blow up Santa for your front yard.  Remember, you want your home to look spacious and roomy enough for potential home buyers so be sure your selections don’t overcrowd your home’s living or outdoor space.  Also opt for more general winter decorations rather than a specific holiday so as not to offend potential buyers with different beliefs.

Make it inviting.  Perhaps bake a batch of cookies or a seasonal pie to offer your visitors.  Maybe even have some classical music playing in the background. Those scents and soothing sounds of the holidays can remind your guests that this could possibly be their next ‘home sweet home.’

Make it easily accessible.  Just make sure the winter snow doesn’t inhibit your guests easy entrance to your home.  Clear the walkway and driveway of any potential hazardous ice and snow so potential buys easily can come into your home.

Research your real estate agent.  Ask him/her questions as to what their availability is over the holiday.  You want your agent to be around throughout the season in case potential buyers are interested.  Knowing this ahead of time, will just make the whole process easier for all.

Create a virtual tour.  Sometimes the cold, ice and snow of winter make it difficult for potential buyers to get to all the available homes they want to see.  By having a professional video of your home taken, this can be shared on the web so that anyone can view it, no matter the weather!

Enjoy the season!  This is the most important.  Don’t let the stress of selling your home overtake the joy of the season.

Remember there is a buyer for every home…it’s just a matter of when that buyer comes through your front door!  As long as you are prepared, you are sure to experience a smooth process.

 

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Simple Steps To Have Your Home Ready For Show

Now that the hot, lazy days of summer are over and autumn has made its presence known, maybe you’ve turned your own leaf and decided to take the plunge and embark on a house-hunting adventure. While searching for a new home has its own challenges, one challenge you can minimize with a little planning, is the reality that your own home needs to be ready to be put on the market. Here are a few simple steps to ease this process:
Remove all signs of summer — Of course, we all love flip flops, sand and pool toys, but when the crisp weather is here, put it all away. Rid your garage, yard and mud room of these items to make space and highlight the strengths of your home.
Seal up drafts — The season lends itself to some windy days. Don’t let a draft sneak in under a door or window when a potential buyer steps in. Rather, make the repair now so you don’t forget!
Rake the leaves — Don’t let signs of the season deter a potential buyer. The season’s foliage is one of its highlights but if you have piles of leaves in the way of your walkways and garages, it can often make visitors think these are more of a hassle than a gift!
Enhance your entryway — Sweep the steps. Clean the windows. Tastefully decorate your front door. Keep it simple. Make them feel welcome from the moment they walk in the door.

While these tips aren’t difficult, thinking of them early on in the process only will help you to enjoy your own search for your new Home Sweet Home!

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Fall Festivals Abound In NH and MA

pumpkinThe fall is a fantastic time of year to get outdoors, enjoy the cool air and amazing foliage.  There are fairs of all kinds around our area.

Below are links to some fun fall festivals in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts:

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  • Take a minute to enjoy all that our region has to offer.  Whether its apples, crafts or maybe a hayride, we’re fortunate to have it all in our backyards!

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