Happy Valentine’s Day!

BOLD Moves Real Estate wants to wish all its family, friends, and clients a Happy Valentine’s Day!  We are so honored to be able to help people in our BOLDTowns with all their real estate needs.  We are your community experts and we live and work in the communities we serve.

We are dedicated to making your real estate transaction as easy and stress-free as possible.  Selling your home or finding a new home should be exciting not terrifying.  We realize this is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime, and make sure your transaction is smooth and worry-free.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more information and to reach one of our BOLD agents. You can also call 508-999-9800

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Tops in Sales and Listings at BOLD Moves

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BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to share Tops in Sales and Tops in Listings for the month of January.

January started the year off fresh and was a busy month at the BOLD office.

Tracey Lee earned Tops in Sales with her hard work and customer satisfaction.  Tracey always goes the extra mile to investigate all aspects of the transaction and make sure her clients are informed every step of the way.

Betty Tripanier was happy to earn Tops in Listings for her distinction.  Betty is happy to help her clients list and sell their homes quickly and with less stress and anxiety.  She always works with her clients to put their needs first whether buying or selling a home.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com or call 508-999-9800 to reach Tracey or Betty or the other BOLD agents at the BOLD Welcome Center in Mattapoisett.

Tri-Town Happenings

Things to do: Enjoy lectures, an author talk, music, go on a date

Feb 8, 2019

There’s a lot happening in the tri-town on any given week, and with St. Valentine’s Day coming up there are a few Valentine’s Day events as well. Visit SippicanWeekToday.com for your itinerary.

Thursday, February 7

Enjoy some jazz.

The Old Rochester Regional High School Music Department will be hosting a fundraiser concert by The Southcoast Jazz Orchestra to raise money for a trip to Nashville this April. The 17-piece Southcoast Jazz Orchestra is led by Bob Williamson.

The performance will be at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at The Symphony Music Shop or can be reserved at OldRochesterMusic@gmail.com. They will also be available at the door.

Explore cultures from around the world.

The Old Rochester Regional School District will celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of its schools with Family Night. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be music, dance, food samples, photographs of a vacation, a coin collection, crafts, and more. Email Lisahoran@oldrochester.org or Lisadix@oldrochester.org to RSVP for the event.

See a fresh set of artists.

Artists from the Wareham/Bourne Art Association will display their art in Marion’s Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center for the month of February. An opening reception for their art, with food and the chance to meet the artists, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8

Hear an author speak.

The Sippican Woman’s Club will host author Catherine McLaughlin at Handy’s Tavern for a discussion on her novel, “Blue Collars,” about a large working-class New Bedford family. McLaughlin will read from her book and speak about the writing process and how she keeps busy in her retirement. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting before McLaughlin’s presentation.

Enjoy food, music and games.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with dinner, music and a game night at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Open Table. The event will be held at the Congregational Church’s Reynard Hall. There is no charge for the meal. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 5 p.m. Participants may stay after for Game Night at 6 p.m.

Learn to stop ticks.

The Sippican Lands Trust will host a special workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 152 Front Street to review basic tick biology, scientifically proven protection methods, and bust any commonly held myths.Blake Dinius, the entomologist educator for Plymouth County Extension, will speak at the talk.

See a classic film.

The Classic Film series continues with the showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” the Marion Music Hall at 7 p.m. Arrive early and listen to music before the film. David Pierce will offer comments at the movie’s conclusion.

Saturday, February 9 

Go to a farmer’s market.

Need meat, produce, soaps, or bread? You may be able to pick up all of these things at the Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market, which is held at the Old Rochester Junior High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See more new art. 

Anthi Frangiadis will be hosting her last trunk show in Marion on Saturday, to feature Brenda Morrison of Wareham and Janice Kissinger of Dartmouth. The Valentines-themed show will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and feature wearable art made of repurposed clothing, glass jewelry and other glass utensils. The show will be held at The Drawing Room, 11 Spring St., Marion.  

Leave the kids behind for a date.

For parents who have been struggling to find Valentine’s date time, the First Congregational Church of Rochester may have a solution. From 6 to 9 p.m., adults at the church will entertain your children with crafts, games, dinner, and a movie while you enjoy the time out. Leave your children in Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester. To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/moment.

Sunday, February 10

Eat grilled cheese.

The Fearons and Costa families are holding a grilled cheese fundraiser from 5  to 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett. Families can enjoy grilled cheese and adults can have a drink while children watch “The Incredibles” and munch on popcorn. Tickers are $15 per person, with the proceeds benefitting SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Monday, February 11

Learn about neuroscience.

P.h.D student Sage Aronson will talk about how the brain processes signals and how that can lead to teenage depression at Tabor Academy’s ScienceNow lecture. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Stroud Academic Center.

Thursday, Feb 14

Learn art observation tips over lunch

Take a visual journey into the world of art observation Jill Sanford, who will present a lecture to the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club at 11 a.m. in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Sanford will review the basics of line, color, form, texture and composition, then the audience can apply that knowledge to specially selected art images.

Watch ‘Heathers: The Musical’ open.

Tabor Academy will host their high school edition performance of their winter musical, “Heathers: The Musical” on February 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. “Heathers: The Musical,” a satire dealing with the challenges of teen life, became an Off-Broadway hit in 2014.

The show will be in Tabor’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall.

Visit www.sippican.theweektoday.com for all your local news and events in the Southcoast Tri-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.

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Selling and Buying a Home in the Winter Season

We all know the line that Spring is the best time to buy or sell a home.  While that may be true, selling or buying a home in the winter can be a great idea especially if your house is ready and you’d rather not wait.

The housing market is still low on inventory, and serious buyers are out looking during the winter months more than ever before.  New Year’s Resolutions to get serious and buy a new home may come into play in mid-January.  The holidays are over and the busy spring and summer is not here yet, so this could be a great time for buyers to get looking.  Most buyers looking at this time of year are serious.

Buyers are usually less put off by days on the market at this time of year.  They realize the holidays could stall a sale  and will still consider homes that have been on the market for a little while within reason.

Selling your house now could mean less competition for the new home you want to buy.

Choose your price carefully! Check out the comparables and be realisitic.  Now is not the time to overprice your home. Don’t despair. If it doesn’t sell quickly, the busy spring market is right around the corner.

Winter is also a great time for buyers, even though inventory may be lower, there will be less competition and sellers are usually pricing their homes to sell.

Sellers are motivated to sell and may be ready to take your offer.  There is less of a chance of getting into a multiple offer situation.

Also, this might be a slower time for your agent, so they have more time to devote to finding you a home.

Winter is a great time for buyers and sellers alike, so bundle up and get out there.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is devoted to helping you buy or sell a home in your BOLDTown.  We are your community expert and can take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com

 

 

Changes this Spring at No Kidding in Mattapoisett

For No Kidding owners, it’s time for a change

Jan 24, 2019

Local Tri-town Events

Even though the holidays are over, there are still some fun events happening in the tri-town to keep you busy.

According to the Sippican Weekly:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cross Country team and National Honor Society are jointly hosting the 7th annual Frosty Runner Road Race on Jan. 26 for runners who don’t mind the cold.

Options for the Frosty Runner include a 10.5 mile run and a 3.1 mile run/walk. All races begin and end at the school, located at 476 North Avenue, Rochester, MA.  Race maps are posted below.

Registration and number pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Post-race food and refreshments will be served to all registered participants. There will be awards for top and divisional finishers.

Register online at https://www.runreg.com/frostyrunner or download the form below and mail it to Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Event Date:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

Event Location:

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Friends of Old Rochester Music to host brunch

Jan 14, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of Old Rochester Music will host its third annual brunch at The Inn On Shipyard Park on Jan. 27.

The brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature live music from Old Rochester student musicians.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for kids, with proceeds going to benefit the group.

For more information and to reserve tickets, email orrform02739@gmail.com.

Visit www.sippican.theweektoday.com for all your local tri-town news

Visit www.boldmovesrealeastate.com for all your local news.  We are your tri-town and neighborhood experts.  We can help you with your real estate move in your BOLDTown.

Monday Morning Meeting

BOLD Moves Real Estate had a productive Monday morning meeting. The January birthdays were celebrated including new partner Patty McArdle with a traditional cupcake.

Besides new listings and closings, Monday morning meetings are a great time to connect and learn from each other’s transactions.  There are always unique situations that come up that are a great learning experience for everyone.

We were also lucky to welcome Bonne  DeSousa from the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonnie has earned the distinction of Mattapoisett Person of the Year for all her hard work for the Mattapoisett Bike Path.  Bonne has a Go Fund Me Page to support the Marion-Mattapoisett Bike Walk Connector. It is a cause she is passionate about.  This connector will make a huge difference in the length of the bike path.

Visit Bonne’s Facebook page for the link to her Go Fund Me Page.

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/the-mattapoisettmarion-connection?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR0rTXe45hQGZ

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for local news. We are your community experts and can help take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction.

Monday morning

Winter Safety Tips

Winter has been pretty calm so far.  We haven’t had to deal with lots of snow but winter is far from over.  Here are some winter safety tips to keep you and your family safe.Keep an eye out for frostbite. It can come on quickly when the temperature dips.  Make sure you are covering all your extremities. Mittens are better than gloves to prevent frostbite.  Wear a warm hat and make sure your ears are covered.

Watch out for slippery walks and driveways.  Falls can be especially hazardous for the elderly.  Make sure you wear shoes with good traction.  You can always bring your fancy shoes with you to wear once you get to your destination.  Kitty litter and sand are great for adding traction and don’t skimp on the salt to melt the ice.

Be careful when shoveling snow.  Warm up your muscles and take frequent breaks.  Pushing snow is easier than lifting if at all possible. Volunteer to help your older neighbors with their snow removal.

Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.  With homes being closed up and heating systems working hard, carbon monoxide buildup could be an issue.  Only use heaters approved for indoor use and check the batteries in your detectors twice a year.

Fire can also be an issue with woodstove and fireplace use.  Make sure you have your chimney inspected and cleaned before you start using it.

Keep you and your family safe with these great safety tips.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate needs.  We are your community experts and can help take the anxiety out of your real estate move.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor Director-at-large of MAR

Mattapoisett broker elected director-at-large of Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Dec 30, 2018

MATTAPOISETT — Real estate broker Kate Lanagan MacGregor has developed an impressive juggling routine — and after being elected to a top position in her profession, she will be asked to juggle even more.

As the broker-owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate in Mattapoisett, MacGregor has recently been named the director-at-large of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), adding to her long list of responsibilities. On Dec. 4, the Rochester resident was elected to the two-year position with the organization.

“It’s absolutely an honor to be able to help our community like this because that is the whole reason why I am passionate about being a realtor ‘evangelist,’” said MacGregor.

MacGregor, who grew up in Mattapoisett, said she initially received her real estate license in 1985 but took a break from the job because she was unsure if it was the right fit for her. “But when I became a mother I reactivated my realty license because it seemed like a good position to partner with being a mom,” she said.

After reactivating her license in 2000, she set out with the goal to help her family and friends. In response to a declining housing market, MacGregor decided to start BOLD Moves Real Estate.

Since the inception of BOLD Moves, MacGregor has held various leadership roles on the state and national level. MacGregor has been heavily involved with training realtors across the state and nation, and also owns the Agent Rising Real Estate Training School.

On the local level, MacGregor served as the 2018 President of the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts. She was also named the MAR Realtor of the year for 2018, a designation that MacGregor is proud of. 

“It was a huge honor,” said MacGregor. “Our vision of success has always been how can we serve our consumer or families our friends, so I never thought that would be something to come to me.”

To continue her efforts on larger scale, MacGregor turned toward the director-at-large position of MAR. As director-at-large, she will serve as a state director and a voting member of the executive committee. “I will be representing the state rather than a small region,” she added.

The world of realty has three tiers: local, state, and national. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors is a trade organization operating at the state level and, as the director-at-large, MacGregor will act as the governing body of the board. Her main responsibilities are finance, government affairs, and education.

MacGregor also said that being involved in the community is important to her and BOLD Moves. The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path have held meetings at the BOLD Moves Welcome Center, and the Old Rochester football team held their pre-championship banquet there as well.

“We want to be a part of he community and we that’s the best way to serve,” she said. “That’s where we get the realtor of the year and the director-at-large position, the whole thing all comes back to serving — serve and elevate, and the rest just follows.”

What a great story! We are so proud of Kate at BOLD Moves and look forward to this next step in her real estate goals.

Visit www.sippican.theweektoday.com for all your local stories in our great BOLDTowns.

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Plumb Corner at Christmas

Plumb Corner helps for the holidays

Dec 22, 2018