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February’s Tops in Sales and Listings at BOLD Moves

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BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to announce our top producers for the month of February.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor earned Tops in Sales for the month of February.  Broker/Owner Kate has been busy this winter serving her clients and helping them achieve their real estate goals. As Massachusetts Realtor of the Year, she has enjoyed using her expertise and skills to help her clients in her BOLDTown.  Kate thoroughly enjoys working with her clients and also helping her fellow real estate professionals with continuing education.  She is always in the forefront of the latest technology and is always happy to teach her fellow agents through online classes, webinars and traditional classroom learning.  Her Agent Rising Real Estate School is the go to school to help aspiring real estate agents obtain their license or seasoned agents up their professionalism or even become licensed brokers. Kate is always happy to be helping someone in their BOLDTown achieve their dreams.

Tracey Lee has had a productive winter, earning Tops in Listings for the month of February at BOLD Moves Real Estate. Tracey works hard to make sure her clients are informed during every step of the real estate transaction.  She is knowledgeable in every aspect of the process and is always willing to dig a little deeper to make sure every base is covered. She has a knack for research and diligence! Nobody works harder !She enjoys working with her clients to sell or buy a home and makes sure their voices are heard.

She enjoys keeping up with current trends and technology and attending classes to better help her clients fulfill their real estate goals!

Visit  www.boldmovesrealestate.com   We are your community experts and can help you realize your real estate dreams.

 

BOLDTown Community

BOLD Moves Real Estate is invested in our local communities.  We call our local towns our BOLDTowns.  We live and work in the communities we serve. We are your local experts.

Our goal is to give back in our communities.  We want to help all our clients with their real estate needs and guide them through the real estate process with the least amount of anxiety and worry.

Our clients are our priority.  We listen to their stories and help make their goals a reality, whether buying or selling a home.

We live in a beautiful part of the country.  Our communities are filled with caring people!

Always take the time to appreciate the world around us.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com or call 508-999-9800

Pan Mass Cranberry County Kids Ride

A fitting tribute for a fearless fundraiser

Feb 27, 2019

The fifth year of the Pan Mass Cranberry County Kids Ride will mark the first time that the Dana Farber fundraiser will be held in honor and memory of a single person: Rochester’s Chloe Harding.

Harding passed away Feb. 17 at the age of 8 of acute lymphatic leukemia.

The Harding family has previously  participated in the fundraiser, which takes place at Oak Point in Middleboro, and allows children to ride around the tennis courts, ride 1.6 miles, or take on a 2.8 mile course, before enjoying face paint, balloon artists, a DJ, bouncy houses and a pizza party to celebrate the riders.

Though the fundraiser asks children to raise a minimum of $30, Chloe went far beyond that, taking the first place for fundraising two years that she participated, and coming in second another year.

Chloe raised $7,825 in her own name over three years and her brother Wyatt raised $3,825 in the same three years.

Kids Ride organizer William Goldsmith describes the Hardings as a “close-knit, supportive, loving family.”

He reached out initially to the Hardings to introduce himself when he saw how much money Chloe and Wyatt were raising.

“Normally when children raise the amounts of money that Chloe and Wyatt were raising in their first year, it typically means a family member has had cancer. When Lindsay explained to me that Chloe was the cancer survivor I was surprised.” Goldsmith explained. “Normally you think in terms of a parent or grandparent, not a child.” 

As the ride got closer, Goldsmith got to know the Hardings better, and asked if they would share Chloe’s story and their experiences with Dana Farber at the opening ceremony of the Kids Ride.

“Her remarks touched everyone that day. It helped to make clear the importance of the ride,” Goldsmith explained.

Like many others, Goldsmith was deeply saddened by Chloe’s passing.

“When I learned of Chloe’s passing I reached out to say how sorry I was to hear the news. Lindsay’s response was ‘we’re going to fundraise harder than ever this year,’” Goldsmith recounted.

While this year’s ride will be different without Chloe riding, Lindsay still wants to share her family’s story, as she has in previous years. Wyatt will still be riding in his sister’s honor, and Lindsay and her husband Harrison will volunteer at the event, as they have done in previous years.

Goldsmith admires their response to Chloe’s illness, “they were not about to give into their daughter’s illness and wanted her to live as normal a life as possible”  and said, “it’s amazing how deeply you feel about them.”

He regularly does school visits to increase participation in the ride, and said that visiting Chloe’s old school, Rochester Memorial School to raise awareness for the June 2 fundraiser will be one of his most emotional visits this year.

Beyond inspiring Goldsmith, Chloe’s fight with cancer also inspired the Rochester community to rally around her with a Caring for Chloe Team that has raised $41,686 in the previous three years.

Bryan Bastoni, a Rochester resident and father of twin boys who were close to Chloe, has participated in the Cranberry County Kids Ride since its founding. He said that the ride “has all the more meaning in the world because my boys were friends with Chloe.”

He also tried to describe the impact that Chloe had on the community.

“If any child is battling anything, the Rochester community will rally around them — but more so than that with Chloe. Her family lives in Rochester, and has family roots in Rochester,” Bastoni explained.

Chloe’s personal magnetism also played a role.

“If you hadn’t been to the doctor with Chloe, you never would have known that she was sick. She never complained about anything, always looked great, was always running around,” Bastoni said.

The charismatic girl inspired many people, and the Caring for Chloe team accounted for 80 riders out of last year’s 200.

“It would not surprise me in the least if more registered this year,” Goldsmith said.

He explains that the ride makes kids realize that “they don’t have to wait to be an adult to make a difference,” adding that, “once you empower kids, you have no idea where that goes.”

Goldsmith explains that older kids regularly stop on the course’s hill to help younger kids who might be struggling. It seems like exactly the type of gesture that best honors Chloe.

For more information about the Cranberry County Kids Ride, or to register, visit: http://www.kids.pmc.org/cranberrycountry.aspx

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

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate needs.  Chloe holds a special place in everyone’s heart at BOLD Moves.

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

 

 

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.

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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

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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.