A New Day Real Estate Luxury and Investment Properties in Bellevue Washington

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If you are looking to buy or sell luxury real estate in Bellevue Washington or on the Eastside of Lake Washington, you will want to call A New Day Real Estate.

A New Day Real Estate
14404 NE 31st St k105 Bellevue, WA 98007

ATTN: Eastside / Seattle Auto Dealers – I’m On A Mission to Sell or Trade My Mercedes S500 This Weekend

Mercedes Benz S500 for The title of this post basically tells it all.  I am on a mission to sell my 1997 Mercedes Benz S500 this weekend.  She’s been an excellent car and has less that 130k miles on her.  She does need an oil change and (I think) an O2 sensor, and has a cracked front spoiler (I’ve broken it on parking strips 3 times and got tired of fixing it).  It’s worth at least $5000 wholesale, but I am VERY motivated to sell it this weekend and have reduced the price to $4499.

I’m also willing to trade it straight up for a small gas saver – maybe a Honda, Toyota or even a Chevy ..  I just need to save money on gas on a long road trip I need to make in the next couple of weeks.  I’m going to be on the road visiting used car dealers today until I find the right one, so if you want to make a deal – give me a call on my cell 425-429-8590 or send me email on my gmail account at joeconnector@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Video: Joe Connector Talks About Eastside Business Directory and More

Here’s a short video where I talk about some of the projects that I’ve been working on, including the Eastside Business Directory, BellevueBusinessJournal.com, eating clean and blending up healthy green juices with my new Vitamix.

I’d love your feedback – please comment below – or better yet, make a video reply! (and make sure to tell us the name of your website!)

The Eastside Recruiter Challenge Series Begins Today!

Thank you for your interest in the Eastside Recruiter Challenge Series.  This series of challenges is for recruiters who place people in contract or full-time positions on the Eastside (of Lake Washington) and is designed to be a competition for the many awesome recruiters out there, a way for them to meet more Eastside human resource pros and help connect people with jobs right here on the Eastside.

Joe The Connector Kennedy with Jeffrey Gitomer

Here I am comparing hairstyles with Sales God, Jeffrey Gitomer in March 2012.

The first challenge is a HUGE one – but the reward is nice too.  My first challenge to all employment recruiters and headhunters out there is to find ME employment by the end of June.  Any and all recruiters are eligible to participate and I will gladly meet with any recruiter or potential employer at your convenience.  The prize for the person or persons who gets me hired by the end of June is one full week’s pay from the job I accept.  That’s right, the first week, I’ll be working for YOU – and the higher salary you can negotiate for me, the larger your bonus/prize.

There are several reasons that this challenge is HUGE.  Some of them have to do with the economy.  Some of them have to do with my resume, some of it has to do with the fact that I don’t look like most people …  What should make it easier is that I can do pretty much anything, have been a social media pioneer, have experience in A LOT of different areas, am flexible with schedule and travel requirements, am extremely comfortable in (and usually lead)  interviews.

Remember, time is of the essence – so get started NOW!

Once one of the star recruiters for our Eastside companies helps me get employment, we will issue the next Eastside Recruiter Challenge. If you are a job seeker and would like to be considered for one of the future Eastside Recruiter Challenges, please send your resume to JoeConnector@gmail.com.

If you are a recruiter or headhunter and would like to get me hired and win the prize, CONTACT ME NOW!  I’m waiting to hear from you.

The method of determining the next challenge will be chosen by the end of the month, but I’d love to hear your feedback on how it should be chosen.  Need?  Time unemployed?  Size of family?  Children?  Field?  Comment now!

Joe Connector Beginning to Test Facebook Ads

Hire Joe "The Connector" KennedyIn the wee hours of this very fine day, I set up my first Facebook ad – this one looking for employment.  I initially thought I would try it because I kept on getting emails offering me $50 in free Facebook advertising, but – one I signed up, I was told that promotion was no longer valid …

Still the same, I am starting out with a very small budget and a very targeted audience.  I will be testing various ads in the next couple of weeks and play around with the targets a bit, until I start hitting consistent bull’s eyes.

The bottom line is that I hope to have a new gig or consistent employment very, very soon.


So Tired of the Up Sell – Just Respect My Time and I Will Yours

Jeeze – I’m so frickin sick of being upsold every darn time I turn around.  Three damn times today alone.

I went to the doctor this morning to get some paperwork signed.  He wanted me to sell me additional copies of the paperwork for $20.

A little later in the day, I took Hannah Montana Kennedy to Petsmart to get a rabies shot.  They charged me for a complete check up (which was not really complete unless I wanted to pay an additional $330) and two different shots and wanted to charge me a lot more.  They explained to me how lucky I was to be able to save SO MUCH money by subscribing to their wellness plan …  Sorry, but today was the first day Hannah was ever at the doctor and it will probably be a long time before she goes back.  She is a very happy and healthy doggie!

Just now, Stacia called the Elements Apartments in Bellevue to find out how much two bedroom apartments are – as we are starting our search for new housing that we will need in late August.  They asked her at least 20 questions before they would give her a starting range ($1700 – $3000 a month).

It would be so much easier to do business with people who were straightforward and just answered the questions that I am interested in.  I don’t have the time or desire to hear your sales pitch and just because I ask you a question, does not give you the right to attempt to sell me something I don’t want or need.

As my friend Jeffrey Gitomer says, “People love to buy, but hate to be sold”.

Your thoughts?  I’d especially like to hear from those in sales, particularly if you work for Elements Too Apartments or Petsmart / Banfield Pet Hospital.

Announcing Social Media Marketing Confab 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!  Today was supposed to be the day for the spreecast of the Social Networking for Business and Social Media 101 Reunion, but I just could not get it together in time.  Despite support shown by great people like Shauna Causey, Kathy Gill and Eric Weaver, I’ve been a little preoccupied and failed to make it happen.

The good news is that while working on a ‘Professional Profile’ and following the new book by Don Burrow and Deborah Drake called “Burn Your Resume – You Need a Professional Profile’, I’ve remembered a couple of the early social media conferences I was involved in organizing – and want to do a more current version, with a lot more practical knowledge.  Disclosure:  It might also help me get some work.

Previous conferences have all had some awesome speakers and valuable content, but they were at an even earlier time in social media, a time when many businesses had not yet seen the impact of social media and had still not bought into it.

Today, most reasonable businesses have seen that they NEED to be using social media marketing in their business just to keep up with the competition, and the savvy businesses know they need to be using social media well to stay ahead of their competition.

At any rate, I have begun to plan Social Media Marketing Confab 2012.  The location and date have yet to be determined, but I am hoping for a nice venue, that will hold around 200 conference attendees, that is looking for some awesome visibility with the social media marketing crowd, either in Bellevue or Seattle, but will consider all possibilities.  It would be great to have it at Google or Adobe, especially considering that we’ve had the last two conferences at the Microsoft Conference Center and the local Microsoft Local Engagement Team doesn’t seem to want to engage locally any longer …

(I’m thinking there will be additional Confabs in other cities as well, so if you are in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego are interested in discussing, please contact me).  At this point, the target date is somewhere in the first week of June for the Seattle version.

So at this point, I’m looking for a venue, sponsors and speakers.  I’ve got a number of speakers lined up and will post a rough Program for the Confab in the next day or so.  Hoping to have a nice rousing session on live broadcasting – including people from spreecast, LiveStream, U-Stream, Social Cam and more, as well as a session on Using Video in Social Marketing – and really hope to get someone from YouTube to talk and let us know what maybe up in the future.

If you can help, or want to get involved – please let me know!

BellevueBusinessJournal.com and Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network For Sale, Looking for Buyers or Partners

I have decided that I need to simplify my life and focus on some new projects that I’m being recruited for – SOOOO – I am needing to either find a partner or a buyer for two websites that have been a huge part of my life for a number of years now.

That’s right – both BellevueBusinessJournal.com and the Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network are looking for some new blood, in the form of a highly energetic and motivated partner or buyer looking to engage and connect with businesses and business owners here in Bellevue and on the Eastside.

It’s very difficult for me to think about no longer being associated with these two sites, but they do take quite a bit of time to run and I just have not been able to dedicate the time or resources required to make them super successful …


Embedding a Pinterest Pin: Restaurants in Bellevue – Seastar Restaurant Delivery Available Thru ClickEats

This is as much of a test as anything else, but I hope that it gets them some traffic:

Source: seastarrestaurant.com via Joe on Pinterest

It would be really cool if someone saw this an invited us to do a review for the BellevueBusinessJournal.com news site, but even cooler if they would sign their restaurants up for the Eastside Business Directory. I know they have a great raw bar, but I wonder if they have lobster? If I did a lobster review, it would have to be good for my lobster influence on Klout:  http://klout.com/#/KennedyIAm/topics



Julia May of ClickEats.com

Eastside Entrepreneurs Featured Here by Joe Connector

Note:  It looks like I wrote this post back in 2010 and never published it.  Well, I did some work on it and wanted to help promote a lot of great people and their businesses, so I better (finally) get it posted.  This post first appeared at BellevueBusinessJournal.com, but I want to put even more of a spotlight on a few of our Featured Members at Eastside Entrpreneurs and link to their businesses.

Members can choose to be Featured Members by becoming supporting members of Eastside Entrepreneurs at any of three separate support levels, but the current Featured Members were chosen to be featured randomly.Continue Reading

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