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Why I Live in Whitehawk

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few years back we were looking to upgrade to a more spacious home for our family. Having two kids already attending Elkhorn South High School, goal #1 was to find a house that fell within the Elkhorn South boundaries. We toured many homes as there were new neighborhoods popping up all around. We absolutely fell in love with the Whitehawk neighborhood and moved in. The homes are beautiful and just the perfect size for our family.

The bonus is the Whitehawk lake just down the block. Our dogs jump for joy when we take them on their daily walk around the lake. There is always something interesting to see, a flock of Canadian Geese, a fisherman casting his line, kids playing at the park or a soccer game on the adjacent field. In the fall, you will see the Elkhorn South High School Cross-Country team practicing around the lake. It’s the perfect combination of a nice quiet community with life in it!

Whitehawk Subdivision
Omaha, NE

Submitted by
Rich Bak
RE/MAX The Producers
Omaha, NE

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Starting Over in Sayreville

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‘ve lived the past 25 years in Monmouth County. Now that I’m starting a new chapter, I made the decision to move closer to my job which is located in Sayreville. I have to say that decision was not easy. All of my memories of my daughter growing up, friendships made, and family are in Freehold and Howell. But, it is time to claim my stake somewhere new and Sayreville is the perfect place to be.

A lovely town with older cape style homes, Sayreville runs side by side with Parlin and sits between South Amboy, East Brunswick and Old Bridge, which also makes it close to the shopping areas of your choice. Many of the residents in Sayreville have been here for generations and it is the perfect combination of older, quaint neighborhoods blending easily and seamlessly with newer neighborhoods.

Solid schools, beautiful parks, excellent proximity to New York City and affordable homes makes Sayreville a town to consider whether you are a first time home buyer, young family, or couple looking to downsize. When it comes to towns to visit and consider put Sayreville at the top of your list!

Sayreville, NJ

Submitted by
Maureen Spataro
RE/MAX Dreams
Sayreville, NJ

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Baton Rouge…Great for Families and Retirees

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have been a resident of Baton Rouge for over a decade and can attest to the fact that it is a great place to raise a family. My family enjoys the opportunities for outdoor activities, in particular nice parks, the downtown area and LSU lakes. Being nestled between Cajun Country and New Orleans and located right off of I-10, make extended entertainment areas a hop and a skip away.

I recently worked as a Retirement Sales Counselor and had the privilege of working with many wonderful people considering Baton Rouge as their retirement destination. Many were longtime residents of the area and others were looking to locate near loved ones. Many of the same attributes that make Baton Rouge attractive to families also make it attractive to retirees. Winters are usually mild, the city has easy access to travel with its own airport and the New Orleans airport is a short drive away, and the housing market has remained strong. All in all, making Baton Rouge a great place for families and retirees alike.

Baton Rouge, LA

Submitted by
Kathy Beene
RE/MAX Professional
Baton Rouge, LA

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Show Them the “Wow!”

Visitors to any website or blog post only glance at it for a few seconds and, if they don’t engage with the content, they are gone. If your posts include only a photo of an entrance monument, you could lose potential clients.

Agent Insight gives you the unique opportunity to show all aspects of your community in words and pictures. This is your chance to present the “Wow!  Factor.” Figure out what makes people take a second look at a neighborhood or develop interest in your town, then show it to them.

Many agents across the country are doing exactly that. For example, Tracy Parker, RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs II in Murphy, TX, has posted a lot of compelling information about the Grand Heritage neighborhood in Lavon, TX. She entices readers with information about the development’s resort-style living, many amenities, new and resale homes, and proximity to the greater Dallas metropolitan area. Her photos tell a complete story, too. Here is a sampling of her pictorial essay on Grand Heritage:

Grand Heritage in Lavon has a beautiful playground
Beautiful Grand Heritage pond at the clubhouse entrance
The Grand Heritage clubhouse includes a fitness center, ballroom, party rooms and more!
Outdoor grilling by the impressive  Grand Heritage aquatic center with two pools and a splash park

You can explain in glowing terms what makes your community appealing to families who want good schools, to young couples looking for starter homes, or to people who want country living. You know what the selling points are for your town. Use Agent Insight to showcase them.

Here’s an excerpt from a post by Marie Wohlrab, RE/MAX Best, West Babylon, NY.  Marie grabs her readers from the first sentence:

Northport Village at Its Best
Imagine a village with a trolley running down the middle of Main Street with beautiful homes on hills overlooking the water and gorgeous boats coming into the marina.  Restaurants, cafes and shops of every type with breathless sights at sunrise or sunset. The people are warm and friendly and will nod hello whether they know you or not. This is Northport Village over 100 years ago as well as today!  Well, except for the trolley. The lines are still there and are driven over every single day, but the trolley no longer runs.  It is a fantastic place to live, raise a family and remain for the rest of your life.  Well, that’s if you love good schools, great locations, warm and friendly people, and just about every type of recreation and shopping known to man.

Get your viewers interested, and they may contact you with a question or comment. Now the door is open for you to pursue the lead.  Make a list of the features you love about your community and cover them in Agent Insight. You know dozens of reasons why your community is great. Share your knowledge with your clients and prospects. Show them the why. Show them the “Wow!”