Throughout the next months, opportunities are all around you for insights and photos of your town in winter. A blanket of snow completely transforms Main Street, parkways and subdivision entry signs. As you work to create a compelling story about your market area for Agent Insight visitors, be sure to include the many subjects presented during the winter season.
The holidays lend great possibilities – just keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Capture some good shots of the area’s popular annual traditions, such as the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, ice skating rinks and outdoor concerts. Photos of neighborhoods with elaborate decorations are excellent additions to their subdivision pages. Add a few paragraphs that give potential home buyers another reason to look at these communities full of friendly people celebrating together.
Agents across the country are already starting to send in seasonal submissions. The paragraph below is an excerpt from a festive insight written by Catherine Johnson-Witte, RE/MAX Platinum Group in Sparta, NJ. Click on the headline to read the entire piece about a wonderful Christmas memory shared by Catherine about her family. The collection of photos should put you in a holiday mood, too, and inspire you to send in some jolly pictures of your own.
Start NEW Holiday Traditions
A very long time ago, when my three sons were young, I decided we needed to have “Holiday Adventures” that didn’t cost a lot of money … The weekend before Christmas I would bring them to Sussex County and we would cut down our own tree … What I didn’t realize is we weren’t only making new memories for us, but we had started a holiday tradition that they carry on with their own families every year. None of them live close enough to NYC to make the day trip for decoration viewing, but they all live in areas where they can cut down their own tree … Sussex County has several great tree farms. You don’t need to know anything that first time out – I didn’t and it was just the three boys and me (oh my!). Grab the kids and drive to the tree farms. You will be so happy you did. Memories remain even as life changes. Come, make great memories and start new traditions.
Photos by Kathleen Freeman, RE/MAX First, Russellville, AR; Jim Harriff, RE/MAX Realty Plus, Clay, NY; Beth Riggins, office staff at RE/MAX at the Lake, Laurie, MO; and Michelle & Elizabeth Parsley, RE/MAX of Conway, AR.