Events Give Depth to Your Community Portrait

Your town’s events and activities are excellent subjects for Agent Insight submissions and photographs. This information gives a descriptive dimension to your community as you present properties to prospective and current clients. Sports events, school carnivals, theatrical presentations, art shows and street fairs are just some of the possibilities. You are looking for subjects that showcase the rich community offerings within your market area to potential home buyers.

Also, posting event information can help boost Agent Insight’s Google ranking. If people are searching the web for details on an event, they just might find their way to your page.

This time of year is rich with holiday festivities to cover for Agent Insight. You will likely be attending many events anyway, so snap some photos on your cell phone. It only takes a few seconds for you to capture excellent pictures. Further, doing a quick written submission is easy when you are talking about an event that is fun for you and your friends and family.

Many holiday happenings are annual events, so try to describe them without giving a specific date. If your readers want to know about the annual ice sculpture carving event or performances of The Nutcracker, they can easily get more details online. If your submission tells why the occasion is special each year, your post will be timeless.

The following Christmas parade post from Patricia Piacentine, RE/MAX at the Shore in Cape May, NJ, is an excellent example. She doesn’t give the parade a specific date, but offers a colorful description that works for every year of her community’s big December event.

The Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade
And so it begins…winding its way from the West Cape May firehouse on Broadway to Perry Street, then around the Washington Street Mall. This hometown tradition draws hundreds of visitors, homeowners and families each year. Lights strung across the streets twinkle and decorated homes line the parade route. Chairs are set up early and tailgaters park in designated spots the night before. The parade route is a walk-able merriment with cookies, candy and hot apple knockers being offered all along the way. Dancers, prancers, bands, holiday floats and entertainment galore put on a fantastic curbside show… Read More.

Events that fall on the same day every year, like the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip in Orange Beach, AL, are great choices because you don’t have to worry about a date. Clarke Bear Armstrong, RE/MAX of Orange Beach, delivers a fine story about this invigorating event that invites reader to discover more about the event.

Polar Bear Dip…Can You Handle the Plunge?!!
Come join the Annual “Dippers” at the Flora Bama on New Years Day! You can dress up or come as you are, but you don’t want to miss hundreds of residents and visitors taking an ice cold plunge in The Gulf of Mexico on New Years Day. At approximately high noon, friends, family and neighbors will charge the cold waters in costumes or in clothing of their choice to ring in the New Year with a nice swim in the Gulf. Afterwards, Flora Bama will serve black-eyed peas, ham, greens and other traditional items to warm up the “the dippers”. Kid friendly and adult approved! Hope to see you at the Annual Polar Dip on New Years Day! View Insight

Here’s a photo of another fun annual event from the middle of Michigan. It was submitted by Steve Osmar, RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals in Lansing, MI.

The DeWitt Christmas Market Santa Run is held the first Saturday in December. We had 135 Santas this year!

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, there are so many wonderful events that would appeal to your clients. Share the festivities with them! Happy Holidays from Agent Insight to each of you!