Philadelphia Real Estate Helpful News and Views : August Challenge: Neighborhood Posts

August Challenge: Neighborhood Posts



Let's post about out neighborhoods


We can write about an event


About a Condo Community


How about new Construction


A Great Place To Eat


Schools in The Area


Bonus Points if we

write about listings TOO!


One Post a week


Must have pictures

You can also have video

Maybe throw in a map

Local posts make your phone ring

Neighborhood posts have what is known as a "long-tail," they are evergreen and show up time and again when anyone is on the Internet looking for homes to purchase, including what schools that children would attend, what shops are nearby, HOA information, etc.


Every time I write a neighborhood post, I ALWAYS get calls. It doesn't get much better than that! 


So my challenge is to write Neighborhood Posts. 

Neighborhood graphic

You’ll receive 750 points per entry, with a limit of 1 per week, or 4 total. Each post should contain a minimum of 250 words and describe the neighborhood amenities, school info, general location, area surroundings, etc. The post must also include at least ONE graphic.


Include a link to active sales in the neighborhood in all 4 posts, leading prospects to your website and receive 500 bonus points! (500 is a one-time deal - link to your website or IDX, not 500 per post. However the link has to be in ALL 4 posts to receive the 500 point bonus). 


If you are a lender, inspector, stager or anything other than a real estate agent or broker, link the home search to one of your local agents to support them - a win-win for you! For this challenge, submit WEEKLY ENTRIES in a COMMENT BELOW! 




Written and Published by Pat Starnes REALTOR

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Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales 

Primary Service Area:

Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

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Recent Blog Posts by Pat Starnes:


Greenfield Station in Brandon MS Continues to Grow

Six Easy Tips to Save Money on Your Home Inspection

Should You Consult a Realtor When Buying New Construction?

Homes for Sale in Scottish Hills ~ Brandon MS 39047

Homes for Sale in Hidden Hills Subdivision, Brandon, MS 39047

Homes for Sale in Castlewoods Subdivision, Brandon, MS 39047

Gardens of Manship Neighborhood Information - Brandon, MS 39047


Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Brandon MS market? Call me!

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Comment balloon 15 commentsHannah Williams • August 02 2018 02:19PM



Nice of you to reblog Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty Active Rain Challenge.  Happy Thursday!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Good morning Hannah. I think this has been done in one incarnation or another many times.     

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us. Sounds like a great topic. 

Have a great day.


Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 4 months ago

Good morning Hannah - this looks like a win win.  The local posts bring traffic to your blog.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

Happy Thursday Alexandra

Sheila Anderson  great challenge

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM hope you will accept the challenge

Grant Schneider  it is a win win isn't it

Thank you


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 4 months ago

Good morning Hannah. Thanks for helping to spread the word. It's going to be a busy month reading all the entries!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 4 months ago

Sounds like a great idea for an August contest, Hannah!  I'll see what I can do to contribute!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

I'm definitely finding time to complete this challenge. 

Posted by Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move (Citiwide Alliance Realty) 4 months ago

These type posts are gold mines and will pay off for years to come. I worked a buyer today as a result of neighborhood posts from a couple of years ago. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 4 months ago

You are so sweet to reblog Pat's post, Hannah! Thank you for sharing this. I hope things are looking up in Philly for you. Hugs...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Hi Hannah --- it doesn't hurt to provide extra exposure to these noteworthy contests/ challenges. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Hannah, I would love to read a post about some outlets at Philadelphia Mills. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 4 months ago

Hi Hannah... I've done these over time ad nauseam with everything suggested... still waiting for a call. Possibly the issue is not the neighborhood report, but posting it in Active Rain... my plan is to start doing these on my website instead.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 4 months ago

So sorry to hear this Nina Hollander  I receiceve calls from my local posts all the time . Perhaps you should try more long tailed posts


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 4 months ago

Good one!

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) 4 months ago