Sep 02

Community Post

A “community post” is a post about a community.   Every community post starts with a good title as described hereAlways avoid opinions in community posts. A community post is nothing but an aggregation of facts about a neighborhood. The article should contain:

  • Transit or commute options.  Is the community near a metro line?
  • Schools.  What schools serve the community?  Include a link to the school.  You can find a list of the schools to link to here.  (Scroll down.)
  • What is the construction? Townhouse, house, condo? Brick, siding?
  • What year were most of the homes built?
  • What amenities are worth noting?
  • Unique features about the neighborhood?

Don’t write in bullet points.  Do write in clear concise sentences. Don’t use flowery language. Do use correct spelling and punctuation. Include a link to the community itself. In total your article should only be 1 or 2 paragraphs long.

At the end of the article add “Homes for sale in” the community you’re writing about and then add listings. Its quite possible that you don’t know the first thing about the neighborhood you’re writing about.  If so add the listings, publish your work then look at the listings to do your research.  Always make your listings as localized as possible.

Add a picture to your post.

Finish by tagging and categorizing your post.


Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

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