NAR Realtor Story Ideas — Updated daily. This is the best source. Do NOT copy the story springboard. Instead use that as a tip for what to write. If you need to make up a quote or two that applies to the story springboard.
How To — Make sure to remove all the advertisements. Press This can help you add text. Here’s an example of the before and after of an article. [Before] [After]
Design Tips — Summarize the article and carry over a picture or two. “Blockquote” makes everything indented and italicized. Often Press This will put the copied text in blockquote. You can get rid of blockquote by putting your cursor at the start of the paragraph and then clicking the large quotation mark icon in the tool bar. You can also highlight text and add or remove blockquotes. [Before] [After]
Personalize and Edit — Add local touches. Take an article from NAR story ideas and add a city from our territory to the article. You can find a list of cities we work on our front page. Examples:
NAR Headline Reads “Homeowners Are Finally Ready to Sell”. Change to “Homeowners Are Finally Ready to Sell In Alexandria”
Real Estate Tip headline says “7 Reasons to Own A Home”. Change to “7 Reasons to Own A Home in Arlington”
You can generally use the NAR material verbatim but add in some local touches. Add a quote from one of our Realtors. For example, Alan Clernix says, “Now, is a great time to talk to an agent who knows Burke VA.”
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.