Your posts can be about anything you like . . . within certain parameters. We most like articles that tell us things that you personally know about a community or an area. We least like articles that come from research from other websites or include events, price lists or other inane data.
We’re about Northern Virginia.
When we say Northern Virginia, we mean Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Prince William (Manassas/Woodbridge), Fairfax County (Vienna, Centreville, Chantilly, Annandale, Springfield, Burke, Fairfax Station, etc.) We don’t want articles about Leesburg or Loudon County. Leesburg is Northern VA but it’s too far from our offices for us to really work. We’re not interested in Fredericksburg or Stafford.
Tag your posts
Tags are there for people who use search engines to find our articles. Put in lots of tags that are phrases or words that people might use to find your article. If your article has a zipcode, always make the zipcode a tag. If your article has a location, always put the city as one of the tags.
Categorize your posts
Our site will automatically sort and categorize your articles put them with other relevant articles. However, for this to happen you have to properly categorize your articles. There are a LOT of categories and they can be a little overwhelming at first. Unlike tags, you only need one or two categories. One category should be the town or community of the post. This tells the site which map to put on your post. One category should be the subject of your post.
Tip: Family and personal is about Will Nesbitt’s family and his personal experiences. Unless you’re Will, you probably don’t want to use this category. ;^)
Insert a few links
Always put one or two links in your article. Adding links is easy, but click here if you don’t know how to add a link. The goal is to link to pages on our site or sites. The goal is NOT to link to other people’s sites around the web.
Fair Housing Laws have very strict and specific guidelines for what real estate agents may discuss. We may not discuss the race, religion, ethnic background or languages that cluster in any given community. We avoid talking about this in order that people will not avoid or flock to a given neighborhood because of the make-up of the people in the neighborhood. We can talk about schools, and neighborhood amenities such as restaurants and activities. We avoid talking about churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious buildings. We don’t talk about the ethnic make-up of a neighborhood. Where I see these types of editorials I will delete them.