Romanticize Your Marketplace: September Active Rain Contest!

Services for Real Estate Pros with Napa Consultants

Most people buy homes based on their emotions and then justify their choices with logic. To be a successful real estate professional in your area it is essential that you are able to romanticize your marketplace by succinctly conveying these emotional reasons to buy. 


Apart from the home itself, what iconic landmarks, vistas or lifestyle elements do they fall in love with? Can you capture these top emotional reasons to buy in just 3 photos?


Every marketplace has several compelling emotional reasons to visit or move there.  These emotional reasons go beyond practical needs such as relocating for career purposes.  


For example, here in Carpinteria, California we have the “safest beach in the world”. There is a Farmers Market 6 days a week within a 30-minute or less drive. Our Central Coast Wine Country is just 45 minutes away, but many of the wineries have wine-tasting rooms close by in Downtown Santa Barbara.


For this contest, come up with 3 photos that convey the most compelling emotional reasons to buy a home in your area.  Provide a narrative for each photo that succinctly conveys the positive emotional connection. Write at least 350 words, (we will not be counting) in total that romanticize your marketplace.


Please, put a link with your entry to this post into the comment section!


1000 points for your post  (one post per person)


Use Your Own Photos, or Buy Them.  Do Not Copy Photos or Use Any Without Permission.  If you have permission, give credit by tagging the bottom of the shot with "courtesy of John Smith"


Contest begins on 9/1/16 and will end on 9/30/16, Midnight PST 


Thank you for your participation.  We look forward to reading your posts. Original Videos are OK too...


Ron & Alexandra Seigel

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ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International specializes in the art of local niche marketing in affluent communities and they are the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  Working exclusively with entrepreneurs and professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership, they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace.


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Hannah Williams sorry, I did not notice your question, because I did not get the notice for it.  Yes, please post your entry to this post.  A

Sep 28, 2016 06:29 AM #107
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel -  thanks for this contest. Here is my entry


Sep 28, 2016 06:31 AM #108
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

This is a wonderful contest! Thank you! My entry:

Autumn Adventure in Amherst MA

Sep 28, 2016 09:19 PM #109
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wasn't sure I was going to get this done.  I'm still at work an hour and half late because I decided this post was so worth getting home late that I stayed and got it done after a nightmarish day.

Why you'll love living where I do.


Sep 29, 2016 08:31 AM #110
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Of course I had to write about Moon Valley!!  Thanks for the fun contest Ron and Alexandra!


Living the Good Life in Moon Valley



Sep 29, 2016 09:04 AM #111
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, you two!  Here is my challenge post:

History can be romantic!  

Sep 29, 2016 01:13 PM #112
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Here is my entry into your Romance Your Marketplace Contest!

The Romance of Elkhart County Indiana!

Sep 29, 2016 01:26 PM #113
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Here is my entry into the contest for September.

Romancing Your Marketplace - St. Joseph, LaGrange and Elkhart Counties

Sep 29, 2016 01:39 PM #114
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Alexandra and Ron -- this is my post.   Thank you for hosting this contest.  

Sep 29, 2016 11:08 PM #115
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

For the love of Camas! Thanks for the contest, barely made it. :) 

Sep 30, 2016 12:02 AM #116
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you for the opportunity to share Hartstene Pointe with those who are not familiar Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Here is my entry 


Sep 30, 2016 02:33 AM #117
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you so much for hosting this 'contest' Ron and Alexandra Seigel!  I came up with several other ideas as a result of your inspiration - THANK YOU!!  Here's my entry:

Romanticizing Charlotte North Carolina 

Sep 30, 2016 02:48 AM #118
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Here is my entry into the contest and yes we love H town. love H-Town

Sep 30, 2016 09:51 AM #119
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I finally got my post completed. Thanks for taking the time to host this challenge. Here's my entry. 

Sep 30, 2016 10:11 AM #120
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

Here's my entry. Thanks for the chance to showcase Brandon! 

Fall in Love with Brandon MS

Sep 30, 2016 10:19 AM #121
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Here is my entry, Ron and Alexandra. Thank you for hosing a wonderful contest.

Sep 30, 2016 01:13 PM #122
Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Finally! I had some problems with publishing the draft. Here is my entry.

Life's a beach on Cocoa Beach


Sep 30, 2016 02:35 PM #123
Sondra Meyer:
Hayden Outdoors, LLC Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

This was a great idea for a contest!   I exceeded the pictures but it was hard to stop at three since it is so beautiful in Colorado Springs area.  


Colorado Springs - Five of My Fall Favorites

Sep 30, 2016 04:04 PM #124
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, something that I love about my town....

Love is Everywhere in North Reading! 

Sep 30, 2016 04:39 PM #125
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you for creating and hosting this fun contest and for helping to generate so many good posts for the community to read. Have a wonderful day.

Oct 04, 2016 02:07 AM #126
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