The Biggest Parade of the Year... For Real Estate that is!

By
Home Stager with Just Perfect! Home Staging & More

 

All of the holiday parades are great, you sit on the sidewalk and watch all the entrants go by you.  It lasts a few hours and is quite entertaining.

 

There is another parade that happens once a year, but it actually has entrants that stay in place and all the spectators travel to create the "parade" through each location.  This is the Parade of Homes, hosted by the Wilmington Caper Fear Home Builders Association.  This year, there are over 40 homes on parade that will be open for viewing for 2 weekends - May 14-15 and May 21-22.

 

Builders put there all into showcasing homes for these two weekends.  The day before the parade, all the entrants are judged and compete for awards in several different categories.  Some of these include green building, best feature, best floor plan, best in show, etc. 

 

This yearly event is a way for builders to get the word out about new projects they are working on.  It allows them to show off their product, and gain exposure for their brand.  Some of the homes on parade already have an owner, or are custom built, while most are available for sale.

 

These two weekends are fun for the public who like to see new homes as well as buyers looking for the perfect new residence.  A fun tour often taken by real estate agents, but actually available to the public also is called"Neighborhoods on Parade" and you take a bus around to participating entrants on May 19 from 7am - 5pm.  There's often food, drinks, and prizes throughout the day, and it's a fun way to get through some of the homes.  (Tickets are $10 and available through Bryan Sartin at the WCFHBA : 910-799-2611).  The real estate community has a ball during these two weeks, as there are many fun events planned to get them into the properties and get them excited so they can spread the word to their buyers.

 

Around Just Perfect!, we always get excited about this time of year!  We love showcasing our client's homes and highlighting their features - not just for buyers to see but the entire community for these two weeks.  We have three properties with staging underway for this years Parade of Homes.  It is so fun to be able to work with entrants, as we often stage the entire house and can be a little more creative with them (especially custom ones).  Our client's have always won awards in the past, and we look forward to the tradition continuing this year.  It's inspiring to see all of the parade entrants, and the new things going on in architecture and construction, and the trends in our area for the year.


The Parade of Home's... it's the fashion show of new construction.  Don't miss the best parade of the year - you're sure to be inspired.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Look for the insert in the Star News and visit the official Parade of Homes website for more details!!


We hope you get to visit our client's properties during the Parade of Homes! :

 

8550 Jadewood Drive in "The Registry" by Stevens Fine Homes

 

316 Davis Street in "Davis Street District, Downtown" by Capstone Development and Plantation Building Corp

 

6432 Castlebrook Way in "Ocean Ridge Plantation" by Sacchetti Constructiion

 

195 Camelot Way in "The Manor at Mill Creek" by Bill Clark Homes

 

 

Comments (2)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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The Parade of Homes is a great event for all involved there is a lot of success with this event in our area every year.

May 13, 2011 05:24 AM
Jessica Pirone
Just Perfect! Home Staging & More - Wilmington, NC

It is here too Pat, I always look forward to it! :)

May 13, 2011 05:32 AM