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October Content 2021

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October 1

 

🏠 FREQUENTLY ASKED FRIDAY: What is the MLS?

 

The MLS – or multiple listing service – is a tool that real estate agents use to market properties that they are selling. Without hiring a realtor, you will not be able to advertise a property on the MLS which also gets pushed to sites like Zillow, RedFin, etc every time there is an update.

 

🏠 It allows agents to provide verifiable and hard data on properties that other agents can search for and reference for their clients!

October 2

 

🏠  Spooky Maintenance Tasks to Take Care of this Month 🏠

 

⚒️ Get your outdoor water system winterized before freezing temperatures arrive and cause damage

⚒️ Wash and protect your outdoor furniture and appliances

⚒️ Aerate and fertilize your lawn. Lawn fall preparation is key to a healthy upcoming spring and summer lawn!

⚒️ Book an appointment to get your fireplace cleaned out

⚒️ Clean out your dryer vents (from the inside and outside of your home!)

 

Keep the mystery out when it comes to the safety of your home by keeping it maintained year-round with our monthly maintenance tips!

October 3

 

CMC Tip: Use this link to find your Local Market Reports.

 

October (YOUR CITY) Market Update! 🏠

 

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

 

What do you predict will happen next quarter?

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a video of you pointing at text-overs of the market updates.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script Example:

 

What’s going on in the real estate market this month?

 

As temperatures begin to cool off, fall is upon us and the real estate market is [ADJECTIVE]. The current median price of a home in [YOUR CITY] is [INSERT NUMBER].

 

Here are some of the numbers:

 

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

✔️ UPDATE

 

Over the following months, we will see inventory [INCREASE/DECREASE/STAY CONSTANT], which is a good sign for home [BUYERS/SELLERS]. Do you think you’ll buy or sell anytime soon?

October 4

 

Option #1

 

🗓Events happening in [YOUR CITY] this month that you definitely DON’T want to miss!

 

Oct # | EVENT

Oct # | EVENT

Oct # | EVENT

Oct # | EVENT

Oct # | EVENT

 

What spooky fun are you looking forward to this month? 👻


 

Option #2

 

Live every day like Taco Tuesday. 🌮  #NationalTacoDay

October 5

 

🍂 Things you probably didn’t know about Autumn or Fall (what do you call it?)

 

👉 According to superstition, catching leaves in autumn brings good luck

👉 Each autumn, monarch butterflies migrate from the U.S. to Mexico and some parts of Southern California

👉 Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany takes place each autumn

 

Any fun facts about this time of year that you know of?

October 6

 

Option #1

 

I put a spell on you because you’re mine. 🏠

 

Congratulations to my clients for purchasing the house of their dreams! 🙌

 


Option #2

 

I put a spell on you because you’re mine. 🏠

 

Congratulations to my buyers for locking down this beauty! 🙌

October 7

 

🎃 3 Reasons to Visit Your Local Pumpkin Patch 

 

🍁 The corn maze

🍁 Finding the perfect pumpkin

🍁 Hanging with friends and family

 

What is your favorite reason to go to the pumpkin patch? My favorite pumpkin patch in our area is [INSERT PUMPKIN PATCH]. 🎃

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by sharing photos and videos of your time at a pumpkin patch.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script Example:

 

Headed to the pumpkin patch this year? If you aren’t sure where to go, here are a few of my favorites!

 

The first is [PUMPKIN PATCH #1]. They are known for [QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY].

 

You might want to check out [PUMPKIN PATCH #2] especially if you like [ACTIVITY].

 

The last is [PUMPKIN PATCH #3], which is a fan favorite and great for [QUALITY].

 

Have you been to any of these, yet?

October 8

 

🏠 FREQUENTLY ASKED FRIDAY: When is the closing date?

 

When buying a home, it’s important to understand that the closing date is a target and not always a guarantee. 

 

Your closing date is scheduled after an offer is accepted, the inspection and repair period is completed, and the final-walk through has been signed. Typically happens either on the same day or within a few days of the final-walk-through being signed.

 

✍🏼The closing date is when all paperwork is signed through title and sent to be recorded by the county that the house has been sold and has a new owner.

October 9

 

🍂  Best places to go leaf peeping in (YOUR CITY)

 

👉 PLACE 1

👉 PLACE 2

👉 PLACE 3

 

You have probably been to one of these spots and didn’t even realize you were at a great spot to capture some beautiful leaves.

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures from your favorite spots to check our leaf foliage.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script Example:

 

With fall in full swing, it’s time to grab your camera (or camera phone) and get inspired! Here are a few must-visit picturesque places in the (YOUR CITY) area. 

 

[NAME OF PLACE 1]

Quick description of where it is located in town, best place to sit or why it’s a favorite

 

[NAME OF PLACE 2]

Quick description of where it is located in town, best place to sit or why it’s a favorite

 

[NAME OF PLACE 3]

Quick description of where it is located in town, best place to sit or why it’s a favorite

 

Happy leaf peeping!

October 10

 

🌎 #WorldMentalHealthDay is a day that brings awareness to the importance of understanding that as mental health grows, so should we. Emotional and mental health is important because it’s a vital part of your life and impacts your thoughts, behaviors and emotions.

 

👉  There are steps we can take to improve our mental health everyday. From exercising to eating to opening up to someone, the steps you take can make all the difference.

 

What do you do to take time to focus on yourself?

October 11

 

Today, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day we commend the rich history and culture of the Native American people group. 💙

October 12

 

Option#1

 

Ready, set, ghoul! 👻

 

🏠  This house is now on the market! It is (DESCRIPTION OF HOUSE).

 


Option #2

 

Let’s get spooky! 👻

 

Join me for an open house on (DATE + TIME)! 

 

🏠 This house is (SHORT DESCRIPTION)

October 13

 

☕  Best Places to Get a Pumpkin Spice Latte in (YOUR CITY)

 

🎃 PLACE 1

🎃 PLACE 2

🎃 PLACE 3

 

Okay, tell me! What’s your favorite spot to grab a delicious fall drink or do you go for your regular drink order?

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures from your favorite spots and sharing in a 15-20 second video.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script Example:

 

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, anyone? If you’re local to [AREA], you need to check out these three spots for delicious pumpkin spice lattes near [your city]. 

 

First try [SPOT #1].

 

Then try [ SPOT #2].

 

And last but not least, try [SPOT #3].

 

Are you a pumpkin spice person or do you prefer your normal cup of joe?

October 14

 

Option #1

 

🥧  Favorite Fall Desserts

 

🍴 Apple pie

🍴 Pumpkin pie

🍴 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

🍴 Cheesecake

🍴 Cinnamon Rolls

 

Do you make a special fall dessert each year? #NationalDessertDay

 


Option #2

 

Today is literally the sweetest day of the year because it’s #NationalDessertDay! What is your sweet tooth craving? 😋

October 15

 

🏠 FREQUENTLY ASKED FRIDAY:  Do I need to do a final walk-through?

 

🚶‍♀️ It’s not required, but it’s definitely a good idea and most transactions will require it prior to signing any closing docs! The final walk-throughs give buyers a chance to make sure nothing has changed since their first visit.

 

It is always recommended to get the final walk-through completed 24-48 hours before you sign papers to close on the house.

October 16

 

When I have rough days in business, I like to reflect on how far I’ve come and also why I started. 

 

[SHARE WHY YOU STARTED YOUR BUSINESS AND THE MISSION BEHIND IT]. 

 

If you’re having a tough time, I’d love it if you’d comment below with your “why.” Our shared missions can make a big impact!

October 17

 

Option #1

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures/videos of fall activities and sharing in a 15-20 second video.

 

🍂  Top 5 Best Activities to Enjoy in the Fall

 

✨ Make caramel apples or baked goods

✨ Tailgate at a football game

✨ Get spooked at a haunted house

✨ Have a movie night

✨ Enjoy the fall foliage

 

Tell me about your favorite fall family tradition! 👇

 


Option #2

 

Fill in the blank: My favorite thing about fall is___________. 🍂

October 18

 

🏠  Top 5 Reasons Buyers Give Up on Their Home Search (according to an OpenDoor survey)

 

👉 Uncertainty with COVID-19

👉 The market is intimidating

👉 There aren’t enough homes on the market

👉 Haven’t decided where they want to live after they sell their home

👉 They’ve already lost out on a few homes because of the competitive market

 

I want to make your dreams a reality. Let’s connect! ✉️

October 19

 

CMC Tip: If you carved pumpkins with family/friends, share a photo of each and ask your audience to pick their favorite one! Don’t tell them who carved them!

 

🏠  Looking to make your last jack-o-lantern last weeks instead of days?

 

🎃  Tip #1 – Try not to carve too early. Once it has been carved, it’s exposed to air and will accelerate the decaying process.

🎃  Tip #2 – Apply petroleum jelly or olive oil to the cut surfaces to prevent dehydration over time

🎃  Tip #3 – Spray the cut surfaces with hairspray to slow the decaying process

 

How do you preserve your carved pumpkins? 👇

October 20

🏠  Love it or hate it – doing laundry is unavoidable. But there are ideas to make your space as functional as possible:

 

👉 Keep laundry products within reach

👉 Keep baskets handy (baskets with wheels make it a breeze!)

👉 Increase hanging space (velvet hangers = more space)

👉 Try to focus on a few small loads each week

 

If you can keep your laundry area pleasing to YOUR eyes as well as doing a few small loads each week that take a little time, you’ll have more time to focus on more fun activities.

 

Do you have a set laundry day or do you tackle small loads of laundry throughout the week?

October 21

 

Who are you gonna call? 👻

 

Your favorite local real estate agent!

 

I’m seeing a handful of new faces around here and thought I would introduce myself!

 

My name is (YOUR NAME) from (HOMETOWN). Here are some facts about me:

 

👉 FUN FACT 1

👉 FUN FACT 2

👉 FUN FACT 3

 

Now it’s your turn! Tell me about yourself in the comments below 👇

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures/videos of yourself and sharing in a 15-20 second video.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script:

 

*pointing to various points of the screen to introduce yourself; include name, hometown and what you do*

 

*video showing #1 fun fact about you*

talk about the fun fact

 

*video showing #2 fun fact about you*

talk about the fun fact

 

*video showing #3 fun fact about you*

talk about the fun fact

 

That’s me in a (# sec.) video!

October 22

 

🏠 FREQUENTLY ASKED FRIDAY: How long can the seller take to respond to my offer?

 

🏠  Written offers should stipulate the timeframe in which the seller should respond. Giving them twenty-fours should be sufficient. But as always, consult your real estate agent so they can provide you with the best course of action for your specific offer.

October 23

 

🍂  A common question that comes up during the fall is: Is buying a house in the fall different from house shopping at other times of the year?

 

🏠  It can be a slower market than in the spring which means there may be fewer houses on the market but also fewer buyers to compete with you.

 

So if you have an opportunity to move as the cooler months come around, you may have a little more negotiating power as property does tend to sit longer.

October 24

 

**P.S. happy birthday to our founder, Leanna Carson!**

 

CMC Source: Why Homebodies Versus Pandemic-Fueled Demand Will Determine the Outlook for Housing Market Potential

 

How long have you lived in your home? 

 

Before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years.

 

If you’ve been in your home for 5-10 years or more, now might be the time to explore your options. Why?

 

👉🏼 Low Rates

👉🏼 Built-Up Equity

👉🏼 Needs Have Changed

👉🏼 Life Changes

 

If selling is on your mind, be sure to get in touch with the best real estate professionals in the business (*wink wink* it’s me)!

October  25

 

Option #1

 

🎥  Top 8 Horror Films  (per Rotten Tomatoes)

 

😱 Us – 2019

😱 Get Out – 2017

😱 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – 1920

😱 A Quiet Place – 2018

😱 Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror – 1922

😱 King Kong – 1933

😱 Psycho – 1960

😱 The Invisible Man – 2020

 

Did your favorite one make the list? 🎥

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures of the film covers.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script:

 

Here are some things you probably didn’t know about your favorite Halloween movies!

 

‘Us’ is full of all kinds of rabbit and 11:11 references throughout the movie.

 

Get Out was inspired from an Eddie Murphy routine from the comedian’s classic Delirious special.

 

A Quiet Place contains only about 25 lines of voiced 

 

What can you tell me about these other horror films?

 


Option #2

 

🎥  5 Family Classic Halloween Movies

 

👻 Casper – 1995

👻 The Addams Family – 1991

👻 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 1982

👻 Hocus Pocus – 1993

👻 Halloweentown – 1998

 

What’s your favorite Halloween classic? 🎥

 


CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures of the film covers.

 

Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Video Script:

 

Here are some things you probably didn’t know about your favorite Halloween movies!

 

Did you know Casper was the first feature-length film to have a completely computer-generated VFX character in the leading role?

 

Next up is The Addams Family! The “Addams Groove” was actually written by MC Hammer!

 

“ET – phone home!” According to the film’s novelization, E.T. is over ten million years old!

 

It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus…Well, Hocus Pocus actually originated as a bedtime story!

 

And last, but not least…Halloweentown! This 1998 film was actually one of the first Disney Channel original movies ever made.

 

Did I miss any of your favorites?

October 26

 

CMC Source: The Top 10 Zip Codes For Home-Flipping Profits

ATTOM recently released their Q2 2021 U.S. Home Flipping Report – and it shows that 4.9% of all home sales were flipped in Q2 of 2021. 🏠

 

These are the top 10 zip-codes making a great profit for investors and second home owners who are flipping.

 

Do you live in one of these and/or have you been curious about flipping?

October 27

 

Option #1

 

🍬 Trick or Treat with Care 🍬

 

🎃 Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

🎃 Have your kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

🎃 Remind your children (if on their own) to only go to houses with porch lights on

 

If you have children, what are some of your favorite tips for ensuring this holiday is a safe one?

 


Option #2

 

🎃 Halloween Safety 🎃

 

🍬 Remind your children to keep electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

🍬 Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

🍬 Help kids check all treats to make sure they’re sealed.

 

If you have children, what are some of your favorite tips for ensuring this holiday is a safe one?

October 28

 

Thank you to the first responders in our community – near and far. Your hard work and dedication to keeping our community safe does not go unnoticed. ❤️  #NationalFirstRespondersDay

October 29

 

CMC Tip: if applicable, share some of the best spots around town to purchase if someone is looking for more acreage to live on.

 

🏠 FREQUENTLY ASKED FRIDAY: How big is an acre?

 

An acre of land is an area of land equal to 43,560 square feet. It is often compared to the size of a football field (without the end zones). One square mile is equal to 640 acres, called “section.”

October 30

 

🤫We all have secrets… and today I am spilling the beans! Or at least a few. 

 

[SHARE SOMETHING YOUR FOLLOWERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU]. 

 

👇🏼Okay, it’s your turn to spill the beans! Tell me something that most people don’t know about you!

October 31

 

Option #1

 

Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street. 👻

 

Candy wasn’t given out to trick-or-treaters until the 1950s. Candy makers then began to promote their goods for Halloween which led candy to become a staple on the trick-or-treating circuit.

 

Happy Halloween! Enjoy your day and stay safe!

 


Option #2

 

Happy Halloween! Did you know Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic festival? 🎃

 

The origins of Halloween date back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on October 31st, according to the History Channel.

 

Happy Halloween! Enjoy your day and stay safe!