Modern Design

How to Edit Your Templates

Make a copy of the entire file by clicking the button below and clicking Use Template. You will then be able to view and edit your templates within Canva.

Scroll down to find the image and corresponding instructions + captions for each post. 

Please note, some posts contain multiple images as part of the post (example: Which is your favorite – 1, 2, or 3?).

Need help editing templates? Watch this quick tutorial.

July 1

Where to Watch Fireworks

Image Options:

1) One of the above images


Hey, [City]!  Excited for the 4th of July?🇺🇸 Get ready to celebrate Independence Day at these fantastic fireworks viewing spots:

1️⃣ [Location 1]: Join the festivities at [PARK OR LANDMARK], where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks over [landmark or scenic backdrop]. 

2️⃣ [Location 2]: Experience the magic from [SPECIFIC VENUE], offering panoramic vistas and a festive atmosphere for the whole family. 

3️⃣ [Location 3]: For a cozy gathering, host friends and family at your own backyard BBQ or at nearby [PARK NAME] with front-row seats to the dazzling display.

Let’s make this 4th of July unforgettable! Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch fireworks or searching for your dream home, I’m here to help. Contact me today to explore real estate opportunities in [City]! 🏡🎇

#4thOfJuly #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #thingstodoinCITY #CITYthingstodo #local #livelocal

July 2

Renovation Mistakes

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏡 Renovating your home can be so exciting and filled with endless possibilities, but it’s essential to tread carefully to avoid common pitfalls that can turn your dream project into a nightmare!

Here are some renovation mistakes to steer clear of:

🛠️ Underestimating Costs: One of the most significant renovation mistakes is failing to budget adequately. Always account for unexpected expenses and add a buffer to your budget to avoid overspending.

🛠️ Skipping Permits: Don’t skip the permit process! Obtaining the necessary permits ensures that your renovation complies with local building codes and regulations, preventing headaches down the road.

🛠️ Overlooking Functionality: Aesthetic appeal is essential, but don’t sacrifice functionality for style. Prioritize practicality and usability to create a space that works for your lifestyle and enhances your home’s value.

🛠️ Choosing Trendy Over Timeless: Trends come and go, but timeless design elements never go out of style. Opt for classic finishes and fixtures that will stand the test of time, ensuring that your renovation remains relevant for years to come.

🛠️ Neglecting Quality: Quality matters when it comes to renovations. Invest in high-quality materials and craftsmanship to ensure durability, longevity, and a high return on investment.

By avoiding these renovation mistakes and approaching your project with careful planning, research, and attention to detail, you can achieve the home of your dreams without the headaches. 🛠️✨

#RenovationTips #HomeImprovement #RealEstateAdvice #DIY #homerenovation #RealEstate #homeseller #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate

July 3

How to Help Buyers Fall in Love

Image Options:

1) The above carousel 


When you’re selling your home, you want to maximize how many buyers are interested in your property.✨ You can do this by making your home more attractive to buyers with these quick tips:

1️⃣ Maximize Natural Light

Bright and airy spaces are attractive to buyers. Open curtains and blinds to let in natural light. Ensure windows are clean and unobstructed. Consider adding mirrors strategically to reflect light and make rooms appear larger.

2️⃣ Deep Clean & Repair

A clean home signals to buyers that it has been well-maintained. Deep clean carpets, floors, windows, and surfaces. Fix any visible issues such as leaky faucets, cracked tiles, or peeling paint. Consider painting rooms in neutral tones to freshen up the space.

3️⃣ Enhance Curb Appeal

First impressions matter. Ensure the exterior of your home is well-maintained and visually appealing. This includes mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, planting flowers, cleaning walkways, and ensuring the front door and porch area are inviting.

#RealEstate #homeseller #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homebuyer #newhome #dreamhome

July 4

Happy Independence Day

Image Options:

1) One of the above images


🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July! 🏡🌟

Wishing you a day filled with joy, laughter, and celebration as we honor our great nation’s independence. Whether you’re enjoying fireworks, BBQs, or time with loved ones, may your day be safe and spectacular! 🎇❤️

#Happy4thofJuly #IndependenceDay #4thofJuly #local #CITYthingstodo #CITY #CITYliving #USA

July 5

Your Offer Was Accepted

Image Options:

1) The above image


Congratulations, homeowners-to-be! 🎉 Getting an accepted offer is a big milestone, but the journey doesn’t stop there. Here’s what happens next:

1️⃣ Deposit & Escrow: You’ll need to submit an earnest money deposit to secure the property and enter escrow. 

2️⃣ Home Inspection: Schedule a thorough inspection to ensure the home is in good condition. This step helps uncover any potential issues. 

3️⃣ Appraisal Process: The lender will arrange for an appraisal to confirm the home’s value matches the loan amount. 

4️⃣ Finalize Financing: Work closely with your lender to finalize your mortgage, ensuring all documentation is in order. 

5️⃣ Closing Preparation: Prepare for closing day by reviewing all documents, scheduling utilities transfer, and ensuring any outstanding contingencies are met.

I’m here to guide you through each step of the home buying process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transaction. Let’s make your dream home a reality, send me a message to begin the house hunt! 🏠

#HomeBuyingJourney #realestatetips #realtor #homebuyer #newhome #dreamhome #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate

July 6

July in [CITY]

Image Options:

1) The above image


Hey, [CITY]! Get ready to embrace summer with these fantastic events happening in July: 

1️⃣ [Event Name/Description]: Join us for [details about the event, such as dates, location, and highlights]. 

2️⃣ [Event Name/Description]: Don’t miss out on [details about the event, such as dates, location, and what to expect]. 

3️⃣ [Event Name/Description]: Explore [specific festival or activity] where you can [mention key attractions or activities].

From 4th of July festivals to the annual [Event: family-friendly fun, festival, music event, etc.] there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our vibrant city this July! 🎵🎨 

#CITYEvents #SummerFun #summer #CITY #CITYliving #CITYthingstodo #CITYlife #CITYrealestateagent 

July 7

When is the Best Time to Sell?

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏡 Wondering when is the best time to sell your home? Here’s the scoop! 🌟

Timing can make a big difference in the real estate market. 

Generally, spring and early summer tend to be prime seasons for selling. Why? 🌷🌞

1️⃣ Longer Days & Better Weather: More daylight and nicer weather make homes look their best! 

2️⃣ Active Buyers: Many families prefer to move during summer break, rather than during the school year.

3️⃣ High Demand: Inventory is still historically low, meaning less competition for sellers.

Thinking about listing? Let’s chat about your your property and goals. Whether it’s now or later, I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Just send me a message!

#RealEstateTips #HomeSelling #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homeseller #listingagent

July 8

What's More Important in a Location

Image Options:

1) One of the above images


🏡 Close to Work or Close to Amenities—What Matters Most to You? 

It can be hard to find a home with a location that feels just right! So when it comes to finding your dream home, which is more of a priority for you: being close to work for a quick commute or having easy access to amenities like shopping, dining, and recreation?

👔 Close to Work: Enjoy more time at home and less time on the road with a short commute. Convenience is key when work is just around the corner!

🏞️ Close to Amenities: Imagine having cafes, parks, and entertainment options just steps away. Embrace the vibrant lifestyle of living in the heart of it all!

Whether you lean towards work-life balance or want to be close to all of the action here in [CITY], I’m here to help you find the perfect neighborhood that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle. Let’s discuss your priorities and start your home search today! 🏠

#homebuyer #househunting #homebuyingtips #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homebuyer #newhome #dreamhome

July 9

Most Popular Cities

Image Options:

1) The above carousel


Think the great migration is over in the US after a wild few years in the real estate market? Nope! People are still moving across the country in huge numbers, here are the top spots people are heading to in 2024 (according to PODS):

1️⃣ Myrtle Beach, SC

2️⃣ Ocala, FL

3️⃣ Houston, TX

4️⃣ Greenville-Spartanburg, SC

5️⃣ Charlotte, NC

Ready to make one of these vibrant cities (or a different one!) your new home sweet home? 🏠 Let’s talk about selling your [CITY] home and how I can help you make a smooth move! Message me for a free home evaluation today!

#RealEstate #homeseller #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homebuyer #newhome #dreamhome

July 10

Everything I Touch Turns to Sold

Image Options:

1) The above image


Hey, homeowners and future buyers! With passion, dedication, and market expertise, I’m here to turn your real estate dreams into reality. Whether you’re selling your current home or searching for your perfect match, you can count on my commitment to guide you through every step of the process. 

[Optional: Write a paragraph or two about why you got into real estate, how long you’ve been in the industry, or what your favorite part about being an agent is]

Let’s make magic happen in the world of real estate together! Message me today to discuss your goals 🏠

#CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homebuyer #newhome #dreamhome #RealEstate #CITY

July 11

Why You Need to Get Pre-Approval

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏡 Before you start touring homes, driving through neighborhoods, and beginning your house hunt, there’s one crucial step you need to take first: getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

Many buyers will skip over this first step and dive right into looking for properties and this is the WRONG move! Save yourself time and disappointment by talking to a lender and getting this squared away first. 

Getting pre-approved FIRST matters because:

1️⃣ Pre-approval gives you a clear understanding of how much you can afford, helping you narrow down your search to homes within your price range.

2️⃣ Sellers often prefer buyers who are pre-approved because it shows you’re serious and financially prepared to make an offer.

3️⃣ With pre-approval, you can move quickly when you find your dream home. This can be crucial in competitive markets where homes sell fast.

4️⃣ You’ll have confidence knowing your financing is in place, allowing you to focus on finding the perfect home without worrying about funding delays.

Ready to take the first step towards homeownership? Let’s get you pre-approved and start your journey to finding your new home sweet home! 🏠🔑

#homebuyingtips #homebuyer #dreamhome #CITY #CITYrealestateagent  #realestateagent #newhome

July 12

Open House Questions

Image Options:

1) The above image


Hey, home seekers! Visiting open houses is a great way to explore potential homes. Here are essential questions to consider asking:

💡 How quickly is the seller looking to sell?

💡 Why is the seller moving?

💡 How long has the property been on the market?

💡 Are there any issues with the home?

As your trusted real estate advisor, I’m here to provide answers and guide you through every step of your home buying journey. Let’s find your perfect match together! 🏠

#homebuyer #openhouse #homebuyingtips #newhome #dreamhome #RealEstate #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes

July 13

5 Curb Appeal Tips

Image Options:

1) The above carousel


🏡Hey, homeowners! Sprucing up your curb appeal doesn’t have to be a chore—let’s make it fun (and easy!) with these quick ideas:

1️⃣ Lush Landscaping

Add colorful flowers, trimmed bushes, and fresh mulch to create a welcoming entrance. 

2️⃣ Fresh Paint

Give your front door and trim a fresh coat of paint in a complementary color to make them pop. 

3️⃣ Add Lighting Accents

Install outdoor lighting fixtures or solar-powered pathway lights for added charm and safety.

4️⃣ Clean and Tidy Up

Sweep driveways and walkways, clean windows, and power wash siding to remove dirt and debris. 

5️⃣ Cozy Seating Area

Create a cozy nook on your porch or patio with stylish outdoor furniture and cushions—a perfect spot for relaxing or chatting with neighbors.

Ready to enhance your curb appeal and impress potential buyers? Let’s discuss more tips and strategies to showcase your home at its best! 🌿🏠

#CurbAppeal #HomeSellingTips #RealEstateAdvice #realestateagent #homeseller #home #homeowner #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate 

July 14

Favorite Place for Home Decor

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏡✨ Where’s Your Favorite Place to Buy Home Decor? Share Your Gems! 🌟

Whether you’re into chic minimalism or cozy vibes, finding the perfect home decor is half the fun of making a house a home. Choose your favorite spots in this post to find decor!🏠

#HomeDecorInspo #InteriorDesign #homedecor #homesweethome #newhome #homeowner #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes

July 15

What Does "As Is" Mean?

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏡 Wondering What “As-Is” Means in Real Estate? Let’s Break It Down! 🌟

In the world of real estate, “as-Is” simply means the home is being sold in its current condition, quirks (and issues) and all, without the seller making any repairs or changes.

🛠️ For sellers, it’s a way to sell quickly without the hassle of fixing things up. For buyers, it means you’re taking on the home in its present state, so a thorough inspection is key to knowing what you’re getting into.

It’s important to note, this DOESN’T mean you can’t have an inspection! It’s just the seller saying up front they’re not likely to negotiate any repairs.

Have more questions about buying or selling “as-is”? Drop them below or send me a message—I’m here to help! 🏠

#RealEstateFAQ #realestatetips #RealEstate #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes #CITYrealestateagent 

July 16

Home is Where Your Dog is

Image Options:

1) The above image


There’s something special about coming home to wagging tails and unconditional love. Whether your furry friend enjoys lounging in a sunny spot or chasing balls in the backyard, their happiness is a big part of what makes a house a home.

Looking for a pet-friendly property or need advice on creating a paw-some space for your beloved pooch? Let’s find a home where everyone—furry friends included—feels right at home. 🏠🐾

#PetFriendlyHomes #homesweethome #newhome #RealEstate #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes #CITYrealestateagent 

July 17

4 Things to Do Before House Hunting

Image Options:

1) The above image


Hey, future homeowners! Before you dive into the excitement of house hunting, make sure you’re prepared: 

1️⃣ Get Pre-Approved: Know your budget and strengthen your buying power with a mortgage pre-approval. It shows sellers you’re serious and ready to make a move.

2️⃣ Define Your Needs: Make a list of your must-haves and nice-to-haves for your future home. Consider location, size, amenities, and any specific features you desire.

3️⃣ Research Neighborhoods: Explore different neighborhoods to find the right fit for your lifestyle. Check out schools, commute times, local amenities, and community vibes.

4️⃣ Consult with a Real Estate Expert: Work with a knowledgeable agent who understands the local market. They can provide valuable insights, guide you through the process, and help you find your dream home. As an agent with [NUMBER] years of experience helping buyers & sellers reach their home goals in [CITY], I’d love to chat about what you’re looking for in a new home!

Ready to start house hunting? Let’s chat and begin turning your homeownership dreams into reality! 📲💬

#HouseHuntingTips #RealEstateAdvice #HomeBuyersGuide #homesweethome #newhome #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #househunting #homebuyer

July 18

Interest Rates

Image Options:

1) The above image 


💡 There’s a question on every buyer’s minds right now: what’s going to happen if interest rates end up going down this year?

⬇️ If interest rates drop, it could mean housing prices might see an uptick. Lower rates often spur increased buyer demand, leading to a more competitive market – which means more offers and potential bidding wars.

But don’t fret! It’s all about timing and strategy. 

Whether rates go up or down, I’m here to help you navigate the real estate market with confidence.🏠

#interestrates #RealEstate #realestatemarket #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes #newhome

July 19

New Construction Community

Image Options:

1) The above image carousel (but swap out these pictures for pictures of the homes & new construction community you’re featuring).


Hey, [CITY]! Are you ready for something new and fabulous? Introducing our latest real estate gem: [Name of New Construction Community]. 

Nestled in the heart of [Location/Area], this vibrant community offers:

🌳 Beautifully Designed Homes

🛍️ Convenient Access to Shopping & Dining 

🏞️ Tons of Green Spaces and Parks

🏫 Top-Rated Schools Nearby

🚗 Easy Commute Routes

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to upgrade, [Name of New Construction Community] promises the perfect blend of modern living and community charm. Let’s explore your dream home options together, message me to take a tour!

#NewConstruction #DreamHome #RealEstate #newhome #newcommunity #CITY #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #CITYhomes

July 20

Highest Offer

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏠Contrary to popular belief, the highest offer doesn’t always seal the deal. Often times the RIGHT offer matters more than just the dollar signs – here’s why:

1️⃣ Financing Matters: A strong pre-approval shows sellers you’re ready to close the deal smoothly. ⠀⠀

2️⃣ Contingency Flexibility: Terms like inspection and appraisal contingencies can make your offer stand out. 

3️⃣ Closing Timeline: A flexible closing date can be a game-changer, especially for sellers looking to move quickly.

Let’s work together to craft an offer that speaks volumes—beyond just the numbers!

#RealEstateTips #OfferStrategy #dreamhome #newhome #homebuyer #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homesweethome #realestate

July 21

Home Deal Breakers

Image Options:

1) The above carousel


Hey, homebuyers! As you start your house hunting journey, it’s essential to keep an eye out for potential deal breakers that could impact your decision. In addition to your own personal deal breakers and preferences, here are a few big items to watch for:

1️⃣ Structural Issues

Foundation cracks, roof damage, or significant water damage can be costly to repair and may affect the home’s safety.

2️⃣ Outdated Systems

Older HVAC systems, plumbing, or electrical systems might require immediate upgrades, adding to your expenses post-purchase.

3️⃣ Location Concerns

Consider factors like proximity to noisy highways, lack of nearby amenities, or a high crime rate that could impact your daily life and resale value.

4️⃣ Mold and Pest Problems

These issues can pose health risks and indicate underlying maintenance issues that may not be immediately visible.

5️⃣ Legal Issues

Check for property liens, boundary disputes, or zoning restrictions that could complicate your ownership or future renovation plans.

Navigating these potential deal breakers with a keen eye and the guidance of a knowledgeable real estate agent can help you make a confident decision when choosing your next home. Ready to find your dream home without the surprises? Let’s chat! 🏠

#homebuyer #homebuyingtips #newhome #dreamhome #RealEstate #realestateagent #CITYhomes #CITY #CITYrealestate 

July 22

Homeownership Perks

Image Options:

1) The above image


Choose between these two captions:

Owning a home brings more than just a place to live—it’s a journey filled with benefits that go beyond having a space that feels perfectly like home.

1️⃣ Stability & Investment: Build equity and secure your financial future. 

2️⃣ Personalization: Create your dream space with freedom to renovate and decorate.

3️⃣ Community & Roots: Build lasting relationships in a neighborhood you love.

4️⃣ Tax Advantages: Enjoy deductions on mortgage interest and property taxes (usually – but always verify with a tax expert!) 

Ready to take the next step towards home ownership? Let’s make your dreams a reality! 🏠

#HomeOwnership #RealEstateBenefits #dreamhome #dreamhome #newhome #homebuyer # #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homesweethome


Owning a home brings more than just a place to live—it’s a journey filled with benefits that go beyond having a space that feels perfectly like home.

[ Include an anecdote about your first home purchase or how you currently feel as a homeowner (if you are one): I remember my first home purchase…. ]

Ready to take the next step towards home ownership? Let’s make your dreams a reality! 🏠

#HomeOwnership #RealEstateBenefits #dreamhome #newhome #homebuyer #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homesweethome

July 23

Why Work With a Buyer's Agent

Image Options:

1) Choose one of the first carousel pictures (two color options) and replace this image with an image of yourself working on your computer, showing a home, at a closing, or a headshot photo. 


🏠 Ready to Buy? Don’t go it alone! Navigating the real estate market is easier with a dedicated advocate by your side.

Having a buyer’s agent helps you with:

1️⃣ Expert Guidance: From searching for homes to negotiating the best price, I’m here to guide you every step of the way. 

2️⃣ Local Knowledge: I know [City/Neighborhood] inside and out—let’s find the perfect home in the right area for you. 

3️⃣ Negotiation Power: Gain an edge with my skills in negotiating terms, contingencies, and closing costs. 

4️⃣ Peace of Mind: I’ll handle the paperwork and deadlines so you can focus on your move. 

Let’s turn your dream home into a reality! Message me today and let’s get started. 🔑

#BuyersAgent #RealEstateExpert #homebuyingtips #homebuyer #dreamhome #newhome #HomeBuying #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate  #CITYliving 

July 24

An Offer Stronger Than Your Coffee

Image Options:

1) The above image


Thinking of making a move in the real estate market? In addition to working with an agent with experience and negotiation skills, here’s how to brew up an irresistible offer: 

1️⃣ Know Your Numbers: Get pre-approved so you know exactly what you can afford and to show sellers you mean business. 

2️⃣ Speed Matters: Act quickly when you find the right home. Fast offers stand out – especially in this market!

3️⃣ Flexibility Wins: Be open to negotiation on terms like closing dates and contingencies. Sometimes the highest offer doesn’t win, the one with the terms most agreeable to the seller’s situation does.

 Ready to buy your dream home? Let’s strategize on writing an offer that’s as strong as your morning brew! ☕️🏠

#RealEstateTips #OfferStrategy #HomeBuying #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #dreamhome #homebuyer #newhome #homebuyingtips #home #CITY

July 25

Need to Know Before Moving

Image Options:

1) The above template, but swap out the image for an image of your city.


🌟 Considering a move to [City]? Here’s what you need to know before you make your decision! 🏡

1️⃣ Each area has its own charm and character. There are tons of different neighborhoods here, each with its own feel and lifestyle. Let’s find the perfect fit for you!

2️⃣ Understand housing prices, property taxes, and living expenses to budget effectively before you begin house hunting here. 

3️⃣ Check out our local parks, downtown, restaurants, and activities that make [CITY] special. There’s so much to do here!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 

And get my FREE [City] Relocation Guide to make your move here a breeze! It has everything you need to know before you go & helpful tips to easily get settled when you’re here. Just send me a DM and I’ll get it right over to you!

#RelocationTips #DiscoverCITY #RealEstateAdvice #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYrealestateagent #home #newhome #dreamhome #movingtips #homebuyer #CITYliving 

July 26

5 Minute Ultimate Buyer Guide

Image Options:

1) The above image


Hey, future homeowners! Whether you’re new to [CITY] or a local looking to make a move, here’s a super quick roadmap to buying your dream home here:

1️⃣ Define Your Needs: Start by outlining your must-haves and nice-to-haves for your new home, considering factors like location, size, and amenities.

2️⃣ Get Pre-Approved: Take the first step by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This helps you understand your budget and shows sellers you’re a serious buyer.

3️⃣ Explore Neighborhoods: Dive into different neighborhoods in [CITY], from bustling urban areas to serene suburban communities. Consider factors like schools, commute times, and local amenities.

4️⃣ Work with a Buyer’s Agent: Partner with a local expert who understands the [CITY] market. They’ll guide you through listings, showings, and negotiations to find your perfect match.

5️⃣ Make an Offer: When you find the right home, your agent will help you craft a competitive offer. They’ll negotiate on your behalf to secure a deal that works for you.

Ready to start the house hunt in [CITY]? Let’s chat! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or seasoned investor, I’m here to make your experience smooth and successful. 🏠

#HomeBuyingGuide #homebuyer #newhome #moving #movingtoCITY #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYrealestateagent #CITYrealtor

July 27

What Does It Cost to Buy a Home

Image Options:

1) The above image


Wondering what it costs to buy a home in 2024? It can feel overwhelming to look at home prices this year, especially with the average price in [CITY] being [AVERAGE HOME PRICE] now!

But it can be helpful to know what to expect so you can start saving and be realistic about what’s affordable when you start house hunting!

Here’s a quick overview of home expenses to expect:

1️⃣ Down Payment: Typically ranges from 3% to 20% of the home’s purchase price, depending on your loan type and lender requirements.

2️⃣ Closing Costs: These include fees for appraisal, title insurance, attorney fees, and more, usually totaling about 2% to 5% of the purchase price.

3️⃣ Home Inspection: A crucial step to uncover any issues with the property, costing around $300 to $500 on average.

4️⃣ Moving Expenses: Costs can vary widely based on distance and the amount of belongings, so budget accordingly.

5️⃣ Additional Costs: Factor in expenses like homeowners insurance, property taxes, and possibly HOA fees depending on the property.

Navigating these costs with a clear understanding is key to a successful home purchase, and not feeling surprised when you get to the closing table. Ready to explore your options and find out what’s within your budget? Let’s chat! 🏠

#HomeBuyingCosts #realestatetips #RealEstateAdvice #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYrealestateagent #homebuyer #homebuying

July 28

5 Best Summer Activities

Image Options:

1)  The above image


As summer winds down, you can still make the most of these precious days with your family before the kids go back to school!

These are my 5 favorite end-of-summer activities to enjoy in [CITY]:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1️⃣ Pack a picnic and soak up the sun at [Local Park]

2️⃣ Take a hike or bike ride at [Local Park/Hiking Area]—adventure awaits!

3️⃣ Attend [Local Event/Festival] for rides, games, and sweet treats to end summer on a high note.

4️⃣ Set up a backyard theater or visit [Local Outdoor Cinema] for a movie night under the stars!

5️⃣ Make your own ice cream bar at home! Get creative with toppings and enjoy a sweet send-off to summer. 

Cherish those last few days of summer in your home. Or if you’re ready for a change, let’s find your family’s perfect home before the school bell rings! 🏠

#EndOfSummer #FamilyFun #realestateagent #DiscoverCITY #RealEstateAdvice #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYrealestateagent #home

July 29

Summer Home Detox List

Image Options:

1) The above image


Calling all [CITY] homeowners! As we soak up the summer sun, it’s the perfect time to ensure your home stays in great condition. 

Here’s a checklist to guide you:

1️⃣ Inspect Your HVAC System: Schedule a professional inspection to keep your cooling system running efficiently during the hot months.

2️⃣ Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Clear out debris to prevent clogs and water damage, especially after spring rains.

3️⃣ Check Exterior Paint and Siding: Touch up any peeling paint and inspect siding for signs of wear or damage.

4️⃣ Inspect Roof and Attic: Look for loose or damaged shingles and ensure proper attic ventilation to prevent heat buildup.

5️⃣ Maintain Outdoor Spaces: Trim trees and shrubs, mow the lawn, and clean decks or patios to enjoy outdoor living spaces to the fullest.

Taking care of these tasks now can help prevent costly repairs later and keep your home comfortable all summer long. Need more home tips or looking to buy or sell? I’m here to help! 🏠

#HomeMaintenance #SummerTips #RealEstateAdvice #RealEstateTips  #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homeseller #newhome #homeforsale 

July 30

3 Mistakes Dating Your Home

Image Options:

1) The above image


🏠 Home sellers, you could be making these super common mistakes that are actually dating your home in the eyes of buyers! Are you making these 3 mistakes?

1️⃣ Outdated Fixtures & Finishes

Is your home rocking brass fixtures or popcorn ceilings? How about tile countertops or oak cabinets? Updating these can instantly modernize your space and offer massive appeal to buyers.

2️⃣ Bold Paint Choices

While you love that vibrant accent wall, buyers might not. Neutral tones create a blank canvas for buyers to envision their own style and tend to make the space feel larger & fresh!

3️⃣ Clutter Overload

Too many personal items or furniture can overwhelm buyers and make rooms feel smaller. Opt for minimalistic staging to showcase your home’s potential.

Ready to give your home a timeless appeal? Let’s discuss smart updates and staging strategies that will attract today’s buyers! 🌟

#RealEstateTips #HomeSelling  #CITYrealestateagent #CITYhouse #CITYrealestate #homeseller #newhome #homeforsale #CITYliving  

July 31

Best Garage Upgrades

Image Options:

1) One of the above images


🚗✨ Elevate Your Garage with These Top Upgrades! 🛠️🏡

Making your home beautiful and functional doesn’t have to only apply to interior – your garage can use some love too!

Transform your garage into a functional and organized space with these top upgrades:

1️⃣ Storage Solutions

Install wall-mounted shelves, cabinets, or overhead racks to maximize vertical space and keep tools and equipment neatly organized.

2️⃣ Flooring Refresh

Consider upgrading to durable epoxy flooring for a sleek, easy-to-clean surface that enhances both aesthetics and functionality.

3️⃣ Smart Garage Door Opener

Upgrade to a smart opener for convenient control via your smartphone, along with features like remote access and automated scheduling – so convenient!

4️⃣ Workbench Area

Create a dedicated workbench with ample lighting and power outlets for DIY projects, woodworking, or hobbies.

5️⃣ Insulation and Ventilation

Improve comfort and energy efficiency by insulating walls and adding proper ventilation to regulate temperature and humidity.

These upgrades not only enhance daily convenience but can also add value to your home! Need more home improvement tips or looking to buy or sell? Let’s chat—I’m here to help you achieve your real estate goals! 🏠

#GarageUpgrades #DIYHomeImprovement #RealEstateAdvice #RealEstate #realestateagent #CITY #CITYrealestate #CITYhome #CITYhomes #homesweethome #DIY #homedesign #homedecor #homeowner #homeseller 


Post these Instagram Stories as you see fit! There are 8 total so you can post twice a week or on any schedule you choose. There are more Instagram Story templates you can use in the Branding Library

Where to Watch Fireworks

Common Seller Mistakes

July Bucket List

Professional Photos

Open House Questions

Summer Selling

Think Long Term

Make Home Buying a Breeze

New Construction Community


People want to work with agents they know, like, and trust. Instagram Stories gives us the perfect opportunity to share little tidbits of your daily life, glimpses into living in your city, and behind-the-scenes clips of being a real estate agent. Use these prompts to let people into your world and build trust!

Note: These images are just examples, you’ll want to use your own clips or photos and add the text directly on the Instagram app.

New Listing Alert

Share a sneak peek of a new property with photos or short video clips. Add text overlays with key features (e.g., “3 Bed, 2 Bath”, “Huge Backyard”). This can be your listing or another hot property for sale listed by another agent (just be sure to get their permission to film). This is a great piece of additional content to share if you’re already doing a Reel featuring a property – hello, multi-purpose content!

Quick Home Staging Tips

Offer quick tips on how to stage a home for sale. Use before-and-after photos to show the impact of staging. You can do this just by filming yourself spruce up a space in your home, or with a still picture of a beautiful space and using text to point out your staging tips in the photo.

Neighborhood Features

Showcase different neighborhoods. Include local parks, schools, restaurants, and other amenities. Stories are a great way to share glimpses of neighborhoods you’re driving through when showing clients homes. It’s quick and informal but informational!

Market Update

Provide quick updates on the local real estate market. You can share a picture of a real estate news headline and share your take on it, or just take a picture or quick video of a property and share a text overlay that provides a market snapshot (like below).

Favorite Home Features

Highlight favorite features from different listings (e.g., “Love this kitchen island!”, “Check out this cozy fireplace”). This is a great way to show that you’re going to properties and showing listings to clients, without saying explicitly that you’re busy and in-demand! It also reminds viewers that you’re a knowledgeable local agent that’s ready to help them when they’re ready to buy or sell, or know someone who is.

Ask Me Anything

Host an Ask Me Anything session where followers can ask you anything about real estate. Use the question sticker for submissions and then use your following stories to answer them. Many potential buyers and sellers don’t want to reach out with their questions until they feel more ready to hire you, so this is a great way to break the ice and start building that connection without the pressure – while showing off your local market knowledge!