Send Your Photo in Today – $350 Apple Gift Card & $100 available to WIN!

Have you heard about our Holiday contests? That’s right — contests plural!

We are hosting our “Market That Holiday Home” contest on both Instagram and Facebook.

• Enter the photo contest on Facebook here before December 31, 2012 (11:59pm EST). No commercial photography please! • Add a descriptive marketing line, just as you would when marketing one of your property listings. • The winner will be announced on or before January 8, 2013 on our Facebook page. You can also enter for a chance to win an additional prize –  $100 VISA Gift Card  – by uploading your holiday photo on Instagram!  Visit the Market that Holiday Home Instagram photo contest page for more details and follow @HomesPro on Instagram. Have a question? Send us an email at contest@homes.com or comment below. Good Luck and Happy Holidays to all!
What is Instagram?
Welcome to Instagram! Homes.com is always promoting social networks; from sharing your business to just having fun, we know that social networks are where it’s at. Now we’ve got a new one to tell you about. Instagram! Follow us @HomesPro (or our Statigr.am page) and stay tuned for more fun photo activities for a chance to win prizes in the near future! Not sure about Instagram? Have no fear, here’s a quick introduction: Instagram is kind of like a social network through the “lens” of photography.  See how Erica Campbell (Instagram: @ericacampbellbyrum), our Social Media Director, uses it in the example below. Also, be sure to follow Erica on Twitter for her suggestions on managing other social platforms to strengthen your brand!

Before and After

Instagram photo before and after

It's a gorgeous day in #Charleston today! I never want to leave this house! #fall #sc #DanielIsland #love #family #palmtrees #palmtree #southerncharm #south #southernhospitality #sun #fallleaves #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagramhub #instaphoto #iphonepic #home #holidays

You upload images of whatever you like under your name, edit them with artistic color filters, and ‘hashtag’ the photos with words or terms trending in Instagram. You can also create your own tags — you don’t have to stick with the trends of Instagram. (We’ve created a tag for our photo contest, for example!) A little about Instagram:originally designed for the Apple iPhone, but is now available on Android phones as well can take, crop, and filter photos with predetermined effects it gives you the ability to caption your photos add a geographical location to your photos Instagram also connects with other social media platforms so that users can share their photos on a broader spectrum: Continue reading
Market this Holiday Home Instagram® Contest Rules
Win a $100 VISA gift card by entering the Market that Holiday Home photo contest via Instagram! This photo contest is perfect for real estate professionals, like you.  This time of year, the showings you host could require you to spend some time staging. We want to see a variety of photos, so the sky is the limit! Whether it’s a room in one of your listings that is perfectly decorated with holiday colors, a doorway with a unique wreath, rooftops adorned with twinkling holiday lights or your favorite holiday-themed table setting, we want to see what festive means to you. To enter, follow these three easy steps: 1. Upload a holiday photo of your favorite to your Instagram page (read our Instagram tutorial here). 2. Use a cool filter to make it unique 3. Add your best holiday-themed marketing line, the contest hashtag:  #HolidayHomesPro, and tag our username, @HomesPro But wait – there’s more!  If you’re really into the holiday spirit this year, enter for a chance to win a $350 Apple Gift Card in our Market that Holiday Home photo contest on Facebook!  Who couldn’t use a brand new iPad Mini, new software programs, an iPod Touch (or two!) or other Apple products!   OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Continue reading