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January 7, 2021

Coming Your Way in 2021 – Virtual Home and Garden Shows!

If you’re a home show addict, you’re probably dreading the approaching home show season this year. Usually, the early months of the year are full of large, convention center type events presenting the latest and greatest tools, gadgets, processes and ideas for the homeowner. Whether it’s new products to give you the best garden on the block, easier ways to cook, clean or organize, or even a fantastic way to network with realtors and homebuilders, these shows have become a staple of the winter and early spring seasons.

However, with the continued spread of Covid-19 and the associated social distancing and mask wearing rules, many shows have been cancelled, and those that are going forward are going to be much more limited in scope. What’s a homeowner to do?

The answer, as it has been for much of 2020, is right where you are now…in front of your computer! Many forward-thinking trade show companies are taking these huge events virtual in 2021. Utilizing creative software packages and communication elements such as instant messaging, chat rooms, seminar technologies, live or on-demand webinars and podcasting, vendors are signing up to market their products, services and ideas to interested buyers nationwide. Some vendors are also doing online raffles and lucky draws, similar to the ones they’ll do in person!

And for 2021, the word “nationwide” is key. For the first time, home show attendees will be able to access trade shows not only locally and in person, but from many locations. You may live in the Savannah, GA area, but you can find out what’s new and exciting in California, Michigan, Kansas and Massachusetts. You could be the first on your block to find the “hot ticket” item for this spring, right from the comfort of your own home. No crowds, no expenses for parking, gas or lunch, and no jockeying for position near the front of the vendor’s table!

Homebuilders and realtors are also joining these events, offering virtual tours of their homes and one-on-one Zoom meetings with interested buyers. If you’re looking for a new home in the new year, the online home browsing experience can be enhanced by these features, especially if you’re planning on relocating to a new city and aren’t familiar with the area. 

Ready to dive in?

Check out some of the upcoming home shows using the links below. More shows are being announced as we enter the traditional home and garden show season, so make sure to gear up your search engine every week or two during the next few months to see what’s out there.

If you see something amazing, the team at Ernest Homes wants to know! We’re always on the lookout for innovative ways to bring the best of new trends to our local market and our homeowner family members. Drop us a line here or call us at 912-660-9673!


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