Friday, April 29, 2016

Go Fly A Kite!

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2016
CLICK HERE:  Info on Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
On the beach between 16th &18th St
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  -  Free Event

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  Held at the Virginia Beach, VA Boardwalk, this popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.

Everyone is invited to take part in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival’s “Best Kite Contest.” To enter this contest, participants bring a kite that they have made or purchased and fly it at the festival.  The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite. Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 5 minutes at a height of 100 feet.  Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 5 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal.  There will be three competitive divisions: Master, Novice, and Youth (ages 7-14).  Trophies will be awarded for all divisions.  
“Flight Training” - Experienced kite enthusiasts will assist novice flyers.  Topics include equipment selection, laying out of lines, setting up the field, launching the kite, flying and landing a kite, and safety.  “Flight Training” will take place each day. 

Schedule
of Activities:
Features the Best Kite Contest (takes place from 1:30-3:00 pm).  

In addition, families are invited to participate in kite building workshops led by Archie Stewart of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  Archie is a member of: American Kite fliers Association (AKA) www.aka.kite.org, past Board Member and Chairman of Festivals and Competitions for Kites Over New England (KONE) www.kone.org, and the regional kite club of New England. He is also a member of ConnectiKiters kite club, headquartered in Norwalk, CT and a member and competitor of the Eastern League Flyers Association. These workshops are free and include kite materials and instructions on how to build a kite, as well as the aerodynamics of kite flying and kite safety. 

American Kite Association members from throughout the East Coast will also present kite demonstrations, perform kite routines to music, and fly giant kites (up to 80 feet long) that include an octopus kite!  Kite vendors will be on site to sell various kinds of kites.

Awards will also be given each day for oldest and youngest kite fliers, funniest kite, most unusual kite, and biggest kite.


Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium

Adventure Awaits...Here in The Trees!

Fun in the great outdoors—There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium!  Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, between the Marsh Pavilion and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” The first of its kind in Virginia! Experience “adventure in the trees” on your own or with friends, family and parties. Ages five to adult are welcome. Looking for Virginia Beach activities? This is a must-do outdoor experience that the whole family can enjoy!

Look up—You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.


Relax—You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from thirteen different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).

Climb with Confidence—You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Our Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.


  • Discounts for Siebert Guests ** $5 Off **
  • Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
  • For kids, teens and adults—ages five and up
  • Great for group events
  • Challenge at your pace and level
  • Environmentally friendly – No motors, No electricity
  • Builds self-confidence
  • “Feel-good exercise”
  • Surprise yourself at what you can do
  • Tree-friendly—Designed to keep trees and forest healthy
  • Family/friends togetherness
  • Many trails keep it fresh for return visits
  • Only 3 minutes from the Virginia Beach boardwalk!

Still haven't made your vacations plans yet?  Sandbridge Beach is just minutes from all the fun at Adventure Park!  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or check us out on the web at www.siebert-realty.com to search rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  It's so easy!  Hope to see you soon.  

Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA


Monday, March 28, 2016

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
April 9, 2016
24th Street Park - Noon - 2:30pm

The Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is a ticketed event and returns to 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is always a fun event for the entire family. An open competition among local restaurants, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies.  This highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades.  Who doesn't love the rich, creamy taste of homemade She-Crab Soup... the "taste of the south"! 


Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by the ballots of those attending.  Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts.

Click to Buy Tickets Now: http://bit.ly/1TdkeCr

Tickets: $15 in advance (plus service charges) / $20 day-of-show (plus service charges - if tickets are available)

Tickets also available to the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center. Tickets purchased there are $15 plus $1 service fee.  The Visitor Information Center is located at 2100 Parks Ave. Hours: 9am-5pm daily.

Children 12 and younger who are not sampling and are accompanied by an adult are free. Dogs and beach chairs are not permitted in the tasting area.  The event will be held, rain or shine.

Participating Restaurants: (alphabetically)
  • 11th Street Taphouse & Grille
  • Blue Seafood & Spirits
  • Bucketheads Beach Grill
  • Burtons Grill
  • Califresh Bistro
  • Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
  • Circa 1918
  • Citrus Breakfast & Lunch
  • C.P. Shuckers
  • Freemason Abbey
  • Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Longboard's
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Mahi Mah’s Seafood
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Passion the Restaurant
  • Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Scotty Quixx
  • Tradewinds
  • Tubby’s Tavern
  • Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
***List of participating restaurants subject to change***

2015 Winners:
CRITICS' CHOICE
1st Place - Passion the Restaurant
2nd Place - Mahi Mah's Seafood
3rd Place - Tubby's Tavern
Honorable Mentions: Freemason Abbey, Blue Seafood & Spirits, and 328 Tequila Lounge

PEOPLES' CHOICE
1st Place - Passion the Restaurant
2nd Place - Freemason Abbey
3rd Place - Tubby's Tavern
Honorable Mentions: Burtons Grill, McCormick & Schmick's, and 328 Tequila Lounge

Need a place to kick back after all that great soup tasting? Why not plan a last minute "Spring Fling" to Sandbridge during the She Crab Soup Classic?  

Now is the perfect time to visit beautiful Sandbridge Beach. Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit us online at www.siebert-realty.com to search availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  

We have tons of Spring Specials, so come take advantages of all the deals! Many rentals also offer **Rent 3 Nights, Get 4th Night Free** at http://www.siebert-realty.com/Specials   Hope to see you soon.  


Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, March 25, 2016

3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Come be a part of the 3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament! 

Siebert Realty is proud to once again be the Main Event Sponsor for this tournament.  

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the other local sponsors for their support of this event. 
Tournament will be held at Hell's Point Golf Club on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

12:30pm - Shotgun Registration starts at 11:00 am


   
                                                
18 Hole Scramble 
(4 man Captain's Choice)
$85 person / $335 Foursome Team / Fee Includes:
  • 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart
  • Beer Tickets & Goodies
  • Lunch provided by Pungo Pizza
  • Entry into Raffle Prize Drawings 
Dinner by Sandbridge Island Restaurant:  
Roasted Oysters, Grilled London Broil, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans.

"Hole in One" 
                    wins a Brand New Car by
           ** Hall Automotive **  
   
  

 All Proceeds Benefit:
The Sandbridge Rescue Squad in honor of Dick Jones and
The Breanne C. Mahon Foundation in honor of John Mahon. 

The entire event is currently posted on Facebook at:  ** CLICK HERE ** 3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament  

Contact Summer Lane at 757-641-3421 or you can email your questions to: sandbridgecharityopen@gmail.com   Hope to see you there!



Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals 
www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sandbridge Shelling

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky."   - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, ''Gift From the Sea"
One of the most relaxing pastimes at the beach is to clear your mind, stroll slowly with loved ones along the shoreline, while gathering seashells on the beach. Sandbridge is the perfect place for shelling offering a quiet, secluded 5 mile stretch of beach to explore. The casual shell collector can enjoy shelling year round... even during the off season. Here are a few tips to make your shelling expedition even more fun:

Best Times to go Shelling:
Experts tell us that low tides, and the times of the new moon and the full moon, bring the best shells. If you visit immediately after a storm, you’ll find that the rough waves and strong currents will dislodge shells in shallow water and toss them onto the beach.

What To Bring for Shelling:
If you’re going to do any serious shell collecting, be sure to bring a strong mesh or canvas bag to carry your finds — shells can get heavy very quickly. You’ll want to bring along water and sun protection, as well as your basic beach gear. It helps to bring along lightweight beach or water shoes to protect your feet so you can explore areas along the tide line where shells are arranged in thick bands.

What Shells to Collect:
Keep in mind that an inhabited seashell is a sea creature’s home! Please don't remove an occupied seashell, or live starfish, from the beach.  If you find you’ve picked one up,  don’t throw it into the water - place it gently down to avoid damage.  Abandoned seashells, of course, are fair game.  You’ll find beautiful ones in gently-used condition along the coast.

Creative Fun with your Seashells:
You don’t have to be a conchologist (serious seashell collector) to enjoy seashells for years after you collect them. Combine shells with flowers to make beautiful centerpieces — or arrange with live plants in the garden. We’ve seen shells used for a wide range of crafts projects, including clever mobiles, front door wreaths, jewelry, and even beautiful shell-filled lamp bases.

If you plan to pack your shells, or use them indoors or for crafts, you will want to cook them to remove bacteria. To clean them, boil them gently in hot water for at least 20 minutes or soak them overnight in a weak solution of beach before rinsing and allowing to dry thoroughly.

Now that you've got all the facts, get out there and have some fun!  Shelling is truly a gift that keeps on giving. You gain not only beautiful memories of peaceful times along the shore, you also get to take away a special beach souvenir.  Enjoy the hunt!

Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spending time with family is what a beach vacation is all about.  Long strolls along the beach, sipping coffee as the sun rises over the ocean, building sandcastles, swimming, surfing, collecting shells... not to mention exploring all the sights and sounds and tastes of Virginia Beach. Planning a large family reunion may seem like a daunting task, but it's easy when you call the professionals at Siebert Realty.  We can assist you in finding the perfect house to suit your family's needs and budget. Reunions are so much fun... and necessary, as they provide families with time to reunite with loved ones, while introducing the newest family members, fiancees, spouses, and newborns to the rest of the tribe.  

Beach rentals are perfect for family reunions giving relatives a comfortable and spacious gathering place where they can enjoy their privacy, yet still allow loved ones quality time together under the same roof.  Siebert Realty provides a great selection of large beach home rentals at siebert-realty.com, as well as family-friendly activities to make your family reunion truly memorable.  

Want to make your reunion extra special?  Consider these fun and creative ideas for your next family gathering:

Custom T-Shirts:
Consider having Family Reunion T-shirts made for everyone. You can even have color coded shirts to show your side of the family.  Check out this clever idea where cousins are numbered in order of birth & each side of the family (siblings) have the same t-shirt color. Love it! 


Family Competition:
Set up games throughout the week and spark a bit of healthy "competition" between family members. Whether volleyball, cornhole, cards, paddle board races, or even contests for the best sandcastle, games keep us young and bring families together in a fun way. Rack up points daily and have a "championship celebration" on the last day. Winners will enjoy bragging rights until the next reunion! 
 

Display Vintage Beach Photos:
Consider making several posters (displayed on easels) or perhaps a special photo album for the coffee table filled with vintage pictures of your most senior family members. Try to find photographs showing them as young children "at the beach".  It's a fun way to share your family's history, while allowing the kids to see their grandparents in a whole new light!

Seafood Feast:
What would a beach vacation or family reunion be without great food?  Be sure to pick a night during your stay to have a huge Seafood Feast!  Set up tables on the deck, cover with newspaper, and spread out steamed oysters, clams, crabs and shrimp ready for cracking and peeling.  Be sure to dive in and "make a mess" - that's part of the fun! 

Beach Portrait:
At Siebert Realty, we feel that preserving precious family memories is an important part of the "Sandbridge Vacation Experience". Therefore, we offer all our guests a FREE PORTRAIT SITTING ($200 value) through Sandpiper Portraits... all compliments of Team Siebert!  More info: Beach Portraits
 
Facebook Group Page
Creating a family reunion "Facebook Group" is free and a great way to keep everyone connected and in the loop.  It's better than a basic "friend page" because everyone is authorized to chime in and post comments and photos on the wall.   It's also a great way to keep everyone informed if there are any changes in plans.  Those family members who can't attend can also see what they'll miss this year and perhaps it will encourage them to make the next reunion.  

Hope to see you at the beach! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Sandbridge Beach Vacation Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
  

Friday, March 4, 2016

Licensed Agents -vs- REALTORS


People use the term REALTORS® and real estate agents interchangeably, but that use is actually incorrect.  There are big differences between the two. 

Although both are licensed to sell or manage real estate, the basic difference is that a REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, which entails much more than simply being a licensed real estate agent. All REALTORS® must subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics contains 17 Articles and various underlying Standards of Practice that are to be upheld and adhered to at all times. The Standards are much more restrictive and confining than those governing agents who only hold a real estate license.

Here are the 17 REALTOR® Code of Ethics:
  • Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly. 
  • Shall refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing material facts; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant.
  • Shall cooperate with other brokers / agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.
  • Have a duty to disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.
  • Shall not provide professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest. 
  • Shall not collect any commissions without the seller's knowledge nor accept fees from a third-party without the seller's express consent.
  • Shall refuse fees from more than one party without all parties' informed consent.
  • Shall not co-mingle client funds with their own. 
  • Shall attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign. 
  • Shall not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
  • Expects agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified. 
  • Must engage in truth in advertising. 
  • Shall not practice law unless they are a lawyer.
  • Shall cooperate if charges are brought against them and present all evidence requested.
  • Agree not to bad mouth competition and agree not to file unfounded ethics complaints.
  • Shall not solicit another REALTOR'S client nor interfere in a contractual relationship.
  • Shall submit to arbitration to settle matters and not seek legal remedies in the judicial system. The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and has more than one million members.

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All of our employees and agents 
also stand behind 
Siebert Realty's Mission Statement:


We Strive to Provide
Our Guests with Great Memories,
Our Owners with Excellence,
Our Team Members with Camaraderie,
& do it all with Integrity & Great Fun! 


Siebert Realty has been in business for over 50 years, so we know what it takes to operate a full service property management company, delivering excellent service to both our owners and guests. It doesn't matter if you live across town or across the country, you can feel confident that we will manage your property as if you were living next door. If you are considering our services in the future, we wish to extend a warm welcome to visit our office and meet our friendly staff. We'd love to meet with you and introduce you to the positive aspects of renting your property.

All Siebert Realty licensed agents, both in sales and property management (rentals), are members of the National Board of REALTORS® and have attended courses to learn the code of ethics. Our trained and dedicated agents stand ready to represent you in all your real estate dealings and vow to work on your behalf, and with other real estate professionals, in an honest and ethical way. It's a promise we make to the Board of REALTORS®, as well as to you, our customers and clients.  

So the next time you're in need of a real estate professional, whether for sales or rental, it may be in your best interest to use a REALTOR®.  You'll be getting not only a state licensed real estate agent, but also one who has taken a solemn vow of honesty and integrity in all their dealings.  

Give us a call at 1-877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.  Or visit our website(s) at:  
Rentals:  www.siebert-realty.com  

We look forward to serving you.

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Sandbridge Beach Vacation Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, February 29, 2016

Easter Weekend!

If you're in town this Spring and looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter, we have a great place for the entire family! The little ones will especially love all the exciting Easter events going on at Hunt Club Farms on March 26 - 27, 2016!  

For more detailed information, visit: HUNT CLUB FARMS EASTER WEEKEND.
Easter Weekend 
March 26-27!
  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt
  • Visits with the Easter Bunny
  • Farm Tour Hayrides
  • Petting Farm Admission
  • Unlimited Inflatable Rides*
  • Live DJ with Music and Farm Games
  • Costumed Characters
  • Only $15 per child / $8 per Adult


Other Activities:

(Not included in General Admission)
            • Pony Rides $5.00
            • Carnival Games  (Every Player Wins a Prize! Ducky Duck Pond, Big Mouth Toss, Fishy Fishing, Ring The Bottle & Milk Can Toss)
            • Food Concessions, Candy & Caramel Apples, Face Painting & Much More!
            • Photos with Bunnies, Chicks and Ducklings!


Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

There's nothing more inspirational than watching the sun rise over the ocean. It takes your breathe away to witness such a sight... especially on Easter morning! Come celebrate the season and join us for a breathtaking Easter Sunrise Service at Sandbridge Beach. Service begins at 6am at Little Island Park near the pier (southend of the beach).  

Need lodging over the Easter week or weekend?  Give Siebert Realty a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us at www.siebert-realty.com. Think how special a beach house or condo would be with the beautiful Atlantic as your backdrop. Also, Sandbridge is conveniently located just a few minutes from Hunt Club Farms, and only 15-20 mins from the exciting Virginia Beach Boardwalk.  See you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
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