Local real estate team brings smiles home to Long Beach • Long Beach Post

Families gathered at El Dorado Park West last month from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the annual Free Family Portrait Picnic hosted by area real estate team, The Whipple Group. Parents, kids and pets all came ready to capture precious moments posed on a rustic furniture grouping that felt like a natural part of the park landscape.

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What began three years ago as an appreciation party for The Whipple Group’s real estate clients has grown to a full-scale community event topping 150 attendees. This year’s occasion featured street tacos, a flower pop-up shop, and activities for the kids including a bounce house, balloon animals, a coloring table and cornhole lawn game.

Beatrix Whipple, Realtor and CEO of The Whipple Group, shared her inspiration for the event. “I love to send holiday cards every year with a family portrait. People would always ask me, ‘How do you have time to get your family portrait taken?’. It occurred to me that if I handled all of the details and created a fun event where families could come and eat, play and get their photos taken in time for holiday cards, it would be a great way for me to connect with my clients — who often are busy with work and kids — and also give them something they truly value!”

The day’s stunning images were crafted by local photographers Stacey Adams and Kym Vitar. After the event, families retrieved their photos via a weblink to their personal galleries.

Members of The Whipple Group were on hand to greet and mingle with guests, which is what the day was all about. The annual Free Family Portrait Picnic is an opportunity for these neighborhood professionals to maintain relationships with people who are already friends, and create new connections with future friends.

Whipple and her team bring more than 16 years of real estate experience to their clients in Long Beach and its surrounds. With over $39 million in sales in 2017 and an annual volume of 70-plus transactions, The Whipple Group is among the area’s top 10 Realtors on Yelp and is a Premier Team on Zillow.

The Whipple Group’s offices are located at 2883 East Spring Street — right in the heart of Long Beach. From this central location, they offer area residents a full range of real estate services, including buy/sell representation, property valuation, comprehensive home marketing, and strategic negotiation between finance professionals, escrow companies and all parties to a transaction. For additional information about The Whipple Group, click here.

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