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Unlocking of the Ocean City and Business Persons plunge

Want a fun way to kick off Memorial Day weekend?  Help get the summer season started by participating in the Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge.

Wear your business attire, bring your briefcase and march into the ocean to the soundtrack of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the season! Come to Moorlyn Terrace Street Beach at 12 noon on Friday, May 24th to participate in the fun!

Get more details here!

Get your property ready for the 2019 Summer rental season in OCNJ!

As the summer rental season gets closer, it is time to get your rental property ready.  Here are a few things that you don’t want to forget:

 

Start with the outside and utilities

When getting your rental property prepared for the season, it is important to get your utilities turned and make sure that your a/c, plumbing and gas are running properly.  Take a look around at the exterior of your home as well, and make any necessary repairs and powerwash any areas that need it.

 

Make sure appliances and technology are working

Take a walk around your home and make sure that all tvs, kitchen appliances, wifi and washer/dryers are in working order.  Also take the time to check your remotes and all light bulbs are working. A good thing to keep an extra supply of in your property are light bulbs and batteries, so if they stop working, your guests can easily fix the problem themselves.

 

Do a deep clean before the start of the rental season

A deep clean by a professional company is a great way to ensure that your home is spotless before the busy rental season begins.  Deep cleans allow you to focus on areas of your home that get neglected during the year–like the space behind and under appliances, air conditioning vents and the inside of cabinets and drawers.  

OCNJ Beach Tags

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t purchased your beach tags yet, you have a few more weeks to cash in on a discount!

Beach tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and are in effect starting June 1. Seasonal tags cost $20 until May 31, then the price will increase to $25.  

Seasonal tags are available at the following locations:

  • City Hall (861 Asbury Ave.) – Mon-Fri  9-4; Sat-Sun, 10-4 (winter hours)
  • Rt. 52 Welcome Center – Mon-Fri  9-4; Sat 9-4; Sun 9-2 (winter hours)
  • Henry Knight Building (12th Street and Haven Ave.) – Mon-Fri  9-4 (no holidays)
  • Aquatic & Fitness Center (17th Street and Simpson Ave.) – Mon-Fri  5 am-9; Sat 7-6; Sun 9-6
  • 46th Street Welcome Center (4500 block of West Avenue) – Mon-Fri   9-4

Mother’s Day Weekend in OCNJ – Ballroom with a Twist!

Is your mom a big fan of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and The Voice?  Plan a trip to OCNJ to honor your mom on Mother’s Day weekend because “Ballroom with a Twist” will be a featured event on Saturday, May 11 at the Music Pier.

This performance combines professional quickstep, samba, waltz and jive dancers with singers performing hit songs.  Performers include stars from “Dancing With the Stars”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “American Idol” and “The Voice”.

The line up includes:

“Dancing With The Stars”:  Tristan MacManus, Emma Slater (Mirror Ball Champion)

“So You Think You Can Dance”: Jonathan Platero (All Star), Magda Fialek, Allen Genkin

“American Idol”: Von Smith

“The Voice”: Dani Moz

International Stars:  Tony Pututau, CJ Bair, Patricia Kaniowski

Get your tickets ($25-$40) here or call 609-399-6111 for more information.

8 Essentials For Your Beach Bag This Summer

As summer draws near and you get ready to head to OCNJ for your beach vacation, you are probably getting your beach bag ready.  Here are 8 essential items that you don’t want to forget to pack for your time at the beach!

  1. A high spf sunscreen and spf lip balm–protect yourself from the sun and don’t forget the lip balm!
  2. A waterproof and sand-proof bluetooth speaker–if you like to listen to good music on the beach–this is a must!
  3. A pair of uv protection sunglasses
  4. The perfect beach mat or a water-resistant and sand-free beach blanket with stakes
  5. Oversized beach towels–regular size towels just don’t do the job, spring for the oversized ones to keep you dry all day!
  6. A pack of towel clips (or good old fashioned clothespins will do the job too)–you won’t need to keep adjusting your towel all day long, clips will keep it in place.
  7. A portable phone charger–the sun has a tendency to drain your battery.  Keep your phone out of the sun so it doesn’t overheat, and a portable charger will keep you charged all day long.
  8. A large refillable water bottle–don’t forget to stay hydrated!

Have you booked your OCNJ rental yet? Call us today!

3 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Spring

Are you thinking about listing your home? There’s really no reason to wait. While the Spring housing market is the busiest time of year for home sales, there are some great reasons to list your home right now:

1 – Summer is coming! Many buyers looking in OCNJ are looking to take advantage of the summer months. They want to have everything taken care of in their new home so they can relax come summer. Other buyers are also looking now for investments in rental properties. The sooner they have their home, the sooner they can start booking rentals.

2 – Since OCNJ is a vacation spot, most buyers aren’t basing their move around the school year. That means many buyers have flexibility in buying and closing.

3 – Spring Market is here! Serious buyers are attached to their computers waiting for new listings to pop up.

Whenever you choose to list your home, know that we are here to help! A Marr Agency agent can be reached at 609.399.7036.

5 reasons why OCNJ should be your next vacation destination

OCNJ is the best place to vacation during the summer.  Recently named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” If you still aren’t convinced that OCNJ is the best Jersey shore town for your family vacation, here are 5 reasons why it should be your next vacation destination:

  1. The Music Pier.  Located on the Boardwalk, the Music Pier holds fun events, concerts and shows all summer long. It is a great place to bring the whole family because events are often family friendly or you can spend a special date night catching a great concert.  Tickets prices are affordable and sometimes free. The Summer Concert Series always brings in entertaining performers. You can check out the schedule here.
  2. Variety of Accommodations.  If you a visiting for a week or longer, there are a number of great vacation rental homes available.  Book yours now before it is too late! If you are attending for just a short visit, there are hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts located all along the island.  If you like the outdoors, there are also campgrounds! There is always somewhere to stay in OCNJ.
  3. The Beach.  Eight miles of white sand beaches, you will always find a place to relax, listen to the ocean and enjoy the sites and sounds of the beach.  Take the whole family and enjoy the sand, the sun and the waves.
  4. Boardwalk.  With two and a half miles of boardwalk, you and your family will find lots of fun things to do.  You can grab a slice of pizza, play some mini-golf or visit one of the many shops.
  5. Amusement Rides.  While strolling along the boardwalk with your family, you won’t want to miss out on Gillian’s Wonderland Pier or Playland’s Castaway Cove.  There is something for kids of all ages. Make sure you take a ride on the Ferris Wheel which provides spectacular views.

Easter Weekend events in OCNJ

If you are heading down to OCNJ for Easter weekend, there are a bunch activities for you and the family the entire weekend.  Check out what’s going on Easter weekend (April 20-21)

Breakfast with the Bunny

Yianni’s Cafe located at 841 Asbury Avenue, will be having its annual Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday April 20th.  From 8:00-12:00, you and your family can enjoy a great breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

Frozen Yogurt with the Bunny

If breakfast with the Easter Bunny wasn’t enough, hop on over to Spoon Sip located at 838 Asbury Avenue from 2:00-4:00, on Saturday April 20th for some frozen yogurt and fun!

The Great Egg Hunt  

A giant egg hunt on the beach between 11th and 14th streets, the egg hunt is for children 7 years of age and younger.  This event will be held on Saturday April 20th from 2:30-3:00. The kids will be grouped in 5 different age groups. Here is which beach you should go to based on your child’s age: 0-2yrs and 3yrs (11th Street) 4 and 5yrs (12th Street) 6 & 7yrs old (13th Street) Special Needs Children (14th Street)

Easter Sunrise Service

A traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. Sunday, April 21st at 6:30am, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk.

Dueling Pianos Show

On Sunday, April 21st in front of the music pier from 12:00 until 1:00 pm.  The Philly Keys will be performing their hit dueling pianos show starting at Noon. Free fun for the entire family!

Easter Fashion Promenade

Come dressed in your Easter’s best to stroll in our Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. In front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Judging begins at 1:00pm. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family.

Don’t miss Easter weekend in OCNJ, it’s always a great time with lots of fun activities for the entire family!

Go Cashless in OCNJ

Have you ever been walking along the boardwalk with your family and realized you forgot your wallet?  No need to worry, as long as you have your phone, OCNJ is going cashless. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is planning to upgrade its vacation app so that people can make cashless purchases with their cellphones.

OCNJ will be the first Jersey Shore location that has anything like this.  The cashless payment system is geared towards families and millennials, in just another way to make OCNJ a premier tourist destination.  According to Michele Gillian, the Chamber of Commerce’s executive director will put “the resort town at the forefront of the tourism industry.”

The app will also alert users to sales, special events and include a loyalty program.  

The Great Egg Hunt

EASTER EGG HUNT, OCEAN CITY NJ 2019

Here are more details;

Looking for fun Easter activities for the kids?  Come to Ocean City, NJ for The Great Egg Hunt. A giant egg hunt on the beach between 11th and 14th streets, the egg hunt is for children 7 years of age and younger.  Children will search for over 100,000 eggs scattered on the beach and stuffed with candy and surprises from local merchants. The event is set for Saturday, April 13th starting at 2:30 pm.

Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019  – 2:30 pm

Where: 11th- 14th St. Beach.

The kids will be grouped in 5 different age groups. Please read below to see which beach to go to: 0-2yrs and 3yrs (11th Street) 4 and 5yrs (12th Street) 6 & 7yrs old (13th Street) Special Needs Children (14th Street)

Rain date: April 14th. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.