Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tax Credit Information - DEADLINE April 30, 2010

In this post I have included information that should answer any questions about the Federal Housing Tax Credits.

After a brief explanation, you will find links below to FAQ's and a Quick Reference chart.

Please feel free to contact me at 210-979-6700 or 210-788-9600 for more resources.

The $8,000 homebuyer tax credit for first-time buyers will be extended through April 30 of next year and buyers will have an additional two months, until the end of June, to close. First-time buyers who are in the process of making a purchase will no longer need to worry about qualifying for the $8,000 credit if they close after the November 30 deadline. The new legislation increases the income limit for couples with income up to $225,000, a nearly $55,000 increase above the level in existing law.

For the first time, the new legislation makes buyers who already own a home eligible for a credit. A $6,500 maximum credit will be available to existing homeowners who have lived in their current residence for five of the prior eight years. The legislation limits eligibility for the existing homeowner credit to homes worth $800,000 or less.

The legislation takes effect December 1 and is not retroactive. Both credits are available only for primary residences, not second homes or investment properties.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CENTURY 21 United-Northside Leads the Pack in Internet Lead Generation!

Let's state the obvious:
BUYERS USE THE INTERNET TO SHOP FOR HOMES.


Agents clinging to traditional methods are on their way out of the business.

It's great to be with a company like CENTURY 21 UNITED-NORTHSIDE! We are provided innovative tools and leading edge technology to not only compete, but WIN in this ever-changing market.

Look at the chart below -Buyers' Use of Different Information Sources.
Compare the difference between the frequent use of the internet to the "used rarely or not at all" print ads and open houses.


Now look at where HOME BUYER LEADS come from. WOW! Look at the increase in the internet just in the past four years!!





This is why our internet programs are so important.

1. LEADROUTER - this exclusive program captures web leads and allows our agents to respond withing minutes! This results in a high conversion rate and leads to more transactions.

2. Realtor.com Company Showcase - We leverage the power of realtor.com to drive more leads to our agents.

3. Visual Tour- This virtual tour provider allows agents to create unlimited,state-of-the-art tours that are completely "consumer friendly." Visual Tour automatically distributes our tours everywhere consumers may be looking. Yahoo, google, zillow, trulia, realtor.com, Century21.com, and many others.

4. CENTURY21.COM - Not only do we have the advantage of the 2 million visitors to this site each month, our listing are automatically distributed to all of the leading mover sites. According to comScore, our national listing distribution ensures over 20 million visits!!!
CENTURY 21 United-Northside is leading the pack in
internet lead generation!


CLICK HERE TO SEE "THE DIGITAL AGE"
from CENTURY 21 INTERNATIONAL

Thursday, May 21, 2009

activity update


There are so many cool things going on here at Northside. 100% is meant to help real estate agents increase production and make more money!!!
Here are three things that are really making a difference:
Professional Development Program - extremely effective, interactive real estate sales training! This training will help start your real estate career off THE RIGHT WAY! You can take advantage of this program three days per week: TUESDAYS 9am-12pm, WEDNESDAYS 3pm-5:30pm and Thursdays 9am-12pm
Market Domination Meetings - (Advanced Sales/Marketing Training)the objective is to train agents to use the latest technology to enhance marketing and increase sales. Topics include, Web 2.0, virtual/video listings, powerpoint presentation skills, eCampaigns, realtor.com company showcase and many, many more. This program is available EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY from 9am-10am.
Master Mind Groups - Agents are assigned to teams that work together to help each other meet new and challenging goals. The meetings are facilitated by the broker and sales manager and mentored by a top producing agent. Its all about working together to acheive great things!
Join us on monday at 11am, 11:30am, and 1pm for MASTER MIND ACHEIVEMENT REPORTING!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Market Yourself Using Web 2.0

WEB 2.0 refers to second generation web-based services that let people collaborate and share online.

"A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter- and getting smarter and faster than most companies."-- Cluetrain Manifesto.

VISIT MY NEW WEB 2.0 INSTRUCTIONAL WEBSITE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Does REALTOR.COM Make a Difference?... YES!!!

Century 21 United has entered into an agreement with REALTOR.COM to create a HUGE benefit for our agents. Using the Realtor Showcase and other features available, YOUR LISTINGS WILL STAND OUT for all the rest!

Watch this quick video.



Now take a look at WHY THIS MATTERS!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Get the Picture! (Actually.. get 25 pictures)


We are doing everything possible to strengthen our presence on Realtor.com... and IT'S WORKING! We are seeing great results. We need your help. Rather, HELP US HELP YOU.

Want to get to the top of realtor.com searches? MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 25 pictures. You should already have the maximum 16 pictures on the MLS. Now you need to go into realtor.com and add 9 more. IT's THAT SIMPLE!
If you need assistance, contact me and I will help.