Mike Smith with Harcrest Homes is this week’s guest on the award-winning Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show. Mike shares about his Atlanta new home communities and work with HomeAid Atlanta, and his interview is followed by a discussion with Ellie Chin of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Mike Smith is the owner of Harcrest Homes. He started in the construction industry at a young age after working with his father on jobsites in the summers, and has never looked back.
Harcrest Homes is currently selling homes in two communities. The first, Royal Lakes in Hall County, has just a few remaining homes, the majority of which are located right on the community golf course, priced from the $400,000s. The second community, Hedgerows, is now selling homes in ranch and two-story plans from the high $300,000s near the Mall of Georgia.
Mike is also the builder captain for HomeAid Atlanta’s newest project with Rainbow Village. He will work as general contractor on the job site, as well as round up donations of time and materials from those within the industry.
This week’s Deal of the Day is from Lennar Atlanta who is offering $10,000 in extras and $5,000 in closing costs with use of preferred lender on all of their single-family homes through September 30, 2013. In addition, select homes in Fieldstone Preserve in Cumming, Mountain Creek Estates in Marietta and Whitney Landing on Dunwoody are also offering a finished basement at no extra cost.
Our next guest is Ellie Chin who is the Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Events for the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). Ellie has spent her entire career in the hospitality industry, first in Nashville with their CVB and sports council, and then in New York at an event production company.
The Atlanta CVB is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Their role is to bring events, conventions and tourists to Atlanta in order to make an economic impact on our city, and all of the money they make or fundraise goes directly into marketing the city. The CVB is made up of 1,200 business members; any business that could benefit from travelers coming to the city, including hotels, restaurants, retailers, florists, caterers, AV companies, attractions, sport teams, etc. would be a perfect candidate to join.
For more on Atlanta’s hospitality industry and its economic impact, listen to the full podcast.
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