Energy Efficiency IS a Selling Point

The trend toward green building seems to be garnering further support and momentum. Nation's Building News, the official online weekly newspaper of NAHB, sites statistics on the importance of energy efficiency to homeowners. They site the 2006 Energy Pulse survey by the Shelton Group. This study finds that 86-percent of Americans would choose a home based on its energy efficiency. Interestingly[...]

Fun Ways to Attract Buyers

FREE PUREBRED PUPPY WITH ACCEPTED CONTRACT! The Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council held a Sales & Marketing round table earlier this week.  One of the topics was how to generate traffic and attract buyers.  Overall the group decided that buyer promos must be fun and catchy.  Ironically, the day after the roundtable, I was emailed a flier with the headline, "Free Purebred[...]

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Ranked Number 46 by BlogTopSpots

We pleased to announce that www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top 50 real estate blogs by www.BlogTopSpots.com/real-estate/ The blog, launched in fall 2006, was created to disseminate news about Atlanta's real estate industry. This site offers information for industry insiders, as well as those searching for their first home. Topics on the blog range from job[...]

Atlanta SMC Wins Gold at Nationals

Atlanta Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) won the GOLD award at the Nationals for Best Sales & Marketing Council (250 - 500 members) for the 2005 - 2006 year.  This award, presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the International Builders Show, honors Sales & Marketing Councils for outstanding organization, programs, education, community involvement, promotion and membership[...]

Kristen Anclien, Megan Pafford become owners of RE/MAX AA Sandy Spring office

Becoming some of the youngest RE/MAX office owners in the company, Megan Pafford and Kristen Anclien recently purchased the RE/MAX Around Atlanta Sandy Springs office. Both business owners are younger than 34, and they want to connect to the younger generation of real estate agents Many young people want to be their own boss, and real estate offers this opportunity. Megan[...]

Flammer Achieves MIRM Designation

Carol M. Flammer, president of Flammer Relations, has achieved the prestigious MIRM designation - Member Institute Residential Marketing - from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).  She joins an elite group of 558 marketing professionals in the U.S.  Currently there are only 24 MIRMs in the state of Georgia. This acheivement shows Flammer Relations, Inc.'s dedication and commitment to the housing[...]