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Tickets Now Available for The Nationals 2008 Gala at IBS

Tickets are available for The Nationals 2008 gala, the housing industry’s largest and most prestigious competition honoring new-home sales and marketing professionals and communities.

Hosted by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), the gala will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando on Feb. 13 during the 2008 International Builders’ Show.  

"The Nationals celebrates innovation, creativity and drive," said Ross Robbins, MIRM, CMP, a Colorado-based consultant and chairman of The Nationals 2008. "NAHB's dedication to honoring the achievements of new home sales and marketing professionals has created a legacy of excellence that we can be proud of.”

Begun in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) Awards, this year The Nationals will honor excellence in 57 categories of residential design, marketing, interior merchandising, advertising, Web site design and individual and team sales achievement. In addition, The Nationals honor the top local sales and marketing councils across the country.

More than 1,300 entries are being considered for this year’s competition. Gold Award winners in each category will be announced at the gala, which is expected to have more than 1,000 attendees.

To Purchase Tickets

Individual tickets are $175 each for NSMC members and $195 for non-members. Tables of 10 also are available for $1,750 and $1,950, respectively.

Individual and group tickets may be purchased online by clicking here; e-mailing Lisa Parrish or calling her at 800-658-2751; or by visiting The Nationals Web site at www.thenationals.com.

Sharpen Your Sales Skills

Earning the Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation can give you the edge you need in today’s market.

Ask current CSPs how the designation has benefited their careers on the "Ask a CSP" page. These graduates have volunteered to answer questions, provide guidance and help navigate the CSP program.

For more information about NAHB designations, visit www.nahb.org/designations.

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