Go for The Nationals Gold — Entries Due Oct. 28
Enter your best in new home sales, marketing and design for the 2010 The Nationals — the National Sales and Marketing Awards, the largest and most prestigious competition for new-home sales and marketing professionals and communities. The deadline for entries is Oct. 28.
Sponsored by NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council, The Nationals honor the best in architectural achievement, product and community design, advertising and promotion, interior merchandising, Web site design, individual and team sales achievement and more.
The awards — which recognize innovation and excellence in 53 categories — are open to individual sales and marketing professionals, home builders, associates and sales and marketing councils.
New residential projects with homes available for sale between Sept. 1, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009, along with individual categories and local sales and marketing council categories covering the same time period, are eligible to enter.
New award categories for 2010 include:
- Online Sales Counselor
- Integrated Internet Marketing Campaigns — including Social Media
- Strategic Sales Promotion
- Outdoor Living Space
- Model Home Makeover
- Staging of a New Home
- On The Boards Community
For complete entry guidelines and entry forms, visit www.thenationals.com.
Winning entries will be honored at the 2010 International Builders' Show during ceremonies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Jan. 19.
To find out how The Nationals can boost your business, learn how some 2009 Nationals winners have used their awards to gain business and credibility to last them for years to come.
For more information, e-mail Lisa Parrish, or call her at 800-658-2751.
Tax Credit Web Site Looks at Opportunity of a Lifetime
Builders and other industry professionals can help spur home sales by referring prospective first-time home buyers to www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com. The NAHB Web site provides detailed information on the $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time home buyers included in the economic stimulus legislation signed into law by President Obama.
Consumers can use the Web site to find information on the tax credit – including a detailed question and answer section. It also includes information about other housing-related and small business measures in the legislation and a number of home-buying resources for consumers.
“The new tax credit provides a great opportunity for first-time home buyers,” said NAHB Chairman Joe Robson. “Combined with today’s near record low interest rates, the large selection of homes on the market and very competitive pricing, the tax credit should provide the extra incentive needed to get prospective buyers who have been sitting on the fence into the market.”
Industry professionals are encouraged to highlight the tax credit Web site when marketing to their potential first-time home buyer market.
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