Weichert Renews Support for Morris Habitat for Humanity
The Weichert Family of Companies recently announced it is continuing its support of Morris Habitat for Humanity with a new sponsorship that will fund two housing units in Denville, N.J., as well as two homes in La Ceiba, Honduras, to be built by Morris Habitat’s overseas partner. Construction is expected to begin late this year with completion in late 2014.
In line with the company’s goal of helping to provide the dream of homeownership, Weichert has provided ongoing support to Habitat for Humanity in its efforts to build safe and affordable housing for underserved families. Most recently, the company sponsored a duplex home in Morristown, N.J., that was completed in November 2010. In recognition of the financial generosity and support it provided through that sponsorship, Weichert was honored by Morris Habitat for Humanity with its Corporate Partnership Award in 2010.
Blair Schleicher Bravo, executive director of Morris Habitat says, “Over the past few years, Weichert has been an important local supporter, and we are delighted that they have decided to expand the scope of their commitment. We are especially pleased that a portion of Weichert’s most recent sponsorship will go to our ‘sister’ affiliate to build homes in La Ceiba, Honduras. With Weichert’s continued cooperation, we can achieve our goal of helping families in need of safe, secure and affordable housing.”
March Pending Home Sales Rise
Pending home sales increased 4.1 percent in March and are 12.8 percent above the level a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Realtors. The index is now at the highest level since April 2010.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said 2012 is expected to be a year of recovery for housing. “First quarter sales closings were the highest first quarter sales in five years. The latest contract signing activity suggests the second quarter will be equally good,” he said.
New Listing Presentation Templates
A new modern template design for the listing presentation is now available in addition to the standard templates. This new look will now enhance each customized template page, including the property photo, office, Weichert.com, listing partners, Associate bio and other pages
The new templates can be found in the Marketing Resource Center under “Modern Listing Presentation.”
REALTOR Good Neighbor Nominations Due May 18
REALTOR Magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Realtors, is seeking nominees for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards. The program, now in its 13th year, recognizes Realtors who have a strong commitment to helping others and devote themselves to volunteer service.
Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR Magazine, and will also be recognized at the 2012 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Orlando. The five winners will receive a $10,000 grant for their charity, travel expenses to the convention and extensive publicity to benefit their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will receive $2,500 grants.
Nominate yourself or a colleague by Friday, May 18, 2012. Click here to download the entry form. For more information, visit www.realtor.org/gna.