Category Archives: Real Estate

Virginia Beach Real Estate: Social Media at the Beach

Virginia Beach Social Media EventVirginia Beach will be hosting a Social Media event that is open to all in the public.  Some great Real Estate Social Media super stars  will be showing up like Jeff Turner the Real Estate Shows President and Advisor to the Social Media Marketing Institute.  The ever-popular Dakno Marketing Team will also be live streaming the event and presenting as well.

If you been to one of our Real Estate Barcamps before, you will love this event coming in January 2010.  Be sure to get your tickets here

Check out more on the event here:


Anyone looking to learn more about next generation marketing and technology. Whether if you are completely new to Social Media or if you are at an advanced level, there will be a large variety of topics to be discussed at the event.

Enjoy a casual atmosphere where break out sessions in topics and group activities range throughout the entire day.  This is not your typical block format boring Social Media Event.

Why Social Media?:

  • Increase Brand Awareness
  • Reputation Management / Social Engagement
  • Improve Search Engine Rankings (Google Juice)
  • Increase Relevant Visitor Traffic
  • Improve Sales for a Product or Service


9:00 am to 10:00 am – Registration
10:00 am to 10:15 am – Welcome Address
10:15 am to 11:15 am – Jeff Turner Key Note Speaker

(15 minute) – Charity Spotlight, Sponsors, Contest

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Break Out Session Part 1
*Social Media (Beginner) Basics Part 1
*Social Media Job Search, Linkedin
*Public Relations & NLP

12:30 pm – 01:00 pm – Speed Networking

01:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Lunch

(15 minute) – Charity, Sponsors, Contest

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm – Break Out Session Part 2
*Social Media Tips & Tricks
*Social Media (Beginner) Part 2 continued
*Social Media Business / Marketing

3:00pm to 4:00 pm – Panel Discussion / Group Activity & Closing Giveaways, Charity

4:00 pm after –  Speed Networking Activity


  • Blogging / Vlogs / Podcasts
  • Social Networks (Facebook, Myspace)
  • Micro-Blog (Twitter)
  • Youtube, Vimeo, Viddler
  • SEO / Social Bookmarking
  • Wikis
  • Flickr / Photobucket
  • Success Stories from Social Media
  • Career Search using Social Media
  • Public Relations / Exposure / Branding
  • IT Security / Technology
  • Social Media Made Easy
  • Many More…Stay Tuned!

Event Overview:

#SMATB is a local event for the Virginia Beach are for the people by the people. We are not your typical large corporate company trying to get you as another client or charge you an arm & a leg just to get in.

We are opening this to the public as a grass roots type of movement where we are avoiding corporate exposure and running this by a team who will all contribute by presenting and organizing the event.


#SMATB is also contributing proceeds from the event to “Mothers Fighting For Others” more info can be found here


REBarcamp Virginia Beach – A Real Estate Event Expo Free!!


Virginia Beach –

I will be helping out an amazing event that is coming down to Virginia Beach.

The event is geared towards the Real Estate Professional community and all other industry niches geared towards Marketing, Technology and Social Media.  If you are a business professional in the Tidewater Area, you might want to come register to reserve your spot in this great event. 

The Skinny

  • Who: Any Real Estate Professional and industry experts who have a DRIVEN desire to LEARN and SHARE
  • What: Open session gathering of experts in Real Estate, Marketing, Technology and Social Media. This event is FREE
  • When: 10am – 4pm Thursday, July 16th, 2009
  • Where: Buffalo Beach Hilltop Plaza

    1725 Laskin Road, # 501

    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

    757-422-WING (9464)

    *Free Wi-Fi*

  • Why: REBarcamps are great events where industry experts around the nation gather to participate in Learning, Sharing, Networking and Motivating. Expect a highly anticipated Engaging and Fun event to improve our overall success in our business.

Register and Reserve your spot here for free

The New FHA Reverse Mortgage For Purchase – January 2009

Reverse Mortgage For Purchase

Reverse Mortgage For Purchase

January 2009 HUD instituted a new program for Seniors (Age 62 or older) to purchase a new principal residence and obtain a reverse mortgage within a single transaction by eliminating the need for a second closing.

The program was also designed to enable senior homeowners to relocate to other geographical areas to be closer to family members or downsize to homes that meet their physical needs, i.e., handrails, one level properties, ramps, wider doorways, etc

A Reverse Mortgage main concept is to have NO MORTGAGE PAYMENT.  Now HUD is saying that Senior Citizens can buy homes or downgrade to a smaller home without ever making another mortgage payment as long as they live.

The Benefits

  • The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 gives Unprecedented Consumer Safeguards With No Credit or Income Qualifications.
  • Lower Fees than before
  • Never Give Up Title to Home!
  • Never Owe More than Home’s Value!
  • Never Have to Move
  • Never Make a Payment aslong as you live or sell/move the house!

An Example

Senior has $125,000 in equity but wishes to move.  REALTOR lists and sells departure home.  REALTOR writes contract on new $350,000 home by combining $125,000 down payment with $225,000 reverse mortgage purchase money:


Reverse Mortgages are now becoming more and more suitable for Seniors and with the New Reverse Mortgage for Purchase, A Senior Citizen doesn’t ever have to worry about losing the house or making another mortgage payment.