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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 http://socialmediabeach.eventbrite.com/

Check out more on the event here: http://www.socialmediabeach.com/


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 herehttp://www.mothersfightingforothers.com/


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


Virginia Beach – http://rebarcamp.com/vabeach/

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 http://rebarcamp.com/vabeach/?page_id=7

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Passes Tax Credit of $8,000 For Home Buyers




The Real Estate world was hoping for the $15,000 tax credit that was provisioned in the Stimulus Bill of 2009 set forth by President Obama.  Unfortunately, the House has negotiated to remove the $15,000 tax credit and replace it with a more moderate provision instead.

The 2009 Tax Credit is an $8,000 tax credit for First Time Home Buyers just like the previous tax credit fo $7,500 but even better mainly due to that you don’t have to repay this credit back.

Friday February 13th 2009, both the House and the Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and President Obama is expected to sign it into law early this week.

$8000 tax credit highlights include:

  • The $8000 tax credit is available only to first-time home buyers and primary residence only.   (A first-time home buyer is considered a person who has not any ownership interest in a property in the last 3 years)
  • This is a tax credit and not tax deduction. It is a true dollar for dollar reduction on taxes owed. 
  • The credit can result in a true tax refund! If, for example, you were to get back zero on your 2009 taxes and you qualify for the full $8,000 credit, you would then receive a tax refund for $8,000. 
  • The $8000 tax credit is available only to first-time home buyers buying a primary residence between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009
  • The tax credit is not a loan and does not have to be paid back if owned more than 3 years 
  • Single taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) up to $75,000 and married taxpayers with a joint AGI of up to $150,000 are eligible for the full $8,000 credit. A lesser tax credit is still available if your income is above these amounts.

This is Great News for First-Time Home Buyers in 2009!

If you are on the fence or need to borrow money from a family member who needs reassurance they will be paid back, this is a great resource to take advantage of.

For more information or if you want to get pre-qualified to buy a home feel free to contact me for more details

Justin Williams

Home Mortgage Consultant



*I am not a tax preparation firm and the above information does not represent formal tax advice; please seek council from a tax professional for details on your personal situation.