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"DC Open Doors" pays your Down Payment for you on a home purchase in DC. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $125,580/year in income
  • Have fair to good credit (660+)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) pays your Down Payment when you meet certain criteria. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $97,520/year in income (1-2 person households)
  • Less than $113,840/year in income (3+ persons)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Maryland Mortgage Program loans you up to $8,500 in Down Payment Assistance. There's additional incentives from specific Maryland employers + great student loan incentive programs.
  • Incomes lower than $88,400 for 1-2 person households are eligible
  • Incomes between $88,400 & $128,760 may be eligible, based on county
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
 

Topics for Agents

Building Agents’ Business: It’s a Jungle Out There (Industry Consolidation)


 

The local real estate industry can change fast – right after Labor Day the news hit regarding the purchase of Long & Foster by HomeServices of America. The affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired the 49 year old brokerage’s real estate activities, mortgage, settlement, insurance and property management services in big purchase for an undisclosed sum.  Long & Foster will remain in operations under their existing name (for now).

“Berkshire Hathaway’s real estate interests now include the former Prudential brand and Long & Foster. Their total associate and realtor count now sits at around 41,000 nationally when you count Long & Foster’s 11,000 agents from the Mid-Atlantic Region,” commented Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. “This type of consolidation is both exciting and frightening news to the local real estate industry.”

Are 2,000 local agents and another 9,000 other Mid-Atlantic region Long & Foster realtors in jeopardy by this acquisition? Probably not today, and probably not tomorrow. The purchase may even be a good thing for their respective individual businesses. What this type of disruptive purchase does show is that uncertainty and curiosity about the future takes time away and focus from prospecting and building your transaction flow.

Other recent industry consolidation on a smaller scale include news about several top producing team leaders and teams departing from the Compass brand in 2016 and 2017.  “Major moves and transitions occur all the time in real estate. It can make your head spin if you’re a 1-, 2-, 3- year licensed agent just starting to find your way in the local business,” said Gerard. “These types of distractions while you are trying to build your business can be a major disruption to your momentum.”

“Our growth plan is to continue to make strategic moves that maximize our ability to put prospects and appointments right in front of our UrbanLand Company agents. It doesn’t get much more complicated than that.”

“We’re proud to execute solid, stable regional growth at UrbanLand Company,” said DiRuggiero, “Our ‘acquisition strategies’ is made up of moves that really benefit our brokerage agents — like purchasing buildings for 2 more regional DC and Baltimore offices, and continuing to invest big in our Agent Leads Generation Program and initiatives like our mobile Workshops initiative.”

If you’re frustrated by industry consolidation or feel like you’re stuck on the bottom of a team, give us a call at 202.759.4114! We practice agent-centered brokerage support designed to maximize your transaction flow. If you want to meet more prospects every single week, we have our own pipeline called the Agent Leads Generation Program!


 

 

Our in-house Agent Leads Generation Program naturally maximizes your in-the-field exposure as an agent. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been licensed 5 minutes or for 5 years. Our firm’s Program for lead generation and realtor development is highly effective. The main requirement for entry into the Leads program here is 2 things – your time commitment and a desire to max out your in-the-field exposure as an agent with the public.

CRM TRAINING & MONITORING

Every person you meet. Every hand you shake. Every phone call you take.  Maintaining a pipeline is easy with our in-house assistance.

ONLINE LEADS

There’s a secret to generating business out of online real estate leads. It’s called an exclusive pipeline of potential clients who are asking for your advice and guidance.

HOMEBUYER WORKSHOPS

Multi-week rotations leading a variety of topics in our Home Buyer Workshops pays off for agents!

OPEN HOUSES

Open House rotation puts you play with home buyers in great price ranges and gets you face-to-face strategically with other neighborhood potential sellers. Here’s some of our typical Open House opportunities.

NEIGHBORHOOD FARMING

Again, fundamentals matter. Neighborhood outreach delivers a high return on your time investment, if you follow the game plan.

SHOWING DUTY

Like meeting new people a lot? Join our Same Day Showings team and get access to home buyers and renters who want to go out right now!

TEAM BUILDING

Experienced agent? We encourage natural and organic team building within our organization. Let us build your local team brand.

 

More info on the Agent Leads Generation Program is available here. We offer a transparent recruiting and interviewing process. Get started now!

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Here’s some recent closings from our Agent Leads Generation Program!

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