Atlanta Building News-September 2008 - (Page 4)

BUILDING NEWS September 2008 Volume 9, Number 8 FEATURES 11 Building Quality Traffic in a Challenging Market How to keep a positive attitude and create an action plan that will draw Realtors and home buyers to your properties. By Christine Cunningham 14 6 Low- or No-Cost Ways to Market Your Homes Learn these secrets to maximizing your marketing efforts. By Renita Davis DEPARTMENTS 18 19 20 LEGAL CORNER Enforceable Liquidated Damages Provisions THE HOUSING INSTITUTE The 4Ps to Marketing a Community EARTHCRAFT HOUSE New Initiative Makes Energy Performance Marketing Easier EDUCATION Sales and Marketing Classes Improve Your Bottom Line 22 23 BOOKSTORE Builder Licensing Exam Materials Available HOMEAID ATLANTA Project Playhouse® Returns for Fifth Year ATLANTA 50+ HOUSING COUNCIL Sales Isn’t a Standalone Department Anymore 24 21 EVERY ISSUE 6 Letter from the President By Steve Palmer 8 Classes and Events Calendar 25 New Members 26 Index to Advertisers ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS SPONSOR Atlanta Greater Association Home Builders Dues payments to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. However, dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusions for lobbying activity. Contributions to a political action committee are not tax deductible. Because a portion of your dues for 2008 is used for lobbying by the National Association of Home Builders ($18) and the Home Builders Association of Georgia ($27), these amounts are not deductible for income tax purposes. You are advised to consult a professional tax advisor regarding the deduction of your dues payments to the HBA. Atlanta Greater Association P.O. Box 450749 Atlanta, GA 31145 (770) 938-9900 (770) 934-8363 FAX Home Builders Atlanta Building News encourages members to submit articles for publication. Articles should relate to our members and to the homebuilding industry. If you have questions or want to send a letter to the editor, please call Nancy Meeks at (770) 938-9900. 4 SEPTEMBER 2008 | ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News-September 2008

Atlanta Building News-September 2008
Letter from the President
Classes and Events Calendar
Building Quality Traffic in a Challenging Market
6 Low- or No-Cost Ways to Market Your Homes
Legal Corner
The Housing Institute
Earthcraft House
Homeaid Atlanta
Atlanta 50+ Housing Council
New Members
Index to Advertisers

Atlanta Building News-September 2008