Active Rain has brought me clients in the past and yesterday it brought me my 15 minutes of fame! Not even two minutes after posting about the expanded tax credits, I received a phone call from an Associated Press reporter who saw my post on Active Rain. He interviewed me and my name appears in the first three words of the article and at the end of the article. How cool is that!
It gets better, this morning, I got an e-mail from a friend who said her boyfriend was on his way to work and heard me quoted on WCBS radio!
The article is called "Housing Industry Welcomes Homebuyer Tax Credit".
For Gail Robinson, a real estate agent in Connecticut who has seen her business limp along since the stock market plummeted last year, it was the best news in ages.
With Congress considering a new tax credit intended to turn around the battered housing market, she hopes lawmakers have found the long-awaited silver bullet. She was busy Thursday sending out about 200 e-mails to potential clients about federal plans to give buyers a subsidy of up to $15,000 for all home purchases.
The article ends with this...
Robinson was hoping the potential tax credit could boost attendance this weekend at an open house she's holding at a renovated property with an ocean view. She says it's a steal at $285,000.
Thank you, Active Rain!