4 Ways Modern Agents Empower New Homebuyers

As we enter a new decade, owning a home may seem even more like a far-fetched goal.

Buyers face an inventory shortage, especially for entry level homes; home prices and rents continue to rise, but not wages; and the entire home buying process is still very much a mystery to many renters. Affordability and saving for a down payment remain top concerns, keeping buyers on the sidelines.

But there are positive trends developing. keep reading

5 Affordable Housing Principles for Every Real Estate Pro

By Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource

Our company is celebrating 10 years in business this year. And yes, that means we launched a housing startup in the shadow of the housing crisis.

We wanted to solve a long standing problem in real estate — helping homebuyers and professionals access hard-to-find information about homeownership programs.

Milestones like this give you an opportunity to look back and assess how far you’ve come and what you’ve learned. Here are five things I’ve learned over the last 10 years about real estate and affordable housing that I want to pass along to my fellow pros: keep reading

INMAN NEWS: Down Payment Resource bolsters agent lead gen tool

Merging Down Payment Connect with Facebook ads can give agents an edge with first-time homebuyers


Down Payment Resource rebrands and bolsters tool that brings in homebuyer leads for agents.

About a year and a half ago, real estate agent Ronnie Burnham was looking for a tool that would both help him reach more homebuyers and give him an edge over other agents in his market.

Ironically, he found that tool being offered at no additional cost to all the members of his MLS, the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service (CVR MLS).

The tool, Down Payment Connect, was offered by Down Payment Resource, a provider of down payment assistance information. Burnham was intrigued by the offering and found that not many agents in his MLS were using it, so he signed up for a training webinar.

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