Congratulations to the first of two 10th Anniversary Down Payment Resource Contest Winners, and NorthstarMLS subscriber, Liz Reynolds of National Realty Guild!

With the help of Down Payment Resource, Liz was able to match her homebuyers with $22,000 in down payment assistance funds so they could fulfill their dream of homeownership.

“Those programs are there to assist people, so we can change the equity of homeownership and we can give people a chance to build wealth for their families.”

Thanks for celebrating your success story with us, Liz! She and her homebuyers EACH won a $250 Target gift card!

As part of our 10th anniversary with Down Payment Resource (DPR), we want to celebrate your success!

Share your DPR story, and you and your homebuyer will be entered into a drawing to EACH win a $250 Target gift card!

All you need to do to enter the contest is record a short video or send us a written testimonial telling us how you use DPR in your business, how it helped you, and how it helped your homebuyer.

Share your story before Friday, August 14th and three winners will be announced by the week of August 17th.

Want to learn more about Down Payment Resource so you can create your own story and successes with your clients? Check out this webinar recording produced exclusively for NorthstarMLS subscibers. It shows you three simple ways to use DPR.

As part of our 10th anniversary with Down Payment Resource (DPR), we want to celebrate your success!

Share your DPR story, and you and your homebuyer will be entered into a drawing to EACH win a $250 Target gift card!

All you need to do to enter the contest is record a short video or send us a written testimonial telling us how you use DPR in your business, how it helped you, and how it helped your homebuyer.

Share your story before August 7th and three winners will be announced by August 14th.

Want to learn more about Down Payment Resource so you can create your own story and successes with your clients? Check out this webinar recording produced exclusively for NorthstarMLS subscibers. It shows you three simple ways to use DPR.

Celebrating 10 years with Down Payment Resource!

Next week, we will kick off a campaign to celebrate our 10 year anniversary with Down Payment Resource (DPR). Our partners at DPR have a suite of tools to help you generate leads and start conversations today. And best of all, DPR’s tools are already included in your NorthstarMLS subscription.

Join them for a LIVE webinar on July 23rd, with two sessions available, so you can choose what works best for your schedule.

And be on the lookout for more details on how you can help celebrate our 10 years of success!

Training Webinar: Grow Your First-time Homebuyer Business with Down Payment Connect

Join the folks at Down Payment Resource this Tuesday and learn how to start more conversations that lead to homeownership by highlighting information about down payment programs in your marketing campaigns, website content and social media platforms. During this training session, you’ll also learn how Down Payment Resource’s agent tool, Down Payment Connect, can match your clients to homeownership programs and deliver leads right to your inbox.

DPR is a NorthstarMLS core service that’s used to connect buyers to potential down payment programs they may be eligible for. You can access it from Matrix by clicking the link in the External Links box. 

According to 2017 loan data, 36% of mortgages across the largest U.S. cities were eligible for down payment help. Plus, the average down payment assistance benefit was $9,208. That means more than a third of buyers might be leaving money on the table! 

The down payment ranks as the number one obstacle for potential homebuyers, and for some buyers, leaving money on the table could lead to them not being able to buy. 

As a NorthstarMLS subscriber, you have access to Down Payment Resource, a core service that helps you help your clients identify these programs.

There are down payment assistance programs. Some of them help with down payments and closing costs. Eligibility depends upon several factors including the location of the home.

Check here to see if your buyer may be eligible for down payment assistance. 


The DPR icon appears with "Find Down Payment Help" on potentially eligible listings in your clients' Portal as shown above.

For you in NorthstarMLS Matrix, this icon  is on listings where down payment help is potentially available.

Both you and your clients can click on these DPR icons on listings for information. 

If you want to learn more about how DPR can help your real estate business, sign up for a free webinar or check out this recorded training video

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Down Payment Programs 101: What Every Agent Needs to Know Thursday, Sept. 13 from 11:30am-12:30pm Unsure about working with buyers using grants, tax credits and other down payment help? The folks at Down Payment Resource have got you covered! Learn the basics about the three most common types of homeownership programs, how to find out who offers this help and what’s available across the country–and right in your backyard! Join DPR and take the first step towards educating more of your buyers about these opportunities. Register Now Grow Your First-time Homebuyer Business Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11:30am-12:30pm  You know saving for a down payment is one of your buyers’ biggest obstacles. What if you could be a homeownership hero and show them there’s help available for down payment and closing costs? This webinar will show you how to start a conversation with more buyers by highlighting information about down payment programs in your marketing, website and social media. You’ll also learn how Down Payment Resource’s agent tool, Down Payment Connect, can match your clients to down payment programs in your market and generate leads right to your inbox. Register Now *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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With Down Payment Connect, NorthstarMLS subscribers get their own personalized link to a custom landing page that invites homebuyers to fill out a form and see if they are eligible for down payment programs in our market. It can be a powerful lead-gen tool for agents and valuable service for first-time buyers.

As an agent, you can add the link to your website, email signature, social media and Facebook ad campaigns. The video below walks you through how to embed the link and use it as a marketing tool.

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This past May, we announced that NorthstarMLS subscribers now have access to a new lead-gen tool from Down Payment Resource called Down Payment Connect. It’s a new way to quickly match clients and prospects to down payment programs they may be eligible for.

If you haven’t tried it yet, the video below will get you started with Down Payment Connect and show you how to find your personalized link that connects you to your Down Payment Connect dashboard. After that, you’ll have access to a personalized down payment search form that can connect potential home buyers to down payment programs they may qualify for. It can be a great lead generation tool.

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On Facebook? Become a Down Payment Insider! 

Are you working with first-time homebuyers? Do you want to? Join Down Payment Resource’s new Down Payment Insiders Facebook Group for real estate pros interested in marketing ideas for reaching first-time homebuyers and understanding the ins and outs of down payment programs.

This past May, we announced that NorthstarMLS subscribers now have access to a new lead-gen tool from Down Payment Resource called Down Payment Connect. It’s a new way to quickly match clients and prospects to down payment programs they may be eligible for.

Click here to request to join the DPR Facebook community group today and start reaching first-time buyers!


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