Friday, September 4, 2009

Builder Review Online: September 3

The latest edition of Builder Review Online is in your e-mailbox!

Click here to access it on the web.

SMC Sponsors Hole at GGAR Tournament

The Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate sponsored a hole at yesterday's Greater Greenville Association of Realtors golf tournament. Volunteers Barbara Ryan of Atherton Company, Louie Gambrell of New Home Finder and special guest HBA President Bruce Pasquarella spent the afternoon spreading the word about the SMC and the HBA to attendees.

Here's a picture of our set-up (and our new banner!):

The Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate is a Council of the HBA of Greenville that is dedicated providing new home sales and marketing professionals opportunities for education, networking and awards programs.

Benefits of membership in the SMC of the Upstate also include a membership in the National Sales and Marketing Council, as well as a subscription to Sales & Marketing Ideas magazine.

The Council currently has four general membership meetings a year, education programs like the upcoming Certified New Home Sales Professional Course (click here for the registration form and more information!), and special training programs like the ABC's of New Home Construction.

Members also have access to attending events at the Home Builders Association of Greenville and networking with builders and other industry professionals.

For more information about the Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate, visit us on the web at or call SMC Staff Coordinator Liz Davison at (864) 254-0133.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

$81,063.93 Back to Members with SCHBSIF

Your HBA of Greenville is excited to report that $81,063.93 has been refunded to 158 members of the HBA of Greenville who participate in the HBA-endorsed Workers' Compensation Insurance program - the SC Home Builders Self Insurance Fund.

The SCHBSIF Board of Trustees elected to refund a portion of 2008 member contributions as a result of lower costs due to favorable claims experience. The lower claims expenses are a direct result of the efforts of our members who work hard to keep their construction sites safe. Your efforts have resulted in this premium refund. Members who participated in the SCHBSIF during all or part of 2008 are eligible to receive the refund. We believe that this refund of member contributions demonstrates the value of participating in an insurance program designed by and for members of your HBA of Greenville.

For more information on the SCHBSIF, please visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Welcome to the newest addition to the Home Builders Association of Greenville - our blog!

We'll use this blog as a way to keep you - our members - updated about what's going on in the industry, the local housing market and at your HBA of Greenville.

We also want to use this site as a way to inform others about the important role that our home builders and other members play in the Upstate community.

So keep checking back regularly to learn about what we're doing and how you can get involved!