Congratulations to Coldwell Banker sales associate Jessica Riffle with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, who was selected to serve as a guest blogger for the Today Show!
Jessica saw Tuesday’s Today Show segment where real estate contributor Barbara Corcoran suggested that it would take a “miracle” for new homebuyers to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit as there was essentially no time left. Jessica saw this and wanted the world to know that’s simply not true.
Jessica expressed her opinions to the Today Show and the producers invited her to be a guest video blogger. Jessica then submitted her video response and posted on Coldwell Banker On Location You Tube channel, outlining why there is indeed still enough time. Click here to see the video.
A discussion on Jessica’s Today Show blog has also appeared on our Coldwell Banker Facebook page, as several people are weighing in on the subject.
Jessica deserves kudos for taking advantage of Coldwell Banker On Location to make her points known. To date the channel has had nearly 450,000 viewed videos and Coldwell Banker professionals have posted more than 5000 videos.
Please check out Jessic's Website at www.JessicaRiffle.com
Great job, Jessica!
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INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured
and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before." ~ James Buckham
YOU'RE NOT DONE YET!
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