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GetMyHomesValue.com President Steve Young Named One Of Central PA’s ‘Forty Under 40’

GetMyHomesValue.com President and Co-Founder Steve Young has been named to Central Penn Business Journal’s list of the forty top young business leaders in the region, the “Forty Under 40.”

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PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 10, 2009 – GetMyHomesValue.com announced Monday that President and Co-Founder Steve Young will be honored as one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2009 Forty Under 40 award recipients.

Young is the second GetMyHomesValue co-founder to receive this honor from Central Penn Business Journal. In 2006, Rory Wilfong was honored with the same distinction. Young will be awarded at an evening reception and awards program at Hilton Harrisburg from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m on October 23, 2009. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Forty Under 40 program.

As President of GetMyHomesValue.com, Young manages the day-to-day operations of the 16th fastest growing real estate-related company in the US. Young and two other entrepreneurs, Dave Conklin and Rory Wilfong, established GetMyHomesValue in 2004 as a subscription based lead generation service for real estate agents nationwide. In 2006, Central Penn Business Journal recognized the company as one of the region’s emerging businesses. In 2008, the company was honored by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the nation.

Today, in addition to online lead generation, GetMyHomesValue also provides a suite of internet marketing tools, personal coaching services, and CRM software for its lead generation subscribers. More recently added to the website include a GetMyHomesValue.com RE directory and GetMyHomesValue.com subscriber forum.

Young was selected for this year’s Forty Under 40 for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community in addition to his success as one of GetMyHomesValue’s co-founders.

“It’s a very cool accomplishment,” said Young. “Having my success recognized by peers in the area and being grouped on such a strong list of leaders in the region is a pretty great feeling.”

Before starting GetMyHomesValue.com, Young was a mortgage consultant and owner of Classic Mortgage Services, Inc. He was also a mortgage consultant and loan officer with Homesale Mortgage Services, in Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Millersville University (Millersville, PA).

Nominations for the Forty Under 40 program ended in late April, and a panel of four judges, all past recipients of the award, reviewed and scored the nominees to determine the top forty list. 2009 judges include: Steven P. Buterbaugh, E.K. McConkey & Co., Inc.; Brian DeCew, Beyond Architecture LLC; Tonia Leitzel Ulsh, Mountz Jewelers; and Leland James Nelson, Dirty Dog Franchising Group.

The awards event is open to the public and admission costs $90 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at centralpennbusiness.com/events.

Following the event, Young and the other award recipients will be featured in a special supplement to the October 30th edition of the Central Penn Business Journal. The list of winners will also appear in the 2010 Book of Lists publication.

Sponsors of the 2009 Forty Under 40 program include American Home Bank, Hilton Harrisburg, Highmark Blue Shield, Lehman Volvo, The River 97.3 WRVV and BOB 94.9.

GetMyHomesValue.com is a Lancaster, PA based, Inc. 500 real estate marketing company that utilizes the internet to connect consumers who have real estate needs to real estate professionals. At the same time, GetMyHomesValue.com provides real estate agents nationwide with prospective clients, CRM products, strategic coaching and internet marketing services. For more information, please call 877-545-3237 or visit GetMyHomesValue.com Success for information on the company’s full suite of services.

August 10, 2009 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

New Prospect Maximizer Updates From GetMyHomesValue.com


PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 09, 2009 – As a way to better serve its existing subscribers and offer an industry-leading solution to potential new customers, GetMyHomesValue.com announced the beta release of its latest version of “Prospect Maximizer,” a popular client relationship management (CRM) program for real estate agents, on Thursday.

Prospect Maximizer is a CRM tool originally designed by GetMyHomesValue.com in 2007 to meet the needs of real estate agents who subscribe to their lead generation and internet marketing services. Described as an easy-to-use, automated follow-up system, Prospect Maximizer can keep agents in contact and up to date with every lead they gain through GetMyHomesValue.com. Keeping track of scheduled events, calls, meetings and other communication with prospects is also automated through the system.

As the web has evolved, however, so have the needs of GetMyHomesValue.com subscribers. Last September, when Inc. Magazine released its list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US, GetMyHomesValue.com was rated the 16th fastest growing private company related to real estate. Earning that recognition was just one of the catalysts for the upgrade to Prospect Maximizer, which has become essential to GetMyHomesValue’s subscriber satisfaction.

“Our subscribers requested a faster, easier to use product for managing their contacts,” said Steve Young, co-founder and CEO of GetMyHomesValue.com. “Listening to our customers has always been important to us, but we knew we had to take things to the next level across the company after making the Inc. 500. With Prospect Maximizer, we found that we had an opportunity to improve create something industry-leading.”

In addition to a completely redesigned user-interface, the latest upgrade of Prospect Maximizer will include mobile device notifications of new leads and appointments, seller and buyer marketing tools, and a collaborative marketing project still in development.

An announcement of the official release of Prospect Maximizer 3.0 is expected in the coming weeks. Social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook are just a few of the places GetMyHomesValue.com expects to announce the launch of the newest version of Prospect Maximizer. Make sure you are socializing with them by following GetMyHomesValue.com on Twitter.

Access to the CRM has always been complimentary with a monthly subscription to GetMyHomesValue.com’s lead generation services. More information about Prospect Maximizer can be found at the GetMyHomesValue website.

GetMyHomesValue.com is a Lancaster, PA based, Inc. 500 real estate marketing company that utilizes the internet to connect consumers who have real estate needs to real estate professionals. At the same time, GetMyHomesValue.com provides real estate agents nationwide with prospective clients, CRM products, strategic coaching and internet marketing services. For more information on their services, please call 877-545-3237, watch GetMyHomesValue.com on YouTube, or visit them online at getmyhomesvalue.com.

July 15, 2009 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Believe What You Want… Home Values ARE Appreciating

There’s a lot of doom and gloom reporting going on in the news about the failing real estate market, declining home values and high mortgage rates…but then, the media’s always been about reporting the bad news over the good.

Why? Because bad news sells of course! It’s a sad fact, but the tragic news story usually gets way more attention than the heartwarming human interest stories. So it’s really no wonder that the media is going to focus on the areas with declining home values and lousy home sales rather than those areas still showing significant appreciation.

And don’t let them fool you – there ARE still areas out there seeing strong increase in home values. Ok, so it’s not the boom of the early 2000s, but did anyone really expect that to last? After the boom comes the bust…or what may SEEM like a bust when you get used to abnormally high home value fluctuations.

A recent study done by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight lists the top 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) which are still showing home value appreciation by more than 5% over a year. Some areas that have made the list?

  1. Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA up by 11.22%
  2. Grand Junction, CO up by 9.08%
  3. Wenatchee, WA up by 8.02%
  4. Austin-Round Rock, TX up by 7.74%
  5. Billings, MT up by 7.09%

So although the real estate market isn’t what it was 5 years ago, and while there certainly are areas that involve decreasing home prices, there’s really no need to panic – just as what goes up must come down – well, in economics, what goes down is bound to come back up as well!

July 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm 1 comment


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