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Seeking Marketing Coordinator (Full Time Staff Job Opening)

Seeking Marketing Coordinator (Full Time Staff Job Opening)

Seeking Marketing Coordinator (Full Time Staff Job Opening)

Boutique mortgage firm located in the heart of Downtown San Diego (Marina District) seeking a Marketing Coordinator to work in a fast paced, high energy office environment.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Edit content for multiple WordPress based websites.
  • Manage social media campaigns, content and publishing.
  • Communicate with clients, vendors, partners and affiliates as marketing liason.
  • Perform office management duties including vendor management, supply ordering, working with Accounts Payable to submit invoices, check requests and reimbursements.
  • Manage email campaigns using our custom CRM.
  • Seek out and facilitate new media and publicity opportunities for our group.
  • Create marketing flyers for print and online distribution.
  • Conduct local market research, perform competitive analysis and other special projects as needed.
  • Minor IT troubleshooting.

Job Requirements:

– Self starter with strong communication skills (both written and oral).
– Superior research and writing skills.
– Diligent work ethic with high energy and desire to succeed.
– Excellent project management skills.

Ideal technical skills:

– MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required
– WordPress
– Adobe Acrobat
– Adobe Illustrator of Photoshop skills a plus
– Graphic design experience a plus
– Knowledge of Google Analytics a a plus
– Experience in the mortgage/real estate industry a plus but not required.

Must be able to work in a fast paced, high energy environment. Time management skills a must. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.

Compensation:  Salaried position plus bonuses.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plus 401k.

Email Resumes to Craig Vinecombe: craig.vinecombe@apmortgage.com

New Year and New Caravans

New Year and New Caravans

Carsbad/Encinitas/Cardiff Caravan at C3 Church

Carsbad/Encinitas/Cardiff Caravan at C3 Church

This week has been a blur, spending time in different communities meeting new agents and affiliates.  The last 5 years I’ve spent networking and growing my business via REALTOR Caravans (local groups for real estate professionals to meet and share information, tour homes and collaborate) with a specific emphasis at Downtown Caravan, METRO Caravan, La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association (REBA) and Coronado Real Estate Association (CREA).  A primary goal for 2015 was to assist others within our group to replicate the best practices my business partner, Alex Scoma and I have cultivated.

 

On Wednesday I visited the Carlsbad/Encinitas/Cardiff Caravan for the first time, located at C3 Church in Carlsbad.  Expecting to find a meeting in a church social hall and older building I was surprised to find a modern building with professional auditorium, art gallery, café and otherwise outstanding location to host a meeting.  The group has great attendance, well over 100 individuals were there with over 25 properties on tour represented by many of the top producing agents and brokerages in the area.  The meeting was hosted by ?? (see attached photo) who brought humor while helping to keep the meeting on track.  I’ll look forward to continued participation there.

Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association Caravan at the United Portuguese SES Hall

Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association Caravan at the United Portuguese SES Hall

Thursday morning after dropping off the kids at school I headed to Point Loma, ‘ditching’ the Downtown Caravan where I’m known as a regular to the United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall (Portuguese Hall to the locals) where the Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association meeting takes place.  Years ago I spent weekends as lender for a condominium project nearby always wondering about these lovely buildings.  I was glad to have the opportunity to enter and explore the historic community center for the Point Loma Portuguese community while running into several colleagues I know from neighboring caravans, associations and the industry in San Diego generally.  The meeting was well organized and hosted by the always entertaining Meghan Riva, with Windermere Real Estate SoCal, followed by the property tour.  It was a sunny morning in Point Loma and nice to gaze at the Downtown Skyline from a different view.

Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association Caravan at the United Portuguese SES Hall

Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association Caravan at the United Portuguese SES Hall

Tuesday morning, I continued my tour of caravans joining fellow business partner and longtime attendee, Alex Scoma at the Mission Bay Real Estate Association (MBREA) Caravan meeting. Hosted at the Mission Bay Yacht Club, a foggy morning gave way providing spectacular views of the bay. The group was warm and welcoming as I took my turn on the microphone to introduce myself. I’m looking forward to becoming an active participant at MBREA as well!

While I remain a dedicated participant at the Downtown, METRO, REBA and CREA meetings it was enjoyable to ‘shake it up’ and see how these groups operate.  I’m looking forward to continued participation there this year while splitting time with other new groups and expanding our reach throughout San Diego.

FHA Lowering Annual Insurance Premiums

FHA Lowering Annual Insurance Premiums

president obama announces the FHA will lower insurance premiumsPresident Barack Obama announced Wednesday the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will lower its annual insurance premiums from 1.35 percent to .85 percent. This is a big step in making FHA mortgage loans more affordable and helping more qualified borrowers buy a home. Essentially, homeowners will be able to pay the same amount each month with more money going towards principle instead of paying insurance and interest.

The FHA estimates that 2 million borrowers will be able to save an average of $900 annually over the next three years if they purchase or refinance homes.

We are monitoring this closely and will keep you all updated as new information becomes available.

The increase in FHA Conforming loan limits in the State of California and reduced mortgage insurance sets 2015 off to a great start for the mortgage industry. Here’s to 2015!

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