WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 15, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Thomas Vetter, MIRM, Master CSP, CMP, CSP, has been elected 2011 Chair of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Institute of Residential Marketing, the education branch of the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC). The announcement was made Jan. 11 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
Vetter is president of the western division at Accelerated Marketing Partners in Danville, Calif., and is also a member of the North State Building Industry Association.
“I am honored to lead the Institute of Residential Marketing during this critical year,” said Vetter. “The value of the Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM), and Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP), as well as our other sales and marketing designations, has never been more important. With indications of an impending housing recovery, many building companies human resources departments and executive search firms are being charged with finding highly trained, battlefield-experienced individuals to lead their respective sales and marketing efforts. There is a tremendous lack of supply of these types of skilled men and women, due to attrition, as we have slogged our way through the worst housing market in a century. IRM is looking forward to fulfilling that need.”
Vetter builds upon his extensive NAHB leadership experience, most recently having served on the boards of both IRM and NSMC. He is a national director of NAHB, representing North State BIA. He is also a past recipient of the IRM Friend of the Institute Award, and is a member of the board of governors of the Building Marketing Society, as well as a licensed California Realtor®.