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Stonecrest Homes’ Website Wins Gold Obie From GAHBA For Best Builder Website

Each year the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council recognizes outstanding achievement in building, sales and marketing for the North Georgia real estate industry. Stonecrest Homes Atlanta, Inc. received the Gold Obie Award for Best Website for a Builder.

Stonecrest Homes, an Atlanta-based builder of high-quality, affordable homes is one of the state’s fastest growing new home builders. The Stonecrest Homes website has been the primary platform for the company’s marketing efforts.

The Stonecrest Homes’ website was created by and is managed by Gilbert & Sheppard Group, a Georgia-based full service marketing and advertising firm. The site has a well thought out navigational pattern which easily guides a consumer or real estate agent to the locations where Stonecrest builds homes, the type of homes they build and at what price. It also presents area amenities near each community and the site plan where they can view the home sites.

“All marketing and advertising directs consumers and real estate agents to the website which is kept up to date with rich content. With video tours, photo galleries, downloadable brochures, an active and informational blog, and a homepage that provides access to it all, SEO stats show that viewers are staying engaged on the site and returning regularly,” said Betsy Sheppard of Gilbert & Sheppard Group.

According to Stonecrest Homes’ principal, Jim Chapman, “The Stonecrest Homes website is an outstanding tool presenting what today’s consumers and real estate agents want to see in their search for a new home. We appreciate the work that our marketing partner, Gilbert & Sheppard Group, continues to do for us on our website.”

Stonecrest Homes was founded by Charles Heiser, Jr., the former division president of a national production home building firm, and Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native and the owner of Atlanta’s leading active adult home builder, Jim Chapman Communities. To learn more about Stonecrest Homes visit StonecrestHomesGA.com or call 678-426-5300.

Stonecrest Homes Looking Forward to 2011

2010 has proven to be an exciting year for Stonecrest Homes Atlanta, Inc. Since mid-year Stonecrest has started ten new homes and closed three of them in three communities across north Atlanta – McIntosh Placein Gwinnett, Harmony on the Lakes Palisades in Cherokee and Eagle View in Cherokee.

Stonecrest was founded by Charles Heiser Jr. and Jim Chapman. Charles was recently the Division President of a national homebuilder and Jim Chapman is the President and Founder of Jim Chapman Communities. Jim and Charles spent most of the year developing four new series of plans – the Estate Series, Executive Series, Haven Series and Craftsman Series. They also established their new office in Vinings on Cumberland Parkway, set up their operation on the FAST computerized building system and hired several key office and field staff. They also cemented professional relationships with key stakeholders such as Randy Greene of RAN Management, Betsy Sheppard of Gilbert & Sheppard, Bob Romano of Coldwell Banker NRT, Shirley Gary of About Sales, Gigi Giannoni with Evolv and Silvia Taylor with WR Starkey Mortgage.

2011 has already started off with an exciting pace. Stonecrest is adding 4 communities to its portfolio within the first 3 months of the new year – Serenity Estates in west Cobb County, Pine Grove Estates in Roswell, Cochran Farms in Roswell, and Palladian Manor in Smyrna.

For more information on Stonecrest Homes and all of our new communities, visit our website www.stonecresthomesga.com

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Betsy Sheppard Named GAHBA Council Chair of the Year

Betsy L. Sheppard of Gilbert & Sheppard Group was named the 2010 Council Chair of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Betsy currently serves as chair of the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council where she oversees all the council’s activities, its budget and helps promote council events.

Betsy has more than 28 years of real estate marketing and advertising experience.  Her and her company have received several OBIE Awards and national awards recognizing her for her marketing expertise.

 “We are very pleased to hear that Betsy is the 2010 Council Chair of the Year.  She has been instrumental as our Marketing Consultant here at Stonecrest Homes and we are very happy that she was recognized for all of the enthusiasm and effort that she brings to everything she does,” said Jim Chapman, CFO of Stonecrest Homes. “Betsy is an asset and we are proud to work with her.”

Congratulations Betsy!

Jim Chapman Named Chairman of Atlanta 50+ Housing Council

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the 2011 Atlanta 50+ Housing Council Board of Directors this week.  Jim Chapman was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council and Betsy Sheppard of Gilbert & Sheppard Group was named Parliamentarian.

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For more information about the 2011 Atlanta 50+ Housing Council Board of Directors or membership opportunities, visit their website.

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