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Real Estate Sales Representative with Urban Nest Realty

Hi all!  I thought I would share this great information about down payment assistant.  I just went throught the process with a client, and it work wonderfully.  I do recommend that you take the FREE online course (1.5 hour on-demand class) prior to selling this to your client(s).  Once you have completed the class you will get a certificate and access to several FREE marketing tools.  Another bonus is you get the Designated Nehemiah Specialist logo that you can use on your marketing.

Check out the blip below to learn more about Nehemiah.  You can visit them on the web at  Select Real Estate Agents and then create an account and register for an upcoming class.  What a great way to set yourself apart in a market such as this.  Good Luck!

Real Estate Agents:

  • Do you want to sell more homes?
  • Do you want access to a "larger pool" of buyers and sellers?
  • Do you want to create a larger referral base?

Include The Nehemiah Program ® as part of your marketing strategy and you are well on your way to achieving these goals.

You can increase your sales and market exposure by using The Nehemiah Program to help qualified homebuyers purchase a home. Through our downpayment assistance program, homebuyers may receive gift funds up to 6% of the final contract sales price to be used toward downpayment and/or closing costs.

Both buyers and sellers reap benefits (as do you) from using The Nehemiah Program!

  • Shorter selling time
  • Fewer contractual contingencies
  • Ability to advertise "NO Downpayment Needed"
  • Take advantage of the "free marketing materials" and the many resources available on our website.

Sell your listings faster and at full price. Win more listings and experience a surge in your business as you work hand-in-hand with The Nehemiah Program.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

The Nehemiah Listing System ® (NLS®) is back...and better than ever!
Providing online listings for locations across the United States, NLS is the first place to list homes for consumers looking to purchase in your market with downpayment assistance from The Nehemiah Program.

Listing System

If you are a real estate agent or trying to sell a home on your own, you can list your home now! Generate consumer inquires immediately by listing your Nehemiah participating properties on the Nehemiah Listing System

Comments (31)

Stephanie Kresl
Global Assist ~ Orlando Sales Division - Orlando, FL

Thanks Lisa! I just took the online course and wanted to add to your advice about the computer timing out...I was trying to skip back to play something I missed, and I also had to start the whole thing over again! Anyone taking the course should be prepared to have some patience. I was surprised to see all the marketing tools and training materials that are available. All great stuff!

Jul 08, 2008 07:11 AM
Michelle Hall
Century 21 Hecht - Denver, NC

Lisa, I 've never heard of this. It sounds exciting.  Thank you for sharing. 

Aug 06, 2008 03:40 PM
Frank Bailey Sr.
Keller Williams Realty - Schertz, TX


 with news of this program, among others, going away, what can we do next....

Aug 06, 2008 03:58 PM
Linda Mae Croom
Topock, AZ
(928) 768-3040


Thanks for the tip. I just added the link to my main website.

Aug 11, 2008 03:55 PM
Lisa Santacaterina
Urban Nest Realty - Las Vegas, NV


Here is the text from an email I just received from the Nehemiah Corporation. This appears to be the best way to get involved..  Personally speaking, this if they do away with DPA..  there will be a huge halt in buying properties.

Nehemiah Launches Web Community to Amass Surge in Support for Downpayment Assistance
Today, Nehemiah Corporation of America announced the launch of, a web-based community established to mobilize the growing industry opposition to the October 1 ban on seller-funded downpayment assistance (SF-DPA).  The ban on these programs was written into law by President Bush when he signed H.R. 3221 Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 on July 30, 2008. 
The site will bring together families and individual homeowners as well as industry groups and local members of the real estate market including brokers, bankers, lenders, homebuilders and others to provide a central information and communication hub to fight the ban.
  Importantly, the site enables visitors to directly contact local representatives and offer support for a bill introduced by Representatives Maxine Waters, Gary Miller, Al Green and Christopher Shays on July 31, 2008, that would reinstate SF-DPA.  If passed and signed into law, the FHA Seller-Financed Downpayment Reform and Risk-Based Pricing Authorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 6694) will allow downpayment assistance to continue indefinitely.
  Press Release

50 Days / 50 Ways
Advocacy can take many forms-but is always intended to gain the attention of policy-makers, opinion-shapers and the American people. When it comes to saving DPA, we need to leverage your considerable expertise as housing professionals, homeownership advocates, program beneficiaries, and grassroots activists.
With downpayment assistance scheduled to end on October 1st, we need to kick out all the stops to save DPA. Enter Groundswell's 50 Days / 50 Ways strategy-one simple step that every supporter can complete each day. It's a small investment of time and talent from each of you, but with the millions of Americans touched by DPA, the effect will be tremendous.
This strategy has been designed to empower our supporters by providing easy but effective daily actions.  Each will take just a few minutes as we realize homeowners and housing professionals, are busy people.
One Action Every Day to Save DPA

August 13 Town Hall with Scott Syphax
Join Scott Syphax, President and CEO of Nehemiah Corporation of America, for a 30-minute virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 13, at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST.
We will be placing a call to you approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the actual start of the event. To join the live virtual town hall, simply stay on the line to be connected.  
There is no obligation for you to join this town hall, we do feel this is a very important time in our industry and your participation would be greatly appreciated. There is no charge to you for this event and your questions and feedback will be welcomed.  
Topics will include: clarification on the October 1, 2008 DPA deadline, update on our grassroots campaign and what you can do to help convince Congress to pass H.R. 6694 that will allow downpayment assistance to continue indefinitely.
If you do not receive or miss our call, the dial-in number is 1-877-269-7289 and pin is 13908. Please dial-in 5-10 minutes prior to the actual start of the event. Space is limited; if you receive a busy signal the meeting has reached capacity. Watch for additional town hall meetings this month. We cannot make any adjustments to phone numbers for the August 13 town hall. If you would like to be placed on the call list for the next town hall, send an email to

Nehemiah Corporation of America | 424 N 7th Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95811 | Toll Free: 1-877-634-3642 | |

Aug 13, 2008 06:10 AM
Steve & Debbie - Elmira, NY

Lisa....since you first posted this thread back in March, how many times have you used it and is it working well for you?  Would love to hear more feed back from you and others who have been using this past year.  Thanks!  ~Steve

Dec 04, 2008 07:00 AM
Lisa Borders - REALTOR
RE/MAX Crossroads - Lincolnton, NC
RE/MAX Crossroads

Thanks Lisa, I will look into it.  Sounds like good information.

Feb 22, 2009 12:11 PM
Stephane Vachon
RE/MAX Tremblant - Mont Tremblant, QC

Real estate Mont-Tremblant house for sale I will check this out, looks interesting. Thanks

Mar 06, 2009 03:11 PM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Thank You Lisa for the information on the Nehemiah program. I will be checking into it today.

May 26, 2009 04:50 AM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Lisa, I went to the website and did not find much information for Real Estate agents. I called to get info on the Nehemiah program. They told me they are not currently offering any programs at this time. Can you give me a little more information.

May 26, 2009 05:01 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I did go thru the process but Nehemiah isn't around any more, are they?  I don't hear anything about them anymore...

Aug 29, 2009 03:32 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Is this still there? Are  you still working this program? More info is appreciated, thanks.

Oct 22, 2009 09:09 PM
Mike Morgan
Internet Marketing for Real Estate Agents and Brokers - Jensen Beach, FL

I've heard of it but never gotten around to checking it out.  Thanks.

Nov 10, 2009 10:32 AM
Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates - Middleton, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

Unfortunately Nehemiah is gone

Dec 07, 2009 12:32 AM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Nehemiah is one of the symptons of a bubble and a big contributor to the bubble. If they are still around it's only because of a wrong-headed government intervention.

Dec 28, 2009 11:19 PM
Sandie Holbrook
United Country RealOne Realty - Abingdon, VA

WOW I had not heard of this but will do the class this weekend for sure!!!  Thanks so much!!!

Jan 14, 2010 12:39 AM
Tyra General
240.706.7653 - Fort Washington, MD
DC Metro Short Sale & Luxury Specialist

Thanks Lisa! This is great information!!!

God Bless!!!

Jan 30, 2010 11:15 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I didn't know about this program either - I will definately have to check it out and see if it is still as good as it was when you posted this!

Mar 01, 2010 11:07 AM
Brandon DeVere
Force Realty - Las Vegas, NV

I was unable to find any agent info as well

May 14, 2010 09:33 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

I am wondering why this is still the top post in this group. Isn't this very outdated information by now? Just asking.

Jan 22, 2016 03:19 AM