Monday, January 19, 2009

Carol Flammer Named Associate of the Year by Home Builders Association

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) recently named Carol Flammer Associate of the Year at their annual Installation and Awards banquet on Jan. 15, 2009. The event, hosted by the Greater Atlanta HBA, the Certified Professional Home Builder program and HomeAid Atlanta, celebrated the successes of 2008, announced the installation of the 2009 board of directors and honored the association’s award recipients. Flammer is the founder and president of the Southeast's leading real estate public relations firm, Flammer Relations, and has been a member of the Greater Atlanta HBA for nine years.

“Carol’s experience, knowledge and dedication to the home building industry have been a huge asset to the Greater Atlanta HBA and this award is in honor and appreciation of her hard work during her membership,” said David Ellis, Executive Vice President of the Greater Atlanta HBA. “She has made immeasurable contributions to the industry by building credibility, awareness and a constant buzz about homebuilding in Atlanta and we are pleased to recognize her as our 2008 Associate of the Year.”

The Greater Atlanta HBA’s Associate of the Year is chosen based on professional excellence, involvement in the association and the community, participation in education and other affiliations. Since becoming a member of the HBA in 2000, Flammer has offered her knowledge and expertise to several committees and special events including Sales and Marketing Council (SMC), Atlanta 50+ Council, HomeAid Atlanta, the 2007 and 2008 Parade of Homes, Atlanta Housing Forum and the Get Home Atlanta Campaign. In addition to her HBA work, Flammer is active in the community, donating her time and resources to several local organizations including the Atlanta district council of the Urban Land Institute, Pick of the Litter and Etowah Valley Humane Society.

With 19 years of Atlanta-area public relations experience, Carol has established herself as the expert in the residential real estate industry and continues to set a precedent for excellence, while continuously supporting Atlanta’s building industry. She founded Flammer Relations in 1999 and built the company from the ground up. Flammer earned her MIRM (Member, Institute of Residential Marketing), Certified Sales Professional, Certified Marketing Professional and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designations in 2007. In 2008, Flammer Relations teamed up with MLC New Home Marketing to launch mRELEVANCE, LLC, a real estate focused public relations, Internet marketing and social media firm designed to meet client needs in a changing marketplace by building online and off line relationships that are relevant to client success. mRELEVANCE implements a combination of traditional PR services and up-to-date Web 2.0 tools (e-mail marketing, search engine optimization, social media and others) to create relevant results for clients.

Flammer has received several awards and recognitions throughout her career including the 2006 Silver Professionalism Award for Best Marketing Campaign, numerous Gold and Silver OBIE awards, 2007 PRSA Phoenix Award in the blog category, Gold 2008 Hermes Creative Award, 2008 Spirit of Oglethorpe Award and much more.

Flammer Relations, Inc. is a public relations and social media agency specializing in residential real estate, nonprofit and business to business accounts. Flammer Relations has extensive real estate experience in the Southeast, including single family, townhomes, active adult, condo conversions and mixed-use projects. Services include strategic public relations, media relations, Social Media and blogging for SEO, special events coordination and copy writing for newsletters, Web sites and advertorials. For more information on Flammer Relations, Inc., visit or call 770-383-3360.

Flammer Relations publishes a number of blogs including Atlanta’s most successful real estate blog Dedicated to promoting Atlanta real estate trends and news, the blog promotes news of interest to consumers and industry insiders from community grand openings, model homes, amenities and more.
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