What Others are Saying
"When I was first introduced to Down Payment Resource (DPR) at the annual CMLS Conference in October 2009, I was excited by how many good things it seemed it could contribute to the success of our MLS customers. If you take a small step back and put DPR’s value proposition into perspective, you will see that it helps put commission income into the pockets of agents from deals that might otherwise never have happened because the buyer couldn’t make the financing work. The sources of the money available are replenished and, unlike a temporary stimulus by Tax Credit, not only ongoing but perennially positive for the market because there isn’t a “use by date” attached. Best of all, the program is made known through the MLS and on broker/agent websites where the industry is identified by consumers as having been invaluable in making their goal of homeownership possible. NorthstarMLS partnered with Workforce Resource to adapt the program to a MLS delivery model and to perform a proof of concept over the past six months. Everything that we hoped for has been proven. Deals have been done and agents paid where many would not have."
-John Mosey - President, Northstar MLS
"Housing Finance Agencies constantly seek new ways to promote awareness and use of their homeownership programs.
Down Payment Resource allows HFAs to display their programs to thousands of homebuyers and real estate agents in a way that has never been possible until now. NALHFA is pleased to be working with Workforce Resource to bring this game-changing tool to its members."
-John Murphy, Executive Director of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA)
"Often the biggest challenge for those seeking affordable homes is to understand the complexities of the many assistance programs available today. Upon learning that Workforce Resource was developing a centralized source of information that real estate professionals can share with consumers I wanted to help make it a reality. I’ve served as an advisor since its inception and watched it come to life. Down Payment Resource will be an integral part of our marketing plan to insure that buyers of our homes receive the best financing solutions possible."
-John O’Callaghan, President and CEO - Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.
"Down Payment Resource provides an innovative way to help spread the word about our programs to our specific market. They are great at keeping track of program changes so we know our programs will be updated and accurate. With amazing technical support and a friendly staff, they are a pleasure to work with."
"Our partnership with Down Payment Resource has been an overwhelming success in Minnesota. Not only have they been easy to work with and responsive to our specific requests, but thanks to this partnership, hundreds of Minnesota buyers have overcome one of the primary barriers to homeownership: a lack of information about down payment and entry cost assistance programs. Our partnership is a perfect example of how industry partners, both for-profit and non-profit, can work together to improve access to information that helps first-time home buyers become successful home owners."
"The Atlanta Development Authority is excited about its partnership with Workforce Resource. By providing Realtors and mortgage lenders with an easy way to match their customers with our programs we can reach more of our intended audience at no incremental cost. This is a great way for housing finance agencies to make the most of its precious resources."
-Dawn J. Luke, Interim Director of Housing Finance
Atlanta Development Authority
"Navigating the byzantine array of available assistance programs can be time-consuming and complicated, even for real estate professionals. Workforce Resource has created a simple solution that will increase housing opportunities for working families by streamlining this process."
-Robert Broome, Governmental Affairs Director
Atlanta Board of REALTORS®