It’s almost time for Swing for Diabetes 2016!

Three Sixty is proud to be a Gold sponsor for the upcoming fourth annual Swing for Diabetes golf tournament, hosted by my sister Diana Ramage and Kendall and Celesta Simmons. The event will be held on June 20th at Moore’s Mill Golf Club.

Diana-RamageDiana’s personal struggle with diabetes didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in golf, which was a passion for her from the age of ten. National success in junior golf tournaments put her on the college radar as a young high school student.  Despite recruitment efforts by most all of the southeastern schools, Diana knew Auburn University would become her school of choice.  While playing on the AU Golf Team, Diana was awarded numerous  individual titles, including National First Team All American her senior year.  The Auburn University Golf Team was ranked number one at various times during Diana’s collegiate career.  The team also won two South Eastern Conference championships.  After graduating in 2005, Diana headed straight to LPGA Qualifying School where she finished in the top 15 and received her LPGA card.

Now a REALTOR and a valued team member here at Three Sixty, Diana was looking for a way to raise money to benefit research and support of others fighting diabetes. She teamed up with former Auburn football player and two time Super Bowl champion Kendall Simmons and his wife Celesta to create the Swing for Diabetes golf tournament four years ago. Like Diana, Kendall’s diagnosis of Type I diabetes in 2003 was only a minor speed bump.  The following year he won the Ed Block Courage Award for returning to football after being diagnosed.

Swing for Diabetes has been a huge success. The money raised this year will benefit the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at East Alabama Medical Center. This specialized department provides supplies, counseling and education for those who otherwise would not be able to afford those services.

Find out more at http://www.swingfordiabetesauburn.com/ and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Viva Las Vegas!

Just a few weeks ago, I attended the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, along with one of our other team members, Diana Ramage!

Now why, might you ask, would a real estate sales & marketing company attend the International Builders Show? Well….for us, there are several reasons. Our niche market is new construction home sales. For our builder clients, we like to hear about the newest innovations in home construction so that we can offer ideas and suggestions about the latest trends, we also learn about new design ideas in the marketplace and what is selling well in other areas. There is also a whole segment devoted to sales & marketing of new homes!

From our buyer clients perspective, the more knowledgeable we are of every aspect of new home construction, the better we can help represent them in the process of purchasing a new home, or building one from the ground up! We know what they should expect and look for in the quality of their new hom and we are familiar with industry standards.

In addition to all of these things, it’s just fun! And we have a great opportunity to network with others in our industry and get great ideas from the people we meet from other areas. Another highlight of our trip was touring the New American Home 2013. This 6,721 square foot home was built by Blue Heron, a Las Vegas design/build company. This home has a character all its own, one of its truly unique features is the water canal that runs from the very front entrance of the home, through the living spaces, flowing into one of the multiple swimming holes located throughout the interior of the home. The designers have mastered a new definition for indoor/outdoor living! They eloquently molded the indoor and outdoor spaces together, truly showing how you really have over 10,000 square feet of actual living space within the footprint of this special home. One of my favorite features of the home is the indoor/outdoor master shower!!! My words truly can’t describe it! Check out the pictures we took on our Facebook page and view video snippets of some of the special features throughout the home on our YouTube channel.