CAC partners with realtors, builders

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – In an effort to help combat the sluggish home-buying market in Pinal County, Central Arizona College is offering an opportunity for realtors and builders to partner with local higher education to sell houses.

The Central Arizona College Realtor E-mail Distribution List has been developed to arm agents and builders with information about the Pinal County Community College District about the multiple opportunities at the institution’s nine centers and campuses.

“We know that the housing industry has taken a deep downturn,” Teresa Verbout, Central’s director of public information and marketing, said. “So we created this distribution list with the goal of helping realtors and sales agents throughout Pinal County and in the greater region during this sluggish market.”

Members of the distribution list receive the same press releases that are distributed to the media and to Central’s other community distribution lists. When potential homebuyers are being courted in Pinal County, agents and sales reps can use the information as an additional hook when making the pitch to their clients.

“What better tool to use in selling a family home than to pitch higher education, especially at Central Arizona College where we offer more than 90 degree and 50 certificate programs” Verbout said. “We have around 200 agents and sales reps on the list so far and it has been a really positive partnership with the community.”

Joining the list is easy and free. Anyone interested in joining simply needs to send an e-mail request to Tom Di Camillo (tom.dicamillo@centralaz.edu), Central’s media relations officer, requesting to be added.

“We don’t sell the lists or disclose the information to any outside entity,” Verbout explained. “And we are not in the business of producing SPAM. We simply want to inform our local community of the many academic, athletic and cultural programs and opportunities available at Central Arizona College.”

The college is currently preparing information racks for realtors who have requested printed material to distribute to potential homebuyers.

Central’s summer and fall class schedule has just been printed, while the course catalog for the coming year is nearing the end of production. Both are key materials for all colleges and two of the most often requested publications.

With its nine campuses and centers spread throughout Pinal County, Central offers an eclectic schedule of special events, continuing and community education classes, cultural arts, entertainment productions and college athletic contests for everyone.


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