SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

February 09, 2011 17:06 ET

William Lyon Homes Northern California Recognized With a Prestigious 2011 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Award

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - William Lyon Homes Northern California has a well-established reputation for building distinctive neighborhoods and presenting outstanding opportunities for homeownership. This commitment, which has garnered this leading homebuilder generations of loyal customers, was evident when it recently received an Honorable Mention Award by the 2011 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards in the prestigious category of 'Highest Percent of Sales from Referrals' for a medium builder.

"The people who are living in new homes are the best judges when it comes to determining their overall customer service experience as well as the integrity of the home they recently purchased," said Robert Mirman, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eliant. "Based on our survey results, it is clear that the management team at William Lyon Homes is unusually committed to the delivery of a high quality product and excellent customer service. The professionals, couples and families who are choosing William Lyon Homes responded to the survey in a very favorable fashion and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive regarding the craftsmanship of their new floorplan and the high caliber level of personal service they enjoyed from start to finish. By building superior products and working closely with their buyers, the end result is a local customer base who actively promotes their new neighborhoods to friends and family."

"A positive word-of-mouth is crucial to a homebuilder's reputation and enduring success. One of our corporate touchstones is to create lasting relationships with our consumers and our entire team is excited to receive this Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Award," said Lesley Pennington, Director of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Our most important critic is the buyer and their trust in our product and their willingness to share our neighborhoods with people in their lives is a tremendous vote of confidence to everyone associated with our new home neighborhoods."

Northern Californians who want to experience the pride of William Lyon Homes and a superior new home opportunity will find excellent values and quality floorplans in the following locations: Magnolia Lane at Elk Grove is currently selling beautifully upgraded, move-in ready, single-family homes on large lots; The Ranch at Mossdale Landing in livable, lovable Lathrop is selling a new phase of single-family floorplans; Venue at Vista Del Mar has single-family designs perfectly priced for first-time buyers in Pittsburg; single-family homes at The Gardens @ 9th Street are ideally situated in San Jose just minutes from downtown; and The Enclave showcases one- and two-story detached homes in a prime neighborhood alongside the beautiful 18-hole Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield.

Founded in 1984, San Clemente, CA-based Eliant has long been recognized as the nation's leading provider of specialized consumer research services for the nation's home building industry. The firm offers world-class customer experience monitoring services via e-mail, mail, or telephone to many of the nation's top home building industry firms in 39 states and Canada. Other services include focus groups, exit-interviews, new-home shopper research, and customer experience management training and consulting. Eliant has earned an international reputation by providing a wide range of sophisticated customer experience management strategies for home builders, lenders, escrow firms, design firms and other companies interested in improving their customers' loyalty.

Smart consumers know that it matters who their builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. That's because they build each and every home as if it were their own. They've earned a solid track record for constructing homes throughout the West since 1954.

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