SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

February 10, 2011 11:30 ET

William Lyon Homes Southern California Honored With Prestigious 2011 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - William Lyon Homes Southern California continues to bring outstanding neighborhoods to Southland homebuyers who demand integrity, value and excellent customer service. This leading homebuilder was recently honored with several prestigious 2011 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards, including First Place for 'Overall Purchase Experience' for their Inland Empire/San Diego Division/High Volume Builder; Los Angeles/Orange County Division/Large Builder also took Third Place in the previous category as well as 'Best Construction Experience.' William Lyon Homes was also recognized with Honorable Mention Awards in the important categories of 'Best Design Selection Experience,' 'Best Construction Experience' and 'Highest Percent of Sales from Referrals' for their Inland Empire/San Diego Division and 'Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience' ("The Eliant") for the overall Southern California Division.

"The people living in a new home best appreciate the architectural quality as well as the overall excellence of their customer service experience," said Robert Mirman, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eliant. "Based on our survey results, the consumers who are buying from William Lyon Homes are increasingly pleased with the craftsmanship of their new floorplan and the level of service they enjoyed during the entire process. In order to develop a competitive advantage in their markets, homebuilders are developing new ways to impress buyers and it is clear that William Lyon Homes has succeeded in creating a very local customer base who actively promotes their new neighborhood to friends and family."

"The team at William Lyon Homes remains focused on meeting and exceeding the goals of every homebuyer. There is such tremendous competition in today's real estate market with regards to customer service and new home development, we are thrilled with our Eliant Awards and honors," said Brian Doyle, Division President for William Lyon Homes Southern California. "This survey is so important because we are being judged by our customers and their satisfaction and lasting happiness is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We are building homes to last a lifetime and this positive feedback affirms William Lyon Homes' dedication to creating neighborhoods that are exceptional on many levels."

William Lyon Homes presents a broad range of new home opportunities throughout Southern California that offer the right homes at the right prices in locations where buyers want to live. Pasado at Del Sur in San Diego is selling its models and final single-family detached homes, Blossom Grove at The Foothills in Carlsbad is selling a brand new phase of single-family designs, and Mirasol at La Costa Greens is selling beautiful single-family residences and premium homesites in a coastal-close Carlsbad location.

The gated resort-style community of ThreeSixty at South Bay is located in the desirable Westside area of the I-405 off El Segundo Boulevard in the city of Hawthorne. Neighborhoods now selling include the three-story townhomes at The Court and single-level floorplan designs at The Flats. Orange County opportunities include the townhome and flat designs at San Carlos Court in the Irvine Village of Portola Springs® and innovative townhome choices at Ainsley Park within the Villages of Columbus in Tustin. The gated neighborhood of Canopy Lane will offer a limited edition of two-story detached homes coming soon to a central South Coast Metro location in Costa Mesa.

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.

To learn more about William Lyon Homes Southern California neighborhoods and their desirable locations, please visit www.lyonhomes.com.