SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

July 09, 2010 12:48 ET

William Lyon Homes Southern California Ranked Among the Top 10 in New Home Sales

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) -  For those who have experienced the unique person-to-person customer care from William Lyon Homes, it's no secret that this private homebuilding company, established in 1954, is genuinely committed to offering their homebuyers lasting satisfaction. The privately held William Lyon Homes has maintained a longstanding tradition of personal connection to homebuyers, new, move-up and those hoping to capture a bargain in the current home buying economy.

Maybe that's why William Lyon Homes Southern California broke into the top ten of homebuilder sales success in a recent article/survey published by Meyers Builder Advisors. According to HWMI, Meyers Builder Advisors, William Lyon Homes Southern California Operations was #1 in overall attached home sales and #6 in overall attached and detached new home sales in 2009.

Bob Mirman, founder and CEO of Eliant Inc., also adds, "As an independent consumer research firm, Eliant's surveys verify that William Lyon Homes consistently receives some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings of 125 major home builders across the nation. In fact, their Southern California division ranks in the top five of our national rankings. Based on our survey results of current homeowners, 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."

To date, William Lyon Homes Southern California reports that over 200 homes have been sold in 2010 and has seen 214 new homeowners move in during the first half of the year. In a characteristically distinctive move, the privately held company has withstood recent times and continues to follow their basic principles of solid homebuilding that has held true for them for decades.

As confirmed by their industry rankings, the message to local homebuyers with access to William Lyon Homes' neighborhoods is Go For It. When you consider that a single homebuilder has continued to sell homes even through the toughest economic times, it's clear that William Lyon Homes is advising customers from experience. They know a good deal when they offer it, and they want buyers to know the same information. This is proof positive that this particular company is making buyers exceedingly happy with their new neighborhoods.

The fact is that William Lyon Homes Southern California has been very aggressive in meeting the demand for high value, great locations, solid pricing and up-to-the-minute access to advantages such as new State Tax Credits. The company also takes a personal approach to the credit readiness of their buyers, which helps clear their way to owning the right home, especially in this peak value season.

"Our buyers come in with individual questions, awaiting answers before they move to the next step of buying. Each story, each buyer is unique -- a fact that we respect, recognize and are prepared to address. Our sales counselors and lending partners work efficiently to educate them about their home buying journey, standing by them through the entire process," commented Brian Doyle, Division President for William Lyon Homes.

In addition, homebuyers are assured that William Lyon Homes is teaming up with them to meet their schedules and deliver homes on times. Buyers who register at www.lyonhomes.com are being connected to sales counselors and financial advisors, so that they have all the information they need to make a smart home buying decisions.

The company's sales success is not a fluke. It's an all out initiative designed to support homebuyer goals wherever they may choose to live. William Lyon Homes is perpetually customer focused, finding highly desirable locations and creating high quality and innovatively designed new home communities. Location is a long-term value for William Lyon Homes' buyers, which adds opportunities to reduce drive times, vehicle expenses and enjoy a convenient quality of life.

Customer care long after the close of escrow is also a keystone of William Lyon Homes' success. "We consider our relationship with our homeowners to be long-term and are available to answer their questions and help them get the most out of their new home," said Mr. Doyle.

William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods are among the most desirable for today's homebuyers, ranging from attached homes within the Irvine Unified School District to gated attached homes in a resort South Bay setting to attainable townhomes in a gated resort Inland Empire setting and San Diego family-sized detached homes within superb master-planned communities. Among the assorted neighborhoods now selling throughout Southern California are:

According to Doyle, "Regardless of the challenges that we face, and more importantly, in harmony with the challenges our buyers face, William Lyon Homes has been pushing ahead with the right kind of homes at the right price in some of Southern California's most sought-after locations."

"As a company with a long, locally-built and continually fortified relationship with the community, William Lyon Homes Southern California has a keen appreciation for what current buyers want, need, can afford and are willing to work toward. From our architects and craftsmen to customer service and sales counselors, we make sure our buyers feel safe, secure, assured, confident and ready to move forward," Doyle added.

"We have always been dedicated to creating a balance of price, product and new home locations." Doyle adds. "Through the ups and downs of the market we continue to value and uphold the highest aspirations of our buyers throughout Southern California."

To learn more about the many fast-selling William Lyon Homes Southern California neighborhoods, please visit www.lyonhomes.com.