In the October issue, we announce the winners of this year’s National Housing Quality Awards: gold award recipients DSLD Homes and EYA, and silver award winner French Brothers.
Birdhouse Offer Touts Development's Trees
To stimulate traffic after a slight summer downturn in the Houston market, Sienna Plantation waived Sienna Golf Club's $3,000 initiation fee for anyone buying a Sienna home, plus buyers received for free a $1,000 birdhouse.
Touted in newspaper and radio ads, on billboards and on www.siennaplantation.com, the offer waived Sienna Golf Club's $3,000 initiation fee for anyone buying a Sienna home from Aug. 15 to Oct. 15. Plus, buyers received for free a $1,000 birdhouse custom-made by area artist Fletcher Mackey. Each birdhouse is made of the same materials used in Sienna homes, including fiber-cement siding and radiant barrier sheathing.
The "Texas Trio" (a home in Sienna, a home away from home at the club, and a home for birds) "got people out to investigate and was another good tool to create awareness," says Susie Mahoney, Sienna's marketing director.
Mahoney says the program helped Sienna Plantation increase sales by 10% over the same period last year despite the slowdown hitting many Houston-area builders.