Irmo, SC – In March, Great Southern Homes achieved the significant milestone of selling over 100 new homes within the month. Through the first quarter 2016, Great Southern Homes sold 273 homes ($50 million in sales) and is on pace to sell over 1,000 homes this year in South Carolina. This would be the third year in a row the company has grown sales by over 40%. “It is rare that a homebuilder builds and sells over 100 homes per month and grows by over 40% year over year. Great Southern Homes has been on an impressive growth surge that uses volume production strategies while maintaining quality and managing costs” notes Earl McLeod, Executive Director of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina. “I believe their ‘secret sauce’ is they build great homes with innovative floor plans and they commit to putting homes on the ground where there is demand both in terms of market and price.”
In the same week, Great Southern Homes achieved the milestone of 100 homes per month, it also reached the significant benchmark of selling its 5,000th home since opening doors in 1993. The company plans to celebrate this impressive feat with a festive celebration later this month for the general real estate community.
Michael P. Nieri, Owner/Founder of Great Southern Homes commented, “It took me 20 years to build 5,000 homes. Now we have a company that is on sure footing to grow tenfold in the next twenty years and keep growing thereafter. My plan is that in the next two decades, my kids will build record numbers of homes and my hope is my grandkids in their lifetime will build half a million! Watch us grow!”
Last year, 330 different real estate agents from 141 real estate companies participated in selling the company’s homes throughout South Carolina. In fact, over 85% of the company’s homes are sold by participating real estate agents demonstrating the importance of the agent network to the success of Great Southern Homes.
“The reason we hit these impressive sales numbers is because of our outside, participating agents. They are the heart and soul of our business and we must give credit where credit is due,” Nieri stated.
Great Southern Homes builds homes that are energy efficient with technologically-advanced plans designed for the way you want to live today. The company’s Green Smart Homes help new homebuyers enjoy the lower energy costs and environmental benefits of “Live Green. Live Smart.” With price points starting at $150,000 to over a million dollars, there is something to fit every budget.