We have two amazing Internet Marketing Managers: Lisa Sullivan and Holly Macasek. Both Holly and Lisa are here to provide our customers with immediate and helpful information to help narrow down your new home search to the neighborhoods and homes that best fit our customers’ wants and needs. They can also help you schedule an on-site visit with our neighborhood sales managers so you can learn more about the community and see our model homes.
1. What is your favorite part about your job as an Internet Marketing Manager?
Lisa: My favorite part is being able to provide consumers with immediate and helpful information making it easy and less stressful for them. I also like that I can assist in making their first visit with Stanley Martin Homes a productive and informative one by scheduling their appointment for them.
Holly: Having the ability to help prospective buyers from different geographic locations is my favorite aspect of being an Internet Marketing Manager. Whether it’s speaking with someone on the phone, or chatting with them online, I get to come in contact with people living all over the world offering up solutions for their house-hunting needs. The interactions are always different and very dynamic, which helps to never make the job boring!
2. What are the most popular added options on Stanley Martin homes?
Lisa: In my experience, the most popular options added to our homes would be upgraded finishes in the kitchens and bathrooms.
Holly: A lot of my prospective homeowners are interested in a basement. Both for finished, living space, as well as for storage. Another popular option is storage space in the form of a mud room. A space to organize and store bags, shoes, jackets etc., as soon as you walk into the house, has been a really popular feature.
3. How do you feel Stanley Martin Homes differs from the other local and regional builders in your area?
Lisa: Stanley Martin differentiates itself from other builders by designing homes for how people really live in their homes – while creating front facades that are attractive yet functional and building them in locations where people want to live. We also take pride in building high quality homes – specifically by using building practices that provide our homeowners with a healthy, energy efficient home we care about providing our customers with excellent service and doing a great job for them.
Holly: I feel SMH excels in two distinct aspects when compared to other builders in my area. #1 We offer communities in some of the BEST locations. Our neighborhoods are situated in areas people actually want to live in. SMH didn’t just take the first land opportunity that came along, we choose some of the most sought-after and convenient locations to offer communities in. #2 The floorplans are the most relevant and up-to-date on how people are living today. We didn’t just take an old version of the same home and improve one or two aspects,
and call it “new”. We are offering some of the most functional and practical homes available in the market today. What I feel are some of our best highlights are…an emphasis on storage
space, open and airy floorplans, large and efficient “common areas” such as kitchens and family rooms, and of course overall energy efficiency.
4. What advice do you have to homebuyers during their process?
Lisa: My advice to homebuyers when buying or building a new home would be to ask a lot questions and take notes during each step of the process. They should stay involved by attending all the necessary Meetings and Orientations. It should be a fun and exciting experience – and with Stanley Martin Homes, they can be assured it will be!
Holly: I really like to emphasize the “big” picture to my potential homebuyers. When considering what is likely to be the biggest, individual investment they are ever going to make in their lives, I try to stress the importance of recognizing all the factors that go into choosing the RIGHT home and community. Just because something might look like a good “deal” today, how is that going to serve you and your family in the long run? Are you going to have to make repairs and/or renovations a month or two after you move in? What will your monthly energy bills look like on a home that might be decades old?
5. What is YOUR favorite part of our homes?
Lisa: My favorite part of our homes is the ongoing modifications we make to our designs to accommodate the way be people live. Our homes are spacious, functional, energy efficient, attractive and stand out amongst other builder’s homes.
Holly: I love our kitchens! I don’t think I have seen one kitchen yet that hasn’t “wow-ed” me. SMH really recognizes that the kitchen is often the “heart” of the home and where everyone seems to gather. The attention that has been given to this space is really impressive. Beyond the efficiency and functionality, our kitchens are also cosmetically, very beautiful. My second favorite parts of our homes, are the exteriors. SMH knows that the majority of people will only ever see the outside of our homes, and for that reason has paid great attention to how that presents. From architecture to materials, our exteriors are truly beautiful.
Feel free to chat with these lovely ladies and ask them any questions you may have! www.stanleymartin.com