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June 22nd, 2016

Job Opening: New Home Sales Professional

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Hudsonville Michigan New Homes, Maplewood Homes, Zeeland MI New Homes |

6514 Alward Drive-800

It’s an exciting time to part of the new home industry and we are looking for some great people to add to our team as we grow.

Maplewood Homes is a small, but dynamic home building company targeting an underserved market niche of new homes starting under $200,000.  We are a respected and established builder with a 20 year history of happy customers.  We have built over 200 new homes in West Michigan since 1996.

We are seeking a Top-Tier Sales Professional for our Grand Rapids New Home Sales Office.  The Successful Candidate will posses Exceptional Communication Skills, a High Level of Integrity, a Strong Work Ethic, and Consistent Follow-Up Discipline, and will also be Detail Oriented and Well Organized.  There is a High Earning Potential for the right candidate.

Duties Include:

  • Plan and Organize Open Houses at our Model Homes.
  • Maintain a Regular Schedule of Open Times
  • Schedule Private Model Home Tours
  • Effectively Communicate New Home Advantages
  • Qualify Prospective New Home Clients and Guide through the Construction Loan Process
  • Assist Clients with Home Site Selection
  • Guide Client through Selections of Options and Upgrades
  • Contract Signings
  • Act as Client Liaison throughout the Construction of their New Home
  • Perform Related Administrative Tasks
  • Build and maintain a database of available homesites
  • Create blog and social media content

Requirements:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of the sales process and proven record of success
  • Real estate license helpful, but not required
  • Housing industry experience helpful, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean, appropriate transportation

Forward Resume to joehayes@maplewoodhomes.com

February 26th, 2016

Grand Rapids, West Michigan New Home Construction Stats for 2015

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

Maplewood Homes Building in Allendale in 2015

Maplewood Homes Building in Allendale in 2015

New homes construction in West Michigan peaked in 2004 with 4,550 homes being built.  Between 2004 and 2009, our local home building industry fell 81% to a low of just 838 homes.  In 2015, there were 2,307 new homes built in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties and the surrounding area.  This is a 7% increase over 2014, but we are still building at only half (51%) of pre-recession levels.  We believe that today’s market is at a healthy and sustainable level of new construction.  After years of stagnation, there are new subdivisions and building lots becoming available and the labor force is slowing improving.  Challenges remain, but things are definitely looking up for 2016!

August 6th, 2015

Save the Date – Grand Rapids Parade of Homes in October

Categories: Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

2015 Grand Rapids Parade of Homes

 

It’s a little early to plan, but he have just signed up to be in the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes this fall.  The dates are October 2-17.  Fridays & Saturdays, 1-8pm and Wednesdays 5-8pm.  Plan to come out and see what your local West Michigan Builders have to offer!

 

July 25th, 2015

Ottawa County Area New Home Construction up 20% YTD vs. 2014

Categories: Allendale MI New Homes, Construction Industry News, Grand Rapids Area New Homes, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes, Zeeland MI New Homes |

New Home Starts Up 20%

New Home Starts Up 20%

The Lakeshore area west of Grand Rapids Michigan, which consists primarily Ottawa County, but also the Muskegon and Allegan  areas has had 590 new single family homes started so far in 2015.  Since opening our Holland office, we have been tracking this information on builders and new home starts.  This is good news for area builders, job seekers, and also home buyers because there is pretty low inventory of homes on the market right now.  Despite this growth, we are still only building about half the homes we were before the recession, so we shouldn’t necessarily expect the market to be overheated.

June 10th, 2015

Holland Area Lakeshore Parade of Homes

Categories: Construction Industry News, Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

Parade of Homes

The Grand Rapids Parade of Homes just ended, but it’s not too late to get out and tour some new homes.  The Lakeshore Home Builders Association Parade starts tomorrow and goes through June 20th.  There are 34 new home from 25 different builders throughout West Michigan.  Visit the Maplewood Homes virtual entry here: http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/display/304923?a=1

April 7th, 2015

Holland Home Expo is In The Books

Categories: Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes, New Home Design |

Our Booth at the Holland Michigan Home and garden Expo

Our Booth at the Holland Michigan Home and garden Expo

We broke out the old “Affordable Custom Builder” display for the recent Home and Garden Expo in Holland.  For years, this was our slogan and we still try to build the most value into our homes vs. other builders.  For 2015, we are refocusing on housing value and have launched a series of more affordable homes similar to what we used to build.  Not as fancy, but still great homes and more accessible to more west Michigan families!  Learn more about our new “Classic Series” homes here.

March 18th, 2015

Finding the Perfect Lot for Your New Home

Categories: Holland MI Real Estate News, Home Builder FAQ, Ludington Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes, New Home Design |

Which Lot is Right for You?

Which Lot is Right for You?

One area where we can add a lot of value as a home builder is by helping our clients find a good building site.  As a licensed real estate broker, I have full access to the Multiple Listing Service and all the vacant land currently for sale.  I also meet a lot of people and often hear about property that is not yet on the market.   Most builders are not real estate agents and most real estate agents are not builders.  By providing both, we can help you find a lot that works good from a builder’s viewpoint.  If you are looking to build a home in the Holland/Grand Rapids area, the Ludington area, or anywhere in between, we can help you find the perfect homesite.

February 11th, 2015

Livin’ in the Mitten Lakeshore Home and Garden Expo

Categories: Holland MI News and Notes, Holland MI Real Estate News, Maplewood Homes |

Home Expo

Join Maplewood Homes at the “Livin’ in the Mitten” Home and Garden Expo March 19th-21st.  We will have a booth to showcase our energy efficient new homes along with other builders and remodelers from the Holland, Michigan area.  The home expo is sponsored by the Lakeshore Home Builders Association and is at the Holland Event Center, 12330 James St., Holland, MI 49424.

Event Hours: March 19, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  March 20, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m

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