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Melia Homes wins big at the 2022 SoCal MAME Awards

Melia Homes received prominent recognition at the 2022 SoCal MAME Awards on October 1, 2022. We’re so proud to be part of the local home building industry with so many talented, creative, and accomplished allies. It’s that true blue “Made In California” spirit, and we love it. Melia’s gold winners are extraordinary. We’re not bashful; they are amazing, and here’s why.

MELIA HOMES GOLD WINNERS

Sales Professional Of The Year:

Arlene Mastandrea

Always going the extra mile for her clients and her Melia Homes team, Arlene is the epitome of success with over 20 years’ experience and 4 years at Melia Homes. Her combination of experience, tenacity, and passion is unequaled and always an inspiration.

She loves what she does, and it shines through in every aspect of her career. She embodies incredible professionalism, precise organization, and excellent people skills. Her buyers love her, and the whole Melia team and outside partners enjoy working with her. Because of Arlene’s incredible pace, negotiation skills, relationships, and customer satisfaction, we’ve increased our business plan and pricing expectations with this community. She has a passion for what she does and has sold thousands of homes throughout her two decades in the business, making her worthy of winning this award. In just 6 months, she sold 105 units, an average sales pace of over 17 homes a month, while also maintaining over 100 homes in escrow! She was actively selling and closing in one neighborhood and launching sales in her new neighborhood simultaneously. Prices have increased up significantly over the course of sales, with increases of up to $130,000 per floorplan. That was no problem for Arlene! Being the true professional that she is, Arlene did an excellent job of selling even our more difficult locations within our new communities. In addition, we had to transfer her partner to another community. She maintained her sales pace despite not being on-site, losing her partner, having to train a brand-new assistant with zero experience in new home sales, and actively selling two competing projects.

Congratulations again Arlene! This is one of the absolute best and hardest categories to win at the SoCal MAME Awards, and we’re incredibly proud of you!

 

Best Interior Merchandising Of An Attached Home Plan Priced $750,000 & Over:

Townes at Magnolia, Plan 4 by Chameleon Design

Townes at Magnolia is a gorgeous new townhome community located in Anaheim, CA by Melia Homes. It was created with young, first-time buyers in mind seeking more spacious, sophisticated, and meaningful living in Orange County. The community sold out in record time and with good reason. These 3-story townhomes truly spoke to what today’s homebuyers want and need. At Melia Homes, it’s our pleasure to create new homes that go above and beyond everyone’s wish lists. Townes at Magnolia included impressive and modern features, smart home features, gourmet kitchens, and stylish primary suites with walk-in closets and designer finishes. Chameleon Design in Orange County was selected to create the interior design for the Townes at Magnolia because of their forward-thinking vision, endless imagination, and uncompromised quality.

“We utilized a welcoming and fresh palette of gray, crisp white, and warm paprika colors. This exuded an authentic Southern California ambiance reminiscent of colorful sunsets. The gray pops of color were accented by the on-trend use of gold accents. Details are important. That’s why I love collaborating with Melia Homes. They take no detail for granted. Fun paint stripe details and an adorable llama bunk bed in one of the secondary bedrooms added some whimsy and demonstrated the versatility and spaciousness of this room. Rounded furnishings, rounded barstools, and rounded dining chairs throughout the residence demonstrated the abundance of walking space there is inside this cleverly designed floor plan,” says Renee Self-Gibbons, Chameleon Design Interior Designer.

“Chameleon Design really captured a perfect blend of casual elegance that makes people feel at home instantly. Prospects were very impressed when they toured this model home at Townes at Magnolia. They could really picture themselves living here. Plus, winning a Gold award for interior design is even better! Thank you, Chameleon Design, for always honoring our vision and brand and adding something innovative and intuitive,” states Melia Homes VP of Sales & Marketing Amber Richard.

 

Melia Homes had numerous finalists in the SoCal MAME Awards that deserve a second round of applause as well.

MELIA HOMES FINALISTS

Shining Star Award Finalist:

Amberly Lopez

Customer Service Professional Of The Year Finalist:

Jim Hazelwood

Purchasing/Options Person/Team Of The Year Finalist:

Jamie Baird

Young Leader of the Year Finalist:

Amber Richard

Best Interior Merchandising Of An Attached Home Plan Priced $750,000 & Over Finalist:

Belmont, Plan 7

Best Website:

Melia Homes

 

This prestigious event was held at The Westin Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, CA. With a black-tie dress code, attendees looked extra glamorous as they made their way down the red carpet and entered the resort’s sophisticated and dazzling ballroom. The cuisine was divine. See the photos here. The host for the evening was KTLA’s Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes. They have hosted this celebratory event for several years and are fan favorites. Sam is a multiple-Emmy winner; has received the Golden Mike Award for best entertainment reporter; has received a lifetime achievement award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association; and has been named best entertainment reporter by the Los Angeles Press Club. Jessica Holmes is the co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning signature broadcast, L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA Morning News, and has won three Golden Mike Awards. She began her television career in 1999 and joined KTLA in 2005. She is on the red carpet for all the major Hollywood events, including the Oscars and the Emmys, and co-hosts KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning Rose Parade coverage.

This exciting awards event was brought to you by the Greater Sales & Marketing Council and Building Industry Association. The Greater Sales & Marketing Council strives to connect members and provide a forum to exchange ideas, develop professional skills, give recognition, and celebrate success within the industry. Through innovative educational programs and networking events, the GSMC provides valuable tools for sales and marketing professionals, which results in a smarter, stronger homebuilding industry.

The SoCal MAME Awards stands for Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence. It encompasses all facets of professional achievement, sales, marketing, merchandising, and design. It honors the best of the best of the home building industry in all of Southern California. Many SoCal MAME winners go on to compete in The Nationals presented by the National Association of Homebuilders.

Congratulations to all the SoCal MAME Gold winners and finalists! We’re very proud of all of you! Also, a big thank you is in order for Lisa Parrish and her team at Team PMP Peter Mayer Productions for putting together yet another unforgettable and incredible night of camaraderie and celebration. For over 28 years, Lisa has worked in the Homebuilding Industry, honoring the best and brightest through distinctive awards shows throughout California and the nation.

Melia Homes is always working harder to connect more people to incredibly well-designed, well-built, and well-appointed new homes in wonderful Southern California locations. The accolades are humbling but what matters most to us is connecting great people to great new homes to live well now. Discover our newest and upcoming townhome communities today.

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