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Royal Oaks Homes Wins Builder of the Year

Categories: Awards, Smart Homes | Posted: April 3, 2018

2018 MAME Awards - Royal Oaks, a division of Mattamy HomesRoyal Oaks took home a total of six awards at the 2018 MAME Awards on Thursday, April 29, including the highly coveted Builder of the Year Award! MAME (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) is hosted annually by the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council of North Carolina Home Builder Associations and honors professionals and companies in the home building industry for their sales and marketing achievements. The MAME awards are described as the “Academy Awards of new homes sales and marketing.”

Our Awards:

1. BUILDER OF THE YEAR!!!

(Entry 35d. Building Company of the Year Level 4 – Volume 300+ Total Homes Closed in Triangle Market)

(Judging for Building Company of the Year was based on: Involvement in the Home Building Industry, Product Development, Land Planning, Advertising, Merchandising, General Broker Relations, Sales and Marketing Team Relations, Buyer Relations and Company Philosophy.)

2. Best Video Promotion – Smart Home Video

(Entry 09a – Best Video/DVD Promotion for a company)

3. Best Product Design – The Avery in The Landing at Heather Park

(Entry 16a – Best Product Design for an Attached Home with a Sales Price of $275,000 – $350,000)

4. Best Product Design – The Belhaven in Portofino

(Entry 16g – Best Product Design for a Detached Home with a Sales Price of $450,000 – $500,000)

(Judging for best product design included a site visit to judge on overall exterior and interior design, market appeal, function, and creative use of interior space as well as creative integration of plan design with site considerations with homes built between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017. We submitted our layout concept, results in the marketplace, unique problems solved, overall craftsmanship and target market.)

5. Best Model Merchandising – The Avery in The Landing at Heather Park

(Entry 15a – Best Model Merchandising for an Attached Home with a Sales Price of $275,000 – $325,000)

6. Best Model Merchandising – The Belhaven in Portofino

(15g – Best Model Merchandising for a Detached Home with a Sales Price of $400,000 – $475,000)

(Judging for best model merchandising included a site visit to judge on concept, creativity, and impact of furniture of accessories. Homes must have been built between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017. We submitted our concept, target market and budget/cost per square foot.)

At Royal Oaks we strive to provide our customers and clients the very best experience in buying or building a home with us. It is our mission to build homes that truly move you.

Royal Oaks, a Division of Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh, North Carolina. For further information, please call (888) 677-1502.

Understanding Your Smart Home: What is a Ring Video Doorbell?

Categories: Blog, Smart Homes | Posted: October 19, 2017

Ring Video Doorbell Smart Home

 

The final entry in our series of blogs introducing the products and technology that we are including in our Smart Homes is the Ring® Video Doorbell.

 

Seeing who approaches or tries to enter your home is vital to your home’s security. Since the 1830’s, the most elementary form of security has been the doorbell. But as our lives – and the world in general – have grown more complex, a basic doorbell is simply not enough in some cases.

Ring Video Doorbell Smart Home

Thus, the inspiration for the Ring Video Doorbell. It acts as a doorbell, motion sensor, security camera & 2-way intercom. Its 1080 HD video, two-way audio, customizable motion sensors and infrared night vision let you know what is happening outside your home at all times.

Ring Video Doorbell Smart Home

The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to:

  • See, hear and speak to anyone at your door from your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
  • Answer the door from anywhere, responding to instant alerts when visitors press your doorbell.
  • Adjust the motion sensors to the ideal setting for your home, and get instant alerts when motion is detected.

 

The Ring Video Doorbell connects to your home Wi-Fi network, but does not need to be connected to a computer during setup or operation. It uses your Wi-Fi network to send live HD video and audio to the Ring App on your smart device. You can download the free Ring App for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices.