Homebuilding Startup Welcome Homes Witnesses Early Demand

Welcome Houses has sold over five Oasis homes in Westchester and Putnam Counties since the launch of its first model, The Oasis, in March 2021, at a starting price of $850,000.

Fremont, CA: Welcome Homes, the first-of-its-kind online home building platform, has declared strong business momentum as demand for its custom, modern homes continue to accelerate. Welcome Homes has hired Benjie Burford as Vice President of Sales to help fulfill the growing demand for its homes and to support the company's expansion strategy.

Welcome Houses has sold over five Oasis homes in Westchester and Putnam Counties since the launch of its first model, The Oasis, in March 2021, at a starting price of $850,000. More than 1,600 inbound inquiries have been received from possible property buyers in the Tri-State area, including Westchester County, NY, Greenwich, CT, and Bergen and Morris Counties, NJ. Welcome Houses expects to increase its headcount by 500% over the next year to fulfill the increased demand for its homes.

"Since Welcome Homes launched just eight months ago, we've seen incredible momentum and demand for our new-construction homes," stated Alec Hartman, Welcome Homes CEO and Co-Founder. "The housing market is hot in the Tri-State area and around the country, and we're excited to bring on Benjie Burford to support our growth strategy. With a pro like Burford on the team, we're well-positioned to go big and sell thousands of homes in the coming years, and get closer to providing custom, modern homes at an affordable price, to as many homebuyers as we can — ultimately becoming the market leader in the home-builder space."

Burford, as VP of Sales, will be in charge of expanding and managing Welcome Homes' sales force and broker groups across the company's regions. Prior to joining Welcome Homes, Burford was the National Head of Sales Management at Compass, where he oversaw over 200 sales managers and over 22,000 agents across the US. Benjie has a strong entrepreneurial sales history, having founded a number of real estate investment, brokerage, and finance firms, one of which was acquired by Compass in 2018. Benjie is an Air Force veteran who also worked as a consultant for McKinsey&Co for over five years.

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