A Meeting with The President of Blandford Homes
I recently visited the trailer where the temporary sales office at Chandler’s new Portello Community to get a price list for future homes in the community. I had learned about Portello through conversations with friends and fellow Realtors and was surprised by the tremendous drop in the new prices under the new ownership of Blandford Homes.
When I stepped into the trailer, no one was in the front room, so I peeked into a doorway and saw two gentlemen sitting on a couch.. They looked like they were about to sign a contract to buy a home. I turned around to get a price sheet and to avoid interrupting their conversation, but one of the two gentleman stood up to ask how he could help me. My initial reaction was to reply , “Are you Mr. Blandford?” The man’s reply was, “No, but he’s right here,” and he directed me back through the doorway where the other man, wearing casual clothes, was sitting.
Mr. Blandford is a successful and respected Arizona real estate tycoon. He is the owner of Tuscany Villas Community and Mountain Bridge Community in Mesa and the upcoming Portello Community in Chandler. Tuscany Villas just opened last month and has already sold 60 homes in 45 days — that’s more than one home a day in a difficult real estate market. Mountain Bridge has sold almost 20 homes in two weeks — not bad in an economy where people are losing jobs, losing homes and sometimes losing their minds.
The Portello Community is attracting many home buyers who are price-driven. The homes start at $180,000 for an 1,800-square-foot home. Blandford Homes is selling brand new houses at a foreclosure-level prices. Why? Because Mr. Blandford bought the land so inexpensively from the previous developer, which tanked, and is now passing the savings to the homebuyers. What a deal!
My chance meeting with Mr. Blandford and his Vice President, Mr. Underwood, was truly inspiring. I hope I have the opportunity to sell their well-priced homes to clients in the future.
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