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June 2014

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014


Area Realtors Learn New Home Construction Basics at Connerton

Land O’Lakes, FL– Over sixty Tampa Bay area Realtors gathered at the Pasco County Connerton community for an in-depth, on-site new home construction Education Expedition.  This cooperative effort by builders and the Connerton developer, Hayman Woods, was created to offer Realtors greater insight into important aspects of new home construction and its benefits to their buyers.  Participating in the demonstrations were top construction personnel from Taylor Morrison, Ryland Homes, Homes by WestBay and M/I Homes.

Realtors traveled by bus to actual construction sites throughout the Connerton community.  Their education began with lot survey, lot preparation and concrete slab pour to exterior block and continued with roof trusses, framing and mechanicals to drywall, trim work, paint and flooring.  The final presentation included the installation of cabinets, countertops, fixtures, appliances, carpet, irrigation, landscaping and sod.

The Realtor response to the course was extremely positive.  Marie Polo, of Keller Williams Realty Tampa, wrote “It’s great to see Connerton and hear all the current updates on how today’s new homes are being better built in every way.  Each builder did an excellent presentation on their portion of the construction stages.”

Tampa Bay area realtors receiving education on new home construction site preparation at Connerton.

Realtors receiving instruction on roof trusses at a new home construction site in Connerton.

Richard Dombrowski, Bay Realty of Florida, addressing realtors on new home construction.

The builder personnel were equally enthusiastic.  Cheryl McCormick Brown, Area Sales Manager for Taylor Morrison-West Florida Division, wrote, “I thought all of the on-site presenting builders did a great job speaking to their stage of construction. You could see a great deal of ownership and pride in the workmanship.”

The concept for the “Education Expedition” came from members of the Connerton Realtor Advisory group, who stressed the need for new home construction education for Realtors and its benefits to buyers.  Based upon the positive response from the Realtor community, Connerton is considering repeating the program for others to enjoy.

Connerton is Pasco County’s award-winning New Town, located on US41 in Land  O’Lakes in the Northern Tampa Bay Area market.  The community features nearly two miles of nature trails, a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse and miles of beautiful winding roads and walkways, all of which are thoughtfully laid out to preserve the wild wetlands and grassy expanses of the original Conner Ranch.

Club Connerton pool and water feature.

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