David Weekley Homes Brings New Meaning To The Word "Homecoming" After 9/11

by David Weekley Homes

On September 21, 2001, ten days after the terrorist attacks on America, a young couple signed a contract to buy a new David Weekley home. Both were first time home buyers and were impressed by the quality they had seen with Weekley.

For privacy, the couple will be referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Speed was of the essence to the Smiths since Lt. Smith would soon be resuming his duties in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Nuclear Officer. In fact, Lt. Smith was shipping out the following day to the war zone to carry out his combat mission. As an officer, Lt. Smith carries a laptop computer.

Although far away in a war zone, Lt. Smith was able to participate in the homebuilding process along with his wife. Thanks to Weekley's innovative Homebuyer site, Lt. Smith could log on to www.mydwhome.com and view his home during construction. Comments from the Smiths include:

  • "The Homebuyer web site makes it more personal."
  • "This is a more unique buying experience."
  • "We are so surprised other builders aren't doing it with the technology available."
  • "The Homebuyer web site makes us want to share our experience with friends."

Having the Homebuyer web site available 24X7, Lt. Smith could see the latest construction photos regardless of his schedule. He was also able to share photos of his home with his fellow shipmates. In late March, Mrs. Smith closed on the home. Just a few days later, Lt. Smith arrived to greet his wife in their brand new home. A true "homecoming!"

Weekley homebuyers all have a password-protected private Homebuyer site that chronicles the progress of their home. They can find out what stage the construction is in, find out what's ahead, review their Homeowner Portfolio, get moving tips and other ideas, contact their Sales Consultant or Builder and can even see photos of their home as it is being built.

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