Mungo Homes looks back on historical year
Although this past year wasn’t predictable for any person or business, the homebuilding industry wasn’t immune to the challenges. From what buyers want (and need) to how we sell homes, we saw how quickly change can happen. We at Mungo Homes shifted our priorities and made adjustments to best serve our employees, our communities and—of course—our customers. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to accomplish everything we did this year, which you can read about in detail below.
Sold a record number of homes
Our desirable homes and communities across three states—paired with record-low mortgage rates and determined team members—led us to reach a milestone number of 3,000 homes sold before the end of the year. We're obviously thrilled to achieve such an exciting goal, but we also can’t stop thinking about the thousands of people who moved into their dream Mungo home in 2020.
A dedicated team helped us achieve these goals. In 2020, Kim O’Quinn, Corporate Vice President of Marketing at Mungo Homes, was one of nine women honored as Influential Women in Construction. The entire team’s efforts earned awards for Mungo throughout 2020, including at the Triangle Parade of Homes, MAX Awards and REGAL Awards.
Toured and sold homes safely
Although we have always offered a digital touring option to meet the needs of non-local buyers or those with busy schedules, we took this year’s health-based limitations as an opportunity to increase our digital portfolio significantly. We leveraged available technology to conduct appointments and walk-throughs from a safe distance, and used tools like DocuSign to help complete tasks at meetings that used to be in person, but had to be conducted digitally. We’re excited to continue with these virtual methods as we work through the new age of selling homes.
Launched 28 new communities
Another huge accomplishment for the Mungo team was launching 28 new communities across our various markets in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. New communities mean we get the pleasure of working with more buyers to help make their vision a reality.
Helped out in our communities
We’ve always believed that along with success comes responsibility—which is why we’re dedicated to giving back to the communities we are lucky enough to build in. Our employees volunteered their time and efforts to help the people around us during a particularly difficult year.
In an effort to lift the spirits of frontline workers and thank them for their service at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sponsored lunches in five of our area markets during the month of April.
This past summer, we worked with several partners to rebuild a beloved Irmo, South Carolina landmark. Pelican’s Snoballs is a popular pit stop for both kids and adults, and a highlight of many Mungo community events—but in May, their facility was destroyed after being robbed and set fire. The community was quick to help out the owners and rebuild Pelican’s so they could continue their tradition of bringing tasty treats to residents and visitors.
We strive to build upon the legacy of founder Michael J. Mungo by encouraging the spirit of giving during the holiday season. Throughout the month of December, each Mungo market chooses a charitable cause to support. Learn about our efforts from last year and check back for an update on how we made a difference in 2020. We’re also conducting a Toys for Tots drive to bring joy to children in need.
Looking back and moving forward
Looking back, this year didn’t turn out how anyone could have predicted. Everyone at Mungo Homes is more thankful than ever for our dedicated staff and loyal customers who helped us achieve the goals we did in 2020. We look forward to what 2021 will bring and can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the new year.