SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (NYSE: TMHC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sheryl Palmer, announced the Company's May 2020 net sales orders and average sales pace per community as a guest on CNBC Worldwide Exchange earlier this morning.
"Taylor Morrison continues to show remarkable resilience amid this painful period in our nation's history," shared Palmer. "Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the senseless violence that's resulted in unruly protests taking place across several of our markets, we finished the month with a 17 percent increase in net sales orders year-over-year," shared Palmer. "These sales numbers resulted in a sales pace per community of 2.7 for the month, a pace equal to or greater than what we delivered in May for the last three consecutive years."
"I'm delighted with how well our team members—and the consumer in general—have adapted to our enhanced virtual selling capabilities," added Palmer. "In fact, over the last 60 days, we're averaging 2.5 sales per day completely virtual—meaning no physical interaction with the customer whatsoever."
Palmer noted that the Company achieved these results despite not having all sales centers and model homes open across the country, with Seattle and parts of Northern California still under restrictive stay-at-home orders.
Palmer issued a note to the organization yesterday addressing the recent protests and riots impacting the nation. "I'm shocked and heartbroken following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week—and the terrible events that have followed. Racism and discrimination of any kind have absolutely no place at Taylor Morrison and will not be tolerated. We remain committed to treating all team members and customers—regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation—with the utmost respect, kindness and simple human decency." The Company reiterated that the health and safety of its team members is their top priority and has initiated added safety protocols across the country.
About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016-2020 America's Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under three well-established brands, Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes and William Lyon Signature. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and active adult buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence. We also have an exclusive partnership with Christopher Todd Communities, a growing Phoenix-based developer of innovative, luxury rental communities to operate a "Build-to-Rent" homebuilding business.
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