SMC Million dollar circle 2017

SMC’s Million Dollar Circle Tops $4 Billion in New Home Sales for 2016

Terry SwensonAwards, Featured, Sales & Marketing

SMC Million dollar circle 2017The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) recently honored the Million Dollar Circle winners at an event held at the Westin Galleria. The Million Dollar Circle awards is a nationally-recognized program that spotlights industry sales professionals during a calendar year, recognizing new home sales achievements of sales persons, sales managers, and this year, REALTORS® (Brokers, Broker-Associates, Sales Associates) in Houston for 2016 closed NEW home sales.

Awards are based on new home sales in a year starting at $1 million. The long list of honorees represent nearly $4 Billion in closed sales for the 2016 calendar year!

SMC Million dollar circle 2017“With more than 200 awards presented that evening, the figures reflect the strength of Houston’s new homebuyers’ market,” said Mike Blalock, SMC president. “The Million Dollar Circle event saw nearly 100 platinum recipients, meaning 100 awards presented to individuals with sales of $10 million or more. Those figures are a true representation of Houston’s stable economy.”

The award categories were: 7 Bronze award winners ($1 million – $2 million); 23 Silver award winners ($2 million – $5 million); 61 Gold award winners ($5 million – $10 million); and 97 Platinum award winners ($10 million and up).

The top three Platinum honorees were: Kacey Cultra, Lennar Homes of Houston, $28.2 million; Ed Mercado, Taylor Morrison, $24.1 million and Natalie Grubbs, D R Horton Americas Builder/ Emerald Homes Express/Homes, $23.3 Million.

“The 2016 results speak volumes about what we can expect for 2017.”SMC President Mike Blalock, WEB Media Group LLC
Full List 2016 of Honorees Download Event Photos

The Sales & Marketing Council operates under the umbrella of the Greater Houston Builders Association and is a chapter of the national Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The council consists of GHBA members who are dedicated to the professional sales or marketing-related disciplines of the industry, including new home sales and those who support the activity of new home sales. The SMC includes employees of home builders, developers and associate members.

The SMC is committed to the education, motivation and growth of its membership – those who represent the epitome of professionalism in marketing, merchandising, and sales of new homes. The Sales and Marketing Council is responsible for the Houston’s Best PRISM Awards each year, which help promote builders and developers to the public as well as reward them for their stellar performance in the industry. Council activities include: meetings, dinners, awards, seminars, charity work and fun events.

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Terry Swenson


A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's director of public relations.