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6 days ago

Backyard Resort: Top Trends in Pool Design

If your clients are considering adding or remodeling a pool in their landscape design, you can help them achieve their swimming pool construction goals. Whatever they envision — a backyard oasis or an outdoor living space — guide them toward a smart investment of their time, money and space with advice about pool construction trends. […]

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4 weeks ago

Construction Industry Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

It’s no secret that podcasts are everywhere these days, but when it comes to choosing which ones to listen to, it can be a little tough to narrow down the options. Good thing we’re here to make it easy for you! Check out this list of construction-themed podcasts you should be listening to, if you […]

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1 month ago

How to Make Homeowners Feel More Comfortable During a Remodel

For many builders, a remodel is just another day on the job. But for homeowners, it’s a big deal … a possible intrusion into their daily lives. From cost overruns to scheduling issues, a remodel is filled with potential land mines that could hurt your relationship with homeowners. Here are some proactive ways to make […]

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2 months ago

Planning for When Disaster Strikes

Last year, wildfires ravaged the West Coast as hurricanes pounded the East. We saw mudslides decimate numerous properties across the nation and families lose their homes to flooding. The total cost for all this damage and loss? $91 billion – according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The above statistics could send anyone running. […]

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2 months ago

Features You Need in Residential Construction Project Management Software

Construction projects have many moving parts and keeping track of them is a full-time job for project managers. Unfortunately, even professional project managers don’t have the time to individually track all of these parts across several projects at once. If you manage residential construction projects, then you need a system that helps you streamline your […]

2 months ago

Hardwood Floors Are Topping the Charts for Homebuyers

When your customers are building or renovating their homes, one concern at the top of their minds is resale value. As they determine what to update or add, you can recommend hardwood floors without any hesitation. Installing hardwood floors will improve the market value of a new home. According to the National Association of the […]

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2 months ago

3 Tips for Managing the Remodeling Pre-Sale Process

For any business to succeed, the sales strategy must be the most important part. Without winning new clients, many other parts of a business don’t matter … which is why booking new projects each year is often an important focus for a small-to-medium sized remodeling company. By properly managing your company’s sales leads, you can […]

Stats to Track Blog
3 months ago

The Stats You Should be Tracking on New Construction Projects

New construction projects are undeniably hectic, and the jobsite frequently feels like barely organized chaos. Resource constraints, scheduling issues, process concerns and deadlines all compete for attention. So, how do you stop this? To avoid massive headaches and even a few costly mistakes, it’s always vital to track the following stats. Time No matter how […]

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3 months ago

Bathroom Trends for Residential Construction and Remodeling

As a construction professional, you do your best to stay on top of your game — you hire the best crews, you look for the highest quality materials, and you take great care of your customers. Part of taking great care of customers means advising them well and helping them avoid costly mistakes. Bathrooms can […]

Podcast Blog New
3 months ago

Introducing The Building Code, A Podcast by Buildertrend

It’s official … Buildertrend has a podcast! The Building Code is now available anywhere you listen to podcasts. Paul Wurth, vice president of sales, and Tom Houghton, creative production manager, are the energetic and knowledgeable hosts of The Building Code. Each episode, they bring great conversation and perspective (and an occasional joke) – we already know […]

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3 months ago

Thank You Notes: They’re Kind of a Big Deal

Personal, handwritten thank you notes. Old school? Maybe a little. Time consuming? Can be. Effective? Oh yeah. Writing thank you notes to your customers after you finish a project can be a great reputation-building tool. Don’t believe us quite yet? Let’s look at why these are kind of a big deal. When you open your […]

Follow-Up Blog
3 months ago

Building a Better Sales Follow-Up

Alright, everyone … let’s talk follow-up. Sure, it may not be your favorite part of the sales process, but there’s no denying it’s important! Leads are great; but, remember they don’t just magically become customers. What happens when it’s time to follow up with them? Are you relying solely on email, or do you also […]