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How to Make Homeowners Feel More Comfortable During a Remodel

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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 […]


Planning for When Disaster Strikes

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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. […]


Features You Need in Residential Construction Project Management Software

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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 […]


3 Tips for Managing the Remodeling Pre-Sale Process

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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 […]


The Stats You Should be Tracking on New Construction Projects

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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 […]


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

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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 […]


Building a Better Sales Follow-Up

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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 […]


How to Reduce Material Costs When Completing a Residential Build

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The summer building season is right around the corner (or at least that’s what we’re telling ourselves in this cold weather). While long summer days give you more construction projects and more daylight hours to complete them, increased demand can raise the cost of materials. In addition, year-over-year material costs are rising at an average rate of […]


Taking Your Instagram Game to the Next Level

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With nearly a billion monthly active users, it’s no secret that Instagram is a popular social channel with plenty of engaged users (to say the least). Now, when it comes to using Instagram for your business, you are presented with a great opportunity to market what you do in a casual and fun way. An Instagram account […]


6 Characteristics You Want in a Construction Project Manager

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To guarantee a construction project’s success, you need to have a detailed plan and the right people involved. A key role in any project? A construction project manager. The project manager puts together the timeline, makes sure all pieces of the puzzle match up, and ultimately sees the project through to successful completion. The project […]