Best Practices

Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



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Diligent training and follow up keeps his staff on its toes and product moving in a market that just got a little tougher

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Confidence, enthusiasm and leaving no lead unturned pays off

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This knowledgeable sales team is well versed in this community’s varied inventory

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Prospecting on the Web became a fresh and effective tool for selling new homes

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Working her way up and learning the ropes from mentors, this sales newbie rose to the top to grab gold

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We interviewed some of the Nationals' gold winners after the January awards ceremony in Las Vegas to learn what they attribute for their success

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This is a helpful list of tips that home builders can use when they're negotiating with clients

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BALA finalists stand out from the crowd because of their workmanship, attention to detail, strong elevations and smart use of space inside and out..

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Overhead Door Part of Overhead Door's Renaissance Collection, the V12 traditional steel carriage house garage doors resemble wood doors with a pronounced wainscot embossment. The line has optional decorative hardware and window designs and comes in five colors with insulated or non-insulated panels.

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The gold winners from the 2007 National Sales and Marketing Awards demonstrate that a cool sales environment doesn't need to put a halt to design innovation.

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The synthesis between architects and custom builders can be like oil and water. With intersecting yet disparate goals, it's a wonder architect and builder get along at all, much less come up with a finished custom home at the end of the process.

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When Stephen Shaw, president of Shaw Built Homes, a small-tract builder in Boonton, N.J., received a four-page checklist from a customer detailing how the customer perceived their relationship would unfold during construction, he knew he had a problem....

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For builders who have considered working at the highest end of the luxury home business, working with an architect is probably a necessity.

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The French luxury switches brand Meljac has developed a new solid brass collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson.

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The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

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