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Data and Research

Guest Column: External Forces

NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?






Marketing & Sales

The rise of Pinterest

Given its strong emphasis on visuals, Pinterest might seem like a perfect fit for marketing new homes, but builders should be mindful of their larger marketing strategy before jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon.

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Videos

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    5 Tips To Improve The Accuracy Of Your Estimates

    Estimating is not just about the numbers on a computer screen, there is a lot more to it than that…    

    Estimating is not just about the numbers on a computer screen, there is a lot more to it than that…    

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    Rachael’s Story: $300K to $3M.

    Before Rachael joined APB, she was wearing all of the hats in her building company, and even with an MBA, didn’t feel prepared to operate in the construction industry.    

    Before Rachael joined APB, she was wearing all of the hats in her building company, and even with an MBA, didn’t feel prepared to operate in the construction industry.    

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    The 5 KPIs For A Residential Building Company

    There are five key numbers in a residential building company's financials that you must be completely across on a QUARTERLY basis… To gain a full understanding of construction financials, check out our latest book, Professional Builders Secrets.…

    There are five key numbers in a residential building company's financials that you must be completely across on a QUARTERLY basis… To gain a full understanding of construction financials, check out our latest book, Professional Builders Secrets.…

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    How To Qualify Your Leads

    Are you wasting your evenings and weekends pricing jobs for free that never progress into a contract?    

    Are you wasting your evenings and weekends pricing jobs for free that never progress into a contract?    

Marketing and Sales

Searching for Social Media’s Secret Sauce

Brightleaf Homes is still looking, but the builder has learned some valuable lessons along the way



Business

A Picture Is Worth a Post

Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach



Design


Design

Guest Column: Blurred Lines

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.





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Building Together

After four decades of marriage, Sherry and Ed Binkley continue to find success working, building, and adventuring together


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Building Blocks

Robert Humble has pieced together three facets of the construction industry to design, build, and develop in Seattle





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Backstory: Just Say Yes

Following his interests led The Construction Zone's Andy Byrnes to make his mark on the Arizona desert with projects others might avoid


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Backstory: Growing Up

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Products

Products

Luxury Switches

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

ADA-Compliant Refrigerators

True Residential will now offer ADA-compliant designs for a refrigerator, beverage center, wine cabinet, and refrigeration drawers within its Low-Profile Collection.
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