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January 17, 2012

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging contractors in Missouri, Illinois and across the nation to be alert for telephone solicitors trying to convince them to sign up for an online program offering free job leads.

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New-home sales management expert Bob Schultz offers 10 steps to ensuring you hire only the best of the best.

Features
August 20, 2011

Many managers spend more time researching the purchase of office equipment than on hiring their representatives. New-home sales management expert Bob Schultz offers 10 steps to ensuring you hire only the best of the best.

John Burns: 4 successful builder strategies for maximizing revenue

John Burns: 4 successful builder strategies for maximizing revenue

News
May 04, 2011

Home builders must be firing on all cylinders to make money during these trying times, says John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Burns highlights four common strategies firms are employing to maximize revenue.

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Features
March 18, 2011

Making money as a builder has never been more demanding than it is today. New tools and ideas are required to achieve success. Join Professional Builder's editors Patrick O'Toole and David Barista and columnist Scott Sedam for a fast-paced, one-hour webinar loaded with ideas you can use in your business today. This free webinar is available on demand.

News
January 31, 2011

Rafael E. Cestero, the commissioner of New York City’s Department of Housing Prevention and Development, will step down in March to take a job in the private sector, The New York Times reported.

35 moneymaking ideas for 2011

As demand for new-home construction began to wane, Steve Laughlin of Cornerstone Builders tapped into his past clients by offeri

Features
December 31, 2010

Sure, the past five years have been chaotic and the prospects for 2011 don’t exactly look entirely sunny. But there are plenty of builders and developers that are planning for growth this year by doing anything but the status quo. We reached out to Professional Builder’s 112,000 readers, as well as dozens of the industry’s top consultants and experts, and asked them to share their best practical, proven ideas for growing revenue and increasing profits in 2011. We present the top 35.

News
December 07, 2010

America’s 10 largest publicly traded home builders have started to improve their policies and practices relating to the environment and resources, but much progress remains to be achieved, according to a new study by Calvert Investments, a sustainable and responsible investment firm. KB Home and Pulte ranked at the top of Calvert’s list, while Meritage Homes, Toll Brothers, and Standard Pacific all improved against Calvert’s previous ranking. DR Horton and Ryland Group lost ground.

Features
December 06, 2010

Armed with years of management improvements and a recession-busting attitude, Professional Builder’s Builder of the Year kept its focus on a diversified and value-rich product offering to emerge as one of the best-run builders in the business.

Features
December 06, 2010

Two years ago, at the height of the global financial crisis, investor Warren Buffett pulled out this gem of a quote to describe the situation. “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” And while this is an accurate expression of what happens to weak businesses when there is a downturn in the business cycle, it seems particularly apt as a description of the builder market before and after the housing market bubble burst.

Features
December 05, 2010

Successful builders obsess on sales conversion ratios, tracking key metrics, hiring the right people, and knowing where they stand in the marketplace, writes Bob Schultz in his latest column. Schultz offers 14 ways builders can win in the sluggish economy.

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