One seller thinks if you try on your shoes before you buy them, you should try out a house
The suburbs are reprising their role as booming population centers.
Million-dollar home sales continue to taper
Builders would benefit more from proactively shepherding customers from contract to closing than they would from merely focusing on gaining more sales.
The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, which is the highest second-quarter number since the inception of the index in 2008 and the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year improvements.
As more homes begin to sell, all of the players involved in sales eventually will get some benefit from the momentum alone. But good markets cover up and forgive a lot of bad processes and business errors.
The eight-point jump was the first time the index has been above 50 since April 2006 and represented the biggest one-month gain since August and September of 2002, when the HMI recorded a similar increase of eight points.
Scott Sedam wraps up his six-part series on quality management with 10 techniques for building efficient processes and ensuring a better product.