Best Practices

Last month we reviewed the merits of assessment tools. This month we take a closer look at some of the assessment tools home builders use.

An often-summarized Aristotle quote reads: "What we hear, we forget. What we see, we remember. And what we do, we understand." Although those thoughts date back 2,300 years, the principle rings true…

Nothing in the home building industry surpasses the scale of the International Builders' Show. Its sheer size and the opportunities to learn about the latest issues and solutions, network with peers and discover new…

Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., was named the 2007 EnergyValue Housing Award Builder of the Year. Presented by the NAHB Research Center, the EVHA recognizes builders who have voluntarily integrated energy…

The boom time in real-estate has taken a retreat, at least for now. Though it has hit the entire building industry hard, those on the front lines taking it on the chin day-in and day-out are sales and…

Builders with a stagnant sales strategy who seldom review their product are headed for trouble. As the housing economy and target customers change, builders must be willing to take a hard look at their…

I am spending a week with a local builder in a major market. In the eight years I've known this company, it has tripled its staff yet increased its sales by a factor of five. It is now a…

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