Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Last month J.D. Power and Associates exited the home building industry. And it is not known whether they will be back when new-home construction recovers. But after more than 10 years of bringing its brand of third-party customer-satisfaction measurement to home building, the company clearly opted for greener pastures.
We profile three home builders that took very different paths in creating highly successful customer satisfaction programs.
We profile three home builders that took very different paths in creating highly successful customer satisfaction programs. Learn how a perennial power went from good to great; how a startup achieved success from the get-go; and how an underperformer went from abysmal to admired.
Charlie Scott offers tips for driving referrals from your inventory home buyers
Customer-satisfaction expert Charlie Scott of Woodland, O'Brien and Scott offers tips for driving referrals from your inventory home buyers.
A survey of home buyers shows that spec-home customers are much less satisfied than those purchasing “to-be-built” homes. Custom
A survey of home buyers shows that spec-home customers are much less satisfied than those purchasing “to-be-built” homes. Customer-satisfaction expert Charlie Scott offers tips for driving referrals from your inventory home buyers.
J.D. Power, Customer Satisfaction Study, U.S. New-Home Builder Customer Satisfac
Citing difficult market conditions in residential construction and a smaller pool of builders to evaluate, J.D. Power and Associates has canceled its 2011 U.S. New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study.
PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas outlines his strategy for staying on top and positioning the perennial top builder for the future
Professional Builder editors recently sat down with PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas to discuss his strategy for bringing Pulte back to profitability in 2011, his thoughts on GSE reform and the changing view on housing policy in Washington, D.C., and his long-term outlook for America’s largest home builder.
New twists on standard market research methods help builders spot opportunities and more effectively pinpoint buyer groups.
Judge Glenn Kelley, of the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Fla., has once again seemingly ruled in favor of builders and suppliers for faulty Chinese drywall cases, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 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.
2012: The year mobile takes over
Next year, for the first time, it’s expected that more consumers will access the Internet using a mobile device than a traditional desktop or laptop computer. The proliferation of smart phones like the iPhone and Droid — combined with the precipitous drop in price for these high-tech devices and better data connections — means that a sizable chunk of the population is connected 24/7.