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PB July 2009

Editorial: A Drastically Different Model of Home Building

Professional Builder Editorial Director Paul Deffenbaugh tells his colleagues to prepare themselves for a drastically different model of home building once the economy recovers.

Customer Satisfaction Comes When Employees Are Advocates, Not Foes

Successful home builders recognize the importance of customer loyalty in generating sales. Few, however, realize just how significant employee loyalty is in achieving those same goals. Paul Cardis of Avid Ratings relates this to customer satisfaction.

Leverage Your Sales Team's Down Time

One of the consequences of low traffic and slow sales is the additional downtime most new-home sales professionals face. It's a perfect time to redefine the sales job description, says John Rymer of New Home Knowledge.

Best of 50+ Housing Awards

We spotlight the Best of 50+ Housing Awards gold winners, whose new ideas raise the bar of universal design. If you don’t plan, universal design can be boring and dowdy. But in the 50+ Housing Awards, it’s quite the opposite. This year’s program drew projects that pushed the boundaries and challenged the concept of universal design and aging-in-place.

Project Management

8 Steps to Construction Manager Success

Construction managers have to be vigilant with time, money, education, and attitude. Here are tips and tricks to keep jobsites humming

To Discount or Not to Discount?

Whether they call it a discount, a deal or an incentive, many home builders are reducing their prices. But don't let the tactic backfire on you.

Number Crunch: Fun Facts for Home Builders

Professional Builder's Number Crunch brings home buidlers fun industry facts.

PlanSwift 8.2

With PlanSwift’s new visual point-and-click interface,  PlanSwift 8.2, users can drag and drop individual or assembled products groups directly onto a digitized blueprint.

Digital Canal’s BidBuilder 12

A slew of new features highlight Digital Canal’s BidBuilder 12.

Peachtree by Sage 2010

Peachtree by Sage 2010 product line of accounting software products can help you expand your firm’s capabilities, including inventory management, serialized inventory tracking, purchase orders and work tickets.

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