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Sales Training

Although training may seem tempting to cut during hard times, doing so can decrease sales and hurt your long-term business strategy. 

EM NARI eastern massachusetts splits with NARI national

The chapter intends to maintain operations as a separate, new remodeling organization

realtor suggesting remodeling services to new buyers and sellers

A reminder that Realtors and real estate agents are a route to business 

Remodeling website online

A website redesign could help remodelers generate more leads, but that’s not always the case. Here’s why.

remodeler working  in a home during the pandemic

A new report from Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies believes that lifestyle changes could signal a longer-term boon in remodeling spending.

salesperson selling at a showeroom

Dave Yoho discusses how the sales landscape in remodeling is changing and what salespeople can do to ensure they don't lose their edge.

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Home improvement juggernaut West Shore Home's new company-wide base wage doubles the legal minimum in nearly every state it operates

Remodelers remain optimistic that the merger will lead to the combination of the best aspects of both companies, but are still cautious of the impact on clients. 

PPP program can help remodelers in 2021, also new tax guidance from SBA

Experts explain details of the second draw for the Paycheck Protection Program and answer lingering questions about taxability

Overcoming adversity

Impostor syndrome can erode the self-confidence of even successful remodelers. Here are ways to transform its components into strengths.

kitchen trends report gives insight into who is buying remodeling upgrades

JBREC's latest Kitchen Trends Report gives an inside look into who's most willing to replace kitchen elements for design purposes

Ask the right questions with homeowners

Use these six kinds of questions to help guide homeowners into the best decisions. 

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U.S. Department of Labor releases a final rule on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act to go into effect March 8, 2021.

NAHB partners with SGC horizon and pro remodeler

SGC Horizon and its brands, including Pro Remodeler, have been selected as the official media partner of the National Association of Home Builders 

Video interviews help business owners learn how customers find them

Keep up with Google updates and employ innovative strategies to stay ahead of the curve.

remodelers can take prep courses through NARI before their certification exams

Three courses are set to start in February, two in March 

homeowners can find financing options through their remodeling home improvement contractors

Modernize survey reveals how homeowners are planning to pay for their remodeling projects 

how to address the labor shortage with subcontractor loyalty

Abby Binder, owner of Abby Window & Exteriors, gives her take on the labor shortage and how to keep subcontractors loyal. 

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

women-owned businesses in remodeling

From left to right: Ashley Wainscott, founder of Simply Sold, Anna Karp, co-founder of Bolster, and Michelle Lamb, founder of Better Home Texas

Though women make up a small percentage of business owners in the industry, their use of innovative leadership styles and technology may reshape the industry. 

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