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getting fired can be a gift for remodelers

Identifying and developing the right person to take over the helm of your company is a process that should be started 5-10 years in advance.

For company owners who control the process, getting fired means freedom. Here are five tips to think about when preparing for that day.

examining your businesses fitness for remodelers

5 questions to ask yourself when trying to determine how things stand with your business 

Originally designed for software developers, the scrum methodology brings flexibility and focus to remodeling

the importance of contract signatures before work

In order to protect yourself, request that both spouses be available to sign the contract. Another option is electronic signatures, which are now generally recognized as originals. Source: goodluz / stock.adobe.com

Should you start work on a project if you are missing one of the homeowners’ signatures on the contract? No. Here’s why.

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a good remodeler tells clients what they need to hear

A good remodeler gives the client what they need rather than what they want. This takes knowledge, skill, and leadership.  

How to give remodeling clients what they need, instead of what they want

There are little touches that can create opportunity for many remodelers 

spending figures by states can help remodelers

Are you working in the right state? 

A 5% discount couldn’t hurt that much, could it?

In 2018, ResiCap brought in $483 million with a myriad of services including renovating hundreds of homes across dozens of states.

The rise of instructional content on YouTube and Instagram and what the people producing it (and watching it) think you should know. 

Every client’s experience with a newly renovated space asks a question about how well reality measures up to imagination

In eight weeks, one company generated 3,000 leads using this new Facebook Messenger feature

The NAHB looks at how the labor shortage is hurting remodelers

How becoming transparent has freed our company and increased close rates 

dreammaker franchise owner survived recession and gives advice

In 2007, DreamMaker Ogden won Franchise of the Year for their concerted effort to help veterans and seniors with special needs remodel their kitchens and baths. Nate Coombs (middle) was in a sales role at the time, where he worked under his father and learned firsthand how a tanking economy can disrupt the remodeling industry.

Four DreamMaker remodelers share what they learned from surviving the recession

extreme lead generation 2019 is for remodelers

A quick look at three of the speakers who presented at this year’s Extreme Lead Generation conference, and the  actionable tips they shared 

Knowing what I know now, I wish I had handled that homeowner differently 

remodelers can learn a lot talking to employees

“Learn to really stop and listen,” says Allison Iantosca, president of F.H. Perry Builder. “It creates a dynamic between two people that is not normally there.”

Learning how to coach is part of the leadership skill set

remodelers have to deal with too many product choices, which can make the sales cycle longer

Too many product choices is one of many factors that can lengthen the sales cycle. Others include indecisiveness in selecting a remodeler and fears about the economy.

5 tips for decreasing the time needed to turn a lead into a signed contract

Should you cash a final check marked “paid in full” if you dispute the amount that’s owed?  

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