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Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances

ride along with pro remodeler sales manager

A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler

home improvement professional installing a window

When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing

The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market 

great salesperson

Many things make the difference, including curbing the urge to talk

finding the right remodeling sales person

It’s great to have sales experience, but rounding it out with production experience makes a big difference. Show your sales team the effort it takes to solve differences between design and execution to help them anticipate and address problems earlier. 

Let go of hiring the perfect candidate. Instead, hire potential and train to perfection.

consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.

Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

That old saw that goes "If it seems too good to be true..." applies to home improvement marketing and sales

Instead of resisting client requests for a cost breakdown, Michael Anschel lays all his cards on the table. It sounds like a nightmare but it works like a dream. 

Bluebeam Revu

A program designed to streamline workflows for businesses big and small

There is no faster, more effective way to develop empathy with your clients’ experience than to become a remodeling client yourself

Boost your close rate by overcoming these common errors

Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.

home improvement spending on the rise

Data from around the industry indicates a gangbusters year for home improvement

A few easy-to-learn prompts combined with strong listening skills can help increase your close rate and avoid unhappy clients 

You’ve read about rogue roofing contractors who scam unwitting homeowners? This scam’s aimed at roofers. 

A close reading of positive reviews can tell you a lot about what customers value. What you find may be surprising.

He found out that asking for the sale was a lot easier when it followed all the other steps in the selling system.

Service issues are a touchy but inevitable part of the window replacement business.

helocs are tax deductible if used for substantial home improvement, according to irs

Approximately 10 million consumers are expected to originate a home equity line of credit (HELOC) between 2018 and 2022. This would more than double the 4.8 million HELOCs originated in the previous five-year period (2012-2016). Source: TransUnion, “The Return of HELOCs”

The IRS has confirmed it: interest on home equity lines of credit is tax deductible, kind of. 

A Baltimore-based remodeler is trying to take advantage of convenient, mobile payment options

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