Choosing Between Two Good Builders | 5 Keys To Follow

By John Garrett, July 16, 2009 | In Home Builders |

We were asked by a internet follower of ours, “How do you decide between two good builders?”

So we thought we’d answer this on our blog. Thanks for the question Andri.

Going to keep this short and sweet.

Key 1: Finished Product. Go and evaluate homes that have been built by the candidate. Try, if you can, to investigate …

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Builders & Agents: The Era of the Pitch Passed With Billy Mays

By John Garrett, July 2, 2009 | In Home Builders |

Billy Mays passed this week and it’s not just sad, but perhaps the end of an era. Mays said, “I was the last guy trained on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. “This post isn’t so much about the passing of Mr. Mays, who was a pro of his craft and will be missed, but more about …

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Are Builders Going to “Get” Social Networking / Media?

By John Garrett, June 4, 2009 | In Home Builders |

Sometimes when you tell the truth, it can be unpopular. However, when it comes to technology, sales and marketing, few builders are leading the way.

You can look at most builders websites and right there understand that lack of marketing acumen possessed in the industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, this isn’t across the board. There …

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“Off the Cuff: How have you positioned your company to survive market downturns?”

By Catie Farrell, December 11, 2008 | In Home Builders,housing market |

I subscribe to the Birmingham Business Journal and get occasional updates and industry specific articles. As I work in the housing field, I am not immune to the struggles and difficulty that my clients experience. I found this article interesting because of the different avenues that each company took. Not one thing will work for …

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Be Smart When You Build a House

By Lindsey Walta, September 29, 2008 | In Green Home Design,Home Builders |

Find a great local builder. If you are building in a new location or if you are building a vacation home, find a local builder. Doing this gives you a lot of advantages. Builders oversee the house, while sub-contractors do the actual building, and a good local builder will have the best subs because of …

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