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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

Prepare for Homeowner Site Visits

As a builder, you know each home is unique and you have a process for getting the project done.

However, for your client, it’s different. Building a home is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Over the course of a project, you’ll spend a fair amount of time communicating with your clients, keeping them happy while also keeping the build moving forward. 

One of the most important parts of a...

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Pro-Tip #7: Warranty and Punch List Process

When you’re wrapping up a build, how efficient are you and your crew with punch list items?

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Getting Started with BuildTools

After hearing about the incredible ways construction project management software can help grow your business, you do your research. You narrow down your options, and it's time to make a decision. 

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Pro-Tip #6: Own Your Change Order Process

During each project, change orders will come up. Delivering exactly what your client wants requires flexibility and accountability. Make sure your process sets you and your team up for success. 

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Streamlining Your Change Order Billing

Your initial plans for your build are in place and ready to go and your build is underway. Things seem to be going to plan, but then your client may decide they want a different floor, wall color, or hardware in their kitchen.

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Pro-Tip #5: Documents - Get Away From Your Desk and Out to the Jobsite

We've all heard that change is a good thing, and usually it is, but not when it affects your build and can lead to confusion and hiccups throughout the process. 

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Never Miss a Message with BuildTools

Communication is at the core of each and every one of your projects. But keeping your lines of communication from getting crossed can be a daunting task. Whether you’re keeping track of information from clients, or spearheading communication with your crew and subcontractors, there’s a lot to keep track of and keep organized so you can refer back to it when you need it.

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Pro-Tip #4: Selections - Centrally Located and Automatically Updated

Working with your client when designing the home of their dreams requires a lot of decisions when it comes to selections. Once selections are made, it's imperative that you have the ability to update your designer and team.

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Communicate on any Device

In a technology-obsessed world, your cellphone is your lifeline. Whether you’re using it to read the news, check the score of the game, or communicate with friends and family, your phone is an essential part of your day. 

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Pro-Tip #3: Budgeting – Ditch the Spreadsheets for Good

Still working from different spreadsheets that aren’t tied to your accounting system? Avoid double-entry errors using a system that can be integrated, updated, and accessible in real time.

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