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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

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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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 #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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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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5 Benefits of Digital Change Orders

Change orders. They’re inevitable. But the headaches that often follow aren’t.

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Pro-Tip Vlog #2: Scheduling

Aligning schedules for every build can be quite the task. Making sure your subcontractors and crew are where the need to be, when they need to be there can leave you at your desk for hours on end looking at various calendars. Once your master plan is created, what do you do when a change arises?

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Protect Your Bottom Line

If you’re a builder, you know how hard it is to satisfy your clients and protect your bottom line.

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Pro-Tip Vlog #1: Communication

When it comes to the success of your business, communication is key. Not only is it the lifeline that keeps your business thriving, but it's essential for efficiency and client satisfaction. Have you ever thought about ways to streamline your communication processes?

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