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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

Your Construction Management Software Needs to Integrate with QuickBooks. Here’s Why.

If you own a home building or remodeling business, you know that keeping your financials in order can be a daunting task. Products like QuickBooks make it easier to understand and manage your business’s financial standing. 

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Keep Clients on Track With Selections

When you’re building a home, the list of options your client is considering can get overwhelming. Whether they’re choosing flooring, trim, or the perfect toilet and sink, these selections are important to them, but they also mean a lot of work for you.

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Keeping Track of Change Orders

As a home builder, you’re used to change orders. When the goal is to give your clients the home of their dreams, changes are going to spring up throughout the process – it's human nature to change one's mind. That being said, it's still a challenge to properly execute changes on the fly. To ensure client satisfaction, direct your subcontractors in a timely manner, and to make sure you are paid...

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2 Key Components of Construction Project Management Software

As a professional home builder, you’re busy working with your team to build your clients the homes of their dreams. Implementing a construction project management software lets you keep all of you projects in one central hub, while helping you communicate quickly and efficiently with your own staff, sub-contractors, and clients to keep your project moving forward on schedule and on budget.

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Are You Paying Too Much for Construction Software?

Construction project management software allows you to boost profits without increasing your headcount. As your home building business becomes more efficient and you ramp up on new projects, does your software subscription become more expensive? If it does, that sliding scale is misleading, which leads to frustration.

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A Beginner's Guide To Construction Apps


More and more professional builders are moving away from traditional means of tracking jobsite information, instead making the switch to cloud technology to manage their projects.

But new tech can be daunting. Thousands of builders (like you) are trying to decide whether they should make the leap to construction apps and project management software.

This should help.

Here's an overview on...

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6 Timesaving Tips for Homebuilders


Everyone knows that time is money, but let's not forget, it's also time! An hour saved on the jobsite is an hour that can be spent with your family, or out on the boat, or catching up on sleep. Here is how industry leaders are consistently saving time on the jobsite.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Reputation as a Builder

A good reputation is fertile ground for new business and growth. If your company leaves a wake of overjoyed customers in its path, word will get around that you are the right builder for the job. Here are the top 5 pro-tips for managing your reputation as a builder.

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How To Maximize Profit on Your Homebuilding Project

What are the two goals of every single homebuilding project? Finishing on time and under budget.

Your ability to do those 2 things will define your profit margin more than any other factor. These tips were gathered from industry-leading homebuilders to help tighten up your operation and widen your profit margin.

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8 Daily Tasks Made Easier With Homebuilding Software

Homebuilders who use project management software deal with the same daily tasks and challenges as those who don’t, they just do it faster and more efficiently.

If you have a phone in your pocket or a tablet on the job site, but you don’t have project management software, you’re letting perhaps your most powerful time-saving tool collect dust.

Here are 8 daily tasks that are made easier with...

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