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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

Pro-Tip #10: Communication is Key to Success

How do you communicate with your clients, crew, and subcontractors? 

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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 Avoid Client Conflict: 4 Documentation Tips

When it's your word versus your client's, no one wins.

99% of client conflicts in homebuilding or construction projects are a result of poor communication or a lack of documentation. This is where the right system and habits can make all the difference.

Here are 4 steps to improve communication with your clients, save time, and avoid sticky situations down the road.

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Progress Reports: 6 Reasons To Use An App

You're a builder, not a reporter, but your team and clients still need to be kept in the loop. Creating progress reports can eat up your valuable time and energy if they’re being built from scratch.

Luckily, creating regular reports doesn't have to bring productivity to a halt.

Industry leaders are using automated reports created within construction apps to put a system in place for regular...

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How A Homebuilding App Can Protect Your Bottom Line

The moment you realize your project is off course, it's already too late.

Luckily the wheel of technology continues to turn, and groups of forward-thinking builders have created real, accessible, simple solutions to altogether avoid that gut-clenching moment when the stuff hits the fan.

Here’s how industry experts are protecting their bottom line by utilizing a homebuilding app.

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How Project Management Software Can Save You From Needy Clients

The biggest and most dynamic wildcard for every new project isn’t the location, or the budget, or the timeline. It’s the client.

A difficult client can make even the most basic project a struggle. Here's how project management software can save you from needy clients.

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7 Ways To Utilize A Construction App

Pop quiz:

  • Can you access the current budget forecast for your project within the next 15 seconds?
  • Can you confirm that your subcontractors are on schedule without a phone call or email?
  • Can your information-hungry client get what they need without lighting up your phone?
  • Can you relax when you get home?

If you answered "no" to any of these, it's either time to invest in project...

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6 Tips for Managing Change Orders On The Fly

"Ch@%ge Or%#rs!" Not a 4 letter word.They're inevitable: change orders are going to happen. But what’s not inevitable is the headache that follows. Set yourself up to save time and money, and boost your reputation as the builder who is easy to work with.

Here are six pro-tips from experts in the industry who have been managing change orders for decades.

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Your Notebook Is The Reason Your Project Is Behind Schedule

You’ve got a lot to keep straight: deadlines, change orders, deliveries, contact info, the list is literally never ending. Every new day brings new data, and your productivity depends on your ability to keep it all straight. It’s not just you who is relying on this data, it’s your team, your subcontractors, and your clients.

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5 Steps To Safeguard Yourself In Client Communication

How many times have you had this conversation with a client:

“But we talked about wanting to _____ .  I expected it was included!” or “That’s the not the right color! We told the designer we wanted to change it to ____ months ago!”It’s a no win situation, and it happens constantly in the home building and remodeling business. Good news: there's a sure-fire way to avoid 99% of these messy...

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