April 4, 2011
Nation's Building News

The Official Online Newspaper of NAHB

Popular NAHB Education ‘Customer Service’ Course Now Conveniently Available Online

NAHB Education’s popular “Customer Service” course — which teaches students how to manage every phase of customer interaction, from the initial contact through construction, the warranty period and beyond — is now available online .

Based on the premise that customers who are satisfied with the planning, execution and follow-up of home building and remodeling projects are more likely to recommend the contractors who do the projects to their friends and family, the online version of the six-hour course enables students to save on travel and meet course requirements on their own schedules — stopping and starting coursework at their convenience.

The online version includes content in audio and video formats, on-screen text, transcripts and other downloadable resources. Students can also participate in a discussion forum where they can pose questions, share perspectives and enhance what they’ve learned.

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Understand customer expectations and behaviors
  • Set appropriate service criteria
  • Establish quality standards and communicate them
  • Administer the customer service process
  • Know their obligations for warranty service and fulfill them
  • Enhance their repeat and referral sales

To preview the course, watch this video clip.

To Register

The fee is $245 for NAHB members and $345 for non-members.

For more information or to order “Customer Service,” click here.

For more information about NAHB online courses, email Jennifer Johnson, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8162.



'Customer Service for Home Builders' Available at NAHB BuilderBooks

"Customer Service for Home Builders," available through NAHB BuilderBooks,provides the tools needed to give new life to a dormant customer service program.

The book includes forms, checklists, documents and a resource guide to enable builders to start managing their customers’ experiences rather than just reacting to the issues they raise.

To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.


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