Business Opportunities From NAHB’s Councils and Departments
May is National Home Remodeling Month
Many homeowners want to try their hand at remodeling their home themselves. This month (and throughout the year), help educate consumers on the importance of hiring a professional remodeler to safely make their house a home for a lifetime. NAHB’s Remodelors Council has created a consumer campaign on How and When to Hire a Professional Remodeler.
There’s still time to take advantage of the opportunities surrounding National Remodeling Month to help publicize the industry and emphasize to homeowners the importance of hiring qualified, professional remodelers. Contact your local council to find out about plans for the month and to join this important campaign.
The National Remodelors Council has downloadable material to help promote National Remodeling Month including proclamations, public service announcements, press releases and articles. Visit the Remodelors Council section of http://www.nahb.org/ for more information. In addition, check out the National Home Remodeling Month link.
Reward and Motivate Your Sales Team
Strong sales—and motivated salespeople—are the lifeblood of successful home building businesses. Sponsored by NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Council, Million Dollar Circle awards are a cost-effective way to recognize leading salespeople and sales managers for producing millions of dollars in sales each year.
Million Dollar Circle citations are available in bronze, silver, gold, and platinum levels to correspond to a million dollar sales mark. The program also offers lifetime plaque awards for those with six or more years of million dollar sales, as well as lapel pins. New the year is the Chairman’s Sales Leadership Award, a high-profile award for those who have reached $50 million or more in new home sales.
Order your Million Dollar Circle awards online today at http://www.milliondollarcircle.com/.
Learn Design Trends and Strategies
The 2nd NAHB/BALA Design Institute for Builders takes place June 13-15 at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver. During this education event, you’ll learn the latest in residential housing design trends from the industry’s top design professionals; tour award-winning homes and communities that display the latest in cutting-edge architectural design; and learn how to profitably apply these design ideas to the homes you build.
Select this link for more information, to register, and to view the full schedule of events.
Participate in the Concrete Technologies Tour
Sponsored by NAHB’s Concrete Home Building Council, the Concrete Technologies Tour takes place June 26-28 in Kansas City, Mo. This brand-new event will give builders, designers, and other residential construction professionals a broad view of the regional differences in production and building trends, a working knowledge of all types of cement-based materials, and an understanding of how to implement current industry trends into their own businesses.
Select this link to register online. For more information, visit www.nahb.org/concretetour.
Enter the Mexican Housing Market
Attend the 3rd International Housing Conference of the Americas and gain critical initial contacts with professionals in Mexico’s burgeoning residential construction industry.
The conference will be held November 3-5 in Mexico City at the Four Seasons hotel. The conference features six educational sessions, a property tour of higher-end housing, exhibits, and multiple networking opportunities with industry leaders and government officials.
As an added bonus, the first 100 registrants to the 3rd International Housing Conference of the Americas will receive a complimentary registration to the 2006 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida.
Select this link to learn more about this successful conference series. Questions? Contact NAHB International at 800-368-5242, x8417. [return