Category Archives: Potpourri

How To Get Free Construction Leads

For contractors, it can be tough to find construction leads, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.

Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking for the best way to get construction leads. Now this means a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction job leads. CONTINUE READING

Top Exterior House Color Schemes

Home Exterior Elements

If you’re considering selling your home or are ready to improve your curb appeal, there’s plenty you can do to make your home beautiful. A major change could be changing the color of your home.

However, it’s not a decision you’ll want to make lightly. An exterior paint job is an investment that can change the entire look of your home for good. Choosing the right colors can sometimes be the most difficult part of any paint project. To help, here are a few suggestions on the best exterior house colors. CONTINUE READING

Leads Deconstructed: Getting To Yes

So you’ve evaluated the project and created the estimate for the homeowner. Next is the follow-up. The goal here is to have one last pitch ready to close the sale. However, often times, contractors may receive pushback on specific aspects of the project. It’s you’re job to work with them to help them overcome their fears and objections.

Homeowner concerns come in all different forms; sometimes it’s about timing and other times it may be about cost. Here are a few ways you can respond to common homeowner objections. CONTINUE READING

Homeowner Trust 101

The relationship between a contractor and a homeowner is more than just getting the job done. A good contractor will work to not only give them a great service but also put their fears at ease by increasing homeowner trust.

Homeowner trust is key when it comes to gaining repeat customers. It’s a great way to create repeat customers and positive reviews. In the next few week’s we’ll be sharing a few tips and best practices to earn homeowner trust. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: November 2018

After a long, busy year, you might find that things are winding down. It’s the perfect time to refresh yourself on what’s been happening in the industry.

Around this time of year, we start seeing what the predictions are for the new year and what trends will continue. From popular porches to paint colors, here’s the industry news you need to know this November. CONTINUE READING

How To Stay Healthy On The Job

When you’re on the job, you’re likely focused on the task at hand. The last thing on your mind is likely your physical health. But, being mindful to your health could actually help you improve your work.

Knowing your limits as a contractor can be tough to figure out. But, your health is just as important as your work, if not more. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy on the job. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Florida?

Not every construction trade requires a license. This often will depend on the state you live in. Plumbing licenses are very important, but if you’re a pro working in a state that requires one, it’s important to be sure you have one.

In the State of Florida, plumbing pros are required to have their license. In fact, you must have a plumbing contractor’s license to work in any trade in Florida. Here’s what you need to know about what licenses and requirements plumbing pros need in Florida. CONTINUE READING

Responding To Disaster Relief

When you turn on the news, it’s easy to learn more about the many natural disasters that have occurred in the last year. From hurricanes to severe thunderstorms, natural disasters have left many areas of the country wrecked and in need of assistance.

Contractors are in great demand when disaster strikes, not just to help with clean up but to help neighborhoods rebuild. If you live near an area that’s gone through a natural disaster or a pro who’s willing to help, here are a few ways you can use your skills for good. CONTINUE READING

Where To Find Contractor Jobs

As a contractor, you’re always on the lookout for new jobs. Sometimes this may come easy, but other times, it may be more difficult to locate homeowners looking for your services. However, it’s a job that must be done so your business can be successful.

Regardless of the season, you might be wondering where you can find contractor jobs. The truth is, you can easily find leads near you. Here are a few ideas on where you can find contractor jobs. CONTINUE READING

Facebook FAQ For Contractors

If you’re a small business owner and ignoring the potential Facebook has to help your business grow, you’re making a big mistake. As one of the largest social networks, you have many opportunities to connect with customers who need your services.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to Facebook or you’re just now launching your business page, you may have a few questions to help you make the most of your marketing efforts. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Facebook marketing for contractors. CONTINUE READING