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Back on Track, WCI Communities Steams Ahead in Sunshine State
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Back on Track, WCI Communities Steams Ahead in Sunshine State

After pulling out of bankruptcy and mending its balance sheet, WCI tapped Keith... Read more

Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto
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Four Live-or-Die Dimensions: A Manifesto

You can't manage what you can't measure; you can't improve what you can not... Read more

No Huddle? No Improvement
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No Huddle? No Improvement

A daily huddle can set the sales team up for success. Forrest Performance Group... Read more

Money Ball for Home Builders
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Money Ball for Home Builders

Continuum Advisory Group partner Clark Ellis likens the "Steroids Era" in baseball... Read more

Action Speaks Louder
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Action Speaks Louder

Behavior trumps rhetoric when it comes to company culture. Forrest Performance... Read more

If It Can Be Done, It Will
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If It Can Be Done, It Will

Here's the first feature column on housing innovation based on building science... Read more

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15 Builders Making Bank in America‚Äôs Most Affluent Towns 15 Builders Making Bank in America’s Most Affluent Towns

The top towns for highest percentage of household income above $100,000 are small markets run by builders putting up big price tags. Here, from data journalist Katie Gloede, is an exclusive BIG BUILDER-Metrostudy mash-up of which home builders rule in America's most well-heeled submarkets. Read more

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Fit to Be Tied Fit to Be Tied

When merging organizational cultures collide, acquisitions can fail. American New Homes Group principal Jamie Pirrello explores a frequently-recurring reason that that post-merger companies clash and deals sour after they're done, and he recommends tactics to detect and avoid a failure in the making. Read more

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Objections: A Sales Pro's Best Friend Objections: A Sales Pro's Best Friend

When push-back occurs, that's the time to zero in with clarifying questions. Forrest Performance Group principal Jason Forrest explores tactics for sales associates as buyer prospects raise objections and concerns. How to ask the questions that get at what's behind those concerns, and how to listen to and restate the question go a long way to converting a "no" to a "yes." Read more

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Revival Instincts Revival Instincts

Where elegance and allusion converge with velocity to make entry-level offerings a business model that works. SAI Consulting, Inc. vice president Fletcher L. Groves, III, challenges home builders to transform home design, building process, and business measurement alike to build models that draw young buyers from the sidelines. Read more

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