February 2014 Table of Contents

How to Transition Out of Your BusinessHow to Transition Out of Your Business

ESOP, sale, family succession ... there are many ways to make your exit Read more

Forecast: In '14 We'll See Best Remodeling Conditions Ever in 211 Markets Nationwide

Economic conditions in 211 of the nation's 381 markets will be more favorable to remodeling this year than even at the nation's old peak of early 2007, Hanley Wood's Metrostudy unit forecast today. That's more than double the forecast for 2013's fourth quarter. Read more

Your Business
Female Remodeling Execs on the RiseFemale Remodeling Execs on the Rise

These three power players see a growing acceptance of women in the remodeling industry.
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Remodelers Hit the AirwavesRemodelers Hit the Airwaves

These remodelers win fame and customers by hosting radio shows. Read more

Your Clients
Power Players: Women Are Waiting for Your Sales Call

Slow response times will cost you the lead with any customer, but speedy service and keeping your promises is particularly important with customers who are women. Read more

Prospects Want a Price Breakdown? Here's What to Do

Oftentimes, remodeling prospects ask to have their proposal broken out in detail and or price. If this is something your business is willing to do, REMODELING columnist Shawn McCadden suggests you explore these critical considerationswith them before you leave to prep your proposal. Read more

Your Team
Character Counts When Hiring a Project Manager

Not all good employees make great project managers. Here's why. Read more

Need Help Hiring? Try the GED

It's time to stop hiring like your grandparents did. Read more

Replacement Contractor
Replacement Contractor Website Lead Shelf-Life: Short. Your Time to Act: Now

Considering that website leads are more likely to convert to appointments and sales than any other lead type—aside from repeat/referral—when prospects reach your website, be prepared to accommodate every level of interest and to move quickly.
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Exterior Products: Tough Enough?

Are tougher product and installation standards in storm zones enough protection against violent weather? Read more

Get ’er Done! Or Why Roofing Schedules Are So UnforgivingReplacement Contractor Get ’er Done! Or Why Roofing Schedules Are So Unforgiving

Weather drives the non-stop momentum of a roofing job Read more

Product Trend Chatter Builds in Run-Up to IBS/KBIS

Industry experts take to Twitter to share their insights on product trends and new introductions at this week's International Builders' Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Read more

Lenova Ledge Prep Sink Brings Sleek Style, FunctionalityLenova Ledge Prep Sink Brings Sleek Style, Functionality

Choose your favorite combination from three sinks and three optional accessories. Read more

Good Form
Must-Haves for a Comprehensive ContractMust-Haves for a Comprehensive Contract

The better your contract is, the greater the likelihood that you’ll avoid problems later Read more

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