November-December 2015 Table of Contents

Your Business
When You're Drowning in Work, Get Out of the Pool

What to do when you're too busy to do anything well Read more

Five Mistakes Remodelers Commonly Make When They Write Estimates Five Mistakes Remodelers Commonly Make When They Write Estimates

Consistent practices can help you give each project unique consideration Read more

How Do You Spell 'Profit?' Start with 'Proof It'

Review regularly what you've promised and what you've planned. It'll help you avoid crises later. Read more

Despite Lower 3Q Scores, Renovators Still Optimistic About the Market Despite Lower 3Q Scores, Renovators Still Optimistic About the Market

Houzz Renovation Barometer for the 3Q reveals that across all industry groups there is still widespread confidence in market improvement. Read more

Cover Story
Repair Wars: The Expanding Role of Online Home Services Repair Wars: The Expanding Role of Online Home Services

Beyond lists and ratings, home improvement websites now are checking your credentials, matching you with potential clients, and setting up appointments. Read more

Home Services 101 Home Services 101

Confused by the plethora of websites entering the home repair market? Consider this your crib sheet. Read more

How to Make the Most of Online Word of Mouth How to Make the Most of Online Word of Mouth

With review sites playing an increasingly important role for consumers, you can't afford to neglect your web reputation. Read more

Products
Five Smart Products to Create the Home of the Future Today Five Smart Products to Create the Home of the Future Today

New introductions from CEDIA highlight exciting connected tech possibilities for your next project Read more

16 New Products from the 2015 Remodeling/Deck/JLC Live Show 16 New Products from the 2015 Remodeling/Deck/JLC Live Show

From a brand new category of decking to complete house measurements from 8 photos, here's what we found at RDJ 2015. Read more

You Built It
Opposites Attract in Nor Cal Addition Opposites Attract in Nor Cal Addition

A modern, minimalist addition expands the footprint and functionality of this traditional family home. Read more

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