Councils

NAHB councils and other special interest groups target specific disciplines within the home building industry and give members with common interests the opportunity to exchange ideas, further their education, and develop policies that benefit their areas of interest. Search the resources compiled below by title, detail, or date. Take your time and browse, read, or download the information that interests you.

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The Institute is for local and state association staff and local, state and national leaders to gain insights into best association practices and better understand leadership style in working together.
7/21/2015
Conference
Attend the Building Systems Councils Mega-Tour and see the smartest advances in facility operations, efficiencies and practices from the inside out.
6/21/2015
Conference
How to enter the 2015 Best of 50+ Housing Awards.
1/21/2015
Awards Program
Missing the connection between your market and residential design is like shooting yourself in the wallet. This course equips you with a comprehensive, market-driven residential development plan that helps you pick the right site, identify your probable purchasers and design communities and homes …
11/20/2014
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Builders and remodelers need to understand accounting principles and job cost procedures and functions in order to properly manage their business. This course will provide the terminology and method foundation necessary to comprehend basic business reporting and job cost procedures, measurement …
11/20/2014
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Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and …
11/20/2014
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Master the craft of successful selling. This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales. You will gain a broad understanding of the home building business, discuss consumer psychology and learn the advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting, closing …
11/20/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will tap in to the psychology of the customer, learning their decision-making processes, personality types and communication styles. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the skill sets a new-home sales professional must possess, …
11/20/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of new home construction and learn how to use this knowledge as a sales tool. This module covers basic construction terms, construction features that benefit the home buyer, steps of the builder’s …
11/20/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will learn the advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting, closing and overcoming objections. This module covers the phases of the sales process, ways to successfully demonstrate features and how to use the home’s area and …
11/20/2014
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The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the …
11/20/2014
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The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, four points below the previous quarter’s reading. This is the 11th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above.  The MPI measures builder …
11/20/2014
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Effective marketing can make the difference between an average sales year and a great one. However, planning a marketing campaign can be a daunting task, especially when promotional dollars are scarce. This course provides planning tools that work on anyone’s budget. Participants will learn how to …
11/20/2014
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Build your sales results with proven closing strategies. Learn how to minimize common objections and win the confidence of prospective customers. This course provides participants with an opportunity to practice, drill and rehearse the key words and phrases appropriate in a range of sales …
11/20/2014
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Learn how to develop winning bids and use estimates as a powerful management tool. This course for remodelers and small- to mid-volume builders addresses one of the most challenging topics in building today – estimating. After this course you will have an appreciation of the importance of …
11/20/2014
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Improve productivity and increase profits by applying essential financial management techniques used in successful businesses. This course for building professionals discusses financial tools you can apply immediately to achieve financial success. Learn how to work with annual operating plans and …
11/20/2014
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Today’s home building and remodeling environment is growing more complex. Prospective clients regularly seek technologies for the home that were once thought of as extravagant extras. Clearly, consumers want installed technology to enhance comfort, security, entertainment and energy efficiency in …
11/20/2014
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The construction detail of a home is a powerful selling tool. Designed with sales in mind, this course provides an overview of the process of planning developments and individual homes. It also reviews types and methods of construction, expanding your knowledge of the building process to enhance …
11/20/2014
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This offering is ONLY for those who have taken and did not pass the HCCP exam. The HCCP designation, through the National Association of Home Builders, demonstrates your high level of knowledge, experience and education in the LIHTC industry. By taking and passing the exam, you are eligible to …
11/20/2014
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