Posts Tagged ‘ remodeling ’

Turning Data into Dollars: Use These Five Sales Techniques to Net More Jobs

Jun 17th, 2014

The biggest challenge for remodeling companies, including window film dealers, is lead generation. In a recent webinar, “Turning Data into Dollars,” offered by Tim Musch, director of business for MarketSharp, 75 percent of remodelers said consistent lead generation was a top concern. Additionally, 13 percent said closing sales, 5 percent said production issues and 7 […]

Severe Winter Constrains First-Quarter Remodeling Market Index

Apr 29th, 2014

Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). This reading is down from the historically high level of 57 in the two most recent quarters, but remains above the key break-even point of […]

After a Strong Start, Remodeling Activity Should See Some Easing Later in the Year

Apr 22nd, 2014

Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University. Sluggishness in the housing market and specifically in home sales […]

Current Remodeling Conditions Fell in March Survey

Apr 22nd, 2014

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in March. Business conditions during the first three months of 2014 dropped to 6.07, down from 6.41 in December. There was a decline in all but one […]

Residential Remodeling Market Continues Gradual Climb, Bath and Kitchen Most Popular Upgrades

Feb 12th, 2014

Residential remodeling will continue a gradual climb back up in 2014 from a dramatic fall during the economic downturn, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, citing […]

Remodeling Market Index Steady at Historical High

Jan 27th, 2014

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) held steady at 57 in the fourth quarter of 2013. This is the same level as the third quarter of 2013 and the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market […]

NARI Reports Remodeling Market Continues to Show Growth

Jan 21st, 2014

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions continues to show growth. Although remodelers report the highest overall rating on business conditions, at 6.51 (from 6.41 last quarter), numbers in most other categories experienced a slight drop. “Many remodelers entered 2014 with […]

Remodeling Gains to Continue into 2014

Aug 5th, 2013

General strengthening in the housing market over the past 18 months is translating into increased spending on home improvements, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released yesterday by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling contractors have been reporting improving market conditions for the […]

Remodeler Confidence Rebounds in Second Quarter

Jul 30th, 2013

Confidence in the remodeling market rebounded in the second quarter of 2013 with the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rising six points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The rise in existing home sales and increased demand for remodeling projects contributed to the positive report. An RMI above 50 indicates that […]

Remodeler Optimism Stronger Than Ever During First Quarter

Apr 24th, 2013

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all sub-components many have a backlog of projects well into the fall. As remodelers approach the busy season, overall current business conditions have seen […]