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NAHB Optimistic About Membership in 2013

February 04, 2013

optimistic builderAccording to a report from the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recruited more new members in 2012 than any year since 2007. This is not only good news for the trade organization, but it also a positive sign for recovery in the homebuilding industry as a whole.

In order to ensure that homebuilders continue on their path to success, the NAHB is assisting its members in the following areas:

  • Financing
  • Flawed appraisals
  • OSHA fines
  • Dealing with federal regulations, such as new energy efficiency standards and codes

The NAHB is also seeking to address issues that affect buyers, such as tight credit lending standards that affect the ability of prospective homeowners to obtain mortgages.

To keep up with the latest technology, the NAHB will revamp its website this year. The new site, which will be mobile device friendly, will include a touch plus portal, single sign-on access to the membership portal and a collateral marketing material fulfillment center.

The current NAHB site offers educational podcasts and webinars, which are a great resource for staying up to date on the latest news and trends in the housing market industry.  The next webinar will be held on February 13, and is titled “Branding Yourself and Your Business Using Your NAHB Designation.”

For more information on NAHB membership, visit the organization’s website.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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