Entries by Dan Podell

How the Homebuying Experience Has Changed!

by Mark Hodges Reflecting on my early days in the homebuilding industry (yes, you have to go back to 1983), I was struck by just how much things have changed in the way homebuyers go about shopping for a new home. In “the old days,” potential customers went to the one source available to them […]

The Avid Advisor Program

by Mark Hodges Greetings Avid readers! As a relatively new (and proud) member of the Avid team, I’d like to tell you a bit more about the Avid Advisor Program, of which I am the newest member. You are likely already familiar with Avid’s industry-leading array of offerings, including GoSurvey, GoTour and GoSocial. Thanks to […]

It’s Avid Awards Time

Each year at Avid, we take time to recognize the homebuilders who are creating the very best customer experiences across North America, and we are excited to announce that the 2017 Avid Awards presentation will be aired via web broadcast on July 17. This year the program includes a few changes. In addition to Production […]

The Price of Oats

by Mark Hodges The residential building product landscape is littered with unfortunate and expensive tales of products gone bad. If you’ve been around long enough, you likely remember fire-retardant treated plywood. Treated with chemicals to reduce the movement of flames from one multi-family roof to another (a fine idea), the product was found to delaminate […]

Crossing Home Plate

Building homes means managing hundreds of processes, while assembling thousands of components made from a combination of natural, manufactured, pre-fabricated and human-assembled materials.