Considering joining a home builders association but not sure if it’s worth it?
Builders associations give you a crew of other home builders to network with and ask questions. But that’s not all – it’s about being a step ahead of everybody else. Leading trends. Being the best of the best. Your company can be all this and more when you join a home builders association.
But what about the monthly meetings and membership fees? Yep, we can hear your objections already. Because we’ve thought about them, weighed them, really considered them. Still, we truly believe in the benefits of HBAs. You should too. Here are five benefits of being part of a home builders association.
Insurance is something we all need, but nobody wants to pay hand over fist for it. As a small business owner, you know how taxing to your bottom-line benefits can be. Home builder associations can help.
Many of them have group benefits like health insurance, dental, joint discounts and 401(k) programs you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Better rates, better coverage and better options all sound like a win to us.
Access to ongoing education
Construction is a trade that’s old as time itself, but there’s always something new to know.
Best practices, trends, regulations, industry tech – it’s all changing, all the time. Don’t just follow trends, set them. The key is talking to the right people at the right time in the right place. That’s where home builders associations come in. Often, they offer free classes or even certifications. All this helps to set you apart from your competition.
Help with hiring
Building a house? Easy-peasy. Building your business with the best team? Maybe not so simple. Home builders associations can make all the difference when it comes to hiring top construction talent. These trailblazing organizations offer employment services for members, or they can help get you connected to qualified workers that need to find a job quickly.
As part of a home builders association, you can get a ton without paying a ton. You’ll gain access to a network of material suppliers, many of which offer groups discounts to attract business. These suppliers buy in bulk and sell in bulk to help provide reduced prices to trusted industry professionals.
Less project costs. More profitability. Looks like those association membership fees don’t seem so bad after all.
Credibility with new clients
Clients can be a skeptical bunch when it comes to new home builders.
“Do these builders have the skills to make my dream home a reality? Have they made major goofs before? Can they stay on schedule and on budget?”
Being a member of a home builders association shows them you have the stuff to build that five-bed, three-bath Colonial – plus everything will be cost effective and up to code. Associations vet all their members to ensure they maintain specific standards. With this in mind, clients prefer association members because they’ve already been verified by other industry professionals.
Check into local home builders associations
Education. Experience. Expense savings. These are what define the top of the top in residential construction. So, go and join that home builders association in your area that you’ve been eyeing. Not sure if there is one? Start by searching this directory from the National Association of Home Builders.
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