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May 7, 2013  

VIDEO: What contractors earn – Outrank Salary Survey

Almost a quarter of all renovation contractors who responded to our survey are making six figures.

Video
May 2, 2013  

Home inspection: a new revenue stream for you?

Home Inspection is a growing industry for which renovators are well suited

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April 29, 2013  

RONA wraps up its spring contractor trade shows

5,500 contractors attended the RONA Contractor Shows this spring.

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January 23, 2013  

Canada's 'largest home improvement centre' launches inspirational publication

i Magazine is published by the people who are developing Improve Canada, which will feature 400 showrooms under one roof

Video
January 16, 2013  

Rob's 3 biggest mistakes as a renovation contractor (VIDEO)

Rob learned the hard way as a renovator. His 3 biggest mistakes will never be yours if you watch this.

News
January 16, 2013  

What women want when you renovate for them

Women make the majority of home improvement decisions. So you have to know how to sell to them and build for them.

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December 18, 2012  

Calling all superhero contractors

Hammerati’s superhero contest is accepting entries until Dec. 31st

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December 17, 2012  

Three sales techniques you can learn from Santa

Contractors can learn more than a few sales tips from that overweight, 1700-year-od man in the red suit.

News
December 3, 2012  

A little known way to reach potential customers

At a very basic level, Hometalk is great for market research. A once-a-day or even once-a-week scan can keep you up-to-date on trends and what homeowners are asking for.

News
November 27, 2012  

How to "qualify" renovation prospects

The telephone can be the fastest and best way to qualify a customer. There is a simple but powerful question you can ask, over the phone, that can help create trust between you and the prospect.

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November 6, 2012  

Hero Builders contest: a Mike Holmes antidote?

Hammerati.com has launched Hero Builders, a superhero-themed contest designed to challenge the negative stereotypes about the renovation industry and “help rebuild trust between contractors and homeowners.”

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November 5, 2012  

It's Facebook time!!

If you are a contractor and you are on Facebook, you need to find us there

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October 29, 2012  

3 ways to finance a reno: Using a mobile device!

Helping your prospective customers to get renovation financing over a mobile phone, thanks to these new apps, is now a reality.

News
October 22, 2012  

Social media contest recognizes "Hero Builders"

Hammerati.com can help you distance yourself from those evil contractors that everyone loves to trash on television

News
October 22, 2012  

How to get ahead of the competition with YouTube

Two-thirds of all customers are “visual learners.” That means, to entice prospects into hiring you to do renovations for them, you need to excite them with images, not words. An online video on YouTube can do this for you brilliantly.

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September 20, 2012  

A contractor's guide to getting found on the Internet

When you Google “Vancouver plumbers,” you will get over 3,000,000 search results. So how is your contracting business ever going to get found on the Internet?

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September 17, 2012  

"Aging in place" a new buzzword for accessibility renos

The most recent issue of Canadian Contractor featured a

News
September 14, 2012  

What homeowners do when they check you out online

Google yourself. See what your customers are reading about you. Your “webutation” may or may not be fair to you, but it’s important to know what it is and, if possible, improve it.

News
September 10, 2012  

Five easy ways for tech-savvy contractors and subtrades to find each other

A long-term business relationship between a general contractor and a subtrade can’t be forged instantly. But finding each other can be done in a second, online. A look at various ways to get connected.

News
September 4, 2012  

Five ways to increase your referral business

By Karen Hamilton As a renovator, getting business from

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August 20, 2012  

Flooring is Canada's favourite reno project

The home renovation website www.houzz.com, is creating quite a buzz

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August 20, 2012  

5 common mistakes contractors make

by Karen Hamilton 15 years ago, my husband and

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August 15, 2012  

Rob's Radio Reno Report

A franchise for contractors

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August 7, 2012  

Jump start your reno business with seminars in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg

Are you ready for your renovation business to deliver

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August 7, 2012  

Two new social media sites reno contractors need to know about

Pintrest excites your customers

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July 9, 2012  

Seminar will teach "accessibility" reno skills

It’s been called the biggest new business opportunity for

News
June 18, 2012  

Build Your Brand Part 1: Know your target client

Three steps to marketing your business effectively

Video
June 15, 2012  

Welcome to your new, untapped market

Yesterday it was the Green market, today…

News
May 23, 2012  

The HomeStars way

You want to be a HomeStars contractor? All it

News
May 15, 2012  

Homeowners will pack seminar in Vancouver

Your customers are getting educated