Many courses are available through the NAHB's University of Housing, and these apply to remodeling, sales, marketing, and growing your remodeling, aging in place, or consulting business. You can register for these classes by following the links below. Additionally, there are one-hour - four-hour classes that Steve has authored and that he presents to local home builder associations, to local designers and other aging-in-place professionals through the NKBA, to the larger home builder and related community at IBS and the Remodelers Central, and through online webinars.
Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, MCSP, MIRM, focuses on teaching you (and your team or organization) how to develop your communication and lead generation skills so you can connect with people who need your help. There are no scripts, words or phrases to memorize, or rigid rules to follow without understanding why you would want to use them. When you know the underlying reasons for doing something that works, you'll want to do it also. It's that simple.
When you learn the basics - the actual basics - of how communication is the foundation of making sales, you won't need refresher seminars, sales rallies, or other programs to kick-start your sales or re-motivate you. This is what makes Steve and his approach to training different than any other trainer or consultant you might engage. For builders, Steve helps you to create homes that people want to live in and enjoy for many years. Some may decide that this is the last home they will ever need to purchase because you will have designed it so well for them in terms accessibility, function, comfort, and safety.
Purpose-driven construction, remodeling, and aging in place solutions come from understanding how to communicate with your customers, letting your customers be themselves to buy or decline based on their level of interest and ability to make a decision, and approaching your solutions from the standpoint that the basic approach of engaging your customers has not changed appreciably over the years.
Our purpose is to engage an interested customer, determine what they are looking for (also how soon, how much, and other salient factors), help them understand what their choices are with us, answer as many questions as it takes to make them comfortable in making a decision, explain how they get started working with us, and make it happen.
This is purpose-driven construction solutions. No gimmicks. No artificial enthusiasm. Just an honest desire to learn what it will take to satisfy what people are looking for and then helping them to get it. While there are many scientific aspects to selling, much of it is an art that is cultivated and released rather than taught.
Steve offers in-person courses at a location he schedules or at your location (upon request) or online live webinars. He is an approved provider for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as well as being a licensed University of Housing instructor through the NAHB.
Continuing Education Opportunities
A great way to learn the fundamentals of the new home sales process and to earn an impressive professional designation to put after your name at the same time is by taking the "CSP" course.
In just three-days at this official NAHB designation program conducted by Steve, you can walk away with practical knowledge that you can use the next day - along with your CSP certification.
There also are several other one- and two-day classes that focus on construction, remodeling, sales, marketing, and design. For anyone (regardless of your current title or position) wanting to know more about the building business - literally from the ground up and onward to occupancy - check out the Basics of Building ("BOB") class.
Steve makes it enjoyable for you to learn and incorporate these new skills into your business, and where you are currently in your business will be taken into account.
There are several other sales, marketing, construction, and design classes available as well as specifically tailored continuing educational events. Below are listed some of them.
For scheduling information about classes for home builders, new home salespeople, new home marketers, and other new home industry stakeholders that are not listed below, contact Steve to discuss when a class can be scheduled at his location or yours. These classes include "Essential Closing Strategies," "Construction Contracts & Law," and "Design-Build." These classes count as continuing education or required classes for various NAHB designations and certifications, such as CAPS, CSP, Certified Graduate Remodeler ("CGR"), Certified Graduate Builder ("CGB"), Graduate Master Remodeler ("GMR"), Graduate Master Builder ("GMR"), and Master Certified Sales Professional ("MCSP").
BASICS OF BUILDING CLASSES
Basics Of Building ("BOB), Tuesday, May 16, 2017 [Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard, 1500 West Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32935]
Basics Of Building ("BOB"), Monday, July 10, 2017 [Paul Davis Restorations, 2781 Vista Parkway, #K-12, West Palm Beach, FL 33411] Basics Of Building ("BOB"), Monday, November 20, 2017 [Paul Davis Restorations, 2781 Vista Parkway, #K-12, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CERTIFIED NEW HOME SALES PROFESSIONAL ("CSP") CLASSES
CONSTRUCTION AS A SELLING TOOL ("HCST") CLASSES
To discuss dates and locations for the two-day "House Construction As A Selling Tool" ("HCST") course, required for the MCSP Designation. contact Steve directly by email or phone (561-685-5555).
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS & LAW
To discuss dates and locations for the one-day "Construction Contracts & Law" ("CCL") course, required for various builder and remodeler designations, contact Steve directly by email or phone (561-685-5555).
To discuss dates and locations for the "Design-Build" ("D-B") course, required for various builder and remodeler designations, contact Steve directly by email or phone (561-685-5555).
ESSENTIAL CLOSING STRATEGIES
To discuss dates and locations for the "Essential Closing Strategies" ("ECS") course, required for the MCSP designation, contact Steve directly by email or phone (561-685-5555).
MARKETING & SALES FOR BUILDING PROFESSIONALS ("MSBP") CLASSES
Marketing & Sales For Building Professionals ("MSBP"), Monday, June 12, 2017 [Paul Davis Restorations, 2781 Vista Parkway, #K-12, West Palm Beach, FL 33411] Marketing & Sales For Building Professionals ("MSBP"), Friday, July 14, 2017 [Paul Davis Restorations, 2781 Vista Parkway, #K-12, West Palm Beach, FL 33411] Marketing & Sales For Building Professionals ("MSBP"), Monday, December 4, 2017 [Paul Davis Restorations, 2781 Vista Parkway, #K-12, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Watch for these classes as they are scheduled. There will be noontime or early evening classes and also live webinars. Steve will be covering a series of topics for approved continuing education credit at a nominal price. The classes will be approximately 90 minutes in length and will carry 0.2 credits from NKBA.
The first class to be scheduled will be "Visitability In The Kitchen" and will cover maneuverability, space planning, accessibility, and usage patterns for residents and visitors alike in a home.
CAPS, CEAC, SHSS
Steve Hoffacker LLC
West Palm Beach, FL USA
Steve Hoffacker's Aging In Place Training, Advocacy & Universal Design Consulting