Home Automation: Responsive Technology Changing How We Engage With Our Homes
June 19, 2015 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Home Automation: Responsive Technology Changing How We Engage With Our Homes

By Adriana Espinosa, BDX
As the Internet of Things matures, home automation is disrupting how we interact with our homes in dramatic ways.
New home technology allows homeowners to control, program, and monitor homes to exact preferences …

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New Home Source, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal Win Top Honors at the 65th Annual Journalism Awards of The National Association of Real Estate Editors
July 2, 2015 – 12:46 pm | Comments Off on New Home Source, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal Win Top Honors at the 65th Annual Journalism Awards of The National Association of Real Estate Editors

New Home Source tied with Bloomberg News for top honors in the 65th Annual Journalism Awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) with seven awards each. The Wall Street Journal was second with six awards.

The journalism awards, presented on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Miami’s InterContinental Hotel capped a four-day meeting attended by more than 150 real estate writers and editors from the nation’s leading newspapers, websites and magazines. To insure impartiality, award judging was done by a retired profession of journalism from Ohio University.

For the second year in a row, Patricia Garcia, BDX Content Manager, was honored with an award for Best Newsletter. This year’s Bronze Award follows up her Gold Award last year for The New Home Source Home of the Week newsletter.

Four other contributors to New Home Source were also honored, led by Camilla McLaughlin, who received three awards for her work for NHS. Also honored for articles for New Home Source were Ken Harney, who also writes a nationally syndicated column for The Washington Post; Marcie Geffner, who contributes to The Los Angeles Times and other media; and Lew Sichelman, who writes a nationally syndicated column on real estate in addition to his work for New Home Source.

The NAREE meeting included speakers and panelists on a variety of topics as well as tours of cutting-edge, Miami area real estate projects. Several CEOs and presidents (as well as six chief economists) spoke from leading organizations and companies that included the National Association of Home Builders, Crescent Communities, the National Association of Realtors, leading MLSs and brokers, and Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com.

Other media honored included The New York Times, The Washington Post, Seattle Times, Bankrate.com, The Denver Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Inman News, The Boston Globe, Reuters, Consumer Reports, Professional Builder, The Chicago Tribune, RealtyTrac Reports, The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Business Journal, The New York Daily News, The Arizona Republic and others.

NAREE2For the second year in a row, Jay McKenzie, BDX Director of Content and Social Media, was a panelist and speaker on new media models emerging in real estate. Patricia Garcia, BDX Content Manager, represented New Home Source again this year in a round of three-minute Meet the Press meetings with attendees at the event.

BDX is very proud of New Home Source’s recognition by NAREE and applaud our winners!

Home Automation: Responsive Technology Changing How We Engage With Our Homes
June 19, 2015 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Home Automation: Responsive Technology Changing How We Engage With Our Homes
Home Automation: Responsive Technology Changing How We Engage With Our Homes

By Adriana Espinosa, BDX
As the Internet of Things matures, home automation is disrupting how we interact with our homes in dramatic ways.
New home technology allows homeowners to control, program, and monitor homes to exact preferences …

BDX University Summer Webinar Preview
June 17, 2015 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on BDX University Summer Webinar Preview
BDX University Summer Webinar Preview

BDX hosts many free educational webinars to keep our builders up-to-speed on the latest Digital Marketing trends. If you ever have any suggested topics, we would love to hear them at Info@theBDX.com.
Here are our upcoming …

A New Milestone for NewHomeSource.com
May 21, 2015 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on A New Milestone for NewHomeSource.com
A New Milestone for NewHomeSource.com

Did you know that 35% of shoppers who searched for homes on New Home Source visited a builder within a week? In March 2015, NewHomeSource.com, the #1 new home site, shattered a 15-year old record …

Getting The Online Reviews You Want
May 12, 2015 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off on Getting The Online Reviews You Want
Getting The Online Reviews You Want

A study by BrightLocal — an online agency, providing local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools — showed that nearly 9 out of 10 consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a local business, and …

Link Building Strategies to Increase Your Domain Authority
May 6, 2015 – 2:14 pm | Comments Off on Link Building Strategies to Increase Your Domain Authority
Link Building Strategies to Increase Your Domain Authority

If you engage in any type of online marketing, you have probably heard of link building. You may have been contacted on LinkedIn by a company offering to build links, or seen link building sold …

Case Study: Adroit Development
May 1, 2015 – 9:04 am | Comments Off on Case Study: Adroit Development
Case Study: Adroit Development

As an award winning developer out of California, Adroit Development is known for their quality, sustainability and expertise.

Being a new client to BDX, Adroit Development immediately saw the value and support that everyone here offers. …

Coming Soon! New Home Source Feature: Expanded Photo Galleries
April 30, 2015 – 11:17 am | Comments Off on Coming Soon! New Home Source Feature: Expanded Photo Galleries
Coming Soon! New Home Source Feature: Expanded Photo Galleries

Great photography and renderings are vital components to helping shoppers envision themselves in your homes. That’s why New Home Source is going even further to provide builders with expanded photo galleries to show off their …

Is Your Website Responsive? Google Gives Responsive Websites a Boost in Search Rankings
April 28, 2015 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Is Your Website Responsive? Google Gives Responsive Websites a Boost in Search Rankings
Is Your Website Responsive?  Google Gives Responsive Websites a Boost in Search Rankings

The amount of internet searches from mobile devices has increased by a huge rate over the last few years. Did you know that 35% of shoppers will view your website on a mobile device?  Have you …

Do Your Listings Reach Your Facebook Fans?
April 24, 2015 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off on Do Your Listings Reach Your Facebook Fans?
Do Your Listings Reach Your Facebook Fans?

Smart builders use social media – and Facebook specifically – for mission-critical reasons that drive business results. It’s critical to know what consumers are saying about you company, the homes you build and the service …

New Home Source TV Now Airing in a City Near You
April 8, 2015 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on New Home Source TV Now Airing in a City Near You
New Home Source TV Now Airing in a City Near You

We are excited to announce that New Home Source TV is now airing in Austin, Dallas and Raleigh!  New Home Source TV presents a fresh show & tell-style take on the traditional real estate shows …

How to Address Negative Comments on Facebook
March 30, 2015 – 2:09 pm | Comments Off on How to Address Negative Comments on Facebook
How to Address Negative Comments on Facebook

Social media, specifically Facebook, has become one of the most popular means for businesses to market to current and prospective customers.  Did you know that 757 million people use Facebook on a daily basis? While …

New Whitepaper: A Builder’s Guide to Online Reputation Management
February 27, 2015 – 2:57 pm | Comments Off on New Whitepaper: A Builder’s Guide to Online Reputation Management
New Whitepaper: A Builder’s Guide to Online Reputation Management

Today’s consumers are more informed than ever and frequently search online review sites before making purchases. Don’t miss a sale because of an online reputation issue you weren’t aware of! In our newest whitepaper you …

Who Will Be the 1,000th Home of the Day from New Home Source?
February 20, 2015 – 11:14 am | Comments Off on Who Will Be the 1,000th Home of the Day from New Home Source?
Who Will Be the 1,000th Home of the Day from New Home Source?

By Jay McKenzie, Director of Content and Social Media, BDX
It started as a simple, but powerful, idea – designed to help builders and home shoppers.
On April 24, 2012, New Home Source (NHS) selected our first Home …

The Nationals Awards: 2015
January 29, 2015 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on The Nationals Awards: 2015
The Nationals Awards: 2015

For over 30 years, the Nationals have been recognizing superior sales, design and marketing achievements in the home building industry. Winners were recently announced at this year’s International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Las Vegas hosted …

Pushing Negative Reviews Down in Google
December 29, 2014 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Pushing Negative Reviews Down in Google
Pushing Negative Reviews Down in Google

By Blair Kuhnen, BDX
This is the final blog in our online reputation management series.
The title of this post is a lie. You really can’t push negative reviews down in a way Google would approve. …

All About Millennials
December 18, 2014 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on All About Millennials
All About Millennials

With nearly 24% of the population classified as Millennials, are you prepared to sell them the dream of home ownership? Learn more about this demographic with our infographic!

Responding to Negative Online Reviews
December 15, 2014 – 12:53 pm | Comments Off on Responding to Negative Online Reviews
Responding to Negative Online Reviews

By Blair Kuhnen, BDX
This is the third of four blogs in our online reputation management series.
We previously covered online reputation management and steps in auditing and monitoring your online reputation. Now we will address …

How to Audit and Monitor Your Online Reputation
December 9, 2014 – 9:02 am | Comments Off on How to Audit and Monitor Your Online Reputation
How to Audit and Monitor Your Online Reputation

By Blair Kuhnen, BDX
This is the second of four blogs in our online reputation management series.
If you read our previous article, we took a deep dive into Builder Online Reputation Management. The first step …

Effective Email Marketing Strategies
December 4, 2014 – 12:23 pm | Comments Off on Effective Email Marketing Strategies
Effective Email Marketing Strategies

Every first-time email marketer has asked the question: “How do I know if I am sending spam?”  This article outlines suggestions for not only following the law, but going above and beyond to ensure that …

Builder Online Reputation Management – Live, Die or Thrive
November 24, 2014 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off on Builder Online Reputation Management – Live, Die or Thrive
Builder Online Reputation Management – Live, Die or Thrive

By Blair Kuhnen, BDX
This is the first out of four blogs in our online reputation management series.
Builders can’t hide their reputation. It’s highly visible and immediately accessible. Today, your reputation is the magazine cover feature …

10 Reasons to List with The BDX
November 20, 2014 – 1:35 pm | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to List with The BDX
10 Reasons to List with The BDX

We’ve got 10 great reasons on why to list your homes and communities with BDX. Take a look for yourself!

Mobile Sales Tools Infographic
November 17, 2014 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off on Mobile Sales Tools Infographic
Mobile Sales Tools Infographic
Google My Business : A Guide for Home Builders
October 22, 2014 – 9:39 am | Comments Off on Google My Business : A Guide for Home Builders
Google My Business : A Guide for Home Builders

By: Dan Bagby, BDX Content Manager

Google My Business was launched as a way to manage your Google listing and Google + profile. Find out what it means to homebuilders and how to take full advantage …

Home Buyer Insights Infographic
October 1, 2014 – 10:17 am | Comments Off on Home Buyer Insights Infographic
Home Buyer Insights Infographic
From Click to Close: Tools & Tricks Tailored for Builders
October 1, 2014 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on From Click to Close: Tools & Tricks Tailored for Builders
From Click to Close: Tools & Tricks Tailored for Builders

It is becoming evident today, more than ever, that builders need to be tracking and engaging with potential home buyers from their first click online to closing the sale. There are several factors that have …

SEO and Video: The Basics
September 22, 2014 – 9:02 am | Comments Off on SEO and Video: The Basics
SEO and Video: The Basics

Now that you’ve got some quality video in your back pocket, be it community tours, a model home showcase or buyer testimonials- it is time for you to find and engage some eyeballs! Here are …

BDX to Sponsor the Jeff Shore Sales and Marketing Summit: [r]evolution 2014. Break The Past. Build The Future.
August 26, 2014 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on BDX to Sponsor the Jeff Shore Sales and Marketing Summit: [r]evolution 2014. Break The Past. Build The Future.
BDX to Sponsor the Jeff Shore Sales and Marketing Summit: [r]evolution 2014. Break The Past. Build The Future.

The market and real estate landscape changes daily, and we must adapt or be left behind. Do you need to [r]evolutionize the potential your team can have from the top to bottom?
If you’re ready to …

Marketing to the Green Homebuyer
August 15, 2014 – 10:38 am | Comments Off on Marketing to the Green Homebuyer
Marketing to the Green Homebuyer

The green consumer is changing. Buyers are no long just motivated by saving the environment, but are going green to save money, show patriotism, and improve their overall health. Did you know that 35% of …

Upcoming Webinar: Home Buyer Insights – Positioning New Homes Against Resale
July 28, 2014 – 2:32 pm | Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: Home Buyer Insights – Positioning New Homes Against Resale
Upcoming Webinar: Home Buyer Insights – Positioning New Homes Against Resale

Did you know: Today’s typical home buyer takes from 9 months to a year to go from click to close on their new home? During our webinar on August 7th, this is just one of …

New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Lead Follow-Up
July 23, 2014 – 1:13 pm | Comments Off on New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Lead Follow-Up
New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Lead Follow-Up

You’ve made an investment to drive leads to your business, but don’t stop there! Implementing a strong lead follow-up process is critical to achieving a strong return on your investment. Click here to check out …