Executive Director’s Blog

June 8, 2016

We’re planning our fall educational offerings. Here’s why you should be thinking about hitting the books in the fall.

One of the most valuable benefits of your Metro membership is access to education that isn’t available anywhere else. Why should you care about that? Think about this: Taking advantage of the educational offerings from Metro/NJBA/NAHB keeps you sharp, up to date and ahead of the crowd. Telling customers about […]
June 22, 2016

A few well-chosen words can make or break a sale

Almost everybody who is building or doing significant home renovations these days is building “green” features into their homes. One of the interesting conversations at a recent Remodeler’s Council meeting was how we present “green building” or “green” features. It was an important discussion at two levels. First, new codes […]
June 29, 2016

Some Thoughts About Attaining A Common Goal of Metro Membership: Business Partnerships

Woodmont Properties recently opened a gorgeous luxury rental property with the usual pomp and circumstance. During the ceremonies, Woodmont President Lewis Zlotnick said four words that define how our industry works. “It’s all about partnerships,” he said. Partnerships and all the things the word implies – trust, dependability, quality work, […]
July 6, 2016

How Metro Membership Can Make It Easier to Keep Workers Safe

On-the-job safety is probably the last thing you want to think about on a Saturday afternoon. But an NAHB feature that appears on Saturdays and a statistic I saw recently made me think about safety. I thought I’d share both. The statistic: Construction worker fatalities rose 18 percent between 2011 […]