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Dicover how to get more for your residential planning services Chief Architect and Design Build Training at the 2017 IBS in Orlando, FL
15 Reasons You should be getting paid more for you home plan, Free Report Free Chief Architect Training with Dan Baumann from ChiefExperts.com

How to tell tire kickers from real prospects
Dan Baumann
How to tell tire kickers from real prospects Without a doubt, my favorite software is Chief Architect. I've made a lot of money using this amazing program. But.. there is a plethora of great software being used in the residential construction industry, and the software that's available just keeps getting better. . . . more

What's Your Favorite Software?
Dan Baumann
What's Your Favorite Software? Without a doubt, my favorite software is Chief Architect. I've made a lot of money using this amazing program. But.. there is a plethora of great software being used in the residential construction industry, and the software that's available just keeps getting better. . . . more

Why I'm writing all the long emails
Dan Baumann
Why I'm writing all the long emails If you have an email list, you already have a built-in audience. If you have not already started coming up with topics and drafting emails for your subscribers, you should start now. . . . more

Show off your professionalism - What does that mean?
Dan Baumann
Show off your professionalism - What does that mean? Understand where you are as a professional, appreciate your value and be confident in your ability to get people happily involved in working with you. . . . more

The Surprising Thing Designers Are Still Doing Wrong
Dan Baumann
The Surprising Thing Designers Are Still Doing Wrong It never ceases to amaze me the number of designers that continue to do inaccurate and incomplete as-built drawings. Realize the importance of the as-built plan and take it seriously. If you have a lousy as-built, you'll probably have a lousy experience on the rest of the project. . . . more

How to get your Design-Build clients to like you
Dan Baumann
How to get your Design-Build clients to like you It's mostly common sense. Charge for your services like any professional would, build a solid relationship based on trust, and give your clients a great project. In almost all cases, they will be happy to pay a fair profit for a job well done. . . . more

Free Tip Time - Chief Architect & Design-Build Training
Free Tip Time - Chief Architect & Design-Build Training These FREE, Live Chief Architect and design-build training webinars are sponsored several times per month by ChiefExperts.com. Host Dan Baumann offers top techniques for creating outstanding plans and for running your design-build business. . . . more

I don't work for free! Put up or shut up
Dan Baumann
I don't work for free! Put up or shut up I discovered that people were, in fact, willing to pay for my design and estimating services. This realization changed the way I did business. . . . more

Stop giving free plans and estimates
Dan Baumann
Stop giving free plans and estimates Contractors are still giving away their valuable time and knowledge doing free (or very cheap) plans and estimates. When I ask contractors why they're not charging for these services, I get all sorts of reasons. . . . more

Adding a Difficult Roof Manually Using Chief Architect
Webinar Playback from 1-7-2016 Members
Adding a Difficult Roof Manually Using Chief Architect Discover time-saving methods for adding a difficult roof system to a project in Chief Architect. Presented by Dan Baumann with ChiefExperts.com . . . more

Kitchen Productivity Tips Using Chief Architect
Webinar Playback from 7-30-2015 Members
Kitchen Productivity Tips Using Chief Architect Discover time-saving methods for laying out kitchens using Chief Architect CAD Software. Presented by Dan Baumann with ChiefExperts.com . . . more

6 Things You Must Do on Houzz to Grow Your Business
Ken Horst
6 Things You Must Do on Houzz to Grow Your Business You may have heard that Houzz is the largest, most popular website on the internet for people interested in designing, building, redecorating and remodeling their home . . . more

How Much Do You Markup Your Remodeling Costs?
Dan Baumann
How Much Do You Markup Your Remodeling Costs? Depending on how well you know your "True Costs" of doing business you may understand what that markup needs to be. . . . more

How to Easily Display Your Chief 3D Models on Your Website
Dan Baumann
How to Easily Display Your Chief 3D Models on Your Website I've discovered a way to easily display your 3D Building Models on your website and in your social media. . . . more

Top 10 Remodeling Articles in January 2015
Dan Baumann
Top 10 Remodeling Articles in January 2015 Top 10 Remodeling Articles in January 2015. I pulled together the most shared articles regarding remodeling in January to make it easy for you to find and read. . . . more

Tip Time Roof Procedures Using Chief Architect X6
Webinar Playback from 10-9-2014 MEMBERS
Tip Time Roof Procedures Using Chief Architect X6 Adding roofs to a plan with Chief Architect can be challenging. In this Tip Time I'll show you how I add a roof to a tough house that has multiple pitches, Dormers and other difficult situations. . . . more

Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations
Webinar Playback from 9-25-2014 MEMBERS
Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations Discover how to add Dormers and do other roof items in this Tip Time webinar. The manual roof tools allow you to really get the results that you want. In this workshop you'll discover the steps to add potentially difficult roof elements to your plan. . . . more

Tip-Time Terrain Modeling DWG Import and Open Forum
Webinar Playback from 9-11-2014 MEMBERS
Tip-Time Terrain Modeling DWG Import and Open Forum Discover how to import DWG files, clean them up, adjust layers and turn the import into a 3D terrain. . . . more

14. Assemble Great Looking Plans Using the Layout
Webinar Playback for Full Members
14. Assemble Great Looking Plans Using the Layout Assembling your plans on the layout is often accomplished when everything else is completed. In this workshop you'll get an understanding of how the floorplans, elevations, sections, CAD detail windows, 3D views and more are setup and assembled onto a layout. You'll also discover the importance of layers and layer-sets and how they work with everything that you do. This workshop includes a complete set of layout templates. . . . more

13, Layers, Layer Sets, Schedules
Webinar Playback for Full Members
13, Layers, Layer Sets, Schedules If you're drawings a simple one view plans then you probably don't need to user layer sets. Anything other than that and you will be able to save a lot of time in the process of creating workings docs with a firm understanding of layers and layer sets. In this workshop you'll discover many uses for layer sets and how to take advantage of them. . . . more

12. Import, Export, Plot Plan and Terrain
Webinar Playback for Full Members
12. Import, Export, Plot Plan and Terrain To truly get an accurate plat plan you'll want to consult with a survey company. But often you're already working with an existing plat plan or you just need something close that displays your building on the property. In this session you'll discover how to create accurate plat plans as well as representations of a plat. You'll also learn how to work with the 3D terrain tools to create a truly exceptions rendering. . . . more

How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers with Kyle Hunt
Webinar Playback from 8-27-2014 FREE
How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers
with Kyle Hunt If you and your 1 or 2 person sales team are looking for ways to nurture and track all of your prospects and turn them into customers, you'll get some great tips from this presentation. . . . more

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