The home building industry is fast-paced, and even the smallest changes in the market can affect sales. Keeping up with the latest industry trends, topics and influencers is a great way to stay on top of your game. Social media gives you easy access to the latest industry information and thoughts from industry influencers. Here are some of our suggestions of people and organizations to follow in the building industry!
National Association of Home Builders: This is kind of a no-brainer. The NAHB produces great articles about the current housing market, purchasing trends and notable industry information. Following their social media platforms is a great industry standard for all to follow.
David Weekley: David Weekely is the owner of David Weekley Homes, an influential home building company for nearly forty years. In 2013, David Weekley Homes was named Professional Builder magazine’s 2013 Builder of the Year after winning the award first in 1990. David is a must-follow for examples of information home builders should provide in social networks.
Builder’s Update: Looking for current building statistics to use for presentations or to gain an idea of where the industry is heading? Builder’s Update provides helpful statistics and information for builders, real estate agents and developers.
Jed Kolko: As Vice President of Analytics at Trulia, this guy is one of the first to see the latest numbers in the real estate and building industries. Any developer or agent wanting to see overall industry trends and find specific stats about a type of home should check out Kolko as a resource. He regularly tweets valuable information about all types of homes and developments throughout the country.
Kay Howard: Kay tweets for Lennar. If you are looking to find a person who is doing home building social media right, Kay is a great choice. Kay posts and tweets relevant information for home buyers and intriguing information for other builders and real estate agents. She is active on multiple social media platforms and provides useful and insightful content to help improve the industry.
Follow these industry groups and influencers and stay on top of the ever-changing building industry. Don’t stop at just following these suggestions; become active in the groups and provide useful information as well. This will help grow your network and expand your influence as well.