Attention Insurance Professionals!

Take advantage of Bismarck-Mandan’s thriving communities and housing expansion by participation in the BMHBA 2018 Annual Home Show. This is your opportunity to meet and greet over 7,000 consumers, many looking to buy homes.

In the next 15 years, the population of Bismarck-Mandan is expected to climb by nearly 30,000 residents.

The growing population will bring new housing demands and with it, the need to insure single family, multi-family, and rental properties and contents. These new citizens will be looking for a trustworthy agent to show them the basics of buying homeowners insurance.

Here are some of the top questions homeowners are asking today.

  • How much coverage do I need?
  • What does homeowners insurance really cover?
  • What is the difference between the vast amount of insurance companies?
  • Do I need flood insurance?
  • What is an umbrella policy, and do I need it?
  • Do I qualify for any discounts?

BMHBA knows that as an agent, you have the answers to these questions and more. The only question left is…How many new home owners will you reach?

CLICK HERE to reserve your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show!

For more facts about the future of Bismarck-Mandan, view the Bismarck and Mandan Housing Demand Analysis – 2030.

Welcome Designers!

It’s what’s inside that counts, and NAHB research has concluded that the biggest expenditure of home-buyers after the home purchase is FURNISHINGS! And let’s face it- there is more to furnishing a home than just picking out a recliner or sofa.

Reserve your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show to greet new home owners that will spend an average of $5,288 on home furnishings during the first in their new home! Set yourself apart as a helping hand in the overwhelming process of home design.

Don’t be afraid to remind consumers  of the many reasons why homeowners need a designer!

  1. Help with budgeting and planning. Designers and furniture experts will help the homeowner choose appropriate pieces for the space, while staying within reasonable cost for the owner.
  1. Create an inviting environment through use of colors, textures and layout. Whether you are looking for that fung shui harmony, or not quite sure what a complimentary color is, a professional can help you create the home of your dreams.
  1. Increase in home value. When it is time to move on to life’s next adventure, selling a well-designed home will attract a great profit.
  1. Bring unique ideas mixed with functionality. We cannot all be experts at everything. Designers are there to use their expertise and creativity to
  1. Save money (and time) by avoiding costly mistakes. Avoid buyer’s remorse by getting it right the first time!
  1. Wide availability of resources. If you do not see the exact piece that you are looking for, a designer can usually find exactly what you are looking for, at the right price.

 

RESERVE your booth for the 2018 BMHBA Home Show and start building relationships!

CLICK HERE to see more on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.

 

 

 

Time for an Improvement

The Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University predicts that the nation’s homeowners will spend $321 billion in renovations this year. Grab a piece of the pie and be a part of this growing trend!

Join us for the 41st Annual BMHBA Home Show and showcase your expertise! Whether it be green building, cabinets, bathrooms, decks, or landscaping, there are homeowners that need You! Your experience will create pleasing living spaces and increase home values for the upcoming anticipated spring housing boom!

Many homeowners want to do the job themselves – YIKES! Here are a few reasons why they need YOU!

A contractor will save a homeowner time and money by doing it right the first time!

  • Sure, HGTV and DIY networks make it all look SO easy, but a contractor has the experience to avoid costly mistakes and setbacks!
  • Contractors have seen it all, and can help you budget for unexpected obstacles that you might not see coming! They also have resources to find the materials you need at the right price.
  • Licenses, permits, insurance, workers comp. Homeowners don’t want (or need) to worry about these details. Let your contractor take care of everything.

BMHBA knows that as a professional remodeler, you have the answers to these questions and more. The only question left is…How many new home owners will you reach?

CLICK HERE to reserve your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show!

For more facts about the future of Bismarck-Mandan, view the Bismarck and Mandan Housing Demand Analysis – 2030.

 

Excuse the mess…we are making memories!

Attention Cleaning Professionals!

The average woman spends 12,896 hours in her lifetime cleaning (6,448 hours for men). Here is your chance give parents back that time!

In the next 15 years, the population of Bismarck-Mandan is expected to climb by nearly 30,000 residents, adding a large number of messy households to the area. Many busy families need a trustworthy source to provide cleaning and organization.

Take advantage of Bismarck-Mandan’s thriving communities and housing expansion by participation in the BMHBA 41st Annual Home Show. This is your opportunity to meet and greet over 7,000 consumers, many looking for quality businesses to provide much-needed services.

CLICK HERE to reserve your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show!

I’m signed up for the 2018 Home Show – now what?

If trade shows are a new endeavor for your business, here are some ideas on how to grow your business by connecting with consumers.

  1. Email/Mail/Post a “Stop by and see us” promotion that will encourage consumers to visit your booth.
  1. Make it fun! Incorporate games and giveaways into your sales pitch, use a colorful display and don’t be afraid to crack tasteful jokes. A fun atmosphere will make your booth more attractive.
  1. Don’t hide behind a table. Spending the majority of your time in the “handshake zone” will make you approachable.
  1. People LOVE swag! Give them a trinket with your logo.
  2. Host a trivia game. You are welcome to share some of these fun facts about cleaning:
  • The average person spends 87% of their time indoors – make having a clean home a top priority!
  • 47% of couple argue about cleaning.
  • Cleaning burns 100 calories per hour.
  • Lemons are a great natural disinfectant.

Be creative and  CONTACT US for more ideas. See you at the 2018 BMHBA HOME SHOW!

Welcome Property Managers

In the next 15 years, the population of Bismarck-Mandan is expected to climb by nearly 30,000 residents.  Multi-family dwellings are going up faster than ever to accommodate the anticipated population spike.

Now is the time to fill your vacancies by reserving your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show, Feb 9-10 at the Bismarck Event Center. Nearly 7,000 consumers are expected to attend, and many are looking for a safe and comfortable rental to build a new life here in Bismarck-Mandan. Be that friendly face to show them the way home.

A simple “FOR RENT” sign is not enough to make you stand out. Get the competitive advantage – CLICK HERE to reserve your booth today!

If you are new to property management, consider some of these tips to fill your vacancies. 

  1. Join your local association and join forces with community members working together to maintain high standards of apartment living and construction. The Bismarck-Mandan Apartment Association is a great place to start.
  1. Advertise your property. The BMHBA 20178 Home Show is the ideal way to feature ALL of your properties, for one price!
  1. Clean up – inside and out. Don’t forget about curb appeal, and bring pictures of your properties to the Home Show!
  1. Use a formal application. The right forms will help you gather the information you need to conduct criminal and credit checks, and will protect your assets. Your local association can help you find the right application for your business.
  1. Screen your tenants. There are many screening services available. Do your homework and research legitimate companies, while following laws that are in place to protect both renters and tenants.

CLICK HERE to reserve your booth at the 2018 BMHBA Home Show!

FOR THE CONSUMER

Welcome to the 41st Annual Bismarck-Mandan Home Show. If you’re new to the Home Show experience, we’re excited to welcome you to BMHBA extended family.

Our Home Show events are designed for homeowners – such as yourself – who are in all stages of building, remodeling, landscaping, purchasing and decorating their homes. Each of our events includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Many of our exhibitors go to great lengths to provide you with visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your home improvement plans. Plus with our exhibitors’ special, show-only deep discounts, you have a fantastic opportunity to shop, compare and save all under one roof – in a fun, interactive environment!

Think about that for a moment: you could spend days searching the Internet for contractors, then setting up appointments and meeting them at your home. Or you can spend an afternoon with us getting to know our carefully selected home improvement professionals until you find the right one for your project. Saving you time – and money – is one of our primary goals!

With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, we believe the Home Show will inspire you with countless ideas on enhancing your home’s comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.

So whether you are a new homeowner, or someone who has lived in your home for years, anyone with an interest in updating, enhancing, or creating a new look or amenity for their home will enjoy the Home Show.

Map1.30.18

Get a jump start and help plan your route by clicking here to get a virtual tour of the floor plan.  This website will remain active so if you need information in the future you can revisit this website.

Attend The Home Show And…

  • Shop, compare, and save. Ask exhibitors for show specials
  •  Save time by meeting a wide range of companies under one roof
  •  Discover new ideas and interesting products for your home
  •  Find the best resources in home improvement, landscaping, and design services
  • Meet face to face and get a “feel” before you hire
  • Get expert advice and learn from the pros
  • Get inspired and excited about your home and the countless possibilities

 

TIPS FOR EXHIBITORS

Statistically, the average homeowner that attends a home expo this year will spend $10,000 on their home, whether it’s making improvements, major renovations, or updating their interior décor. These homeowners are attending the home shows you exhibit in, so make it a successful show, and get your share of their spending! The first thing people see is your booth staff and display.

  • Make your booth look inviting to attendees with these tips! Don’t Cluster in your booth. If you have more than one person staffed in your booth, avoid having them involved in a discussion together, as attendees are likely to pass by your booth and not interrupt them.
  • Act as a Greeter not a guard of your booth. If your booth staff is standing next to or behind your booth or product, they may appear to be guarding it. It’s better to stand off to the side instead, allowing your product to be the star.
  • Look Approachable rather than standing in the “pitch pose” with arms crossed, in your pocket, or behind your back. Your body language is so important, and will either cause attendees to visit your booth, or pass by.
  • Smile and look friendly. That, paired with your body language will create either a positive or negative impression on people strolling by. A friendly smile and relaxed stance will invite people into your booth.

Once you get people into your booth, how you speak and act is also important.

  • Welcome Visitors rather than ask if they need help. “May I help you?” triggers a “No, thank you” answer, and the dialogue is over. Alternatively, thank them for visiting your booth and ask if they’re familiar with your product. This opens a dialogue and allows you to learn about the visitor.
  • Look Attentive while talking to visitors. Again, you body language is important and even if you’re saying the right things, you may look bored and not interested in their business, which may turn them away prematurely.
  • Take Notes of key comments during the dialogue. Half of what the visitor has said will be forgotten as soon as they walk away, and it may be the most important information of the discussion. By taking notes, you can follow up later.

The final and most important tip, but also the simplest, is to have fun! If you’re not enjoying yourself, people will notice and it may even turn their mood. Enjoy yourself while you’re there, and help spread positivity.