Lessons Learned from Leaders



Are you an aspiring leader, currently leading, or simply want to build a better you?

Listen up – Checkout NAHB’s 2015 Webinar: Lessons from Leaders: Rules for Aspiring Leaders in Home Building.

Our very own Ronda Conger will be sharing her stories on how she came to being the Vice President of CBH Homes, providing advice and inspiration on how to advance your career and be a better leader, along with insights to what an amazing hire looks like.

Wednesday, October 14th

12pm – 2 pm MST

Register here.

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A little bit about the fire cracker we call our VP:


Some say she was raised by wolves, others claim truckers. No matter what her upbringing, this super woman has flourished in a male dominated industry for 21 years.

Beginning in the wild, wild West of Las Vegas in 1993 with KB Homes, a top five national homebuilder, Ronda Conger, has staked her claim as the Vice President of Idaho’s largest homebuilder, CBH Homes, where she leads the CBH troops daily, overseeing all areas of the company for the past twelve years.

Her resume doesn’t stop there. As owner of a real estate company and a mining company, a board member of the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, and a cabinet member for the Treasure Valley YMCA, she happily serves as an active member of the Boise business community.


You’ll also hear from these Leading Ladies:

LassoAngela McKay, Vice President of Marketing, Lasso CRM

Lasso offers home builder software and sales marketing software for home builders and real estate developers. Angela is responsible for Lasso’s marketing and PR initiatives, primarily focused on online strategies for the North American home builder market. She also consults to, and helps clients who use Lasso CRM, by providing online strategy and email marketing expertise to help homebuilders and real estate developers achieve better results. Angela has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years.

joanneJoAnne Williams, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JWilliams Staffing, Inc.

J Williams Staffing is the largest real estate recruitment and staffing firm in the nation, servicing the new home and residential leasing industries.  The company’s network of licensed and experienced professionals currently provides services in California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. A California broker, JoAnne Williams has over 25 years of experience in home building, consulting and recruitment.


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn:

  • Winning leadership traits and practices
  • Real-life practical tips to enhance your presence and leadership position
  • The most important talents and qualities companies are looking for in employees
  • Values and beliefs for balancing work and home life


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Prepare for fall with our homeowner tips from Tim & Brett.


Tim & Brett’s Smart Home Tips for fall!

:: October 2015 ::

As we head into fall, see the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it’s time to check in with Tim & Brett on how to keep your home in tip-top shape.

TODAY’S TIP TUESDAY: Is the cooler weather bringing little pests in where it’s warm? Create your own bug repellant with a spray bottle, water, & 10% peppermint oil. It is also a plant repellant so be careful around greenery.

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Stop right NOW. Follow us on Facebook to ensure your home stays in tip top shape. Every Tuesday you’ll find a new tip from Behrman & the Beard (our Construction Manager and the furry guy to his left a.k.a. our other Construction Manager).

Here are the Tip Tuesday tips from the past month:

  • September 1 – The long weekend is a perfect time to do some early fall cleaning. Dispose of old paint cans and other flammable items in your garage that are no longer needed and plan a donation trip to the closest Idaho Youth Ranch or Good Will.
  • September 8 – Time to start preparing for fall. Here is a simple checklist to help you make sure you’re ready for the changing seasons – http://bit.ly/1UArs3K 
  • September 15 – Did you know mulching your grass instead of bagging it when you mow will keep your yard luscious and green? See more ideas at Zamzows – www.zamzows.com.
  • September 22 – Here’s a home savvy tip for you – keep stainless steel appliances and faucets clean by scrubbing them with a ½ cut lemon, or pick up stainless steel spray from the store.
  • September 29 – Feeling the need to clean? Try using old (or new) dryer sheets to wipe dust from your baseboards. It will save you $$ on duster refills.

Don’t forget to ”Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest homeowner tips, news, promotions and so much more!

Visit CBH Homes today to find out more about new communities, floorplans and meet our team!

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It’s HALLOWEEN Season.

It's Halloween

Alright, the CBH Sales & Marketing Crew is struggling. We’re 25 days from the infamous CBH Halloween Potluck and are in need of an amazing group costume theme.

We had KILLER response to last year’s costume…


Yes – we were a rainbow, and the white hotties on the sides are clouds!! Get it?!

This year, we thought let’s give the world a chance.

So… here’s your shot… What do you want to see these beauts be for Halloween?!

We don’t have all month, so hurry in with your vote – simply comment on the Facebook post HERE.

13 Things I Hated About Buying My House – REMIX

We recently came across this blog from Business Insider: 13 things I hated about buying my house.

Our first response – is this the emotion that arises when buying a home? Hate and home buying should NEVER be in the same sentence.

After reading it, we thought, “oh, he meant, the 13 things he hated about buying a USED home.” Still using hate just seems a little exaggerated but the issues he faced, we get it. Buying a home can be exhausting, tough, hard, anything and everything but buying a NEW HOME is different. Let us show you how new homes can ease your pain and preferably, not leave you writing blogs with hatred.

Let’s REMIX this:

13 THINGS-BLOG_LowInventoryLow Inventory – Feeling that there’s not a whole lot out there? We get it. It’s a hard to find a used home in the right location, with everything you want. With a new home, options can be endless. We have over 75 communities throughout the Treasure Valley (checkout our map here) not to mention the mile long list of floor plans we offer. Rain, shine, Winter, or Fall – we’ve got what you need.

Deceiving Online Pictures – It’s hard for us to deceive, what you see is what you get. Remember, no one’s lived in our homes, EVER.  The pics you see are DSC_1342professional photos of our move-in-ready homes to capture their true beauty. Seriously, they’re adorbs. No weird photos with cats, no ancient pics, just the home, and just how it is. 

13 THINGS-BLOG_DirtyHomesDirty Homes – Ever played that game – What’s that smell?! You don’t have to with new construction. Say goodbye to smoke smells, stained carpet, dirty bathrooms, and pet hair. New homes are fresh and ohhh so clean!

Seller Being Home –  Tired of trying to plan around the sellers or better yet, they’re home and pointing out the amazing things about the home?There’s no schedule here. Tour when you can with no one’s second opinions in your ear.

Low Home Prices, High Taxes – We’re truly blessed to be in Idaho. Compared to other states, Idaho has incredibly low real estate taxes – see where Idaho sits here. If you’re out of state, we home you come on over and join the club. We’ve got room for ya!

13 THINGS-BLOG_MultipleOffersMultiple Offers – Let’s get real, every seller wants multiple offers, who doesn’t LOVE options. Would it surprise you if we said we rarely have multiple offers? Here’s why; our homes are priced to sell, not negotiate on, we will work through some concessions but typically only go with full priced offers – that being said, we process our contracts quickly giving you acceptance and that lot/home off the market!

Contingencies – This is a tough one, that you have to deal with. The article is right, it’s hard to compete with non-contingent offers – we won’t even touch them! Let’s flip the thinking though – need to sell your home quickly? Remember all the things you don’t like when looking at a used home. For example, CLEAN IT UP, make it smell nice, de-clutter… EVERYTHING, price it to sell!  If it sells fast, then a contingency is no longer an issue.

Feuding Lawyers – Hmmm. Never even encountered this, our response – that does not sound fun.

Over-eager Mortgage Lenders – Whether you have a mortgage lender or not, we have our preferred lenders who are amazing. No they’re not stalkers – they’re not even creepers! They’re here for you when you need them.

13 THINGS-BLOG_InspectionsInspections – Inspections are great! However, they can’t see through walls, with new home construction – you can rest assured that mold, bugs, UP TO code electrical is installed! Don’t forget that we go through a series of inspections by officials to ensure your home is safe. No demo, $20k remodels, waiting months to move-in with these homes. They’re livable, clean, shiny and ready for you when we hand the keys over!

Unreasonable Sellers – Toss that ‘dirty, broken down’ list to the curb. No you won’t need to ask us to replace the roof, or fix a leak! Side note, it’s a new home. Plus we have a One Year Warranty should any problems arise!

Everyone has a different definition of ‘fair’ – This is true! But if it’s in writing, and it’s in the contract, then we’ll abide by it. FAIR no longer has to be a problem.

13 THINGS-BLOG_WaitingWaiting – Our middle name at CBH is SPEEDY FAST. Which means you won’t be waiting for years to hear back on a contract – right now, if we receive a contract in the morning you’ll most likely receive it back SAME DAY. Yes there are some circumstances but forget 3 days. Our Power House Team, yes, a whole team set aside for our transactions, are top of the line – they do over 1,000 contracts a year. They have to be professionals.

CONCLUSION – should you have to HATE buying a home? NO!

Why dislike one of the biggest purchases in your life?


Need some more clarification/help/vent – we’ve got you, hit us up: info@cbhhomes.com.

Make your kitchen premium with this October Design Studio upgrade.


Get your shine on with the latest promotion in the CBH Homes Design Studio.

Beautify your kitchen with a Premium Laminate upgrade!


Ditch the everyday and spice up your kitchen with our Premium Laminate selection, but hurry in!

Why settle? This month ONLY, we’re giving your kitchen countertops more shiny, new, AWESOME options! FREE, that’s right, FREE upgrade to our PREMIUM Laminate selection. Think new patterns that resemble natural materials, retro looks, bright saturated colors modern trends and MORE!
The options are endless but this promo is not. Tic Toc!

This spooktacular promo only lasts for the month of October.

PREMIUM LAMINATE__FOOTERVisit CBH Homes today to find out more about our new communities, floorplans and meet our team!

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*Some restrictions apply. See a CBH Sales Specialist or the CBH Homes Design Studio for complete details. To qualify for the Free Premium Laminate Upgrade in the kitchen, contract dates must be between 10/1/15 and 10/31/15 for build job contracts. Limit is one per buyer.

Dot your i’s and cross your t’s with a fall homeowner checklist.

© Snapshots by Jolene 2015

© Snapshots by Jolene 2015

It’s arrived just in time for fall and we can’t wait to share.

The Houzz Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The weather is starting to cool as we say goodbye to summer and head into the color changes of fall. It’s not just a time to jump in the leaves, take a stroll through town, drink hot apple cider, and go for a hay ride – it’s time to give your home the quarterly maintenance check-in it deserves.

The cooler it gets, the more difficult it will be to attack those outdoor items. Before the snow hits, let’s get your home ready to snuggle up by the fire, read a good book, and celebrate the holidays.

With a few little tips and tricks, you can make your home more energy efficient and prevent damage.

Here’s a quick glimpse at the top 10 items from Houzz. 

  1. Care for trees and shrubs
  2. Rake leaves
  3. Clean gutters and downspouts
  4. Make exterior repairs
  5. Stock up on winter supplies
  6. Add weatherstripping
  7. Check safety devices
  8. Clean dryer vents
  9. Deep clean the kitchen
  10. Conduct an energy audit.

To view the full list and more details, click here to jump over to Houzz.

Don’t forget to come back the first Tuesday of every month to hear our monthly homeowner tips and tricks from the Tim & Brett Show.

Here’s to keeping your home in tip top shape as we go into the cooler months.

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Do you love what you do?

WE're Hiring

Do you love what you do? We do.

Are you ready to love you job? We mean REALLY love your job?

We’re busy here folks and we’re hiring but first we must ask you…



We’re not looking for just anybody. We want SUPERSTARS.

wordle 2You may find that our application process is daunting – don’t be surprised if you’re asked to:

  • Send in a video application. How brave are you? Are you willing to go out of your comfort zone for us? We want to know.
  • Complete multiple personality profiles. They’re fun and you’ll learn something about yourself!
  • CBH Questionnaire. They may seem long but this helps us get to know you!

Our tips for you:

  • Complete ALL steps in a timely manner – you bet we’re tracking how long it takes you to respond.
  • Read the directions, all of them – are you sending your answers in the correct format?
  • Follow up with a phone call or email – we may say we’ll contact you, but don’t hesitate to reach out to us! How bad do you want this job?
  • Like us on our Social Sites.
  • Sell us. Sell us on why we should pick you to join our kicka** team. We have applicants daily, what sets you apart? Don’t blend in, stand out!

Still interested?! Here are the CBH Family Members we need:







Click Here to Apply

Are you ready to join the team?

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The Designer Digs Giveaway Just Got Better

Just when you thought that September couldn’t get any hotter, we bust this out.

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But wait

Calling all realtors – we didn’t forget about you! Let’s give you some skin in the game.

Starting NOW through September 30th – yes, that’s 9 days, you too can walk away with a FREE LIVING ROOM SET from RC Willey.Sell a SNA HomeNo jokes here – when you sell a CBH home (build job only) you’ll walk away with:


RC Willey 7 Piece Room Set – Seaside Slate Upholstered including sofa, loveseat, cocktail table, two end tables, and two table lamps.

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9 DAYS – to modernize your living room.

9 DAYS – to give your wifey the furniture she loves.

9 DAYS – to ditch that animal hair couch.


Don’t forget that your buyers are still in on this too, with the Designer Digs Giveaway + up to $4,000!

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*Some restrictions apply see a CBH Sales Specialist for complete details. To qualify for the 2015 CBH Homes Realtor Designer Digs Giveaway contract dates must be between 9-22-2015 and 9-30-2015 for build job contracts. Realtor to receive RC Willey (Seaside Slate Upholstered 7-Piece Room Group or similar) based on availability which includes sofa, loveseat, cocktail table, two end tables, and two table lamps. Rug, pillows, throw, artwork and all decorator items are not included. Seller reserves the right to substitute for similar model while supplies last. Realtor will receive a coupon upon closing in order to schedule pick-up after closing. Broker cooperation invited. Marketed by CBH Sales & Marketing, Inc. RCE-923.

Join Team CBH for Walk MS in Twin Falls this Saturday!

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Join Team CBH at Walk MS in Twin Falls
this Saturday!

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Team CBH is proud to once again be the sponsor of Walk MS in Twin Falls. Not only are we walking to create a world free of MS, the beautiful views along the canyon trail on a sunny fall morning is a great way to connect with those around us.

Check out all the details or click here for more:

  • When: Saturday, September 19
  • Location: Buzz Langdon Visitor Center – 3591 Blue Lakes Blvd North, Twin Falls
  • Time: 8am – 12pm
    Registration starts at 8am with breakfast, photos and activities
    Walk starts at 10am
  • Who: Everyone
  • Cost: FREE but donations are greatly appreciated (plus you could get a FREE t-shirt)
  • Click the button below to register now!


 We hope to see you there!

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Give it up for our August Most Valuable Realtor – Chad Dickerson with Dickerson Land Group.


CBH Homes would like to congratulate our August 2015 MVR (Most Valuable Realtor),
Chad Dickerson with Dickerson Land Group.

Thank you for all your hard work & effort.

Talk about professional and on top of his ‘A Game’ – that would be Chad Dickerson!  I have had the pleasure to work with Chad for several years through many transactions. He is very thorough, understands new construction, and stays in great communication with his clients. He truly is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to many more years of continued success with Chad.”

– Renee Baird, CBH Homes South Canyon Sales Coach

CBH would also like to thank the following Realtors who closed a CBH Home during August of 2015:

  • Abraham Lopez, Silverhawk Realty
  • Alan McRae, United Country Farm & Home Real Estate
  • Amy Miller, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Angela Schlagel, Core Group Realty
  • Anne Arrmbrust, Canyon Trail Realty
  • Arlen Gingrich, Team Realty
  • Bonnie Boeker, Canyon Trail Realty
  • Bree MacGillivray, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Bryan Marin, Capital Park Real Estate
  • Chad Dickerson, Dickerson Land Group
  • Colby Lampman, Homes of Idaho
  • Corey Robinson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Curtis Mai, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Daneen Pate, Homes of Idaho
  • Darrell Humphrey, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • David Southers, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Debbie Lampman, Homes of Idaho
  • Eddie Oropeza, Ferguson Realty Group
  • Ivan Castillo, Keller Williams Realty
  • Jackie Rose, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • James Barrett, Silverhawk Realty
  • Jennie Johnson, Keller Williams Realty
  • Jeremiah Sorrells, Le Bois Realty
  • Jim Purvis, John L. Scott
  • John Boles, Jon Gosche Real Estate
  • Kathy Stafford, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Katie Crandlemire, Keller Williams Realty
  • Katie Wallington, Mountain Realty
  • Keith Borup, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Kelly Yamamoto, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Kristy Burnett, Le Bois Realty
  • Laurie Hafen, Team Realty
  • Leslie Thompson, John L. Scott
  • Linda Lazaris, Lazaris Realty
  • Linda Wright, Core Group Realty
  • Lindsay Johnson, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Ludmilla Kinakh, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Lynn Carnahan, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Lynn Killian, Windermere Access Realty
  • Mary Johnson, Group One
  • Michael Lee, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Michelle Welch, John L. Scott
  • Nick Rice, RE/MAX West
  • Nick Cracolice, ERA West Wind
  • Nicole Brushey, West Real Estate Group
  • Nora Edward, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Pamela Treadwell, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Patricia Johnston, Re/Max Elite Properties
  • Patti Syme, Syme Real Estate
  • Richard Falk, Group One
  • Richard Smith, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Richard Wolfe, Group One
  • Rick Thurber, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Shannon Robnett, Robnett Properties
  • Sheila Barton, Mountain Realty
  • Shelly Brinton, Genesis Real Estate Group
  • Stan Tobiason, Gem State Realty
  • Susan Richelieu, Assist-2-Sell Your Choice
  • Tanya Petruchok, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Teresa Motley, Silvercreek Realty Group
  • Trina Baum, Keller Williams Realty
  • Veronica Sahagun, Homes Online Realty
  • Wendy Northcut, Wendy Works Realty
We love you & thank you! Push to be the #1 CBH Realtor in 2015
is half over! It’s never too late to get started and take the lead.

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