Residential home sales are steadily rising. This month, the rate of sales nationwide was up 7.1% from last month and it was 18% over projections. Now is the best time to get into the construction business. Prices are finally recovering after the market slump ten years ago and it’s been a seller’s market for a while now. But if you’ve never started a business, you might be wondering what you need to do first. Here’s a quick list of what you need to do in order to start a construction business. 1. Research Your Market Construction is a broad category.