Posts By: Robert Beck

5 Value Adds Every Home Builder Should Offer

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Every new construction home sold matters now more than ever with new home sales at an all-time low in most of the country. New home sales in the U.S. dropped by 12.6% month over month in July 2022, with a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 511K, the lowest since 2016. And even though sales are… Read more »

What Interest Rate Hikes Mean for Property Management Companies

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Inflation usually causes mortgage interest rates to rise, which means fewer people are purchasing new homes. Instead, they are flocking to rental properties, keeping property management companies busy. So, while high mortgage interest rates can negatively affect real estate purchases, it typically means an increase in tenants and higher than average rental prices. Right now,… Read more »

How to Attract Millennials to the Home Building Industry

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Millennials currently make up the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce.  With the building industry in need of 650,000 employees to meet demand in 2022, it is essential to attract this age group to the trade. The makeup of the current workforce in the industry is another reason it is important to appeal to workers… Read more »

How to Handle Tough Questions from An Interviewee

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In an interview, you are the authority figure and representative of the company, so getting asked a question you don’t know how to answer can be frustrating. It can lead to embarrassment for you and decreased confidence in your company for the candidate. An interview is not only a time for you to evaluate candidates,… Read more »

What Perks Employees Value in 2022

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The workforce is seeing changes like never before. With the pandemic, many employees have had a long break from working in the office and are now facing a return. Some ‌perks that increase employee satisfaction have remained the same in 2022, while others have increased in importance. Employee perks differ from benefits, like health insurance…. Read more »

How Employee Satisfaction Impacts Closing the Sale

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Happy employees equal happy customers, which results in higher rates of closing the sale. When customer-facing employees are struggling with being overworked or undervalued, this can translate to how they interact with customers. Dissatisfaction in the workplace can cause rudeness and impatience, even if the employee doesn’t realize it. Customers can pick up on these… Read more »

What Today’s Buyers Want in a New Home Builder

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In a 2022 study, nearly 32% of people who purchased new construction homes would not recommend the builder that built their home. You don’t want to be a part of that statistic. The good news is, we know what buyers want when they are looking for a new home builder. And, with 60% of home… Read more »

What It Takes to Retain Employees in Today’s Workforce

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If your business doesn’t have an employee retention plan, it should. Keeping employees around for the long-term means larger profits, increased productivity, and a more stable workplace. In most industries, the employee retention rate is about 90%; meaning 10% of employees are leaving. This is a good number to aim for. If you aren’t there… Read more »

The Role Company Culture Plays in Employee Satisfaction

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Satisfied employees are more engaged, productive, and motivated to drive success for your business. What many companies fail to realize is the impact that corporate culture has on overall employee satisfaction. A company culture can mean many things depending on the scope of your business. Ultimately, it is the work environment, attitudes, and behaviors you… Read more »

5 Easy Things Smart People Do to Improve Their Workday

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From the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you fall asleep, you make choices that impact the outcome of your day. Read on for 5 things you can do to have a more relaxed and productive workday. Start the day off on the right foot. “One small positive thought in the… Read more »