Keep up with news in the new home sales industry along with career and hiring advice.

The Advantages of Seasonal Staffing

Hiring temporary employees for the holidays is a strategic move that can help your business navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of the holiday season. By recognizing the importance of these temporary employees and understanding the steps to take to hire them, you can ensure your business is well-prepared to make the most of the holiday season. Why Hire Seasonal Staff? From accommodating increased demand and improving customer service to managing costs and enhancing operational efficiency, seasonal workers play a vital role in the success of many businesses during November, December, and January. Flexibility to Meet Holiday Demand Temporary employees provide the flexibility

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Strategies for Effective Employee Retention and Engagement

Engaged and satisfied employees not only contribute positively to your company’s work environment, but also drive innovation and productivity. On the other hand, high turnover rates can lead to increased recruitment costs, knowledge loss, and decreased morale among staff. Implementing effective strategies to encourage retention and engagement should be a top priority for forward thinking companies. Engagement encompasses the emotional commitment and enthusiasm your staff has towards their work and the company. It is a key indicator for performance, and companies with high employee engagement outperform those with low levels by 202%, according to a Dale Carnegie study. Retention refers to your company’s ability to

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Prefabricated Homes and the Impact on the Home Building Industry

The global prefabricated home industry is expected to grow to an estimated 23.7 billion by 2027, and with this comes great impact on the home building sector as a whole. The way these homes are designed, constructed, and delivered has transformed the industry and continues to reshape the way we think about home construction. What Is a Prefabricated Home? ​ Prefabricated homes are manufactured off site, usually in modular sections, and then delivered to the home site. These homes differ from manufactured homes that are almost fully constructed before delivery. Prefabricated and modular homes are considered single-family residential real estate and must meet all state

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What It Takes to Excel in New Home Sales

As a new home builder, the quality of the homes you build is of the utmost importance. But, finding the right people to join your sales team is another crucial variable for driving sales. The new construction home industry is competitive, and recruiting a sales team that has the right blend of skills, knowledge, and character can impact your bottom line. There are several qualities that are critical to excelling in a career in new home sales. A Solid Foundation of Knowledge In any form of sales, an in-depth understanding of your product is a bedrock of success. This is also true when selling homes.

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The Gig Economy and Its Impact on Employers

The number of people moving to gig work from the conventional nine-to-five increases each year, and it is an important consideration for all employers. The flexibility, working on your own terms, project-based work, and the availability of digital connectivity, is an attractive option for many individuals. The growth is fast and steady, with about 57 million gig workers in 2017 growing to almost 73 million in 2023. By 2028, it is expected there will be an estimated 90 million gig workers. So, as an employer, how does this trend impact you? If you are already hiring gig employees, or are considering it, you might want

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The Importance of Candidate Screening

Screening candidates can be one of the more time-consuming parts of the hiring process, but it is also one of the most important. Failing to invest time and effort into your screening process can end up being costly, and even open your business up to legal liabilities. In many cases, hiring a staffing company to help ensure you are doing a thorough vetting of applicants can bring peace of mind. They will look at each applicant and complete the background screening, saving you time, and the hassle of making a hire that might not work out in the long run. Ultimately, the careful evaluation of

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The Role of Technology in Home Construction

Virtually no aspect of our lives is untouched by technology. So, it isn’t surprising that people buying newly constructed homes are looking for the most up-to-date innovations from concept to completion of their new home. The fusion of innovation and home construction has led to more efficient design and building processes, sustainable materials, and eco-friendly homes that can respond to owners’ demands with smart home advancements. Design Technology’s influence starts at the planning and design phase of building a new home. This is when architects use advanced software to create intricate, accurate, and customizable blueprints. The digital models allow builders and homeowners to visualize every

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How to Ask for Referrals to Grow Your Business

While marketing strategies and advertising campaigns can be effective, one often overlooked and highly valuable tool for expanding your customer base is the power of referrals. A recommendation from a satisfied customer or business partner can often lead to new opportunities and increased revenue. In fact, when Social Media Today surveyed a group of marketers, they said that referrals are the second highest source of quality leads. Learning the art of asking for referrals and practical tips to help you unlock the potential of this powerful growth strategy can help grow your business exponentially. 1. Timing is Key Timing plays an important role when asking

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Why You Shouldn’t Ghost Unsuccessful Candidates

Just because a candidate isn’t the right fit for your job opening right now, it doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. And this isn’t the only reason you shouldn’t ghost a candidate for your position, even if they aren’t the right fit. Ghosting can also affect your business’s reputation and turn off future prospects. Following up with interviewees, even if you aren’t offering them the position, should always be a part of your recruiting checklist. What is Ghosting? Unfortunately, ghosting, a word associated with ignoring someone or failing to respond, has become a common occurrence in recruiting.  In a recent survey, 75% of

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3 Ways Hiring a Property Manager Saves Money

Managing rental properties is a complex and time-consuming task requiring a variety of skills like marketing, tenant relations, maintenance, paperwork, and much more. For property owners, the decision to hire a property manager can often be a wise investment. Beyond convenience and peace of mind, a property manager can save you money many ways and can lead to major cost savings. Here, we will explore the potential financial benefits that come with hiring an expert for your property management tasks. Time Is Money I am sure you have heard the saying “time is money,” and this rings true for hiring a property manager. While it

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