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

Mindfulness Techniques for Stress Reduction at Work and Home

In today’s fast-paced work environment, stress management is crucial. Mindfulness techniques can offer significant benefits, helping professionals manage stress, enhance focus, and improve overall well-being. Here are effective methods to incorporate mindfulness into daily routines: 1. Meditation: Regular meditation can help clear the mind and reduce stress. Even a few minutes a day can improve concentration and calmness. Encourage your team to dedicate time each day for meditation, possibly starting with guided sessions.2. Breathing Exercises: Simple breathing techniques can be a quick way to reduce tension in stressful situations. Teach your team the 4-7-8 breathing technique, which involves breathing in for four seconds, holding for

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Tips for Finding Balance and Reducing Stress at Work

Long hours, deadlines, meetings, and the constant hustle of the workplace can take a toll on your health and productivity. However, with the right strategies and mindset, it’s possible to strike a balance and minimize workplace stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, 83% of U.S. workers report they suffer from work-related stress, and 76% report workplace stress impacts their personal relationships.  It is obvious from these statistics that reducing stress should be a priority for both employees and their employers. The same study showed that the main causes of stress at work are workload, interpersonal relationships, juggling work and personal life, and worries

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Navigating Your Real Estate Career

The Advantages of New Home Sales vs. Resale If you choose a career in real estate sales, your success will be defined by your ability to find and excel within your niche. In real estate, there are two types of sales opportunities, new home sales and the resale of existing properties. Both present unique challenges and opportunities, but with existing home inventory low, now is a great time to explore the benefits of a career in new construction home sales. New home sales involve representing builders and developers in selling newly constructed properties. This segment of the real estate market has several distinct advantages over

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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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4 Ways Today’s Employees Work Smarter Not Harder

As the work landscape becomes increasingly competitive, working smarter, not harder, can keep you ahead of the game. Working smarter means being more efficient, productive, and strategic in how you approach your work. There are several qualities and priorities that employees that work smarter have. 1. All-in on technology Successful employees will rely on technology whenever they can. Employers are relying on this too, with 50% of employers in a recent survey saying they expect employees to have skills with technology. However, this number is expected to grow to 75% by 2030. What does embracing technology do? Helps you stay more connected. More efficient communication

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6 Things Buyers Expect When Communicating with Their New Home Builder

For most homebuyers, the most important aspect of building a new home is working with a reputable and reliable home builder. When communicating with you, as their home builder, buyers have certain expectations. By understanding these expectations, you can gain the confidence of buyers, and prove to them they are hiring a builder who can deliver the service and quality they expect when making such a large purchase. Be Transparent Building a house is complex and buyers don’t expect the process to be without some complications. While you don’t have to communicate every detail to the homeowner, being transparent if there is a complication that

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How to Keep Your Buyers Engaged Throughout the Home Building Process

Building a home is likely the largest investment a person will make. As the builder, keeping them engaged from their initial visit, and even after their home is complete, can ensure they stay satisfied. For you, happy homeowners mean a higher chance for earning their business with their next home, word-of-mouth referrals, and boosting your company’s image in the community. Communication is Key Clear communication should be a priority from start to finish (and beyond). This can mean several things, but some of the most important include: Making sure the homeowner has a point of contact they can be in contact with and knows they

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5 Easy Things Smart People Do to Improve Their Workday

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 morning can change your whole day.”– Dalai Lama Take the dog for a walk, do some yoga, make a healthy breakfast. Whatever it is that puts you in a good mood, take the time to prioritize your well-being in the morning and the rest of your day will follow. Get

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New Home Sales Pro Finds Work-Life Balance with Smart Staffing Solutions

New home sales pro Carolyn Jones got to know Smart Staffing Solutions on the client side of the business long before she partnered with the company as an employee. Having worked in new home sales for more than 15-years, Carolyn gained firsthand experience relying on temp agencies to provide support staff in times of need. “As a new home sales agent, I had the opportunity to use Temps Plus (Smart Staffing Solutions) on several occasions. Out of all the temping agencies, I found their people to be the most professional,” recalls Carolyn. Like many golden-agers, Carolyn came to a point where she was interested in

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Career in 2017

  Many people have seen LinkedIn as an online profile for your resume and haven’t done much with it at all.  Some people that we have seen don’t even have a professional photo on their profile, while others don’t even have a profile set up.  If there is one bit of advice that we can give you for 2017, it would be to get set up on LinkedIn, start learning the platform, and engaging with others in your niche. If you are really serious about getting into the New Home Industry or make a change in your New Home Sales career, you need to look

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