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

Telephone Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

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Most employers follow a particular process before hiring a new employee. They start by posting an available opening on a job board, wait for résumés to roll in, and review them. Once they have a few applicants with the skills they’re looking for, they schedule interviews. Some employers choose to start with a short telephone… Read more »

Top Red Flags to Look for on a Résumé

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As a hiring manager, you want to ensure that you’re selecting qualified talent who will add value to your organization. Reviewing résumés is the beginning of the process. While a résumé won’t tell you about the applicant’s personality or cultural fit, it does provide their work history and other details. Here are a few résumé… Read more »

5 Tips for Running an Effective Meeting

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Sometimes meetings can feel like a waste of time — and they can be if management doesn’t plan for them. We’ve compiled a list of 5 tips for ensuring that you and your team get the most out of your meetings. 1. Schedule Meetings in Advance If you regularly call impromptu meetings, you may not… Read more »

5 Common Questions to Be Prepared for as a New Home Builder

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New home sales and homebuilding are exciting industries to be in. Home builders construct their clients’ homes, allowing them to pick the features they want and turn them into reality. However, the process may start slowly. Most people are new to the homebuilding process and aren’t sure exactly what to expect. Here are a few… Read more »

Simple Hiring Practices to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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Diversity and inclusion have become top priorities for many organizations over the past few years. Companies find that when they place a premium on a diverse work culture, they’re more likely to have happy employees who stick around for the long term. Consider these tips if you’re trying to promote diversity and inclusion in your… Read more »

6 Features Buyers Expect to Find in Their Newly Built Homes

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Individuals and families deciding to build their homes from the ground up are looking for features typically not standard in older homes. New homebuilding allows buyers to customize their residence with the amenities they desire. Some of the most common requests we’ve seen for new home sales include the following: 1. Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency… Read more »

Adjusting to the Post-COVID Construction Industry

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To say that the coronavirus pandemic changed the construction industry would be a gross understatement. Truth be told, COVID-19 and its repercussions permanently reshaped the commercial construction and homebuilding industry, as well as new home sales, human resources, and people management in general. To adapt to the post-COVID construction industry, businesses like yours must rethink… Read more »

4 Ways to Support an Underperforming Employee

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Employee underperformance can be frustrating. Your organization’s human resources department has invested time and financial resources into the recruiting process, and naturally, you don’t want to waste this investment and cut ties with the employee prematurely. Fortunately, you may not have to. There are many ways that you can support an underperforming employee, including the… Read more »

3 Tips for Managing Different Generations

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Modern businesses face challenges that organizations of old couldn’t have fathomed. Companies of today must efficiently carry out core business operations, find a way to make themselves stand out in the crowded digital marketplace, and manage talent from several generations. The latter challenge can be particularly difficult, as each generation in the workforce has unique… Read more »

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 »