2020 – what a year for the Real Estate industry!! Well, that was a year that I don’t want to live through again; a year of ups and downs, uncertainty and, to be quite honest, some frightening times were had by all of us. Thank goodness the last quarter of the year soared for many parts of the RE industry. With interest rates at a record low and international travel s...Read more
2020 – What a year for the Real Estate Industry
Getting Ready For 2021
WOW - What a year 2020 has been! We can probably speak on behalf of everyone and say good riddance 2020 and bring on 2021. We are ready to see what it has in store for us. 2020 has definitely been a learning curve, and we can take the lessons we have learnt to help plan out our 2021. However, it is important to remember that you need to leave wiggle room for change and be w...Read more
Changing career paths
Changing career paths is never an easy decision but it’s now common practice for many of us during our working lives. Maybe your industry has been affected by COVID, maybe you have grown out of your current role.. or maybe you simply just need a change. What’s exciting is that 2020 has seen a high volume of candidates looking to make the move into Real Estate. The Real Estat...Read more
Promoting From Within. Do You Have The Right Person For The Job?
Property management department head roles are often stumbled into by default. Leadership roles are a responsibility that should not be taken lightly and business owners should be seeking to ensure the right person for the job is the one doing it. If you lined up every department head across the country you will get a wide variety of skill sets and experience. Some will be...Read more
WHY LEADERSHIP IS IMPORTANT AT EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR BUSINESS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY
Leadership comes down to the ability to motivate the people around you to a higher level of performance through strong interpersonal relationships. It is an important management function which helps maximise productivity and efficiency and ultimately achieve company goals. This role is often put onto a designated individual or leadership team in the property industry, but i...Read more
How does your brand speak to attracting the best talent out there in a competitive market?
I have been in recruitment for 10 years now and over this time I have seen ebbs and flows in availability of quality candidates, but I have never seen such a candidate tight market as I have over this past month. It has highlighted the incredible importance of being an employer of choice and ensuring that your brand speaks to the right marketplace in attracting top talent. ...Read more
How to spot a great BDM
We have noticed a growing trend in recent weeks with more and more agency owners now looking to hire Business Development Managers in their property management departments. Whilst it is not a new role to the industry, it is often a role that an agency doesn’t rush to fill if someone vacates the position and is often viewed as a want more than a need. I believe the economic ...Read more
How to master answering the interview question “what can you do for us that other candidates can’t?”
One of the most common questions you will get in an interview is “what can you do for us that other candidates can’t?” which is essentially asking why they should hire you. This question can be difficult to answer - you want to show that you’re different from other candidates and sell yourself without sounding arrogant. How do you even know what the other candidates are lik...Read more
Are you an Employer of Choice?
Do you have a reputation in the industry that attracts the pinnacle of employees when you are recruiting for new talent?With a candidate short and competitive job market, it is more important than ever that you position your organisation as the place to be in your marketplace. Research indicates that employers outperforming their competition are those that have highly engage...Read more
People, Performance and Promises
If you want a business filled with enthusiastic, ambitious employees motivated to perform, it is now more important than ever that as a business you are investing one-on-one time with your team and delivering on promises made when you were selling the dream at interview time. Believe it or not, your staff welcome and want a defined performance management schedule and...Read more