Category Archives: Sales Management

Bad Apples

Bad Apples

One bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch. We all know one–that perpetually unhappy sales person who isn’t happy unless they are complaining about something. Some people just process information differently than others, and sometimes that can come out as verbal questioning, often in front of others. I see this a lot in salesContinue Reading

Un-slumping Yourself is Not Easily Done (or is it?)

Un-slumping Yourself is Not Easily Done (or is it?)

All of you out there who have trained with me are going to get a real chuckle out of this article.  Dare I say it?  Ok, here we go, “Dr. Seuss is a genius!”  There I said it.  No taking it back now, so I guess I had better support it instead. In his book,Continue Reading

Recently I was Interviewed by “Realty-Builder Magazine”

Recently I was Interviewed by “Realty-Builder Magazine”

Communication Key to Making the Sale Brought to you by the Builder Realtor Relations Committee of the Sales and Marketing Council of the Northeast Florida Builders A 10/23/2014 Q. What are some of the ways site agents miscommunicate with REALTORS®? And, how can site agents better communicate with Realtors? A. We, in new home sales, miscommunicateContinue Reading

The Power of a Lasting Legacy   

The Power of a Lasting Legacy  

Each New Year, we get the opportunity to begin anew. Each New Year brings new possibilities.  Some of us set “New Year’s Resolutions”, yet less than 10% of us actually keep them.  Instead of focusing on the temporary, why don’t we focus on the LASTING? For me, this past year was both an extraordinary yearContinue Reading

How having an Attitude of Gratitude can change your sales team

How having an Attitude of Gratitude can change your sales team

The stories that touch our hearts are those of individuals or teams who have overcome great adversity. What do those heroic figures all have in common? They are all positive people who believed they could overcome and they all share an attitude of gratitude. Positive people thrive—even when they don’t.  These folks understand that theContinue Reading

STEP AWAY FROM THE SALES CENTER

STEP AWAY FROM THE SALES CENTER

Could someone please explain why we, in on-site sales, seem to have our feet glued to the floor in our garage sales centers? You know what I mean, average sales person greets prospect and REALTOR® at the door, and then proceed to stand firmly planted right there, carrying on a full conversation.  Oh sure, weContinue Reading

Motivational Accountability is NOT an Oxymoron

Motivational Accountability is NOT an Oxymoron

Times are improving. As we get busier, it becomes easier and easier to forget the sins of the past.  Lately one of those more dangerous sins keeps coming to light as sales management is consistently asked to do more on top of their primary duties of keeping the sales engine flowing. Often sales people areContinue Reading