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Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Are Chatbots and Automation Taking Over the World?

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Are Chatbots and Automation Taking Over the World?

Kimberly Mackey of New Homes Solutions Consulting and Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing kicked off 2021 with Sales & Marketing Power Hour, a fresh, new webinar series that continues the momentum of the 2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer webinar series.  Hosted once a month on Fridays at noon E.T., Sales & Marketing Power Hour promises to power up home builder sales and marketing teams.

Focused on providing solutions, tips and ideas to both sales and marketing teams in the new home industry, Sales & Marketing Power Hour offers best practices and practical advice on what is working in today’s real estate market.

Are Chatbots and Automation Taking Over the World? was recorded LIVE on February 19, 2021, when were joined by Dave Betcher, SVP, Homebuilder Practice Leader for Atlas RTX, ” where they believe that every missed conversation is a missed opportunity.” We will discuss how builders, of every size and shape, can utilize chatbots and other automation in some innovative ways. The future is NOW! Even if you don’t think you are ready to deploy chatbots, it is important to understand how this trend is shaping the customer experience.

As a co-founder of a popular CRM for builders, Dave has worked with hundreds of builders to implement and embrace new technologies that create better customer experiences and enhance visibility across organizations. Dave is a true proponent of education and has trained and consulted with 1000’s of onsite sales agents on the value of embracing technology to help them better serve their clients and their unique needs.  Recently, Dave  joined Atlas RTX to lead their homebuilding division and further educate homebuilders on how to embrace new technologies that support customers in their home buying journey. Dave is a yearly presenter at IBS and has hosted hundreds of webinars and podcasts related to sales and marketing for homebuilders.

Mackey, a known sales accelerator and industry influencer, offers tips on strengthening the human connection throughout the sales process. Morgan, a known social media innovator and industry influencer, offers tips on transparency and trust and how to convey that in marketing.

Save the date for all webinars:

  • Mar 12, 2021 at noon E.T. “Cut the Commission? The Pros and Cons of Cutting General RE Commission in Today’s Hot Market.” We will be joined by Keith McKinney, from New Home Star, and Melanie Mickie with Rockhaven Homes.
  • Apr 16, 2021 at noon E.T. “A Buy Now Button Coming to a Website Near You.” Our special guest will be Greg Bray, from Blue Tangerine.
  • May 21, 2021 at noon E.T. “Is By-Appointment Here to Stay?” We will be joined by a panel of Sales Managers (Linda Hebert, Lori Asaro, and Tracy Lamb) from across the country to give their perspective on how this has benefited the industry and how to incorporate it going forward as things change.
  • Jun 25, 2021 at noon E.T. “Creating Urgency in the Active Adult Buyer.” We will be joined by Rob Krohn, from Epcon Communities, and Todd Warshauer, from 55Places.com
  • Jul 23, 2021 at noon E.T. Lisa Peralta, Chief Creative Chick & Partner at Team PMP (the geniuses behind The Nationals) joins us again to highlight the Best Trends of 2021 from the Gold Award Winners. Which innovative idea will be the one that sparks a home run for your team?
  • Aug 20, 2021 at noon E.T. “Pants Optional-Making Remote Working Effective”
  • Sep 17, 2021 at noon E.T. “How Rude! How to Respond to Negative Social Media Comments”
  • Oct 22, 2021 at noon E.T.
  • Nov 12, 2021 at noon E.T.
  • Dec 10, 2021 at noon E.T.

Join industry experts and head coaches Kimberly Mackey, New Homes Solutions Consulting founder and sales & marketing management consultant, and Carol Morgan, founder and president of Denim Marketing, for this free webinar series focused on your success. Look for updates on guest speakers and topics.

Whether you are a sales or marketing professional or a homebuilding President or CEO, this webinar series is for you.

Register for the Sales & Marketing Power Hour webinar series by clicking here.

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New Webinar Series Announced: The Sales and Marketing Power Hour

New Webinar Series Announced: The Sales and Marketing Power Hour

UPDATE: This webinar was recorded LIVE on January 22, 2021 with our special guest, Tammie Smoot, from the The BDX. Who better to ask about engaging your online leads?  If you missed it, please enjoy the recording here, and be sure to register below to join the rest of the webinars in the series.  Continue Reading

Head to Head! Myers Barnes & Kimberly Mackey

Head to Head! Myers Barnes & Kimberly Mackey

Head to Head was recorded live on December 15, 2020. If you missed it, please enjoy this replay and stay tuned for more Head to Head programs in 2021. So much has changed in new home sales this year, or has it? Join Myers Barnes and Kimberly Mackey as we go head to head inContinue Reading

2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer Webinar Series Continues with 2021 Planning, Budgeting, and Goal Setting

2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer Webinar Series Continues with 2021 Planning, Budgeting, and Goal Setting

*This webinar was recorded live on November 13, 2020 at 2 PM ET. Please join us for our next webinar on December 11, 2020 at 2 PM ET, when we will take a deep dive into the long awaited Lasso 2021 predictions for Marketing, Sales and the Overall Industry/Economic Outlook. Find out what’s hot andContinue Reading

Webinar: 2020 Vision: Online Homebuyer Mystery Shop Revealed

Webinar: 2020 Vision: Online Homebuyer Mystery Shop Revealed

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR UPCOMING WEBINARS RECORDED LIVE on Friday, September 11 at 2 p.m. ET for 2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer. This month, our webinar series takes a deep dive into the results of the 2020 Online Homebuyer Mystery Shop conducted by Denim Marketing, Melinda Brody & Company, and Blue Gypsy,Continue Reading

Three Quick Tips Every Onsite Salesperson Can Learn From OSCs

Three Quick Tips Every Onsite Salesperson Can Learn From OSCs

Let’s welcome, Leah Fellows, from Blue Gypsy, Inc. (be sure to put those earbuds in, so you can watch this helpful short video): Leah’s 3 main tips: Sharpen your listening skills so you can ask buyers plenty of deep questions Know your website so you can direct buyers around it Follow up multiple times andContinue Reading

2020 Vision Webinar: Stop Majoring in the Minors and Focus on What Matters

2020 Vision Webinar: Stop Majoring in the Minors and Focus on What Matters

Do you ever feel like all you do is react? Let’s talk about proactive sales and marketing! On Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET, we recorded WEBINAR: 2020 Vision – It’s a Game Changer–Stop Majoring in the Minors, Focus on What Matters. If you missed it, or you just want to go backContinue Reading

Free Webinar: Improving Realtor® Relationships for the Long Haul

Free Webinar: Improving Realtor® Relationships for the Long Haul

This week, we are back with an eighth webinar in a series designed to help sales and marketing teams in the new home industry improve their co-op Realtor relationships during this uncharted crisis. This webinar was recorded live on May 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT. As part of our webinar series, “Selling in aContinue Reading

FREE WEBINAR Part 6: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Pave the Road to Recovery

FREE WEBINAR Part 6: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Pave the Road to Recovery

This webinar was recorded live FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING WEBINAR ON FRIDAY, MAY 1st   This week we are back with Part 6 of our webinar series: “Selling in a Time of Uncertainty: Pave a Road To Recovery.” We are going toContinue Reading

FREE WEBINAR Part 5: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Energy, Optimism, Action

Join us next Friday, April 24, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT, when our special guest will be Melissa Morman, Client Experience Officer of Builders Digital Experience (BDX). REGISTER HERE FOR NEXT FRIDAY’S WEBINAR Until then, please enjoy the recording of the April 17, 2020 webinar. On April 24, 2020, we continue our journeyContinue Reading

FREE WEBINAR Part 4: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Chart Your Course

FREE WEBINAR Part 4: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Chart Your Course

This webinar was recorded live on FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT Last week, our audience asked us about managing the here and now. The focus was more on getting it right and getting it right for NOW. So, we have prepared a whole new session for you. We are bringingContinue Reading

FREE WEBINAR Part 3: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Is This Our ‘New Normal?’

FREE WEBINAR Part 3: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Is This Our ‘New Normal?’

WEBINAR RECORDED LIVE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT With those goals in mind, our topics this week are: Keeping your branding and messaging on point while still encouraging interaction on your social channels Ideas to help rebuild or support your community during the crisis Managing the virtual appointment settingContinue Reading

FREE WEBINAR Part 2: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Ramping up in a Time of Uncertainty

FREE WEBINAR Part 2: Selling in a Time of Uncertainty-Ramping up in a Time of Uncertainty

When: Mar 27, 2020, 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) REGISTER HERE FOR THIS WEBINAR (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.) With the constantly changing landscape and different protocols from state to state, it’s important that we stay calm, safe, and healthy while still doing whatContinue Reading

COVID-19: Simple Steps Every Builder and On-site Salesperson Can Do Right Now

COVID-19: Simple Steps Every Builder and On-site Salesperson Can Do Right Now

In summary: Telephone calls and video messages keep the public informed yet allow you to remain personal Relay the measures you are taking to minimize transmission Have a sense of humor Video transcription: Hi everyone, Kimberly Mackey here with New Homes Solutions. I know that SOLUTIONS is normally brought to you twice a month, butContinue Reading

Parade of Homes Traffic. You Can Connect.

Parade of Homes Traffic. You Can Connect.

Three main takeaways from today’s topic and challenge: Think of “looky-loos” as opportunities and not as time wasters Connect with “looky-loos” by asking questions not about homebuying They will remember your geniune interest when they are actually ready to buy Hi everyone, Kimberly Mackey here with New Homes Solutions. Normally, our program for SOLUTIONS isContinue Reading

Please Participate in the State of the Home Builder Marketing Report

Please Participate in the State of the Home Builder Marketing Report

This year, New Homes Solutions Consulting is partnering with our friends at Builder Funnel to create the most in-depth, State of the Home Builder Marketing Report to date. If you haven’t taken the Home Builder Marketing Survey yet, it is designed to help you discover gaps or additional ideas for your marketing program. It will alsoContinue Reading

How Do Your Sales Skills Measure Up? Guest Vlog with Leah Turner from Melinda Brody & Company

How Do Your Sales Skills Measure Up? Guest Vlog with Leah Turner from Melinda Brody & Company

TRANSCRIPTION: The results are in of the 2018 benchmark study! Hi there, I’m Leah Turner, Sales Coach, and Trainer with Belinda Brody and Company. Every year we put together a benchmark study that we share with our clients. What we do is we take all the data from the year and compile it to comeContinue Reading

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Sales with Guest Vlogger, Adam Van Bavel of O’Neil Interactive

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Sales with Guest Vlogger, Adam Van Bavel of O’Neil Interactive

Grab those earbuds and click the video above to take you to the full playlist.  The following transcript is from the abridged version of this video, not the full playlist. The information provided by Adam was so good, we decided to offer it as a full training session, broken down into 2 videos for yourContinue Reading

The New Home Sales Critical Path Explained in Under 15 Minutes

The New Home Sales Critical Path Explained in Under 15 Minutes

Recently, I was asked, as part of a much larger training series, to explain The Critical Path for New Home Sales to a group of smaller volume home builders. While, as a new home salesperson, you should regularly practice your use of The Critical Path through much more in-depth training, this shortened version can helpContinue Reading

Register Everyone, Every Time

Register Everyone, Every Time

TRANSCRIPT: Every business needs to know who its customers are and how they found out about them.  Builders are no exception. However, I so often hear how difficult it is to gather registration information. One of the essential items I track for my builders each week is total traffic versus registrations. Traffic is a buyingContinue Reading