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head-to-Head: Lead, Follow, or Pivot:  Adapting Your Sales & Leadership Strategy in Real-Time

head-to-Head: Lead, Follow, or Pivot: Adapting Your Sales & Leadership Strategy in Real-Time

In the vibrant world of new home sales, there is always something new to learn, especially when it comes to honing one’s skills in sales and leadership. In the latest episode of the profound live discussion, “Head-to-Head”, Kimberly Mackey of New Homes Solutions Consulting and guest expert Roland Nairnsey of New Home Sales Plus took listeners on a deep-dive exploration of the dynamic world of sales strategy, sharing pearls of wisdom from their rich career tapestries. The session, infused with humor and personalized anecdotes, promised to be a masterclass and a space for budding professionals to rediscover and fine-tune their sales prowess.

Crafting a Symphony of Sales: The Mackey-Nairnsey Duo Unveils the Secrets

Drawing from personal experiences, including Kimberly’s enriching encounters with horses, the session mirrored the beauty of leading by instructions and walking beside team members to foster a climate of growth and learning. The rich narrative created imagery where leadership transcended to an art form, striking a chord with clients and team members, drawing parallels with leading a horse to success.

Phase One: Discovery and Connection

Diving into the crux of the matter, the discovery phase was unpacked as a vital part of the customer-centric approach to sales. The duo emphasized the use of open-ended and range questions to facilitate a comfortable space for clients, encouraging them to divulge their preferences and concerns. This phase was likened to treating the buyers as honored guests, ushering in a sense of warmth and hospitality, urging the salespeople to break free from scripted dialogues, and fostering genuine conversations with prospective homeowners.

Phase Two: Demonstration and Personalization

Moving ahead, the art of demonstrating the home took center stage. The session touched upon the FBI (Feature-Benefit-Involvement) strategy, a cornerstone for effective sales. Here, potential homeowners were not just shown around the home but were guided to envision the benefits that align with their individual preferences, painting a personalized canvas for them to see. Through involvement questions, the buyers become a part of a narrative, forging a deeper connection with the space.

Phase Three: Growth, Legacy, and Mastery

As the conversation unraveled further, there was an accent on professional growth, focusing on learning from mistakes and carving a legacy through customer success. The experts delved into the intrinsic details of the sales journey, from engaging the buyers effectively during demonstrations to understanding the practical applications of various features while emphasizing a focus on the buyer’s experiences over personal gains.

Phase Four: Navigating the Market Realities

Roland and Kimberly acknowledged the current market dynamics, debunking common misconceptions about waiting for the “right time” to invest. The “closing as you go” strategy was discussed as an effective technique to address potential objections step by step, rather than in a heap, towards the end.

Phase Five: Empowerment through Knowledge

The final segment underscored the pivotal role of sales managers in empowering their teams with market insights and facilitating training through role-playing and video shop reviews. This section guided sales managers, encouraging them to nurture talent proactively and foster a culture of continuous learning and growth, gearing the team for success.

Sculpting Future Leaders: A Call to Action

Kimberly shared an inspiring snippet from her journey as the session winded down, urging leaders to be field-oriented. Roland agreed and encouraged sales leaders to cultivate structured habits, drawing inspiration from James Clear’s “Atomic Habits”. The discussion moved to the significance of cultivating a “bench”, a reservoir of well-trained individuals ready to rise to the occasion as and when needed. She reflected on the meticulous training and nurturing of talents to form a team that stands resilient in the face of changing market dynamics.

In Conclusion: The Journey of Learning and Growing

In the heartwarming conclusion of this enriching session, the veterans emphasized the exciting road ahead for new talents, fostering a spirit of learning and adaptation in the ever-evolving landscape of new home sales.

The “Head-to-Head” session with Kimberly Mackey and Roland Nairnsey wasn’t just a conversation but a narrative weaving through the nuances of sales and leadership, a rich tapestry offering insights and strategies, coupled with real-time adaptations for thriving in the dynamic 2023 housing market. It was a call to empathize, to grow, and to lead with understanding and wisdom in the pursuit of sculpting a fulfilling and successful sales career.

Head-to-Head is not a podcast or a webinar. It is a live conversation that happens only six times per year between Kimberly Mackey and thought-leaders in our industry. Don’t miss out, register to attend all of them–even if you can’t make it, we’ll send you the recording. Learn more, register to attend upcoming events, and catch up on past episodes by visiting NewHomesSolutions.com/head-to-head.

 

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Head-to-Head: Change is Hard…You Go First with Chad Sanschagrin

Head-to-Head: Change is Hard…You Go First with Chad Sanschagrin

Have you ever found yourself caught in the vicious cycle of self-doubt and negative self-talk, unable to push through your limitations? Then the latest episode of “Head-to-Head” is a must-watch for you! Featuring insightful conversations with Kimberly Mackey, the passionate founder of New Homes Solutions Consulting, and Chad Sanschagrin, the relentless founder of Cannonball Moments,Continue Reading

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: So, You Got a Lead, Now What?

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: So, You Got a Lead, Now What?

Today’s consumers are well-informed. To attract the right leads, we dive deep into the mindset of the modern homebuyer and explore ways to resonate with them. This entails leveraging effective marketing strategies, including targeted ads and SEO to reach target audiences. You will see proven techniques to generate high-quality leads consistently. Learn how to buildContinue Reading

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: How to AI…Now

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: How to AI…Now

  In our SMPH webinar, “How to AI…Now,” we further explore the potential of artificial intelligence in the home-building sector. Kimberly Mackey of New Homes Solutions and Carol Morgan from Denim Marketing invite industry leaders Anya Chrisanthon from Anewgo and Barrett Davis of NterNow, to present practical strategies for incorporating AI into sales and marketingContinue Reading

Head-to-Head: Round 3–The Top 10 Mistakes Sales Professionals Make Today

Head-to-Head: Round 3–The Top 10 Mistakes Sales Professionals Make Today

Back by popular demand, Leah Turner from Melinda Brody and Company (Mystery Shopping) stopped by Head to Head for the 3rd year in a row to discuss the results of the Annual Benchmark Study that Melinda Brody & Company does which uses the results of their hundreds of mystery shops over the year to letContinue Reading

Building Profitable Systems in Your Business

Building Profitable Systems in Your Business

In a recent episode of “It’s Not That Complicated” podcast, Kimberly Mackey discussed the importance of creating a strong company culture and how it can impact business outcomes. Mackey emphasizes that company culture is not just a set of values or a mission statement, but a way of doing business that can impact employee engagement,Continue Reading

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Podcast: How Homebuilders Can Get Traction With Sales

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Podcast: How Homebuilders Can Get Traction With Sales

The podcast was recorded on February 23, 2023. Recently, Kimberly Mackey joined host Carol Morgan, Founder and President of Denim Marketing, to chat about the Traction Scorecard strategy, predicting sales paces and more on the All About Real Estate segment of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Podcast. Here is a summary of the conversation. ForContinue Reading

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Girl Power! How Women Are Changing the Homebuilding Industry

Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Girl Power! How Women Are Changing the Homebuilding Industry

Mollie Elkman, Owner and President of Group Two and best-selling author of The House That She Built and Alaina Money-Garman, CEO of Garman Homes join hosts Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing and Kimberly Mackey of New Homes Solutions Consulting for this GIRL POWERED edition of the Sales and Marketing Power Hour. This program created quiteContinue Reading

Head-to-Head: Soar Like An Eagle In a World Full of Turkeys with Robert Stevenson

Head-to-Head: Soar Like An Eagle In a World Full of Turkeys with Robert Stevenson

(If you would like to read the discussion between Kimberly and Rob, the video transcription is at the bottom of the page.) Best-selling author and international speaker Robert Stevenson joined Kimberly Mackey for a candid conversation about what it takes to be a great leader, regardless of your title. Robert Stevenson is the author ofContinue Reading

Sales Performance Secrets with Kimberly Mackey on The Build Better Podcast

Sales Performance Secrets with Kimberly Mackey on The Build Better Podcast

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Tired of constantly stressing over sales? Sometimes contracts come easy, and sometimes it feels like you can’t breathe because you’re so thirsty! New home sales is a volatile and stressful world to manage – but with some practical, tried and proven strategies, it is possible to bring some predictability to your business. TuneContinue Reading

Head-to-Head: Focus + Intensity = Results

Head-to-Head: Focus + Intensity = Results

(If you would like to read the discussion between Kimberly and Tug, the video transcription is at the bottom of the page.) Attention Builders, if you are in firefighting mode far more often than you would like, this video is a MUST-SEE! Learn how Tug Huddleston, of Red Door Homes of North Central Florida, wentContinue Reading

Get Traction with Kimberly Mackey

Get Traction with Kimberly Mackey

Click HERE to listen to the ANewGo Podcast Kimberly Mackey of New Homes Solutions is on the Podcast, A New Go of New Home Sales! with John and Anya, this week to talk about current market temperature, salespeoples’ state of mind and how to measure the right metrics for predictable sales. So let’s get someContinue Reading

Selling Homes Predictably with Kimberly Mackey, Guest Speaker

Selling Homes Predictably with Kimberly Mackey, Guest Speaker

          Click here to listen to the podcast (47:41) on DoYouConvert.com Recently, Kimberly Mackey sat down with Kevin Oakley, the Managing Partner of Do You Convert  on the award-winning, Market Proof Marketing Podcast. They discuss a multitude of topics, including why builders can’t move forward to improve their sales numbers until theyContinue Reading

Head-to-Head with Angela McKay: Getting It All Done!

Head-to-Head with Angela McKay: Getting It All Done!

In this edition of Head-to-Head, Angela McKay, from Oneil Interactive discuss how to fit EVERYTHING in! Ok, that’s not entirely true. There is no way to get everything done, but we help you to figure out some priorities for both work and home life, and the best part is that you already have the tools.Continue Reading

The Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Annual Lasso Round-up

The Sales and Marketing Power Hour: Annual Lasso Round-up

When we say, “Power Hour,” we mean it! Take a look at this incredible line-up who joined hosts Carol Morgan, from Denim Marketing and Kimberly Mackey, from New Homes Solutions for our annual partnership with Lasso CRM for the end-of-year Round-up. Each year, Lasso CRM asks the top experts from the new home industry toContinue Reading

Head to Head: How An Abundance Mentality Can Restore Order to Your World

Head to Head: How An Abundance Mentality Can Restore Order to Your World

On September 14, 2021, our good friend Leah Fellows, from Blue Gypsy, Inc., stopped by to discuss how having an abundance mentality can restore order to your world. If you feel stressed or overwhelmed, perhaps just tired, this is the one for you. Learn how a few small steps can have a huge impact toContinue Reading

Working With REALTORS®-Builder Nuggets Podcast Featuring Kimberly Mackey

Working With REALTORS®-Builder Nuggets Podcast Featuring Kimberly Mackey

How do we turn the general adversarial relationship of builders and REALTORS® into a two-way street of collaboration and trust? In this episode hosted by Duane Johns, our guest Kimberly Mackey shares real-world solutions for just this. She has earned the reputation as being an expert in today’s competitive and rapidly changing sales environment. InContinue Reading

Building Perspective Podcast: Looking Forward with Kimberly Mackey

Building Perspective Podcast: Looking Forward with Kimberly Mackey

Recently, Kimberly Mackey was honored to be the featured guest on the Building Perspective Podcast. we spoke about how to get involved in the homebuilders association to give back to our industry, how to manage yourself and others using PRO-active and RE-active time, and even managing your building business during all the chaos and withContinue Reading