Category Archives: Realtors and Builders

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 a Time of Uncertainty,” we are diving into the relationship between outside agents and home builders. We will discuss some of the good the bad and the ugly, and how we can improve these relationships. Whether you call these co-broker sales, co-op sales, or Realtor sales, all across the country builders do business every day with customers who’d like to build a home, and already are working with agents. How can we make these relationships stronger, more consistent, and ongoing through good times and bad?

We will Discuss:

  • Attracting and engaging outside real estate agents on social media
  • Email marketing to co-op agents
  • Working with the general real estate agent
  • How OSCs are a key component to building Realtor relations
  • Registration cards, how we love thee
  • Education and CE classes

Plus, as an added bonus, Ben Marks from Melinda Brody & Company will present special information on the value of secret shopping to keep your site agents, online sales agents, and even your websites on track with your customers’ expectations.

Join us for this action-packed webinar brimming with information. As always bring your questions and your experiences to add to the value we’ve provided over the past 10 weeks.

Panelists:

  • Carol Morgan, Founder and President of Denim Marketing
  • Leah Kaiz Fellows, Founder and Online Sales Counselor Trainer of Blue Gypsy, Inc.
  • Kimberly Mackey, Founder and Sales & Marketing Management Consultant of New Homes Solutions Consulting
  • MODERATOR: Kelly Ann Zuccarelli, SVP, National Builder, Renovation & Condo Program Manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Special Guest: Ben Marks, President of Melinda Brody & Company

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

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

I Was Wrong! Version 2.0–Building Brokerage Relationships

I Was Wrong! Version 2.0–Building Brokerage Relationships

  LINK TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE, “I Was Wrong! There, I Said It (And You Might Be Making The Same Mistake)” Three important takeaways to build relationships with the brokerages as a whole instead of the indivual REALTOR®: Educate the brokerages on selling new construction Partner on sponsorships to carve out a niche Incentivize withContinue Reading

Finish the Year Strong

Finish the Year Strong

Recently, I was honored to be invited back to the New Construction Marketing Podcast, hosted by Anya Chrisanthon. The topic is timely as we finish out 2019. If you aren’t familiar with the New Construction Marketing Podcast, I encourage you to check it out. Anya has an incredible line-up of guests, from CEO’s of majorContinue Reading

Effortless Follow-up with Anya Chrisanthon

Effortless Follow-up with Anya Chrisanthon

TRANSCRIPTION: Riches are in the follow-up. Follow-up is really what separates professionals from wannabes. So, here are three things that you need to know about follow up. Number one, it must be automated. If you don’t have a system in place, no matter how disciplined you are, it’s very difficult to keep it up longContinue Reading

As Seen at IBS75: When Doing Follow-up, should you call, text, or email?

As Seen at IBS75: When Doing Follow-up, should you call, text, or email?

TRANSCRIPTION:  Hey, I’m Carol Morgan coming to you from Denim Marketing as part of Kimberly Mackey’s IBS 75th Anniversary Special, and I’m here to talk to you about Netiquette. The class I presented at IBS was Netiquette 3.0. Netiquette is where etiquette meets the internet. You all know etiquette used to be kind of easy;Continue Reading

“How Do You Mean?” (And other crazy objection handlers)

“How Do You Mean?” (And other crazy objection handlers)

As sales professionals, we often jump to middle, or worse jump to conclusions by making assumptions, especially when it comes to objections. What if, instead, we slowed down and learned more information before we assume something? How might that create a different result? Continue Reading

The Key to Successful Realtor® Relations (As Told by a General Real Estate Agent)

The Key to Successful Realtor® Relations (As Told by a General Real Estate Agent)

This past week, I was privileged to recognize top producing general real estate agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. While I was there, I got the opportunity to catch up with some of my New Homes Specialist graduates to find out how things are going for them. Karen Tillman-Gosselin was kind enough toContinue Reading

A Stocking Stuffed with Real-World Safety Solutions to Keep You Safe in Your Model Home and Beyond

A Stocking Stuffed with Real-World Safety Solutions to Keep You Safe in Your Model Home and Beyond

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from New Homes Solutions!  I am Kimberly Mackey. Today I would like to thank all of you for making 2018 so fantastic for us. It has been a year of abundant blessings, growth, and lessons learned. We are sincerely looking forward to a terrific 2019. Today, although a rather somberContinue Reading

Guest Vlogger, Russ Laggan Asks: Are You Milking the Cow or Creating a Cash Cow?

Guest Vlogger, Russ Laggan Asks: Are You Milking the Cow or Creating a Cash Cow?

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  I know what you are thinking right now. What the heck did Russ just say? Yes, I did! Those who know me well know that the sillier the thing I start out with, usually the more powerful the point that’s going to be made, so stick with me. Get your toes off theContinue Reading

Guest Vlog: 5 Levels of the Sales Presentation

Guest Vlog: 5 Levels of the Sales Presentation

Transcription (*you can read it here, but we highly recommend that you watch this video as much of what Quint shares comes through non-verbally):  Hey everybody, Quint Lears at NewHomeSales.com. I am so excited to be featured here on New Homes Solutions. Kimberly, thank you for having me on the program. By the way, whenContinue Reading

Webinar: Double Down for New Home Sales Success

Webinar: Double Down for New Home Sales Success

About the Presentation Learn how to master your sales presentation from the moment your prospect walk in the door! In this special, 2-part Lasso Webinar, Kimberly Mackey and Roland Nairnsey will deal you a winning hand of tools and tips to make the sales process seamless for your prospects. You’ll learn how to: Use the ‘Meet & Greet’ toContinue Reading

VLOG: Creating Urgency with the Downsizing Buyer

VLOG: Creating Urgency with the Downsizing Buyer

TRANSCRIPTION OF VLOG: Hi everyone. Kimberly Mackey here with New Homes Solutions, and I am coming to you today because you asked us some great questions on our little poll we conducted on Facebook. This prompted us to start a new series to answer your questions because they were fantastic. To have your question featured,Continue Reading

Guest Vlog:  How To Use Pinterest To Sell More Homes

Guest Vlog: How To Use Pinterest To Sell More Homes

(Video contains subtitles) Hi, everyone. My name is Anya Chrisanthon, and I’m the host of the New Construction Marketing Podcast. Let me ask you a quick question. Have you used Pinterest? No, I don’t mean to get outfit ideas or recipes, although that’s all good. I mean, have you used Pinterest to help you sellContinue Reading

As Seen On NAHBNow: In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth

As Seen On NAHBNow: In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth

Posted on NAHBNow | The News Blog of the National Association of Homebuilders on July 19, 2018 In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth Filed in Business Management, Councils & Committees, Home Building, Sales & Marketing on July 19, 2018  If you want to freak out certain personality types, just start throwing around words like process, systems, tracking and accountability — words thatContinue Reading

Kimberly Mackey and Roland Nairnsey to Headline at SEBC’s Rockfest Sales Rally

Kimberly Mackey and Roland Nairnsey to Headline at SEBC’s Rockfest Sales Rally

Our dynamic duo of Roland Nairnsey and Kimberly Mackey will entertain, educate and engage you with innovative tips and practices on how to MASTER your sales presentation from the moment your prospects walk in the sales office! You will WIN big with these ‘real world’ sales strategies designed to help you hit your professional JACKPOT!Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence and the Real Estate Industry

Artificial Intelligence and the Real Estate Industry

There is nothing artificial about the intelligence needed to help buyers and sellers. ~Kimberly Mackey Real estate franchisor Keller Williams debuted an artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant and referrals platform today, announcing to the world it has every intention of thriving in a changing industry. “We are a technology company. No. 1 that means we build theContinue Reading

Book Now:  Coming Soon to an Association Near You

Book Now: Coming Soon to an Association Near You

Kimberly Mackey, New Homes Solutions teams up with Carol Morgan, from Denim Marketing to present this fast paced, dynamic and timely topic. We know that our sales teams are handling the “hot prospect”, the one that comes through the door nearly ready to buy, but what about those who may need to some help toContinue Reading

Video: Questions are the Answers, Part 1:  The Topo Must Go

Video: Questions are the Answers, Part 1: The Topo Must Go

Recently, I presented to the Manatee/Sarasota Building Industry Association’s Sales and Marketing Council Kick-off Breakfast. It was a great event with about 100-125 building industry and related associates in attendance. They had taken a survey of their membership and asked me to create a program specifically to address the challenges on-site agents and even generalContinue Reading

Video: Just Whose Objection is it Anyway?

Video: Just Whose Objection is it Anyway?

Often times, we are the ones with the objections that we project onto our buyers and that isn’t fair. Your buyers need for you to be impartial, and to listen to their wants and needs objectively, not filter it through your own lens. I hope you will take a the few minutes to listen toContinue Reading