EPM: Ask The Expert

  • Q. How do I hold my BDM accountable to get better results? The first step to holding any team member accountable is being ultra-clear on your expectations. What does success look like in their role? As a leader, determining the success measurement for a BDM starts with identifying what has been achieved up until now and setting a goal that…

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  • Q. The thought of Tribunal and the process is daunting. How can I be more prepared? One of the first things to remember is to breathe. Tribunal is one of those areas in property management that can prove challenging and often is entwined with an element of stress. One way of reducing that stress is your level of preparation. Being well…

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  • Q. My team are all at different stages of their careers. How do I keep them motivated and incentivised? As you look at your team, I have no doubt that it is made up of a range of personalities, ages, experience levels, skill sets and generations. As a leader of a multi-generational team, it’s important to recognise that everyone in your business…

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  • Q. When is the best time of the day and week to prospect? Firstly, if you are serious about rent roll growth – every day! Full-time BDMs need to be cultivating new leads and working their database every day of every week. Secondly, when we are looking at what time of the day is best and how much time you should…

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    Q. I can never seem to find enough hours in my day and my workload just seems to be increasing with the demands of my clients. How do I find more time? One of the first things to remember is that we all have the same number of hours in the day. It’s what we plan for and set about…

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  • Q. Our team meetings have become boring and unproductive. What can we do differently? So often we can walk away from a meeting feeling like we haven’t achieved anything at all. When the same people meet, week in, week out, to discuss the same matters with the same structure, the meeting can easily become boring, uninspiring and unproductive. Then add to…

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  • Q. My principal wants me to begin prospecting our sales open home attendees. What should I say to them? When it comes to leveraging your sales team, direct referrals from salespeople will only get us so far. Your principal is 100 per cent correct that having the BDM contact all open home attendees, not just those directly referred by sales, is a…

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  • Q. How do I foster a better relationship with my sales team to generate referrals?  The first question a sales person will ask is ‘What’s in it for me?’. Salespeople have a job to do: they must list and sell homes to get paid. This is their number one priority. So how do we make it attractive to refer across…

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  • EPM readers can now ‘Ask the Coach’ their most burning questions in property management. Q. What can I do to improve the service my team delivers to our clients? We know that our business is dependent on our clients and their experience. What they do or don’t say (both on- and offl ine) has an effect, not just on the…

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  • It’s only fair that our EPM readers get their questions answered in the same way that our Elite Agent readers are able to ‘Ask the Coach’. Ready to help in 2018 with no question too big or too small is the expert coach from Real+, Heidi Walkinshaw. Q. I know there is opportunity for my team and me to be more…

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  • Whilst much of our conversation in this column extends to the recruitment and retention of your greatest asset – your team – we tend to focus on everything but a glaringly obvious driver for their happiness in your organisation: safety. After much discussion around safety in the workplace during 2012, it is an opportune time to visit this all-important topic…

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  • Whether you are an employee or an employer, this month our experts look at how to find your dream job or ideal staff member. As a young girl in my Year Seven science class I can remember girls chatting away about their dream man! Doodling names of boys on notepaper, conducting the all-important ‘love’ quiz from Cleo and pasting images…

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  • The Perfect Fit

    This issue, our experts Fiona Blayney and Melissa Karatjas discuss how you can select the right person for the right role. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate for August 2012 was 5.2 per cent with a labour force participation rate of 65.2 per cent. With a search criteria of ‘Residential Leasing & Property Management – Australia…

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  • Blue Ocean Recruitment: Thinking outside the square when it comes to finding new staff. It was in the recent issue of Leased Magazine that Fiona introduced ‘Blue Ocean’ property management. The concept of a ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ originated with the work of W Chan Kim and R Mauborgne in the book of the same name. A Blue Ocean Strategy is…

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