Productivity & Best Practice

  • No one expects you to work for nothing, but principals are often surprised by how much they really take out of their business in a year. The answers are hidden in your balance sheet but, because this is rarely looked at or understood, you are left in the dark. If wages or commissions are taken from the business by the…

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  • If you want to build a better property management business – one that is successful in the future – you must plant some of the seeds today and be prepared to play the long game. Jo-Anne Oliveri has five simple strategies where consistency will grow the size and value of your business in the future. 1. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE…

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  • Let’s say you have been invited to a corporate event but the football game is on and you don’t really want to miss it. What do you do? You justify to yourself that missing one event is not going to jeopardise your work commitment and really, no-one will mind one absence. This is what psychologists call cognitive dissonance. Two thoughts…

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  • Managing people and leading a team – it’s a career goal that most aspire to. For some it’s considered the ultimate achievement; you’ve made it when you have a team of people looking to you for guidance every day. For others it’s a terrifying experience as they move from an operational role to a whole new ball game. The first…

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  • 1. Sometimes bad stuff happens. If you can’t control it, don’t obsess about it. Find the useful belief in it. This includes the market you are in. No matter what, there are opportunities everywhere. Go find them. 2. Good stuff also happens. Be grateful. Gratitude is the key to being connected to your life. You have the ability to make an…

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  • The only reason a goal isn’t achieved is you don’t have a system for it. Intent matters in business; what do you intend to do, how do you want to grow? The bigger the dream, the more important the team. As a leader, you want to create a leader-leader model. Most businesses are leader-follower, where everyone in the business has to…

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  • The faithful letterbox drop was once one of the favourite tools in a real estate agent’s marketing toolkit. However, times have changed. Pamphlets and junk mail get thrown in the trash, largely unread. Rather than engaging potential buyers, you are more likely to be annoying them. Considering the cost and time required to produce and distribute published materials for letterbox…

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  • The real estate industry is fast-paced, there’s no doubt about that, which is why it’s important to manage the high expectations that we set for ourselves as agents. The top-performing agents are hard workers, but driving yourself into the ground is not sustainable. Believe me, I found out the hard way. I am committed to ongoing professional development, implementing processes…

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    The experts seem to agree that decentralised businesses are highly efficient. Nicholas Bloom, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, says they are more recession-proof; and former Johnson and Johnson Chairman William Weldon states decentralised firms are more innovative. And here at Beepo, we know the cost efficiencies of not having to upgrade your own office space every time you hire new…

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  • Let’s talk about ‘ego’. The concept of ‘ego’ can translate to many different things. For the purpose of this article I am referring to the drive to think about yourself in a positive light, your level of self-promotion and a sense of your own importance. People often talk about ego as if it’s an evil beast; however, from where I’m…

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  • Growing up as a competitive athlete I have always worked to implement the most efficient tactics to reach peak performance. Operating at a high level is not about working harder and exhausting yourself – it’s about working smarter. But what does that even look like? In business, we should be working towards this same ideal. If you consider any elite…

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  • The idea of outsourcing often conjures up images of large factories or warehouses with bad working conditions, but the Beepo offices in the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in the Philippines look much the same as any you would find elsewhere in the world. Split across two levels, with offices upstairs and a reception, canteen and break rooms downstairs, the…

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  • The Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks are the most successful international rugby team of all time; in fact, one of the most successful sporting teams in the world. Their statistics are staggering; in November 2017 the All Blacks celebrated eight years at the top of the world rugby rankings. That’s 2,922 days at the top, playing 108 tests and winning 96. A…

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  • Despite the fact that many contemporary leadership environments now have become a flat leadership structure, millennial open-office collaborative affair, the essence of leadership is still the same. The buck stops with somebody. When the hard decisions need to be made, when the responsibility for everything needs to be taken, when taking the risks at the highest level is required and when…

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