Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Just be One Day a Year

Every year around Thanksgiving, people begin to do their various exercises in “thanks and giving.” They either start with something they are thankful for at the beginning of the month and do a daily “thanks.” Or they pour their heart out (On social media) the day of Thanksgiving. I believe that it’s important to start…

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What Happens When You Rush the Process?

Don't rush the online sales process

Sometimes in our need for speed, we lose sight of some of the basics. While it’s true that an OSC’s role has always been about appointment setting and getting people in front of the site agents there are several factors that must be addressed. Appointments Need to be Strong – the whole point of filtering…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Online Sales Programs

FAQ's about OSC programs

There are many questions I get when we are looking at starting or evaluating an existing program, especially when it comes to hiring an OSC and setting them up for success. Frequently asked questions: Can’t we just move an agent from sales to online sales or hire a seasoned realtor?  The answer is sometimes. Not…

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Blue Gypsy Inc. 11 Years, 11 Months

12 years in business

My LinkedIn says I joined Blue Gypsy Inc. 11 years, 11 months ago. This December Blue Gypsy Inc will turn 12 years old! And just like any tween my business has gone through a variety of transformations over the past 12 years as I’ve found my passion and Blue Gypsy Inc.’s purpose. I remember when…

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Has Follow Up Improved From Last Year? Our Results Are In…

In the 2nd Annual Homebuyer Mystery Shop Blue Gypsy, Inc. got together with Melinda Brody & Company and Denim Marketing to shop 50 new home builders across the country. We looked at national, regional, and local builders and spent 30 days tracking the follow-up a customer would receive if they submitted an inquiry with their…

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It’s Almost Halloween…

It’s almost Halloween and sometimes OSCs have some spooktacular stories to tell. Maybe you can sell a house just because they see the ghost of a past loved one… When a potential client reaches out to inform you that her deceased mother can be seen as a ghost in one of your new construction homes,…

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Transformation: Don’t Miss the Women in Residential Construction Virtual Event

I’m excited to participate as a roundtable speaker in this year’s Women in Residential Construction’s live online event. The 2-day conference will take place on October 27-29th. This marks the 7th annual event for the organization. I’ve had the good fortune to attend this event in person and virtually over the past couple of years…

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Hiring a Unicorn – Lasso Webinar

I had the privilege of giving a talk to the Lasso community recently on what it takes to embark on “Hiring a Unicorn.” According to the Oxford Languages definition, a unicorn is “something that is highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain.” While unicorns are simply fictional, in the world of  new home construction,…

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Is Long-Term Follow Up Still Important?

Follow up for online sales counselors

The last 18 months have seen crazy things happening in the new home construction world. It’s no secret that we have more buyers than homes. So, is it really necessary to have long-term follow up? The answer is YES! For the first quarter in a while, we are seeing the lead volume slow down. What…

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If 100% of My Sales Come Through Online Sales Counselors. Should I Restructure OSC Pay?

Noooooo! Not unless you are going to pay them MORE!  I keep seeing this over the past year, as more and more traffic for new home builders comes to your online sales counselors. More leads are being set into appointment because there is less walk-in traffic. Some builders are having “heartburn” over how much they…

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