2021 Thoughts and Holiday Wishes from Blue Gypsy Inc.

I’m not going to weigh you down with a ton of goal setting rules and regulations. Just a few quick thoughts before we slide into the next year.  While 2020 has had it’s ups and downs for many, for the most part the building world has been fast and furious. Record breaking sales have happened…

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Possession vs. Ownership

    This may be controversial in some circles but I feel this is a really important part of online lead management. If you are familiar at all with the online sales program — and lets face it, if you weren’t you wouldn’t be here — then you know that an online sales counselors job…

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Quick Tip Tuesday Video for Online Sales Programs – Understanding Metrics

In our last blog post we talked about metrics for online sales counselor programs, but it’s really important to understand that in the age of COVID things have changed, and it’s important to adjust expectations in order to maximize ROI on online leads. Right now more “walk-in” traffic is coming through the Online Sales Counselors…

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Metrics Aren’t Everything…WHAT?

Metrics aren't everything

There, I said it. Metrics are not everything when it comes to a well-oiled Online Sales Counselor program. Especially in the Age of COVID.  I just blew the minds of many people including all my perfectionist OSC’s. You know how I know this? I’m nominating several of my past OSC’s I’ve trained for National Awards…

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Online Sales Counselors Need to be The CRM Expert for New Home Builders

I am a coach, a mentor, a trainer, a consultant. I am not technical support or here to set up your Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM.) Why? Because the only way to become an expert in your CRM is to dive in, learn it, break it, fix it, and as Nike used to say, Just…

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The Results Are In! Is Follow Up Your Weakest Link?

homebuyer mystery shop landing page header

  Blue Gypsy Inc. Partnered with Melinda Brody & Company and Denim marketing to shop 50 new home builders across the country. We spent 30 days tracking the follow up processes and examined speed, frequency of messaging and diversity of touch points. The results will shock you. Or maybe not. In our mystery shop we…

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2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer – Webinar September 11

Is your follow up your weakest link? I’m a guest this week on the 2020 Vision: It’s a Game Changer series – by Kimberly Mackey Founder and consultant at New Homes Solutions Consulting and Carol Morgan Founder of Denim Marketing.  Myself, and Ben Marks – President of Melinda Brody & Company – in conjunction with…

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Quick Tip Tuesday Video – How To Optimize Live Chat

Video about Live Chat

Today’s Quick Tip for Online Sales Programs in the Building Industry is about Live Chat. If you are going to have your OSC utilize Live Chat you need to make sure these 3 things are happening. I’ve always been on the fence about live chat because all too often I’ve seen this become a band-aid…

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Don’t Burn Out Your Online Sales Counselor

Don't Burn Out Your OSC

Look, I’ve been doing this since 2007. Back when I began as an OSC we did not have the same kind of marketing and lead generation as we do now. I worked for a builder that sold about 350 or more homes per year, and back then we said if an OSC was doing 20-25%…

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What’s Happening: Events in September

What's happening in September

September is always a busy time of the year! But lots of conferences, summits, webinars and podcasts have recently been released or are coming soon in the month of September, which is always great for learning and industry education. I’m lucky enough to participate in some of them! Now through the end of the year, …

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