Blog Posts by Julie Edwards

Keeping Your Culture Front and Center: Hire, Fire, Be Wire(d) by It

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In my last post I covered the importance of culture and how to define it for your business. In this post we'll discuss hiring for it, firing for it and making it a part of your everyday decisions at work.

Hire by It
Once you've identified your core values, you'll want to hire associates who share those values, so make culture a part of your interview process.  It's often said, “hire for passion first, skills second.” The same can be true for values. At BoomTown we look for values first, then ensure the candidate is a skills match. Here are some tips that have helped us build a wildly passionate and cohesive team at BoomTown:

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Utilizing Culture to Attract and Retain Top Real Estate Agents for Free!

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As more and more real estate teams are embracing online lead generation, your market share isn't the only thing that is getting competitive these days. The hiring market is too! You might already be recruiting through signing bonuses, coaching opportunities and innovative tools, but what do you do when the brokerage next door is doing the same thing? What if I told you there was something only your team could have and that it would lead to not only attracting top talent, but retaining it too? Oh, and it's free.

…Interested? I thought so

Well I'm talking about culture, people! Before you roll your eyes and say “yeah, yeah, we do team happy hours all the time and so does every other team in my town,” listen up! (Because I guarantee your competition thinks that's all there is to culture and this is where you gain an opportunity.)

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Maximize Your “On The Go” Time with New Mobile Apps

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Earlier this year, I wrote a post on the best mobile apps for real estate agents. Since new gadgets are a theme this time of year, I thought I’d share a few more. These apps are designed to help you maximize your time while you’re on the go, so the next time you find yourself in between appointments, put down the Angry Birds and pick up a few of these instead.

 

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BoomTown CEO, Grier Allen, weighs in on lead conversion at Inman’s Real Estate Connect

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This past week BoomTown’s CEO, Grier Allen, joined a panel of real estate technology experts at’Real Estate Connect‘in NYC. The session,’Conversion Optimization, focused on proven strategies to turn online leads into real estate clients. The panel was featured on’Inman News‘last Friday. The panel of speakers agreed that the key to…

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