5 tips for managing change

From bushfires to coronavirus, there’s been plenty of cause to adapt and learn how to deal with change so far this year.

From the macro context to the real estate and business environment, adapting to change doesn’t necessarily come easy. Whether it’s getting used to a new business process, adapting to a technological innovation or a fundamental change in strategic direction; fortunately, there are some tactics you can keep in mind that can take some of the stress out of the change process.

Coronavirus and property management

How many times have you heard the words “unprecedented times” in the last few weeks? You certainly don’t need us to tell you that the world has changed for everyone; including the way many of us, in many industries, do business.

Property management as a profession – and the real estate industry more broadly – is no exception.

Here are three things we’ve observed since coronavirus changed the way we work and some tips for maintaining wellness during this time.

Why and how to reward your team’s effort

Employee engagement is an increasingly visible and critical component of the modern workplace. The research says that engaged employees are more productive, healthier, more satisfied, they stick around longer and they’re more loyal.

Here’s how you can make sure you’re rewarding and recognising your team’s efforts on a regular basis.

5 tips for dealing with difficult people

Ahhhh. We all know ‘em, don’t we? In fact, we’d bet a pretty penny that a specific someone or situation came to mind when you read the title of this article, right?

The good news is that encountering difficult people doesn’t always have to mean disaster for your business relationships. We’ve focused in on five strategies that you can deploy to de-escalate potentially sticky situations with difficult people.

How to create new routines and habits to set you up for success

Whether you realise it or not, habits account for a huge part of how you live your day-to-day life. In fact, according to researchers from Duke University—a whopping 40 percent of our daily behaviours are governed by habits.

Wanting to build new habits is a very normal part of wanting to grow and accomplish new goals (especially early on in each calendar year!), and establishing them can be integral to success, whether that’s in a professional or personal setting.

How to engage with your sales team

The relationship between your property management team and your counterparts in sales is, hopefully, very close. While you are focused on two very different functions of the business, there’s absolutely no doubt that alignment in vision and a positive working relationship leads to mutually beneficial business outcomes and a better client experience. And ain’t that what it’s all about?

Our Best Goal Setting Tips For 2020

Whether or not you’re into New Year’s resolutions—there’s definitely something to be said for setting intentions and goals at the start of a brand-new decade that will work to set the tone for the year.

Here at Gill & Hooper, we’re all about setting ourselves up for success, and, to us, that includes consistently working on goals and plans that will enrich our careers and personal lives. Here are our best tips for goal setting and planning your way to success during 2020 and beyond.

Ways to switch off over the Christmas break

Whether 2019 has been a year for your personal history books or one you’re in a hurry to forget, it’s highly likely you’re counting down to the end of the year—highly anticipating some much-needed time off to relax, refresh and reset before the start of a new decade rolls around.

Despite the anticipation however, it can often be hard to really switch off from work, be completely present in the moment and put next year’s goals and aspirations truly on the back burner. If this sounds like you—don’t panic, we’ve put together a list of sure-fire ways to ensure you put all-things office related out of your mind, to enjoy the rejuvenating break you deserve.

Building resilience in property management

It’s no secret that property management is a fast-paced and often high-pressure industry, with the requirement to constantly juggle multiple priorities keeping property managers on their toes. In such a transient and often challenging environment, building and honing resilience is a critical skill to develop—and doing so will stand you in great stead for the duration of your career.

Here are our top 5 tips for building resilience in the real estate industry.

Culture is key

We hear a lot about culture these days. There’s almost universal agreement that without a good corporate culture, businesses fail, be it real estate or other industries.

Everyone in your organisation is responsible for building and protecting the culture but there’s no doubt that good culture can thrive or die at the hands of team managers. Here are our top 5 tips for managers to cultivate and maintain a positive team culture.

Three ways to build your database

We’ll hit you with a truth bomb straight away right here: the bigger your database, the more successful you will be in the real estate game.

In an ideal world, your database would be overflowing with people to market to, communicate with, deliver value to and build relationships with. But how do you get there?

There are the obvious things like starting with people you already know; friends, family, social media connections. But what are some of the other ways that will help you establish a healthy database? Here’s our top three.

How to stay positive in challenging times

We all know how it feels when life starts to get on top of us, whether it’s from a hard time at work, a tricky personal situation or from sheer burnout. When the fog starts to descend, it can be really hard to maintain a positive headspace—however doing so is crucial to navigating your way through the challenge.

Here are our top tips to staying positive while working through tough and challenging situations.

How to hire talented property managers

Is your agency’s recruitment strategy working?

Recruitment is one of the biggest challenges that we as property managers face. Turnover in the industry is high and finding talented, enthusiastic and committed property managers can feel like an overwhelming task.

Here are our tips for getting the very best out of your approach to recruitment.

5 tips to start the day right

Fed up of feeling groggy and unmotivated from the moment you snooze your first alarm to the second you set foot in the office?

Establishing a positive and sustainable morning routine is absolutely central in the habits of all highly effective people; the people who are motivated, energised and focused on achieving their goals day in, day out.

We’ve compiled 5 key tips for you to consider incorporating in to your morning routine: