Consumers, Getting Started

Smaller Real Estate Businesses: Prioritizing Work-Life Balance for Better Results

In the real estate industry, cognitive overload can negatively impact the quality of service, results achieved, and the mental health of professionals. However, smaller and more nimble businesses can be more accommodating to the work-life balance needs of their teams, which leads to a better customer experience.

Real estate professionals require work-life balance, especially when dealing with cognitive overload. Long hours, demanding clients, and a constant stream of information can lead to burnout and negatively impact the mental and physical health of professionals. Without work-life balance, professionals may not provide the necessary attention and care to clients, resulting in missed opportunities, poor communication, and negative customer experience.

Consumers must have a positive and productive experience with an agent or agency for a successful transaction. Therefore, companies must prioritize creating a tailored and personalized experience for the consumer. Consumers should not assume that bigger is always better, and smaller businesses can provide several advantages over larger agencies. Smaller businesses can be more adaptable, innovative, and offer a more personalized service.

If management in a larger real estate company is experiencing cognitive overload, this can have significant implications for their younger and less experienced staff. Companies should prioritize training and development for all employees and consider the size and agility of the agency to create a better experience for both clients and employees.

In summary, smaller and more nimble businesses offer several advantages over larger agencies in the real estate industry. By prioritizing work-life balance, providing a tailored and personalized experience, and offering a supportive workplace culture, smaller businesses can create a better experience for both clients and employees.

If you have more questions and want to better understand the right services for you, contact CP Advisors for further assistance.

Consumers, Getting Started

Evaluating Property Services, Scratch Under the Surface

Like all successful relationships in business many advisors operate right in the middle of every transaction. The real estate consumer has embraced advisors, albeit slowly, and services on offer today come with varied levels of experience across Victoria and Australia. When you are evaluating services it’s really important to understand there are major differences in skills, attributes and learnings of people in the industry. Individual advisors subsequently have many different layers of experience, and this raises ‘a word of caution’, simply because the advice you receive will have a major impact on how well you do with your transaction.

The overall value of these services to consumers is essentially the independence, time, experience and network, all these elements come together to make a transactions a success of failure.

At Clements Property Advisors you can rest assured we have worked on the front lines for over 20 years, having been an estate agency, auctioneers and property managers. Ultimately, you the client make the decisions, whilst we guide you and give you that confidence from start to finish.

So it’s always good to scratch under the surface and see what you can find out, because all services are certainly not the same!



Selecting the Right Experts

When you decide to transact on property there are people you know with experience and those you trust who can help guide you in the right direction. We are big believers in relationships like most professional people, and the business that we generate as a result of word of mouth referral. There are plenty of amazing people in the real estate industry playing their part in helping others transact, but there are significant differences.

The contrast between services on the surface is typically individual skills, abilities and the energy to get the job done. However drilling down, there are other important elements you should take into account, such as, the deeper knowledge that separates every organisation. We are referring to skills as a result of the ‘lessons learned’, people with a broad professional network, industry and business experience.

The important message is those wise old words, ‘do your research’. When deciding on services check out accreditations like membership to the industry body, REIV. This requires ‘Professional Indemnity Insurance’, and adherence to a professional a ‘Code of Conduct’. Then there is business licencing checks to operate, is the business currently registered, with an active ABN and/or ASIC registration. Take all this into account and you are better placed to make some smart decisions, backed by smarter people who know the ropes.