New Home Consultant
(Female, Age 44) from Elk Grove, CA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||New Home Consultant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Elk Grove, CA|
|Years Experience||8 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
It is a local home builder. It employs about 100+ people
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Demonstrate and sell new homes. Coordinate with mortgage, construction supers, title and customers to make a smooth process of buying a home.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I definately deserve what I earn
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes. I work with many people. The clients, title, mortgage, construction, management and many more people. I love what I do.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a model and I love it. I am on-site and able to demonstrate the homes and the community.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am|
|8am to 9am|
|9am to 10am||Got to the office at 9:30. Unlocked the models, made sure they were free of garbage, fluffed pillows, made sure they were perfect to be seen. Made a pot of coffee.|
|10am to 11am||Followed up with cutomers on what stage of construction their home is in. Toured some customers through the models.|
|11am to 12pm||Talked to mortgage regarding some new clients and some that are close to closing escrow.|
|12pm to 1pm||Met with construction regarding some clients concerns. Also got walk dates. Called the customers to confirm the dates. Scheduled appointments with title.|
|1pm to 2pm||Toured some customers through the models.|
|2pm to 3pm||One of my clients came in for their pre-sheetrock meeting. This is when they meet with my construction superintendent to go through the home before we sheet-rock the home to point out where wiring and such is.|
|3pm to 4pm||Toured more customers through the models. Loved the homes. Set an appointment for tomorrow to do a purchase agreement.|
|4pm to 5pm||Got everything in order to do the purchase agreement tomorrow. A purchase agreement consists of many documents. Made copies and put it together. Made thank you notes to send to prospects that came in.|
|5pm to 6pm||closed the office…off to the home office for a sales meeting. Stopped at post office to send the thank you notes.|
|6pm to 7pm||Weekly sales meeting to discuss new items and concerns. Picked up supplies I will need for the week.|
|7pm to 8pm||Phone Bank. This is when we call prospective buyers to see if they have any further questions and would like to set an appointment to go over any other details.|
|8pm to 9pm||Get to go home. Short day today!|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, an interview with the sales manager.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Are you flexable?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no. Did this prior to employment.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, went to school to prepare for the state exam.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. Everything I have learned through the years has helped me. Computer skills, dealing with people.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
interned for only a couple weeks. I was lucky that my mentor was awesome.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to school. You need to obtain a state license to sell homes.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You should be social and love people. Computer skills are important.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be yourself. Truly care about the client. Be prepared to work a ton of hours.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, now that I have found what I love to do.
What are your current career goals?
I will continue to sell homes until I retire.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Just that I feel extremely lucky to have found the perfect fit my career.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||waitress||2 years||50000||waitressed so I could go to school to get my real estate license|
|Prior Job 2||sales||2 years||100000||Sold health and nutritional products.|
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