4 keys to building a strong team

Picture- strong team

To take care of clients when you’re not available, and to have more time for new business, you need a strong team behind you. Here’s how to build one.

Identify the skill gaps.

1. You know current strengths and weaknesses. Hire for the missing skills. To identify them, write job descriptions defining each employee’s role and responsibilities.

Take your time.

2. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the price of a bad hire is at least 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings. Don’t hire until you find someone you’re excited about. If you’re having difficulty, consider revising the job description.

Hire people who are different from you.

3. “Like attracts like” makes sense in our personal lives. But in business, hire people with experiences and styles different from you and team members. They’ll add valuable new viewpoints and capabilities. The ideal team has a range of different people who complement each other.

4. Downplay personality.

It’s great if someone has a winning personality, but it’s an extra. Hire people first and foremost for the skills, experience and drive they’ll need to succeed in their role at your business.

Here’s to putting together the team that will help you to your best year ever… Enjoy a great month!

**Looking Out For Your Best Interest**

Brandy Whitmire | Branch Manager | Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS #194877 

Office Phone: 214-660-5000 | Email: BWhitmire@financemyhome.com

HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., DBA FinanceMyHome.com   

Mobile APP: www.BrandysApp.com

Application: www.BrandyWhitmire.info

Related Articles

This past week, home loan rates ticked up again despite the Fed recently cutting rates by a full point and the 10-year Note remaining just above 1%. Why? Mortgage backed securities (MBS) are bonds that price home loan rates. This week, the spread or difference in yield between the 10-year…
Read More of the post Coronavirus and Extreme Volatility

The continued strength of the labor market, along with historically low mortgage rates, will keep positive housing momentum alive in 2020. The Unemployment Rate is currently at a 50-year low of 3.6% with expectations for the index to push even lower to 3.25% by year's end, matching lows last seen…
Read More of the post A Great 2020 Housing Story

Home loan rates continue to hover near three-year lows. There are some on Wall Street who say rates are going to push even lower at some point — and they may be right. But what if they're wrong? What if rates have bottomed for the foreseeable future? Yes, locking a…
Read More of the post What the Market Is Saying

Bonds love uncertainty and bad news. As a result, rates improve when not-so-good news emerges. That was the story this past week, as China has reported a new deadly coronavirus has started to spread in their country. The virus, which spreads through human contact, has taken several lives and has…
Read More of the post Uncertainty Helps Rates

We recognize this is a difficult time for many people. Click here or call 866-913-2951 for more information and to learn about current options available to our borrowers.