How to Get Your School-Age Children Involved in Your Real Estate Business

Are you a mommy real estate agent with kids in school? You already know how to maximize your real estate business work while the kids are out of the house. With all those hours to yourself, getting the nitty-gritty business stuff done is a cinch! After you get them off to school in the morning, you should have plenty of time to network with others in the business, make phone calls, develop your next marketing campaign and get all your office work done.But what about when the kids are not in school? What about the holidays and in-service days? What about weekends and the after-school time when homework is done? Have you thought about making your real estate business a family affair? Your kids can be your own real estate assistants, helping you grow your real estate business and learning valuable lessons about life, teamwork and business.As long as your child isn’t doing anything that your state deems work that should be done by a licensed real estate assistant, the sky’s the limit as to what your son or daughter can help with. That teenager who’s a whiz on the computer can help you develop your website. Your little artist can design your marketing materials. Kids can really be a help…and if you pay them a few bucks, there’s even more motivation to help Mom make her real estate business the best!Just think of all the ways they can help you:— Scan documents— Make photocopies— Fold letters, brochures, etc.— Stuff and stamp envelopes— Clean the car prior to a buyer appointment— Take pictures of properties— Develop marketing materials— Filing paperwork— Co-hosting Open HousesThere are many ways in which you can make your real estate business a lesson in teamwork. You get help to grow as a Mommy real estate agent and your children can feel like a part of your real estate business. It’s a win-win situation for kids and Mom!

How to Manage a Business Travel Tender

Stage1First, undertake an analysis of your current business travel purchasing. Expect to make savings of between 5%-10%. Additionally, look at ways of making improvements to processes and procedures. A travel tender review is a great opportunity to instigate change.Your recommendations should be written into a “Business Case” for undertaking a travel tender.Stage 2Prepare a supplier prequalification document containing the recommendations made in stage 1. This will save you time as it eliminates the business travel suppliers who are not suited to servicing your travel tender requirements.Most travel suppliers will extol their capabilities whilst ignoring the risks to the business travel buyer. The prequalification stage helps to mitigate your risk.Stage 3, involves the design of the main business travel tender document. It must cover financial and service aspects. Most business travel suppliers or travel management companies (TMC’s) offer similar services.You want only the best fit for your own company requirements. This could be a global travel management company or a smaller niche operator. There is not a one size fits all approach and only by asking insightful and revealing questions will you confidently source a supplier best suited for your needs.Stage 4The evaluation of a travel tender requires in-depth analysis and we recommend you use a weighting system. The weighting helps to remove any subjectivity and represents the value and importance to your own company needs.The evaluation is supported with a final report highlighting the key differentiators from travel suppliers. The entire process is transparent and can be verified for auditing purposes.Stage 5, focuses on the negotiation of contract terms and conditions, designing a service level agreement containing key performance indicators, and helping with final implementation.In SummaryThe above is a simplified version of a business travel tender project plan. It can be undertaken in a few short months. Using this structure will ensure that travel tender projects are delivered on time and within budget.If you’re thinking about tendering your travel account, we can help you by either undertaking the entire project for you or coaching you through the process.If you would like to discuss how the process works in greater detail then why not get in contact with us. You’ll find our contact details at the bottom of the page.Alternatively, if you’re only thinking about a business travel tender and it’s still some way off, why not subscribe to receive our free report “Planning a Successful Business Travel Agreement”.

Plastic Roofing – A Boon to the Construction Industry!

Construction industry has changed a lot after the concept of plastic roofing has emerged. Plastic roof has made construction process lot easier and cheaper with its use. Plastic is a cheaply available material, which can be easily molded in to any shape. Who so ever got the idea to mold them into sheets to use in construction might have never thought that it would bring so much change. These roofs are simple to use flexible sheets that can be installed easily and quickly.They are used all over and commonly both in domestic as well as industrial setting. There will be many places where these will be an ideal choice than roofing with concrete or something else. Places like a garage, farmhouses, balcony, walkways, terrace garden, sitting and waiting areas, poolside sit out etc. are places that are ideal for roofing. Since you can mold these in various shapes, you can customize and make your designs according to your needs.Plastic roofing can act a protection from UV radiation and can keep you in shade. Other materials like wood, metal, asphalt etc., which were used previously, are now obsolete with the emergence of plastic roofs. Here are some of the interesting facts about plastic roofing that have made it so popular• These are very cost effective and that is the most important reason for their popularity. Plastic is cheaply available and so are the plastic roofing sheets.• Plastic roofing when compared to all other building materials is very light in weight. This makes it easy to handle and install.• They come in a variety of colors and patterns. Therefore, you can match them according to your taste and need of the surroundings.• Though they are light in weight, these plastic roofing sheets are very durable and can withstand all kinds of weather• They can protect you from harmful UV rays of the sun without blocking the visible light.• Installation is very easy and one can do it without the need of any professionals for installing them. You can cut them even with a garden scissors or an axle blade.• They are very appealing to the eyes and give life to any place where they are used.