By Nick McVeigh-Crabbe

I am not going to tell you anything you do not already know, it doesn’t matter what industry you work in the UK there is a severe shortage of professionals willing to work. The country may be hitting a record breaking number of job vacancies but employers are struggling to interview and hire good people. The new homes industry is no different, we are told by our clients (housebuilders, developers, sales agents etc) that the quantity and quality of applications is disappointing and frustrating. The lack of new recruits into the new homes industry is piling on  even more pressure after Covid, lockdowns, shortage of materials and delayed development starts. If we could flick a switch to make things better we would, we don’t have all the answers but what we do have is a training programme and recruitment expertise that could make life easier for you.

We are working hard to find, attract and filter quality sales professionals that we believe can be successful in new home sales. It’s not just our reputation, job adverts, interview process and word of mouth that allows us to meet new people but also our training courses. Our Training Academy provides tried and tested training on the essential basic skills and knowledge required to be successful. As we all know, if you get the basics consistently right you can start to build up experience, confidence and knowledge. The world has moved on, we are having to be far more proactive to attract new people to the industry, we need fresh new talent and our training courses provide a ‘good’ sales professional the springboard to be a ‘fantastic’ sales professional.

You can join other managers/directors by putting your new and inexperienced sales people through our New Home Sales Foundation course to speed up their education and improve their knowledge and confidence. Many housebuilders use our training so sales advisors can hit the ground running. We are also building a conveyor belt of new recruits so we can recommend sales professionals who have recently completed our training course and are available to start on one of your developments immediately.

There is no perfect answer to solve the recruitment and management challenges you are experiencing, but at the very least let STAR recruitment save you time and stress by finding you excellent new homes sales professionals and trainees with our expert recruitment team and industry leading training courses.

The STAR recruitment team and our Training Academy Sales Director, Anita Edmunds, will be more than happy to talk to you about any of the above on 01527 432011 or