Richmond American Homes Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2015
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    Sales Associate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Richmond American Homes in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, two days later I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. I had a brief phone interview, she told me she think I made a good fit, I set up in person interview over the phone. I had my in person interview a week and half later, after the interview I did a sales personality test, then I was asked to complete my background check. It took about 4 days to come back then I was offered a position.

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    New Home Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Richmond American Homes.

    Interview

    If you can make it past the HR recruiters, you have to take a number of personality and Sales personality tests and a phone interview before reaching a Sales Manager. 2 of the 3 sales managers are very fair and great interviewers. You need to be goal oriented and driven. That's far more important than previous sales experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How much money do you want to make?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none

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    New Home Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Richmond American Homes.

    Interview

    First I had to fill out an application on-line. Then I got a call from HR in Denver. The sent me a link so that I could take the attitude test. One I passed the attitude test, then they scheduled an interview with hiring manager. I sat down with hiring manager. It was more of a conversation than an interview. Not a difficult process.

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    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. This is a commission based position

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    New Home Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Richmond American Homes (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Once you go through the initial interview, you will take a personality quiz. Be honest on the quiz as it will lead to the next step in your interview. My situation was unique, so I only had one "interview" after that test, then received my offer letter and HR info that same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree that it is harder to sell to a buyer that is wealthy, well educated, successful and or looking for luxury? (or something along those lines!)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very easy - offer letter was sent, signed and started the next week.

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    Purchasing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Richmond American Homes (Irvine, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Applied October 22nd. Got a phone call from Director of Purchasing a month later...Talked about my experience...Asked to me to come in three days after the phone call...Met with him at the Irvine, CA HQ...Friendly guy. Real calm. Showed a lot of interest. Went over my resume and asked what i did in each and every job in my resume. My drafting experience standed out even though, I was not a drafter anymore and changed my career path to business. I sent a Thank you letter, and he responded. Got a call from manager the following week to see if I was still interested. Then I got a call from corporate (Tough questions). I got a background check. I was asked to come in a 2nd time to the office to feel out the team and meet the VP. The team was told it like it was...They didnt sugar coat...Then I met with the VP alone and he was friendly and asked about my background talked abou tthe company. He said, "The company is not perfect"

    Interview Questions

    • Question from Corporate from Colorado:
      "If our Trade Partner's sells us copper and the price of copper went up 30%, how would you negotiate with them since the company's goal is to lower cost?"
      "How would you go about calculating how much drywall we need in a project?"

      "Why did you apply at this position?" "Why do you want to work here?" " Where do want to be in the next couple of years?"
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I took the offer. I asked if the offer was highest and best, they said if I want to counter they would need make a proposal to corporate. Didnt feel like any room for negotiation, so I took the offer.

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    New Home Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Richmond American Homes (Denver, CO) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Easy enough; but the person that interviewed me was not a Salesman - the questions were idiotic. I was told a bunch of lies. If you do work here make sure you get a good community - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION = $$$$; anything else is just that....the organization is full of anal retentive personalities; never happy no matter how hard you work.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you going to do with all the money you make (BTW, the amount told never was possible; but I discovered this only after I took the job of course)?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No neg. Entry level to start, w/o experience in new home sales I did start at $500/weekly; from there 1.3% commission only (after you are promoted - varies dependent upon your sex (sorry but true); the area I worked liked to keep the money flowing to the boy's club.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Richmond American Homes (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Two interviews - one with sales management and the other with the Division President. Be prepared to answer detailed questions describing how you handled difficult situations in previous positions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the most difficult situation you've had while working that you were not able to resolve and how you handled that situation.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation available.

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    Senior CopyWriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Richmond American Homes (Denver, CO) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewer was very nice and the interview was informative. However, after the interview, although I attempted to contact the interviewer via email, I never received any follow-up response.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the most difficult project you've worked on, and what outcome was.   13 Answers
  10. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Richmond American Homes in February 2009.

    Interview

    I was contacted and pre-interviewed by a Richmond recruiter for a drafting position. She then passed my resume on to the department that was hiring. After a few days they called me to come in to interview with the department heads. There were 2 of them that I sat down in the interview with. They were pleasant and did not ask any crazy questions. The questions were all related to the position they were filling. One note is the recruiter said the job required some communication with outside contractors, etc., but the department heads said it was basically a strictly drafting position.

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    New Home Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Richmond American Homes (Irvine, CA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    Interview with sales manager.

    Negotiation

    Submitted offer for compensation.

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