“Most”

I got an e-mail from a salesperson who justified not using whatever my article covered. How’d he justify not using the info? He counted the times I used the word most. (I also get grief about using run-on sentences, and now and then I get a hit on my grammar – go figure.) I use …

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It’s Not Rocket Science – It’s Common Sense

Have you ever heard, “Your first few seconds and your first few words will make or break your sale.”…? Most salespeople in our business can’t understand how a sale that normally takes a couple of hours can be so affected by the first twenty seconds or so. Your first few seconds: This would be that …

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You Control Your Attitude

Your actions control your success. Your attitude controls your actions. You control your attitude. We all know learning more is not a requirement for most salespeople. In fact, even being required to go to-work-to-work and put in an effective shift every day usually isn’t required either. You should also know that selling more cars and …

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Ask ‘GOOD’ Questions!

Getting customers comfortable with you as quickly as possible is important because the sooner they feel comfortable, the closer you get to making the sale. That’s why building rapport is so important and why you have to learn how to ask good questions that cause people to open up and talk to you more. The …

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Play The Odds

Over 50% of the vehicles are sold to women and over 90% of your sales are directly influenced by the woman in the group (wife, girlfriend, mother, etc.). I hear a lot of stories from people about their “car buying experiences”. In fact, a friend of ours who wanted to buy a new car, told …

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I Quit – I’m Outta Here!

“If you try to make me learn more so that I can sell more cars and earn more money, I quit – I’m outta here!” One of our JVTN® support managers was talking to a manager who said his salespeople didn’t want to train on JVTN® every day. Our support manager said, “Wow, you guys …

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Your Career Development For 2013…

2013 Will Be Great…If you haven’t already, then let’s start working on YOU now so you can have your best year ever. Without getting bogged down in the numbers that go with the categories below, in real life, based on your unit sales and income are you… Terrible At Selling A Below Average Salesperson An …

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Salesperson Jumps In Unit Sales

“From 6.5 cars to 15 a month later!” “I have been in the business a little over 3 months total and have been training on JVTN® daily. I love JVTN® because I can do it quickly, apply it immediately and get the benefits now! I also attended your 2-day Sales Workshop and it put all …

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How To Get What You Want

Today’s market is coming right along and getting better and better every month. Every time I hear the news, it’s good news again for sales in the car business. The bad news is that average salespeople are just doing what they’ve always done – not much. My first managers didn’t teach me goal setting, they …

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Easily Get More Down & Higher Payments

Two phrases can replace 30 minutes of negotiation… Example: You’re working a deal and in your first offer, your customer says they don’t want to spend over $400. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get another $25, $50 even $100 a month with just two phrases. Here’s how it works… When the …

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Always Make Your Customers Comfortable

Have you stopped to think about what you’re asking most customers to do, in dollars and cents, after a 10 minute presentation and a quick spin around the block? Car payments use up 20%-30% of the average person’s take home pay.  That means whether you’re selling a loaded Tahoe or stripped Accent, car payments make …

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“Sorry I’m Late…”

Are you one of those people who just never quite makes it to anything on time? Do things and all that stuff beyond your control seem to pop up and cause you to get to work just after the bell rings almost every day? Yeah, I know, you’re never real late, just a little late …

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How To Lose The Sale On The Lot…

Talk Trade Value – Lose The Sale 94% Of The Time Talk Any Price Topic – Lose The Sale 96% Of The Time “What’s my trade worth?” … “What would my payments run on this?” Most customers will ask you both questions before they’ve even found a vehicle they’re ready to take home today. If …

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Will You Pass The ‘Sales’ Test?

We take tests all of our lives; to graduate from school, to get our driver’s license, etc. Now in sales, your skills are tested with every prospect you talk to whether it’s an Internet lead, an incoming sales call or a prospect on the lot. Your test scores for each of those contacts are what …

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How To Increase Your Sales 50% Overnight

One of the most important things to understand is that to sell more units, you can’t sell price; you have to sell value. Can you get from 10 to 15, or from 20 to 30 overnight? You can, but if you want to increase your sales, you’ll have to stop quizzing people about their budget …

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Ask Joe

“How can I sell more units in this market when we have a lot fewer people on the lot?” If you look at the facts, it’s easy to sell more units in any market condition … just start doing a better job right now with every person you’re talking to on the lot. In our …

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Ask Joe

“How can I make up for the sales I missed earlier this month?” I’m surprised so many people actually believe they can “make up” lost sales or lost activities today, just by doing a better job tomorrow. In a race, you can’t make up the time you lost on the last lap during the next …

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