To Sell More Take It 1 Step At A Time

You’ve heard me say ‘speed kills sales’ and that’s because fast requires skipping steps. It’s just math, how long does it take to… Step 1: Warm Up… Greet someone: 2 – 3 minutes Visit (build rapport): 3 – 5 – 10 Wander Around, General Q&A: 5 – 10 General Presentation: 5 – 10 Investigate: 5 …

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Go-to Closes For Objections…

Closing is everything that moves the sale forward. Yes, an effective greeting is closing because it moves you closer. And of course, getting that final TMO commitment is closing. When you get an objection like, “I’m not buying because…”, handling it means you’re also closing. I have close to 100 or so closes I personally …

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Buying Is Emotional – Negotiation Is Logical

That’s why you can’t talk price until you’ve sold the vehicle. As soon as the conversation moves to money, they go from excitement to logic. Closing and the negotiation itself are logic-based by default. But the smart salesperson will also keep the emotions flowing throughout both of those processes. When you do, you’ll close more …

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Slow Down & You’ll Sell More

Of course you want to get the sale done quick – and of course, so does your customer. But remember, if they don’t see the value, they don’t buy and… Value doesn’t come fast and value doesn’t come cheap! There are two quick ways to destroy a sale or make it way tougher than it …

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Help Them Buy!

Buying is an emotional process and often an ‘impulse’. That’s why your enthusiasm is critical from the greeting throughout your selling and closing process. You can help build their emotions even more in your presentation, but only if you know their emotional hot buttons which you find in a thorough rapport and investigation process. Then …

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Make the Rest of December Count!

Most salespeople already know what to do to sell more, but sometimes just a reminder is all you need to make it happen. So let’s hit a few biggees you can easily focus on to make this December your best month ever. Is this for a special occasion? Everybody loves presents. So ask, “Is this …

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Get Ready For 2018

Customer Retention Is The Secret To Continuous Growth  The average 9 unit salesperson… earns under $40,000, works long hours, 23-26 days per month, talks on the phone to a few people each day, makes an appointment now & then – and now & then some show, doesn’t usually talk to any service customers each day, …

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Sean Gardner To Speak At VIADA Convention

Joe Verde Trainer, Sean Gardner, will speak at the Virginia Independent Automotive Dealers Association (VIADA) Convention & Expo on Friday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m. The Convention will be held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump in Richmond, VA. Sean’s Workshop Topic & Details: “How To Win The Sale With Today’s Customer” Today’s …

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JVSMT Trainer, Sean Gardner, To Speak At MTADA Convention

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc.,(JVSMT) today announced that their senior trainer, Sean Gardner, has been selected to present a workshop, “Finish This Year With A Bang!,” at the Montana ADA Convention, Saturday, August 26, at 9:15 am. Commenting on his workshop, Gardner stated, “Dealers spend millions of dollars every year to drive traffic …

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Went From 9 To 24!

“From 9 units a month to 24 the month I attended your class.”  “I‘ve been in the car business 7 months, my first couple of months I was averaging about 9 units, then I attended Joe’s Closing Workshop. After learning your easy to follow the 8 steps to the sale, and really understanding and believing these …

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The Psychology of Buying

Which statement is correct? Buying is logical – and negotiation is emotional. Buying is emotional – and negotiation is logical. Fact: For 95%, buying is an emotional process. Think about it; very few people need to buy a different vehicle than the one they have now. They buy because they want a different vehicle. Price …

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Ask Joe: Do I spend too much time working deals?

Ask Joe: How much time should you spend ‘selling’ vs. ‘working the deal’? You’ll spend about 2 hours making most sales and the outcome depends on how you spend your time. a. Spend the first 20 minutes focused on the money and you’ll spend the better part of 2 hours negotiating price. Result: 6% Delivery …

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Developing Confidence Is A Step By Step Process

The best way to overcome fear, is to develop your skills, which will mean more sales, which in turn will give you more confidence. 1. Develop more skills. I was afraid of price and of closing, too, until I developed my skills. Now I realize ‘No’ isn’t important – ‘Yes’ is what you’re looking for, …

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Huge Tip

Huge tip on practicing that helped me a lot… You know you need practice to get better, right? In real life, the best practice is with a customer because it’s ‘real’. Find a sparring partner… The very best customer to practice on is someone you’re absolutely convinced can’t or won’t buy anything from you, no …

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Blurred Lines Between Selling & Closing

See what I mean about the blurred lines between selling and closing? Everything you do to bring a customer into the dealership; turning incoming calls into appointments, prospecting in service, and retaining your sold customers – moves the sale forward. Everything you do in Steps 1-4 of our 8-Step Basics, from your attitude, to your …

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Ask Joe: How can I make $15,000 more this year?

Joe, I want to increase my income by $15,000 this year. What’s my best plan and where do I focus?” You didn’t say how many units you sell now or how you’re doing, so let’s assume you meant $15k more in the next 7 months. The math is always first: $15,000 ÷ 7 months, means …

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Imagine a different future and bigger paycheck

If you want to sell & earn more, imagine what you could learn in our 3 sales classes! There’s so much to learn about “selling” that we have 3 completely different 2-Day Workshops: ‘How To Sell A Car’ … on core selling skills and the sales process to double your average production now ‘Advanced Closing …

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Move Your Career To The Next Level…

From 8 to 18” “Joe, when I started in the car business just over 5 months ago my General Manager introduced me to what he told me was the best sales training available – a mere three weeks later, I found myself in Halifax for a two-day Joe Verde Workshop called, ‘How To Sell A …

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