Sell More – 85% Are There To Buy

You know that vehicle you really like? Do you remember the first few times you drove it? Remember how excited you were when you were talking about it with your customers? It’s time to drive all your cars again and light up your enthusiasm and excitement on each model so you can transfer your excitement …

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Ask Joe: About Those ‘Be-Backs’

“Joe, when someone leaves without buying and then comes back in, why do you suggest we demo the vehicle again, before we go inside to work the deal?” As an 8-car salesperson, when people came back, I was so pumped I’d head straight inside and get bummed when they left without buying. What happened? When …

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Common Mistakes That Cost You Sales

Mistakes in sports cost you goals, points and eventually the game. Mistakes in sales cost you units, bonuses and commission each month. In sports, when you recognize you’re doing something wrong, or that you could be doing better, the obvious solution is to practice, practice and practice some more. The more you practice, the better …

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Lazy People ‘Work Harder’ Than Pros

My first five years, I had to work bell to bell every day just to sell 8 units. Then one day I realized I wasn’t an 8 car guy, I was a 4-car guy working two shifts every day and most of my days off. Working double shifts now and then and coming in on …

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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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A Simple Plan To Sell More This Month

Want to make 4 more sales this month? If so, and if you’re willing to follow this simple plan, you can easily pick up an extra sale each week. Make a plan every day. That’s it – it’s just that easy to sell more. Before you go to bed, take the time to make a …

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The Skills To Your Success

You Need ‘Selling Skills’ To Sell And Then You Need ‘Success Skills’ To Succeed… SUCCESS SKILLS: Control your continued growth No matter what profession you’re in, success skills are your foundational skills – the skills that drive your success. Whether you’re selling, acting, farming, or playing golf for a living – you have to keep …

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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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Canine Companions Thank Joe For Ongoing Support

The Southwest Region of Canine Companions for Independence visited our office to thank Joe for his continuing support on Thursday. CCI is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs for wounded veterans and people with physical or developmental disabilities. Since 2013, Joe Verde, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, has donated …

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Facts About Buying & Selling

Which stats are most important? That’s a big question because there are about 100 ‘most important’ facts about the different areas that affect sales. Stats on customers, selling, closing, negotiation, follow up, calls & leads, and facts on prospecting, unsold follow up, retention and more. Here are the most important when it comes to making …

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They Just Closed Themselves

“They closed themselves!” “My name is Doug Henke and I have a story to share… I had a couple come in with their college bound daughter, who would be driving some 400 miles to college soon. They wanted a safe car, and one with few bells and whistles. I used the selling skills I learned on …

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All About Self Confidence

People have always asked me… How do you handle being on straight commission in sales?” They couldn’t imagine having to create an income every month with no guaranteed paycheck. It never bothered me because I knew my current average in units and income each month. That means, as long as I kept doing all of …

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No Such Thing As ‘Be-Backs’?!

For my first 5 years selling cars, my manager kept saying ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’ … so logically, I didn’t follow up. Why bother, he said, they aren’t coming back anyway! We were ‘dumb’ and ‘dumber’ because we both believed it. So I spent 5 years without ever doing any follow up …

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Tip: Stay At Your Dealership

My wife and I were out looking for a new vehicle and talked to a salesperson who didn’t know me. He gave us a pretty good presentation and did a good job telling us about the product and the equipment levels and other options, and he offered us a demonstration. He went to all this …

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Tip: Get In One Dealership, And Stay There

My wife and I were out looking for a new vehicle and talked to a salesperson who didn’t know me. He gave us a pretty good presentation and did a good job telling us about the product and the equipment levels and other options, and he offered us a demonstration. He went to all this …

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The Demonstration

The ‘make it or break it’ step in selling. Want to turn more of your driving presentations (demos) into more sales with higher commissions, and happier customers? If so, here are a few tips… • Before you drive any vehicle, make sure you heat up or cool down the inside, so they’ll be comfortable. • …

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Joe Verde To Speak At Montana’s Convention

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training Inc., announced that Joe Verde will present a session, “The 5 Biggest Changes You Need To Make In 2014 To Have a Record Year,” at the upcoming 2014 Montana Auto Dealers Association 100th Anniversary Convention in Helena, Montana. His talk will be held Tuesday, August 12, at 10:00 am, …

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