50 ways you can improve!

Are you ready to make the big bucks? Here are 50 ways you can improve If you’re serious about selling more, have fun and rate yourself in each area from 0% to 100%. Then start improving YOU. (Careful on the 100%, nobody’s perfect.) The BasicsFirst Impressions (% Great) ____%Your Greeting (% Great) ____%Bypassing Price On …

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“From 9 to 26.5 after your class.”

Congratulations Brett! “From 9 to 26.5 after your class.” “I was brand new 7 months ago, and didn’t realize how lucky I was when my managers said I’d be attending your Sales Workshop. Before your class, I was averaging about 9 and keeping pace with the rest of my dealership. I always wanted more sales, …

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They Won’t ‘Trade’

Sure, most salespeople say they want to sell more and earn more, but it’s the ‘trades’ they aren’t willing to make… • They won’t trade bad habits like skipping demos to follow the steps to the sale 100% of the time to sell more. • They’d rather spend half an hour doing nothing, than spend …

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Skip A Step – Lose A Sale

There are no secret closes that will make up for skipping steps in the selling process. If you don’t investigate to find out exactly how they’ll be using the vehicle so you can personalize a targeted presentation just for them, you can’t possibly build enough value to get them to pay the extra money it …

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Negotiation

Preparation is everything in sales, so you want to start every opportunity with the end in mind, because the negotiation is where you bring it all together and get the final agreement to buy. The more shortcuts you take, the less likely you are to end up with a delivery. What do you want to …

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From $27,000 to $70,000 first year selling cars

“Almost 2 years ago, I decided it was time for a career change, and I started selling cars. My 2 year anniversary in sales is coming up next month and this has been a great career change from the mental health care industry where I was only earning $27,000 per year.  I knew the car …

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How Do I Stay Motivated?

Somebody asked me a long time ago…  “How can you handle the uncertainty and the ups and downs of being on commission?” When I started selling cars my second time around, I’d learned so much more about selling, so this time I cheated. Here’s one way I did it… I’m guessing that you probably hate …

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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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How You Count Things Will Control Your Career

Amateurs count the times things they do don’t work. Why? It helps them justify not doing the things you have to do in sales to sell more, earn more and control your career in sales. “I made 5 follow up calls and nobody came back in – what a waste of time.”  “I tried staying …

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Habits Can Be Difficult To Break

The dictionary says a habit is a pattern of action that has become so automatic that it’s difficult to break. I hope you noticed the dictionary said a habit is difficult to break. It didn’t say it was impossible to break. Everything we do repeatedly will normally become a habit. Prospecting is a good habit; …

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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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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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Went From 14.5 To 20.5 Units

From 14.5 to 20.5 by going to ‘work to work’ and following your 8 steps.   “Joe, I have been in the car business just over one year and was averaging 14.5 before you class, which wasn’t bad, but I wanted more. In your Selling Skills Workshop, I realized I wasn’t working very effectively, so …

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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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