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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Your Next $1,000,000

I know salespeople who’ve been selling cars 20 years, and are still just waiting until something better comes along. They haven’t made a commitment or learned enough about selling to start earning big bucks. What a waste of 20 years. A Million Dollar Decision In my book, “Goal Setting for Salespeople”, I remind everyone that …

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Commission Jumps from $250 to $625

From 7 units to 20 … and from $250 in commission to $625!” “I‘ve been in the car business 8 months. Prior to attending the Joe Verde Closing & Negotiation workshop, I had a steady 9 car average and was making about $250 per unit commission. The JVTN® online training really gave me a firm foundation to …

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Ask Joe: Fear, Angst & Discomfort

Why do you even need to close if everyone came to buy?…” FEAR – ANGST – DISCOMFORT Buying a car is something most people only do every few years, and they know they can never figure out which is the real, best thing for them to do. Recently, I bought two vehicles and traded in …

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Quick Tip: Get Social!

You need to let people know who you are, what you do and where you work – and using social media is a great way to help you do that. Whether you send emails to your customer base, tweets to your fans, or you direct people to your page on Facebook or LinkedIn profile, do …

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Book + Newsletter + Workshop = Success!

“From 8 to 13 with your book and newsletter, and then to 22.5 after your workshop.” “Joe, thank you for your newsletter, your books and your ‘How To Sell a Car Today’ workshop. I was an 8 car a month guy for the first 3 years of my sales career and then discovered your book, ‘Earn …

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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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And the winner is…ATTITUDE

Every book on selling or success begins with the importance of having a great attitude. The catch is that there are a lot of people with a great attitude who still fail more often than not. The key is understanding that more success isn’t just about having a great attitude. Consistently achieving more success – …

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Detailing Cars to $100K in Sales

“From detailing cars to $100,000 in sales.” “I started at my dealership 18 years ago and worked as a detailer for 10 years.  I saw the potential in earnings in sales, but I was plain scared to try a commission based job.  I wanted to be a better provider for my family though, so I …

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Play The Odds

After a purchase, have you ever been unable to talk to, or get the salesperson to return your calls? Isn’t it more frustrating when you have a question or problem and need a response now? Join the club. That’s exactly how your customers feel, too. Every call from them is just as important to them. …

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Take Time To THINK!

One of the most difficult things for most people to do is to sit down and think. It’s a lost art because we have so many distractions. In fact, we get more input in a week than our great grandparents got in their whole lifetime. We have TV, the Internet, radio, baseball, football, politics, the …

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“What Can I Earn?”

You’ll earn what you’re worth. I said that the other day and a guy said, “That’s a cop-out answer.” Not really, if you’re working on commission, or even if you’re on a salary of some kind, there’s always that volume or gross bonus. Whether you’re in management, sales, service, BDC or any other department; when …

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Joe’s Referral Script Works!

“Using Joe’s referral script, I’m at 18 units.” “Hi Joe, I am new at my dealership and half way through the month I only had 5 deals. I started using the referral script and calling 3 to 5 people a day, and also started working the Service Drive. By doing this, I sold 18 for the month. I have stepped …

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No ‘Be-Backs’?

For my first five 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 five years without ever doing any follow up …

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Earning $20,000 More This Year

“From 6 or 8 to 12 and 15 after class and JVTN®”. “Before I attended the Joe Verde Selling Workshop, I was selling about 6-8 units. Since the class, my numbers have been steadily increasing, and now I’m selling 12-15 units every month, and I’ll earn over $20,000 more this year alone. The live class and training on …

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Make It Happen This Month

Want to sell more and earn more this month? Then do everything on this list! Look, act, sound and think like a pro! Leave all your problems at the curb right now, and go to work to sell some cars. WORK your full shift. Don’t stand around waiting for something to happen, just ‘work’. Read …

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