Asking Questions…

Ask Joe: Why is asking questions so important? Because “Telling Isn’t Selling”Pros don’t tell their way to a sale, they ask their way to the sale. Everything in ‘selling a product’, depends on you asking the right questions. You need the right questions to… • turn an incoming call or lead into an appointment, • …

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What Works Best for a Walkaround…?

Ask Joe: Why should a 6-Point Walkaround be a ‘Targeted’ 2 or 3-Point Walkaround instead? I was a judge at a walkaround contest held by the manufacturer. The best product sales experts from every region were there. They came on stage with the vehicles they’d present and the crowds roared (OK, no roar, but they …

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It’s About Options…

Selling from inventory is all about showing them options! The dictionary defines an ‘option’ as something that’s “not compulsory, it’s a choice you can make”. That’s why I keep referring to who, how, why and what. Who is this vehicle for? How will they be using it? Why are they getting it? What are their …

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“My new goal – to average 21 units…”

“I have been in the car business since 1999, and never realized my full potential until Headquarter Honda brought Joe’s online training into the dealership. The training on JVTN® has taught me to how really sell the right way. I don’t have to pressure anyone to buy, because now I have all the right techniques …

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When You Learn More – You’ll Earn More

If your goal is to become one of those 20, 30 or 40 car SP, we are hands down your very best source – period. How do we help people turn pro? Because we teach skills & processes, like how to deal with price, which is about the biggest reason you lose sales and income. …

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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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How Important Is Price?

Ask Joe: “Should we focus on what people want & need a vehicle for or on what they have to pay?” Of course, in the car business, price comes up with every customer – it has to because they have to pay for the vehicle. When it’s handled correctly though, price is actually one of …

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Sell A Few More Each Month – The Easy Way…

You always have a “personal assistant” with you…Here’s how to use it to help you sell more! There’s a lot of organizational stuff most salespeople aren’t very good at. The good news is your iPhone or smartphone can easily help you sell more and earn more. Here are a few ideas on how you can …

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The $100K+ Club…

I made $109K my next year after Joe’s class. “My ongoing training with Joe began in 2013, when I returned from his 2 day Sales Workshop. Since then I’ve also implemented JVTN® as part of my daily routine and take 4 plus chapters a week. The Workshop taught me three valuable skills; • Building Rapport, • Staying …

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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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Balance Your Enthusiasm…

Control your enthusiasm and you’ll control your career in sales. Selling is a combination of enthusiasm (attitude), skills, work habits, choice of customers and product knowledge. Enthusiasm is primarily determined by your success, your peers, and your job satisfaction. Success in selling is directly connected to… Your Skills … Knowing how to quickly build rapport, …

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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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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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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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Only Have A Few Minutes…

“What do you do when people tell you that they only have a few minutes?” First, understand that this is usually just a ‘reflex’ objection like, “We’re just looking,” and it’s easy to handle. Most salespeople mess this up before they even start though, because they challenge the objection and lose the sale. The first …

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