New Year Means Get Out Of Your Rut

How long have you been selling the same number of units and earning about what you earned last year? If you’re like most salespeople who’ve been selling for a while – the answer is probably close to this… Last year, I sold just a few more or just a few less than I usually sell. …

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Fear

False Expectations Appearing Real Think of some of the awful things you thought would happen if you said or did what you were afraid to do. In real life, didn’t you laugh it off after nothing bad happened? When you’re too nervous to try to close the sale because they might say ‘no’, you end …

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Be careful who you listen to this year…

Every day, you hear something that could affect your success in sales today and long term. Unfortunately, a lot of what most people hear is negative information that can hurt your career instead of helping you become more successful. Why? Easy, just circle the bullets below about who’s sharing their ideas with you on your …

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Selling More Cars In December

The holidays and gift giving can be great closing tools to help you deliver more units this month. Put a new car, truck or whatever you sell on the showroom floor with a big red bow on it, and start talking about “Christmas presents”… NOW! People love giving presents, especially to themselves. I discovered a …

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Baby Steps…

If you’re at 8 units now, don’t worry about getting to 30 or taking giant leap in sales – just get to 9. If it takes you two months to average 9, that’s OK. If you’ll improve by just 1 unit every 2 months, you’ll average 14 units within 12 months and double your income. …

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You’ll Sell More When You Count Correctly

4 x 25 Does Not Equal 50 If your dealership requires you to track what you do and count the people you talk to each month, my bet is your total ‘ups’ hover right around 50 a month. How do I know? Because we surveyed 3,555 salespeople and asked, “Counting everyone who shows any interest …

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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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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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What A Difference…

Here are a few comments we just got about salespeople’s improvements after our sales class. What a difference… Ford salesperson – Started selling in Dec. 2017 and averaged 8 before class in June 2018. He ended at 16 in June, 17 in July and 13 out by mid-August. His down payment average went from $1,000 …

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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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Unsold Follow Up

For my first 5 years, my managers said ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’…so of course, I didn’t follow up. For 5 years I didn’t even get names and numbers if they didn’t buy. Since none of us did any follow up, we didn’t get many be-backs, either, which meant our managers were correct. …

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What’s your choice…20/60/20?

Ask Joe: “What do you see as far as sales for the rest of 2018, will it be good or bad?” In my manager’s newsletter this month, we’re talking about the 80/20 rule, which is really the 20/60/20 rule and about how it applies to almost every group of people. Between our sales and support …

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No Change – No Gain

If you do everything in sales for the next six months exactly the same as what you did the last six months, will you probably… ○ Sell the same ○ Sell the same or less Experts everywhere are telling us… ○ We may have a record year ○ We may have a bad year ○ …

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What’s Your Most Critical Selling Tool?

The telephone is the single most important tool you have in sales to help you sell more today and in the future. Sell Today … Use it correctly on incoming sales calls and unsold follow up to put more people on the lot today – asking for you. Sell Tomorrow … Use the phone today …

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Get Joe’s New Book for Dealers & Managers – FREE!

Check out this video on Joe Verde’s New Book for dealers and managers, “Growth – High Achievers vs Amateurs” from its launch at the NADA Show 2018! Order your FREE today at www.JoeVerde.com/Growth…and let Joe Verde show you how to make minor improvements that will generate more gross profit this year!

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Success is a Journey, not a Destination

The most important thing to remember about success is that it’s not just a bull’s-eye you aim for one time. Success is a constantly forward moving target, and that’s why having daily, monthly, yearly and lifetime goals are critical. The old adage, you either have what it takes or you don’t, just isn’t true and …

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