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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Success Is Made In The Details

Like the fine print in big ads, salespeople never understand the big bucks in sales are in the finer details. They learn about their product, they develop basic skills, win the walk around contest, they’re nice, and they like cars and love talking to people. They’re doing their best, but they reach a certain level …

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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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What’s True…?

Check the correct statements… ○ After salespeople become high achievers, they develop their skills, get organized, and come to work to work. ○ Salespeople who develop their skills, get organized, and come to work to work, become high achievers. ————— ○ After salespeople start doing most of their business with repeat and referral customers, they …

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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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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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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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When did that car come in?

Have you ever had a prospect leave because you didn’t think you had the vehicle they wanted, and then an hour later you bumped into that exact vehicle out in the back lot? Sure, who hasn’t? At least until they learned that not knowing their own inventory was costing them a ton of $$$. Walk …

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Sales Made Easy!

“I sold 30 units & my sales are easier!” “Last year at this time,  I was averaging about 17 units per month. After being in the business for 1-1/2 years, I realized my potential for success by following Joe Verde’s training and making sure that I treated my customers right. I sold 30 units in …

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Averaging 100 Retail Units Monthly

A question from a salesperson for Ask Joe: “I sell 15-20 units and I can’t believe someone can average 100 retail units a month. That would mean talking to  300-500 people every month.” I’ve only met a few people who sell over 100 per month and two of them were in our sales workshops. I …

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What’s A Good Hourly Wage For Selling Cars?

I was making $20 an hour before I got into sales – what’s a good hourly wage to shoot for selling cars? When I sold cars the first time, my fifth year I was curious, too, and did the math to find my own hourly income. When I found out how much I was making, …

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Do You Know Who Is Your Hottest Prospect?

Average salespeople only deliver 10%. If they log just 2 people per day (50 total) it’s 20%. Regardless of how many you log, divide your deliveries by that number and your closing ratio will probably be 20% or less. Ex: 12 deliveries ÷ 60 ups = 20%. You can easily sell more by developing better …

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You Control Your Attitude

Your actions control your success. Your attitude controls your actions. You control your attitude. We all know learning more is not a requirement for most salespeople. In fact, even being required to go to-work-to-work and put in an effective shift every day usually isn’t required either. You should also know that selling more cars and …

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