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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First Impressions Matter – Good or Bad

Customers make 1st impressions of everything, including your cars. If it’s a bad 1st impression, does that make it… ❑ Easier to close the sale –OR– ❑ Tougher to close the sale? Why tougher? Because when you show a vehicle that isn’t clean, won’t start, or runs out of gas on the demo, you create …

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‘Core 4 Selling’ Led The Way To More Sales

“JVTN® is my foundation…My new average is 21 units per month!” “I have been in the car business just 5 months and I am so thankful to my dealership for having JVTN® training to provide me with a firm foundation to build upon. I started training on Joe Verde Training Network® Day 1 with Joe …

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Apply What You Learn In Class…

“If I could go back 20 years to apply what I learned in Joe’s class…” “I have been in car sales over 20 years and if I could go back 20 years with what I learned at Joe Verde’s ‘How To Sell A Car Today’ Workshop, I would be retired now with more money than …

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The Santa Guarantee…

You’re down to the wire, and if you want to go out with a bang, just do the things 20-30 car guys do: • Look, Act, Sound and Think like a pro in sales this month! • Leave problems and everything other than selling at the curb, and just go to work to sell a …

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My Average Gross on the Front End is $3,000…

“I was in construction before I started at my dealership 3 years ago…” “My dealership is very pro training, and very pro Joe Verde. They send us to classes and we have JVTN® to keep learning more every day. I compare what I learn in Joe’s classes and online to having a set of blueprints …

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Words Will Make or Break the Sale

“Your first few seconds and your first few words will usually make or break the sale.” How can a sale that usually takes a couple hours be so affected by the first 20 seconds? That’s easy, a lot of critical things happen very quickly when you meet someone. The first few seconds… The prospect’s first …

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Developing Confidence Is A Step By Step Process

The best way to overcome fear, is to develop your skills, which will mean more sales, which in turn will give you more confidence. 1. Develop more skills. I was afraid of price and of closing, too, until I developed my skills. Now I realize ‘No’ isn’t important – ‘Yes’ is what you’re looking for, …

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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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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: How can I make $15,000 more this year?

Joe, I want to increase my income by $15,000 this year. What’s my best plan and where do I focus?” You didn’t say how many units you sell now or how you’re doing, so let’s assume you meant $15k more in the next 7 months. The math is always first: $15,000 ÷ 7 months, means …

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Ask Joe: Is selling cars worth my time?

Joe, you keep talking about the money you can make selling cars – well, that’s not happening for me. I was making $20 an hour back at my old job and my boss said I could get my job back. Why should I keep selling cars and just hope it will get better for me?” …

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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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Be Persistent And Sell More

All things are difficult before they are easy.” Einstein got low scores in math, Churchill got poor grades in English, and both became two of the greatest men in history. When I say don’t give up, I’m not talking about just quitting – I’m talking about mentally throwing in the towel, because you missed a …

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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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