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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An Easy Objection

“I’ll think it over and get back to you,” is one of the easiest objections to handle. Instead of dropping the price or handing them your dismissal slip (business card) try this instead: “Bob, help me out for a second before you leave … this seems like the perfect vehicle for you guys, what is …

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Who Is Teaching You How To Succeed In Sales?

You learn something every day from the other salespeople you work with that will determine a large part of your success in sales. Unfortunately, most of it is bad information that will hurt your career instead of helping you become more successful. Why? Just check the correct box below about who’s sharing all their great …

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Using The Best Greeting

When I started selling cars again (the right way), one of the toughest things for me to do was to stop saying, “Can I help you?” The other was getting ‘welcome’ into my greeting. It was hard for me, because I thought customers would think that ‘welcome’ was kinda corny. In real life, it turned …

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Need Some ‘Sales Insurance’?

When you live off the floor traffic, what happens if the weather or business goes south? Exactly, if you rely on floor traffic, you better take some classes now on how to stretch a paycheck, because you’ll need to know at some point. The key to success is to always have a pipeline filled with …

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Keep The Kids Happy & Sell More Cars

All kids get tired, bored and hungry; yours, mine and theirs. It’s normal and it isn’t likely to change. It’s also no big deal, if you plan for it. However – if you don’t learn to control your customers’ kids when you’re trying to sell, you’ll have a tough time making the sale. Kids can …

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Develop Another Good Habit

For most salespeople, staying positive and being confident takes work, especially in sales where you hear “no” way more often than you hear the “yes” that equals a paycheck. I was going through my files and found some very old 3×5 cards that were so worn they were barely legible. For months I’d carry one …

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2 Tips From Joe

Secret to Success. If you’re looking for the secret to success, part of it is pretty simple… Do everything you know you need to do, and then some. Everybody wants to achieve their version of success. The problem is most people hope they can reach their success by doing as little as they can get …

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‘Close’ On Christmas

Learn to use the spirit of Christmas and gift giving as a closing tool 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 …

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It’s Not Rocket Science – It’s Common Sense

Have you ever heard, “Your first few seconds and your first few words will make or break your sale.”…? Most salespeople in our business can’t understand how a sale that normally takes a couple of hours can be so affected by the first twenty seconds or so. Your first few seconds: This would be that …

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Ask Joe

“How can I make up for the sales I missed earlier this month?” I’m surprised so many people actually believe they can “make up” lost sales or lost activities today, just by doing a better job tomorrow. In a race, you can’t make up the time you lost on the last lap during the next …

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