Category: salesperson

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

No ‘Be-Backs’?

For my first five years selling cars, my manager kept saying ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’ … so logically, I didn’t follow up. Why bother, he said, they aren’t coming back anyway! We were ‘dumb’ and ‘dumber’ because we both believed it. So I spent five years without ever doing any follow up […]

From 130 Units to 239

“From 130 units @ $2,700 to 239 @ $4,100 with Joe’s training.” “I started as a salesman at Cass Burch with no experience in the car business and came to Joe Verde training before I did anything else. My third month I became salesman of the month and then salesman of the year. Cass Burch was […]

On Track For 200 Units!

“Before your class, I sold 88 units in a year, and now I’m on track for almost 200!” “I recently returned from your Sales Workshop and all I can say is WOW, what an eye opener! I sold 88 cars and averaged about 7.5 units per month. In your class, I learned the importance of slowing down the sale, being […]

Sean Gardner To Speak At VIADA Dealer Day

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training Inc., announced their senior automotive trainer, Sean Gardner, will be a featured presenter at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for the Virginia Independent Auto Dealers Association (VIADA) Dealer Day, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Gardner’s session, “Sales Training – Not Just for New Car Dealerships,” will provide attendees […]

It’s All About ‘Choice’

Fact: You either choose to develop the habit of continually getting better (in sales & in life) or you choose to develop the habit of making excuses to justify everything you don’t do (in sales & in life). There are certainly things ‘out of your control’ that cause you to lose a sale, like their […]

Turn Info Into Skills

A few years ago, I wanted to play golf. I bought clubs and videos on how to do everything from drive to putt. I watched every video and learned what I needed to do to become a good golfer. Quick question on that – how many skills did I develop watching those videos? Right – […]

Went From $17,000 a YEAR to $15,000 a MONTH with Joe Verde!

From $17,000 a YEAR to $15,000 a MONTH with Joe Verde “Joe, before getting into the car business, I worked for 17 years making $17,000 a year. Thanks to the vision and dedication of my manager and JVTN®, my life has been forever changed. My first month, I sold 21 units and made $13,000. In […]