Expand Your Used Vehicle Inventory

If you had 2 or 3 times as many units on the used car lot as customers ask for, could you sell more every month? You actually do have that many or more, but instead of expanding your inventory, salespeople actually shrink the options your customers have. What do I mean? Isn’t this how most …

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Keep Up Your Momentum

How can I keep my momentum going after I sell something? When runners hit that sweet spot on a long run, they get a runner’s high, that second wind. They’ve reached the point where they’re at their optimum performance level. If they stopped then to take a break, they’d lose the momentum they worked so …

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Being Productive

“Am I doing the most productive thing possible right now?” Write this question down on a few business cards and put this note to yourself everywhere – so you’re constantly reminded to “work” when you’re at work. Put a card on your dashboard, on your telephone at work, in your pocket so you’re reminded every …

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The Psychology of Buying

Which statement is correct? Buying is logical – and negotiation is emotional. Buying is emotional – and negotiation is logical. Fact: For 95%, buying is an emotional process. Think about it; very few people need to buy a different vehicle than the one they have now. They buy because they want a different vehicle. Price …

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Ask Joe: Do I spend too much time working deals?

Ask Joe: How much time should you spend ‘selling’ vs. ‘working the deal’? You’ll spend about 2 hours making most sales and the outcome depends on how you spend your time. a. Spend the first 20 minutes focused on the money and you’ll spend the better part of 2 hours negotiating price. Result: 6% Delivery …

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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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Joe Verde Launches New Website!

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., (JVSMT) announced the launch of their newly updated and revamped website: www.joeverde.com Commenting on the new site, Joe Verde, President, Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., stated, “Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about our services and …

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Blurred Lines Between Selling & Closing

See what I mean about the blurred lines between selling and closing? Everything you do to bring a customer into the dealership; turning incoming calls into appointments, prospecting in service, and retaining your sold customers – moves the sale forward. Everything you do in Steps 1-4 of our 8-Step Basics, from your attitude, to your …

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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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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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Units Nearly Triple, Commission More Than Doubles…

“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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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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Quick Reminders on How To Sell More Every Month

Summer is here and people are out buying, so here are some quick reminders that make a difference every day in sales. They aren’t in any particular order, just highlight the ones you want to focus on. Then do a search on JVTN® and ‘like’ that chapter or course for easy review. Great Question: “Is …

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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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Take Time To THINK!

One of the most difficult things for most people to do is to sit down and think. It’s a lost art because we have so many distractions. In fact, we get more input in a week than our great grandparents got in their whole lifetime. We have TV, the Internet, radio, baseball, football, politics, the …

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They Came To Buy – Make Sure It’s With You…

Ask Joe … How tough should it be to sell someone a vehicle they came to buy? I agree, sometimes it’s way tougher than it should be. Some people don’t want buying to be easy, some people have been burned so bad in the past that you can’t change it, and sometimes there’s nothing you …

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“How To Sell More Cars” DVD Package Available For Pre-Order

Joe Verde’s New ‘Core 4’ Selling Skills DVD Package Includes the 4 Most Important Courses on How to Sell Cars Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., today announced the new Joe Verde ‘Core 4’ Selling Skills DVD Package, which includes the 4 most important courses on how to sell cars, is now available for pre-order. …

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