More Effort vs. More Skills

I’ve seen 8-car guys have a 20 or 30-car month because they put in a ton of extra effort. But it can’t be maintained, because it’s based on a ton of extra effort instead of a ton of extra skills. The better option is to develop more skills to improve even some. It’s math; selling …

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Ask your way to the sale!

As the 8 car guy my first 5 years, the only questions I asked were; how much down, what payments did you want, do you have a trade, what do you owe, how’s your credit, are you ready to buy today? Before I sold cars again, I learned more about selling and I learned why …

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To Grow – Build Your Repeat & Referral Business

How do you maintain relationships with friends you don’t see but every few years? You stay in touch by phone, text or email. How do you make future sales to the customer who just bought from you? You stay in touch by phone, text or email. You can’t control the # of leads you get …

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Developing Skills

My biggest challenges with developing my skills started with taking everything I learned about selling pots and pans, real estate, insurance, etc., and reworking that into the specific words & phrases I’d need to use selling cars. Then came processes. Selling pots and pans or insurance going door to door, isn’t the same process you’d …

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Be A Pro – Look, Act, Sound & Think Like One

You have 11 more months this year and if you want to improve and break records, just do what other 20-30 car salesperson do: • Ditch ‘average’, and Look, Act, Sound and Think like a pro in sales this year! • Leave your problems and everything else that’s going on in life at the curb …

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Turn Lost $ales Into $$$

8 out of 10 people you don’t sell are still going to buy – from you or someone else. You’ve done 80% of the work and when be-backs show, most buy so do your job and improve your sales 30-50% this month. #1. You can’t stay in touch with anyone if you don’t get their …

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Good vs. Getting Better

80% of salespeople are average – and I know a lot of you who read this every month aren’t just average – you’re good, so congratulations. My question is, “Do you want to get even better?” In the last 3 months on my blog we’ve covered • Goal Setting • Asking Better Questions • Things …

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Success in 5 Critical Steps

Did You Know…Your success depends on 5 critical steps. 1. Believing that you can improve. “Whether you think you can, or can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford 2. Your desire to improve. If you aren’t motivated, it won’t happen. 3. Your commitment to DO IT! “I’ll try”, “I’ll give it a shot”, “I’ll do my best” …

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Help Your Customers Buy

If you were selling commercial vehicles, the buyer knows why they need the vehicle, that’s a given. But wouldn’t you need to know what their needs were so you could show them why your product is the perfect solution? If you sell cars, aren’t you also selling solutions to people’s wants and needs? Yes. To …

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Challenges To Developing Skills

What keeps salespeople from developing the critical selling skills to earn $100,000+ per year, usually in less time at work than it takes them to earn $40,000 now? • Practice … If I covered batting lessons, next you’d hit the cage and keep swinging until you’re better, and you’d continue with daily practice to keep …

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Find Your Stats!

To improve at sales, gross or working leads, you have to find out what you’re really doing and be totally honest in your ‘counts’, below. A. Find your results when you’re only communicating by web / email & texts. 1. Count ALL of these leads this month.2. Count all of your back and forth contacts …

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Questions To Find “Hot Button” Motives

Investigating to learn more than “I want a 2500 HD” is critical. When you find and sell to each driver’s “Hot Buttons”, people object less, and pay more for their dream truck (or car, RV, motorcycle or boat). Here are some bad vs. good examples… Dead End Questions Do you want a long bed? “No” …

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Selling Is About Communicating

Two key points I want to make… 1. The different ways we communicate directly affect the outcome, so stick with the best… • What we say: By themselves, words aren’t bell ringers and only make up 7% of effective communication. • How we say it: Our tone & inflection adds more meaning to what we …

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What are you working on to improve?

In the last few months on my blog, we’ve talked about… • Trade bad sales habits for good ones. Did you create a list of yours? Have you traded a few, so you can sell more? • Emotions Drive Sales On the lot, are you focusing less on the ‘transaction’ and focusing more on their …

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Snapshot Of Today’s Buyer

So with COVID, fires & hurricanes, let’s check to make sure these are still accurate… Are these buyer stats accurate today? ○ 99% want to drive it. Yep, just like you and me, we don’t buy TVs without seeing the picture first or cars without driving them. ○ 90%+ did their research online. Me, too. …

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How To Move Up In Levels

The progression from the bottom to the top in sales is all about skills, processes, goals, organization & determination. So let’s look at the quick list of skills and habits you need to get to your next level. 1. From ‘Below Average’ to ‘Average’ First, get serious. Do what I cover in here and “Go …

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