Ready?

How you’ve been selling cars will need an update, as ‘back to normal’ is kicking in again. Why start now? Because the ‘back to normal’ changes started months ago. So if you haven’t put on your realistic glasses instead of the rose colored ‘I’m not concerned, everything will work out’ glasses, then fasten your seatbelt. …

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Certified & Used

If you start your sale on a used car with, “What were you looking for?”, they’ll say, “An XYZ for around $X0,000.” If you don’t have it or they don’t like it, it’s “Ok, I’ll check back.” To sell more, instead of focusing on price first, find who it’s for, how they’ll use it and …

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Put On Your Very Best Happy Face

It’s the holidays, so greet them with a smile – be positive. And remember it’s just as important every day the rest of the year, too. Smile – Or Get A Different Job! When people have to spend $30,000 to $50,000 for a car, their fear is making a bad decision. No customer wants to …

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Only Santa Drives A Sled

Most people have a trade-in, so I want to remind you to never knock a person’s trade. They trade them in because they don’t like them or because they have issues, or they just want a new car. But if you start knocking it, they’ll start defending it! We all want too much for our …

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What’s your story?

I was watching a program about how people either stay the same or change. The end point was that we all either write our own story in life, or life will write it for us. Think about it. Aren’t our life experiences broken into chapters; kid, teenager, adult, soldier, bartender, salesperson, trainer, etc.? If yours …

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Success comes at a price!

So many people confuse ‘waiting’ with ‘working’. They want more sales without more effort, but… “The only place in the world where success comes before work, is in the dictionary.” Quick story: It was a rainy day and I’d contacted all my prospects from hot to cold. My coldest was a farmer out in Riverside …

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Wages for Waiting = $0

But how much you can earn in sales is unlimited! Write the question below on a few business cards, tape a note on the back of your phone or create reminders throughout the day so that you’re constantly reminded to “work” when you’re at work. “Am I doing the most productive thing possible right now?” …

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Appreciate What You Have…

Before It Becomes What You Had! Isn’t it fun taking the negotiations out of the process? When you have the only vehicle in town they want, selling is so much easier. I’m hearing about BIG commissions. In class, we just heard about a $50,000+ month a Toyota salesperson had. That’s more money than I made …

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‘Closing’ & ‘Objections’

Closing: Everything that moves the sale forward. And of course, getting that final TMO ‘total mental ownership’ commitment is closing. Objections: They’re just speed bumps! Some are easy, some are tough. Overcoming them is closing, too. I have 100 or so closes I’ve used. Some almost never, and about 10 were my ‘go to’ closes’ …

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Building Your Own Business

Plan your day and work your plan is more important now than ever… I sold cars for 5 years as the 8 car guy, quit & opened an accessory business, and had it for 3 years. Then I started selling cars again. In those 3 years, I learned so much more about selling than I’d …

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Do You Believe In YOU?

Albert Einstein got low scores in arithmetic, Winston Churchill got poor grades in English, and both ended up being two of the greatest men in history. Bezos (Amazon) and Musk (Tesla) are both headed to a TRILLION in value for their companies. Their initial value was ZERO. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times trying to make …

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“No Be-Backs”

When I started selling cars, my managers kept saying ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’ … so none of us did any follow up. Because I believed it, I spent 5 years doing almost zero follow up to get an unsold prospect back on the lot. And I spent zero time and effort trying …

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Questions About Closing More Sales

Don’t confuse selling to someone, with someone who is buying. I bought an SUV, actually I almost did – until the whole process was so ridiculous, I just walked out. Anyway, the salesperson I tried to work with, didn’t make any attempt to talk to me, even though he was just standing on the lot …

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Working Your Deal

To sell more cars, just eliminate price as an issue. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to not only sell more, but to hold more gross. Since price comes up early on, learn to turn their price objections into budget concerns. Why? Especially now with inflation gone wild, budget is definitely the …

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3 Quick Reminders

Which statement is correct? (Slow down and think.) ● Buying is a logical decision based on facts, and the negotiation is emotional. ● Buying is the emotional decision, and negotiation is logical based on facts. Aren’t Sure? Do you recall anyone on the lot ever getting super excited when you tell them their trade is …

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Would Your Case Hold Up In Court?

Partly because social media is the main source of information for so many people, it’s amazing how many have lost the ability to ‘discuss or debate’ a topic. That same thought pours over into sales because ‘selling’ is a discussion / debate you have to control to gather the information you need to build value …

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Ready for some “Recurring Revenue”?

When you improve your selling and income average – you create RR (Recurring Revenue). I just finished a document on how dealers can maximize their return on investment with JVTN®. One of the most important points for a dealership is the recurring revenue generated when salespeople improve their averages. Example: Say the dealership was selling …

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