Work on Commission…?

Why wouldn’t everyone on commission do something every month to improve? A lot of people in dead end jobs figure “What’s the point – no matter how hard I work or improve, I won’t earn more money.” For a lot, that’s very true. I’ve worked with other people in many ‘dead end’ jobs and I’m …

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Here’s ‘one thing’ to help you sell more

Most salespeople don’t count all of those other potential customers, because most don’t buy. The problem is with the word ‘most’. All People – Most People = Some People who do end up buying, when you do your job. I learned to cheat too, because my first manager told me to log all ‘ups’. The …

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Are you Asking the Right Questions to Control the Sale?

Note: Your first few minutes and first few words determine the path of every sale. The questions you aren’t asking that start & keep your sale on track… ○ “Welcome to ABC Motors, I’m ___ and you are ___?” (Asking this question will prevent a ‘just looking’ or other vague reply.) ○ Quick Yes: “Y’all …

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Closing & Negotiating…

You have to ‘close’ the sale two times, first to get a commitment to head inside, and then to get a final agreement to own it. “Working The Deal” Means Negotiating Terms And Closing To Deliver Most people in sales don’t think they negotiate, and of those who do, most don’t like it – because …

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Hammer, Pliers & Baling Wire

I grew up on a 250 acre ‘barely get along’ farm with my grandparents. Gramps didn’t have enough money to buy many tools, so when things broke, we either couldn’t fix it or it took forever … all because we didn’t have the right tools to use. Everybody says they want to sell more & …

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What’s Your ‘One Thing’…?

There’s always ‘one thing’ (or more) that you can improve! What If You Could Learn The ‘One Thing’…? ● one question you could ask to break the ice quickly, when you first meet someone● one sales process you could follow every time, to sell more● one question to move away from price, so you could …

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Avoid more objections when you close!

Stop adding more objections & make closing the sale easier. How many times has a customer given you an objection like, “It’s too much,” and you made the mistake of thinking you’ll close it quick with, “Not a problem, we’ll make you the deal of the month.” Only to have them add another one… “We …

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Another Question…

What would you do if a couple came in and enthusiastically asked to see the new Mustang? ○ Show it to them.○ Tell them how great it is.○ Give them a demo.○ Try to close. The problem with assuming… A man ran into the drugstore and asked if they had a cure for hiccups. The …

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Quick Solutions…

In sales, everything matters… Who buys – men or women? A Forbes report in 2019 showed that women buy 62% of the new cars in the U.S. and influence 9 out of 10 vehicle purchases. (Tip: If you aren’t sure about the stats, ask your wife.) Women tend to be more practical and ask more …

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“What’s your #1 tip?”

Time to answer more of the “How can I…?” questions we get… “What’s your biggest #1 tip to help me sell more cars and make more money?” To succeed, you have to take charge of you. Fact: About 10% will buy no matter how bad you are, and 10% won’t buy no matter how good …

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Make at Least 4 More Easy Sales This Month

If you’re willing to follow this simple plan, you can easily pick up an extra sale a week. What’s the plan? It’s simple …“Just make a plan every day.” That’s it! Most salespeople go to work and ‘hope’. To sell more, change that to ‘go to work to work’ with a plan and then ‘do …

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Their Wants and Needs…

Ask Joe: “You say ‘find their wants and needs’ a lot, please explain more.” Buying anything starts with a want or a need. Understanding the differences and how to handle them and improve skills is critical in sales. • I need a desk since I’m working from home now. A true ‘need’ isn’t optional. BUT, …

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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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