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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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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