CCI Auction Brings In $108,700

Joe Verde at the booth with volunteers and clients of CCI during the NADA Show. In case you missed the news from the recent NADA Show in Las Vegas…Joe Verde continued his ongoing support for Canine Companions (CCI) and it’s Wounded Veterans Initiative at the auction sponsored by BackLot Cars (formerly ADESA) during the show. …

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Body Language Basics

Being able to ‘read’ what people mean, not what they say, is critical. So is projecting your own body language they’ll be reading. That’s why it’s so important to master your skills and the 8 steps so you can give your full attention to the customer. When you’re winging it, you can’t pay attention, because …

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Stop Wasting Your Day Waiting For An ‘Up’

A lot of salespeople spend most of their day just waiting and hoping. They hope for traffic, hope they’ll get an ‘up’, hope that person is serious, hope there’s a unit in stock they’ll want to buy, and hope they can and will take it home today. WOW! That’s just way too much ‘hope’ to …

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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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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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Living The Dream…

“Joe, my story started out very similar to others – I was in a job working long and hard, and being underappreciated and wanted a change and the opportunity to earn more money. When I first applied at the dealership, I told the GM during my interview that I needed to make $60K, which would …

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“27 cars in my 2nd month!”

“3 weeks of Joe’s training before I was allowed to talk to a customer.” “Getting into the car business was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I’m so glad my dealership values your training and provided it for me. I have a boss and manager who believed in me, and pushed me out …

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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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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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5 Cars in 4 Days!

I sold 5 cars the next 4 days after your workshop for our dealership! “Joe, I have been selling for 3 years and averaging about 15 a month and I was so lucky that my dealership just had an in-house event with the Joe Verde Group. I have been to many different sales trainings over …

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Sean Gardner Talks Closing On CBT News

Joe Verde trainer, Sean Gardner, was featured on the morning broadcast for CBT News to explain how to give customers a world-class experience when they buy a vehicle, virtually or in person. The extensive interview talks about the top three ways to simplify closing, and selling how customers want to buy, including: Avoid pre-qualifying the …

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My average is 23 & doubled my gross!

“Hello Joe, it’s  been  a little over a year and a half since my first improvements when I first started selling cars, and I just keep improving my units and gross profit. I would like to thank you and the entire Joe Verde team for creating an amazing training program on JVTN®. Because I developed …

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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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“Lucky for me…”

“Lucky for me that we started training on JVTN®.” “I had been in Service for 17 years and I loved working with the people, loved the product and the dealership but my dealer kept telling me I’d be great in sales, so 3 years ago I finally made the change. Lucky for me after averaging …

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Fall down, Get back up!

When you fall down, do you get back up? Think about when you miss a few sales in a row – do you give up and blame it on the market, the dealership, the customers, etc. or do you learn more, so you can sell more units in the future? ————— I’m sure glad this …

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Gross is Up!

Dealers are telling us ‘gross is up’. Why? They say it’s because people don’t want to shop several dealerships with the COVID outbreak to buy a car, so they’ll pay more. But customers always felt that way and most of them would have paid more. The difference is, most salespeople don’t follow the basics, they …

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