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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Being Skeptical…

Being skeptical is fine, especially since I keep talking about how easy it is to start selling more…Check out a recent testimonial… “I just wanted to say thanks!” “I was a bit of a skeptic when we started on JVTN® 2 months ago. I am just that way about new things. Since I started your …

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“Tell us more about Questions”

The Short Version… Questions help you set appointments that show.Questions immediately set the direction of the sale.Questions give you ‘hot button’ info to help you sell.Questions help you sell what you have in inventory.Questions build the value and lead to a close.Questions cause people to take mental ownership.Questions set up a non-price negotiation.Questions close the …

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Beat Who’s On Top, Or Improve?

Is your goal to ‘beat the top salesperson’ or to continually improve? Math: If you both just work your shift and the top SP sells 15 and you sell 12 – of course you can beat him or her just by doubling down on your hours. Problem: You can’t maintain double down, so I’d recommend …

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What’s an hour of your time worth?

It takes a couple of hours to make a sale today, so if you average $600 a sale, that means you’ve made $300 an hour. Nice! What are the other hours worth – when you don’t have a customer and are just waiting for another walk-in or lead? ZERO $. That doesn’t have to be …

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More Answers

“Why do some new salespeople in their first few months (who know almost nothing about the product or selling) outsell a lot of the salespeople with experience?” If you think about it, you already know the answer. When we started selling, most of us knew nothing and if you were like me, I was definitely …

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One of the Most Common Questions We’re Having…

Let’s talk about the questions we’re getting now… “Joe, why do you keep talking about your 8 steps to the sale when we have almost no inventory to sell? In real life, we either have the car they want or we don’t, and they either buy it or they don’t.” ————— I love it when …

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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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Go With The Flow

Almost everyone will ask you a price question right away. Why? Maybe it’s just a habit, maybe they don’t know what else to ask, and maybe they’re just trying to ask you ‘what can I buy this for?’ ‘Why’ doesn’t matter – what matters is: if you let the conversation focus on price instead of …

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Your dislikes…

Which do you dislike more? Learning more so you can earn more this year? -OR- Earning less this year? Yep — You get to choose. #1 is a strain on your brain. #2 is a strain on your paycheck. ### Learn to set goals in sales is so important…Download this ebook by Joe Verde, the …

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Develop More Skills & Improve Your Process

When I was stuck at selling about 8 a month, I was real cocky about defending myself when it came to why I didn’t sell more. I was convinced that with my years of experience, I was good at selling, and if I had a bad month, it wasn’t my fault. When I started learning …

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Mileage Matters Again

Here in California, premium is almost $5 a gallon, up from $3.99 not long ago and I have to buy about 40 gallons a month. Diesel went up $1, too. My truck holds 36 gallons + 70 more in the auxilary tank for equipment, so I also buy another 200 gallons of diesel a month. …

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Your Words Matter

Buying things, especially something expensive like a vehicle that people don’t really need to buy, is an emotional process. That means the words you say either move them forward to purchase, slow things down, or turn them off completely. Example: The customer is looking at an SUV to pull their Airstream… How many times have …

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Unsold Prospects

Happens every day: You spent time, didn’t make the sale and they left. You know the stats: 78% (8 of 10) came to buy, and that doesn’t change, just because they left. That means your hottest prospect for a quick & easy sale just drove away. Averages: 33% (3 out of 9) come back with …

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Closing & Negotiating…

How salespeople miss sales that could have easily become deliveries Your Opportunity To Deliver More Units We know 78% (8 out of 10) of the people on your lot came to buy. We also know that 86% are flexible and buy a different color, equipment or vehicle than they said they wanted. I will agree, …

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