What are you working on to improve?

In the last few months on my blog, we’ve talked about… • Trade bad sales habits for good ones. Did you create a list of yours? Have you traded a few, so you can sell more? • Emotions Drive Sales On the lot, are you focusing less on the ‘transaction’ and focusing more on their …

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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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How To Move Up In Levels

The progression from the bottom to the top in sales is all about skills, processes, goals, organization & determination. So let’s look at the quick list of skills and habits you need to get to your next level. 1. From ‘Below Average’ to ‘Average’ First, get serious. Do what I cover in here and “Go …

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Go With The Flow

Almost everyone will ask 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, “What can I buy this for?” The ‘why’ doesn’t matter – what matters is that if you allow the conversation to start off about price …

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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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Avoiding Distractions…

While we’re talking peer pressure, when I started selling cars again, I had a clear daily routine I followed to sell more. I’d get there half an hour early, then walk the front line and back lot to see what came in or moved around since I’d left. I walked through service, the customer lounge …

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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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Always Head North East!

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Which chart is most like your sales & income this year? Charting your performance is the easiest, most fundamental tool you have for a ‘look’ at how you’re performing in any area. A chart is the “picture” of your performance, or lack of it. It’s simple – draw a …

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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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Get Involved In Your Own Career!

Congrats To Jackson & Team! “We doubled our units and our gross is incredible!” “I was taught your process when I first got into the car business and now we take training chapters on JVTN® together every day. We discuss the subject, we practice, and salespeople follow your 8-step process 100%, bypass price and are …

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Emotions Drive Most Purchases

Customers buy a different car or truck because they want to, not because they need to. The more excited they are when they’re on the lot, the more likely they are to buy. (Think about it – when people are cautious, aren’t we all less likely to buy?) Their positive emotions come from the sights, …

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Career Makes Good After Stint In Army

Congrats To Joe Baucco… “After I got out of the Army, I was looking for a new adventure where the sky was the limit. As I was going through your training, I realized I was following in your footsteps from the military into sales, and was very lucky to start at a great dealership that …

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Sales Tip!

Set appointments that show…asking for you! Check out this quick sales tip from Sean Gardner, Joe Verde Trainer, and develop these critical skills during these complicated times. Watch it now!

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Clear Goals = Fast Recovery

To get through this ‘stuff’ the most critical activity now is to have clear goals and plans to get you back on top. A positive statement: “I’m going to get through this” isn’t a goal, just a statement with nothing to back it up. Unrealistic goals like, “I’m going to work hard and make 10 …

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Who’s on the lot?

Joe Verde trainer, Sean Gardner, has another great sales training tip for the automotive industry… Check out this quick tip and don’t forget – they’re all buyers NOW! ##### Sell more cars with Joe Verde’s sales book, “Earn Over $100,000 Selling Cars – Every Year” for a free PDF or to order a free soft …

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“I sold 45+ cars in April (2020)”

Congratulations Seamus! “I wanted to touch base and let you know after one year of working in the industry, and from going to the Joe Verde sales workshop, I have had another record breaking month! With the proper mindset and just focusing on work and not the world around me falling apart, in April I …

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How do I stay motivated?

How do I keep my head on straight right now? In my newsletter for auto Dealers and Managers this month, I reminded them that this month that now is the time to… Dig your way ‘up’ and ‘out’ of this, instead of ‘down’ and ‘deeper’ into it. The question focuses on the critical part of …

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How bad is business now?

How bad is business for most dealerships? There is no general answer to that right now. Seems like most of the US and Canada were in a lockdown and most dealerships couldn’t open for sales, and many may be slowly reopening over the next month. During this time, I’d hope that most of those were …

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