It’s 90 + 6 … Not 20 + 1

“Things are different now Joe. We either have what they want or we don’t & they can either afford it or they can’t. What difference does ‘selling’ make?” Wouldn’t it be great if ‘different’ means we actually could prequalify people real quick, take shortcuts and still sell more! Too many salespeople hold their breath, hope …

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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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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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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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Your “Words” Control Your Success

Most salespeople say they hate scripts, because ‘they sound phony’ or ‘don’t work’ or some other reason to justify not learning new things that are more effective. If that’s you – surprise… Everything you say now is scripted. Understand that your scripts are your ‘skills’ and your skills control your success. If you’re selling 8 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop Killing Your Sales

Stop bringing up down payment, payments, trades and price to select a vehicle – it’s killing your sales volume and your income. I was headed to a class and sat next to a woman on the flight. We started talking about cars and she told me she had just gotten a new one. I asked …

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