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6 Tips to Overcome Price Objections in Car Sales

6 Tips to Overcome Price Objections in Car Sales When you're in the middle of making a car sale, there are countless reasons why the deal could fall through. Maybe the customer found another price online, perhaps they're just not sure if they can afford it yet, or...

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One Year of Text Follow-up

One Year of Text Follow-up I saw this Facebook post and engaged the author in hopes of giving him a few pointers on customer follow-up, only to be reminded that many car salespeople are poorly trained. Here is the exchange that took place Post by Author: When you text...

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I Got Fired By A Jerk!

This Facebook post in a dealership group got me thinking about what kinds of attitudes salespeople might have toward the ownership or management team. This poster wrote: "So, my fellow car sales people, I got fired this week for as best that could be explained to...

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Sales Goals Are Completely Worthless

The way most car dealerships set goals for their salespeople has no merit.  First of all, many dealership managers do a horrible job of communicating goals! Dealership management knows how many vehicles need to be sold to generate revenue -- Upper management has...

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The Order Taker, The Presenter & The Closer

There are three types of salespeople in the auto industry.
The Order Taker
The Presenter
The Closer
Each is important, and most organizations have all three working in different departments throughout the business. While the definition of each may be somewhat self-explanatory, it may be helpful to examine each one a little more closely and how learning to be a closer can help you sell fewer dealer-trades and more inventory vehicles.

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Can You Ever Know Enough Closes?

Can You Ever Know Enough Closes?

n sales of any kind, you will go through a period where everything you do works well and then another period where you feel like you’ve lost the magic.

That’s why it’s essential to be a student of sales and have more than one or two closes in your pocket. Here are a few to store away in your memory.

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The Objection Translator

The Objection Translator

How many objections are there?

In my opinion, there is only one.

When the fluff is stripped away from any objection, what the customer is really saying is: “You haven’t provided enough information to give me a reason to buy from you.”

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5 Ways To Ask For The Referral

5 Ways To Ask For The Referral

It feels like begging, doesn’t it?  You just spent an hour or two with this customer, and now you’re about to send them on their way in their new car.  How do you ask for a referral without making it awkward?

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10 Ways To Close The Sale

10 Ways To Close The Sale

Many salespeople, even experienced ones, think of closing as a set of words that happen after you’ve presented the price and you want to get your prospect to say “Yes, I’ll take it!” and sign on the proverbial dotted line. That is flawed thinking.

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Car Dealership Glossary

Car Dealership Glossary

When you get started in a dealership as a new salesperson you’re quickly introduced to words and phrases that are likely very unfamiliar to you. Every industry has jargon, (special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.) and the dealership is no different.

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