It May Be Time To Kill Your Business Model Before Your Business Model Buries You
Think about this….How often do you readjust your business model? Unfortunately, there are some dealers that are still living off the same business model that they have had twenty years ago. Not to say this is a bad thing but tends to lead to missed opportunities.
This raises a key leadership question: Why do leaders wait too long to modify or abandon their business models?…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on November 28, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Not riding along on the demo is without a doubt the most damaging part of the sales process. If you read my article titled “Trade In, The Secret to the Sale” and you are following those guidelines I give you props!! If you have not read it I would suggest that you read it and make it a part of your process for it tends to help with…Continue
We all have giants or obstacles that try to keep us from succeeding in our profession every given day. Obstacles seem to try to always get in the way of our dreams and aspirations. In life we all have two choices; we can quit and live in mediocrity and deal with that, or we can rise up and claim the victory that we deserve because we choose to take action.
Tips & Tricks to Power Selling on eBay Motors
Would you pay $80 to get a targeted audience of generally between 200 to over 1000 potential qualified clients to view one specific vehicle in just 10 days? The often overlooked eBay motors is the tool that will accomplish this but it will take hard work and an out of the box follow-up processes to close…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on September 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Stop Shadow Boxing and Become a True Leader
The psychology is described as trying to overcome a negative self-image that may prevent you from achieving the successes that you desire. It is my belief that no matter what position you hold within the automotive industry we are all shadow boxing in some way or another. So what can we do to overcome the negative…Continue
We often forget the best clients are the sold clients in our CRM's.
Added by Shawn Clos on August 12, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments
I don’t know about you but nothing ticks me off more than a sales person sitting on their a** waiting for the up bus to pull into the lot and hand deliver them a deal on a silver platter. Let’s face it there are more of these untrained, unmotivated just don’t seem to care sales consultants than ever before.…Continue
Make Your Pre-Owned Inventory Turn and Burn
In today’s market the pre-owned inventory within your dealership must be bought, sold, advertised and managed better than ever before. Within this article I am going to give you some simple and progressive solutions and ideas to help you get 12 plus turns…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on August 9, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Loyalty Is The Heartbeat Of Your Dealership
A few years ago I can recall a conversation that I had with a dealer whose dealership has been around since the 1920’s. He said you know what troubles me most Shawn? “Our customers just are not as loyal as they used to be back in the day, how can we make them loyal again? In this case the problem…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on August 3, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
Whether you are teeing off on the way to a 300+ yard drive or you hit a baseball deep to center field 420 feet. It took seeing where the ball will go before even swinging, it took practice in order to hit the ball straight toward the area you wanted it to land and it takes a continued commitment toward training to become better each and every day.
In our industry a lot of sales consultants and managers rely on luck rather than perusing their wants and desirers through dedication,…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on July 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Three Simple Ideas To Help You Sell More Vehicles TODAY
No matter where you look within your dealership there are always areas of opportunity and areas where client engagement can be amplified dramatically. It is very easy to get caught up in the day to day task and never look past what you have on your to do list TODAY. Taking that approach means that you are most likely…Continue
Today, it is more important than ever to have an ongoing action plan concerning your pre-owned inventory. I'm going to share with you the differences between the dealers who consistently gets 30%+ net to gross compared to the dealer who is just breaking even? The difference is the dealer who gets 30%+ net to gross has better market knowledge, has set themselves apart from their competitors, has a very well trained staff in all…
Added by Shawn Clos on July 21, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments
As I travel and talk with managers and dealers I am frequently asked to review and analyze different dealerships sales map's or processes to the sale, it is amazing to me how many overlook the power of the trade in. My opinion is that the trade in is in almost every case the number one secret to the car deal. In all cases, I have always trained sales consultants to look at and review the trade in with the client right after the…Continue
In our business we hear the word no from our clients, managers and pretty much everyone that we come in contact every day. In life most of us growing up heard no for our parents, grandparents and teachers. Our brains are more conditioned to the word no more than the word yes. The mistake that most of us make is we get discouraged and overwhelmed by the word no and we either quite trying or just plain give up when no is spouted off in our direction. Have you ever heard the quote “God will…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on July 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I was just recently out shopping at a big box retailer looking to get my wife a new tablet. When I asked the clerk the question, can you tell me the main difference between the two different tablets that I was considering? The clerks answer was this one is made by Apple and is $200 more so I wouldn’t buy that one.
As silly as it sounds I have been in dealerships and heard very similar conversations between sales consultants and clients. Frankly, as a manager you must get tired of…Continue
Added by Shawn Clos on July 16, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments
My father and I rarely ever had confrontations while i was growing up, maybe because he was always working. The day after I…Continue
With the month of June in the books and half of 2012 behind us, and record sales on the horizon I feel that this blog is well over due. I have recently heard many people in our industry say "Where has all of the good sales talent gone?” "It's just so hard to keep good sales talent." We might as well…Continue