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Jeff Cotton's Blog – April 2013 Archive (3)

Clarity at 10,000 Feet

I have been fortunate enough to have the freedom and wherewithal to fly small aircraft. While my brain is busy with the mechanics of flying, my mind is free to nuance things.

 

Here is what came to mind one recent afternoon flying at 10,000 feet off the coast of Southern…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on April 29, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Forget Ups and Close Like Crazy

I made a very prosperous living selling highline automobiles. My sales strategy made happy customers happier and because my sales were MSRP or better they made my boss quite happy too.

 

My strategy? I rarely took a showroom up.

 

Taking ups, as much as we love the rush of that pursuit, results in closing rates under 20%. You could be closing half or more if you prospect the right opportunities.

 

This kind of progressive selling is the future of…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on April 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sell Five Cars before Noon

The service drive is the new showroom! In a given day, more car-sales opportunities drive into your service lane than will walk through your traditional showroom doors.

Putting a dedicated sales associate equipped with the right knowledge in hand in the service drive can consistently close 30-35% of service drive customers. The best your showroom team does is selling about 20 percent.

Service drive vehicle selling is powerful because you probably have all the tools at hand to…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on April 3, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

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