1. Always keep an open mind
Things change fast. Especially in the Auto Industry. You have to be ready in a blink of an eye or you can miss many opportunities. For instance, clients missing appointments, clients being indecisive, helping out in the dealership when needed, lenders changing guidelines and much more.
2. Don’t be a one trick pony
Despite floor traffic, you always want to have multiple avenues from which you can generate business. Although your dealership might be doing TV, Radio, Billboard, Social Media and Digital Marketing, this relies on the Dealership. By finding other ways to generate your own leads, referrals for example, you will be able to generate a steady income stream.
3. Keep your pipeline fresh and organized
Your pipeline is your lifeline. By separate the stages of your prospects, you will be able to successfully manage your book of business.
Within each of these stages you will have sub stages
- Type of vehicle
- Potential financing options
- Down Payment amount
- Credit Score
- Family size
4. Referrals are key
Referrals can be a very strong leads. In the previous tip we provided a list of different ways to build referrals. In addition, here are some other suggestions.
- Community events
- Connecting with Lenders
- Happy customers
5. Set you goals and make a plan on how to achieve it
Set a goal you want to achieve and write down a plan that will get you there.
Here is a good way to break down a plan of sales
- Number of leads generate
- Appointments made
- Total sales