I've been thinking lately on how bad I am at the sales thing (I'm working on it), but I am also young so many people initially don't trust me and it just adds one more obstacle I have to overcome to make the sale.
I've been thinking a lot of how I'd like to have a friendly older guy with good people skills and with knowledge in the area to meet the customer, take photos and measurements and get a good idea of what they want. Then give me the information so I can do up a bid he can sell to them.
Does this sound like a reasonable position?
Are there salesmen who would work for commission only if say the % was a little higher than average? I am not familiar with this job area at all and this is the closest thing I could find relating to our industry to compare to.
I'm not really sure what an inticing commission would be either. Do any of you have commission-earning salesman?
Maybe I'll just post a job ad to see what kind of responses I get :laughing:
The last post is only kind of spam right? I mean we all want to read.
I don't like the fact you want them to do a take off and then go back and close the deal. I am 32 YO but a master seller and have converted into a one call closer over the past 2 years. There is no going back to non one call closing for me.
Weird but I have hired at least 5 salespeople to work for me and the age goes from 36 to 56, I by far am a better closer out of all these people that I hired and I am younger than all of them. I know age or schooling is not going to determine the success of your salesperson. The reason I do better than all of them is only because I take the time to try and get better at closing on every appointment and spend time on my favorite two forums practicing or gaining more knowledge to be confident in selling what I have to offer.
I'm 27 and have a baby-face when I shave. When I don't shave I look like a scrub. It's a lose-lose situation. :laughing:
I have no idea how they could close the deal without giving them a price. And there is no way I'm going to trust somebody's price after just seeing a job and coming up with a number off the top of their heads. Unless of course they are selling really high. What's the salesman got to lose compared to what Ive got to lose if he underbids?
How old are you? Age is just a #. I sold my first 100k job at age 20. And my first 250k job at age 21.
Work on your own salesmanship skills. I always focus on how this is more then just a job for business for me. Its my life. I seem to focus more on that then anything else.