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What Do The Numbers Tell You?

52.6% of MH salespeople trust statistics.  Actually, I just made that up. I can’t find any data on that. But I do know that statistics — if you trust them — can show you trends. And those trends can help you make decisions.  With regard to a contact management program […]

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Sales Management & Reporting

Sales Professionals: You Need a Clone

“If I could just clone myself I could get twice as much done!” How often has that thought gone through your mind? It’s every salesperson’s fantasy to be able to delegate tasks to someone they know will follow through (and nobody will do it as you do!), freeing up time […]

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Sales Management & Reporting

3 Simple Steps to Give Yourself A Raise

Few occupations offer the earning potential that you get from selling new homes. Sales are part art, part science… and a lot of hard work. There are a LOT of things to keep track of — prospects that need follow-up; homebuyers that need constant attention; getting all of the details […]

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Sales Management & Reporting

What’s Killing Your Sales?

What’s the #1 threat to your sales productivity? Answer: No clearly defined process to convert prospects into buyers. Or, to put it bluntly, your follow-up sucks! In times like these, a seller’s market, you might not think that a process is needed. You might be selling everything you have and […]

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Sales Management & Reporting

Are You Measuring Efforts, Actions, Or Results

Everyone I know in the MH business is busy. Most are busier than they’ve ever been. That’s usually a good thing, if the efforts are producing the right results. The effort is the amount of energy we expend. Actions are the things we spend that energy on. Results are what […]

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Time & Task Management

The #1 Killer of Sales

How do you accomplish anything worthwhile? Simple: commitment, perseverance… and a consistent routine. Routine: doing the right things the same way every time until they become habitual and streamlined. But what eats up a salesperson’s time and energy, getting in the way of productivity and killing sales? Doing the WRONG […]

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Selling Skills

Referral Sales – The Pinnacle of Lifetime Customer Value

Referrals. Word-of Mouth-advertising. This is the foundation that every successful business is built upon.  And it’s never been more vital than now. After all, social media is just the latest rendition of referral marketing. If you can do just two things – 1) get consistent referral sales and 2) manage […]

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Sales Management & Reporting

The CRM Myth

Customer Relationship Management systems (CRM) are nothing new; they predate the Internet and computers, going all the way back to handwritten ledgers (remember Rolodex?) But today, CRM systems are being touted as the end-all to increasing sales. The fact is, they aren’t. Don’t get me wrong, you absolutely must have […]

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