Selling More than Price

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Selling More than Price Have you ever been low bid and didn’t get the job?  It doesn’t seem right. How did it happen?  What can you do to avoid that in the future?  Bidding more and more jobs will not guarantee a steady flow of profitable work in today’s competitive market. When a client doesn’t […]

Selling Tips – Enthusiastic Attitude

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Selling Tips – Enthusiastic Attitude There is no substitute for enthusiasm.  When the members of a team are enthusiastic, the whole team becomes highly energized.  And that energy produces power.   Have you ever noticed the difference passion makes?  How many dispassionate successes have you met?  How many high achievers lack enthusiasm?  How many great leaders […]

Stop Complaining

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Stop Complaining “How’s business?” one attendee asked another at a networking event.    “This (fill in the blank – weather, economy, regulation, manufacturer inventory, flu) is killing us. We’ve got projects delayed right and left and trying to get prospects to close anything isn’t happening — things need to turn around fast.”    The person […]

Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Success

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Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Success What’s getting in the way?  You are…. The stumbling blocks on the road to success are of your own creation. Recognize any of them? Wishing and wanting.  Do you have a written list of goals?  Those who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them.  Get […]

Selling Skills – Closing

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Selling Skills – Closing When you close, the first step is to summarize those benefits the customer accepted during the call.  In other words, you will summarize ONLY those benefits that the customer agreed were important. Summarizing accepted benefits can be of great value because it considers the listening ability of your customer.  Most people […]

Selling Skills – Probing

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Selling Skills: Probing Probing is the skill of asking questions to gather information and uncover customer needs.  There are two types of probes:  open and closed.  Open probes encourage a customer to respond freely.  The key words that will assist in identifying an open probe include: Key Word Example: Who “Who handles this process for […]

Handling Objection

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Handling Objection Customer objections usually fall into two main categories: Misunderstandings about our product or service due to a lack of information. Drawbacks of our product or service, which exist whenever we are unable to directly satisfy the customer’s dislike or dissatisfaction with our product or service.   Misunderstanding Drawback The customer objects to using […]

Handling Skepticism or Indifference

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Handling Skepticism or Indifference When a customer questions or doubts that our product will provide the benefit, we say it will, you make a proof statement.  You make a proof statement by citing a proof source.  A proof source is any reference or piece of information that proves the benefit in question.  Below is a […]

Why Nobody Calls You Back

Why Nobody Calls You Back Calling someone you don’t know is difficult. If you’re like most people, you agonize over what to say for an eternity before you finally pick up the phone. Then, instead of getting a human being on the line, you end up having to leave a voicemail message. And nobody calls […]

Roof Inspections and Formal Roof Care Programs

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Roof Inspections and Formal Roof Care Programs A formal roof care program assists a roofing contractor with keeping client relationships.  Through roof care programs, a company will offer life cycle care of roofing and building assets so those assets provide service for their intended design life. Roof Management moves customers from “leak management” to “asset […]

Top 4: Sustainable Products that a Roofing Contractor Can Implement NOW!

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Top 4:  Sustainable Products that a Roofing Contractor Can Implement NOW! Sustainable Products provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and the environment.   Performance:  These products are based upon a planned event and planned services.     Features:   The Client may receive government incentives to install product/use product. The Client may be required […]

Top 5 Professional Services to be Offered by a Roofing Contractor

Top 5 Professional Services to be Offered by a Roofing Contractor Clients buy and sell properties or begin managing a new property. During times of transition, data of roof conditions are required to assess the value of their assets. Clients need to have access to their roof data where and when they want it to […]

Top 7 On-Demand Products for the Roofing Industry to Grow Your Business

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Top 7 On-Demand Products for the Roofing Industry to Grow Your Business Your client has un-planned service at a facility.  The client has a current problem that needs to be addressed quickly. Performance:  These products are based upon a current need.  The service is required now to fix a problem.  These products all require quick […]

Did You Say What I Thought You Said? 7 Keys to Good Communication

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Did You Say What I Thought You Said? 7 Keys to Good Communication Communication is a key ingredient to working together effectively. Communication is not easy; talking is easy. Communication requires that we listen and speak skillfully, so our message is understood. In our business, we interact with all sorts of people. Some people maybe […]

How to Connect & Re-Connect

How to Connect & Re-Connect We don’t connect with someone when… 1. We interrupt. 2. We don’t listen. 3. We are quick to tell our solutions – to fix it. 4. We ask more than one question at a time. 5. We ask a question and then answer it too. 6. We tell our story […]

Top 10 on Managing Email

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Top 10 on Managing Email “Please read the attached email about the email I sent yesterday in reference to flooding the system with too many unnecessary emails. Please forward to your entire staff. “ Some of our email requires us to take action, and some is for information only. How can we make email more […]

Reducing Verbal Clutter with 4 Key Steps

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Reducing Verbal Clutter with 4 Key Steps Join the conversation on Zoom, listen to a reality talk show, or talk to someone on the phone. In these various places, listen for the “you knows”, “likes”, and “ums”.  You may be saying “you know” at the beginning and end of every phrase and you don’t even […]

Roofing Contractor Growth Through Changing the Discussion

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Roofing Contractor Growth Through Changing the Discussion Change the discussion from leak repairs to roof management for growth. Convince Customers to Spend More now to be Happy Later…. It’s easy to focus on the minimum a customer must have – because of sensitivity to price. We know the customer is thinking about price, so we […]

Exceptional Service

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Tips for Excellent Customer Service Define what extraordinary really means…. Knowing what exceptional service entails is essential to establishing the procedures and the mindset with which to achieve it.  What does extraordinary mean to you?  Keeping appointments…saying please and thank you…. a clean shiny truck…. uniformed service crews…. Ask if you’re not sure…. If you […]

Develop a Clear Message for Roofing Contractor Growth

Develop a Clear Message for Roofing Contractor Growth Q: “What’s your secret to being a top seller?”  A: “Great customers”, she responded. Q: “How do you get great customers?”  A: “Phenomenal customer service”, she replied. Q: “How do you provide phenomenal customer service?” A: “Listening”. Q: “What are you listening for?” A: “Their specific needs.” […]