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 […]

Top 8 – Roofing Industry Specialty Products

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Top 8 – Roofing Industry Specialty Products These products are created based upon OSHA requirements, Tenant requests, and “Add-Ons” (upsells for quoted services). Performance:  These products are based upon a planned event and planned services.   Features:  Different features are attributed to each product. Reliability:  Scheduled work.  Reliable due to the standardization of the products. Conformance:  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

Managing and Protecting Your Brand

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Managing and Protecting Your Brand Your brand is your reputation. Each one of your team members has an impact on your brand. What you do and don’t do each day impacts how you are depicted in the marketplace. How do you protect your image? • Display a consistent look – Logos on trucks, team members, […]

Prospect Personality – When Your Prospect Buys

Prospect Personality – When Your Prospect Buys There are 4 types of Buying Personalities.  You may have one or all 4 depending on the product.  Price, availability, use, and other factors impact the personality of the buyer for a particular purchase.  Understanding the prospects’ personality is important to developing a sales plan, tactics and presentation […]