Don’t Pull Out a Blank Sheet of Paper – Do This Instead

So, when you are talking to a new prospect do you pull out a blank sheet of paper or a Project Discovery Sheet?” 

This is a question I’ve asked dozens and dozens of times over the years as I work with remodelers on their sales process. 

Often, it’s a blank sheet. Is that what the doctor does? They pull out a blank sheet of paper? Nope. 

Let’s start the process well – have the questions in front of you so that you can make sure you ask everything that you want to: I call it a Project Discovery Sheet – grab a copy of the PDF here and implement this! I hope you find this valuable.

On another note – staying in touch with your previous clients is really smart marketing. 

Remodelers AutoPilot is a program that can help you do this consistently and effectively. Give it a look!

“Wow, these guys are organized!”

“Wow, these guys are organized and they have a process. This isn’t their first rodeo!”

That’s what you want your prospect to be saying about YOU! One way to do that is to send a professional email between the initial phone call and your in-person meeting with them.

Here’s a template you can grab and IMPLEMENT.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Start getting this sent out!

Mike Trout and Your Sales Process

I’ve always been a baseball fan.

I cut my teeth in business by buying and selling baseball cards growing up. I had a website and business called Major League Cards – throughout high school and into college, I had a little baseball card ‘empire’ – I averaged $500-$750 of profit every month. More importantly then that – I loved it! And it taught me a ton about hustle, hard work (I painstakingly added 1,000’s of cards to my website – I packaged up cards – stuffed envelopes – mailed them out – had a blast doing it.)

The reason I’m talking about baseball is because I was thinking about your sales process.

Mike Trout – arguably the best player in baseball these days – you know what he does every week? Batting Practice. Here he is – the best in the game – he’s practicing – hitting the cages and honing his craft.

What about you?

How much are you practicing your craft? How often are you doing some “batting practice” related to your sales process?

Think about common objections you hear:

  • “Wow, that’s more expensive then I thought it was going to be”
  • “I don’t know what our budget is, that’s why I’m asking you”
  • “When can you start this bathroom project?”
  • “Can you break out that kitchen estimate in more detail for us?”

You can count 90% of the objections on 5 or fewer fingers.

Write out the objections you’re always hearing! THEN – Batting Practice – practice what you’re going to say. Get better and better and better at it. Improve your answer. Prepare. Build your confidence.

Reach out anytime!

P.S. If you’re a residential remodeler with a focus on kitchen and bathroom remodeling and you are not staying in touch with your previous clients, Remodelers AutoPilot is a perfect fit for you! Details here.

Around the Horn on Marketing, Sales, and Office Management with Bryan Sebring

Bryan Sebring of Sebring Design Build and I go ‘around the horn’ with my questions discussing his top tip/best thought that has positively impacted his remodeling business in these areas:

Marketing (4:15)
Sales Process (13:34)
Managing Your Team (21:00)
Financials/Job-Costing (26:38)
Systems/Software (34:02)
Work/Life Balance (35:59)

If you prefer listening to watching, check out the podcast here. 

Bryan has been in the construction industry since 1993 and opened his Sebring Design Build in 1999. He lives in his hometown with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.