Your sales strategy is just as important as the actual hands-on work you do. Why? Because the way you communicate what you can do for the customer is the way you’ll land the job. Sales are incredibly important for any business owner. Knowing your best approach will help you win new jobs and gain referrals.
However, not everyone is great at selling. But, with a few easy tips and techniques, you can gain new business in no time at all.
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The Goose Island Beer Company has a great slogan, “Not The Only, But The Best.” The company recognizes that you are likely to drink and choose from more than one beer. However, among all the options, they want to be the best one you drink.
In the video below, Noah explains how this slogan can translate into business. It’s likely other contractors will be bidding for a job, but how can you go above and beyond to be the best?
Becoming the best first starts with exceptional customer service and exceeding expectations. A few ways to do that is through open communication, showing up on time and being prepared.CONTINUE READING
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As a business owner and leader, you should be expanding your industry knowledge and challenging yourself daily. Don’t know where to start? Here are five construction email newsletters that you should consider subscribing to.CONTINUE READING
When was the last time you self-evaluated your work and operations? Many times, we can go months without looking inward at what we can learn and where we can improve. It’s important in any industry to always seek ways to continue growing, to better yourself and to better your business.
One of the best ways to learn new things is by listening to customers and their stories. As Noah explains below, some pros may have forgotten that no matter how long you’ve been in the business, you can always improve.CONTINUE READING
It’s nice to find new customers who are interested in your product. It makes you feel like you’re doing something right. While gaining new customers is exciting, it doesn’t compare to how good it feels turning customers into loyal buyers.
Customer retention is one area of sales that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. I would argue that some business owners don’t fully recognize the importance of customer retention and how it impacts the bottom line. See why focusing on customer retention is key to your company’s stability and success.CONTINUE READING
While much of your business depends on referrals and the quality of your work, more often than not, a potential client is going to look up your information, be it on your website, social media pages or CraftJack profile. When they do, the very first thing they will look for are reviews.
They want to know what other homeowners are saying about your work. They want to see and hear what it’s like to work with you on a home remodeling project. Fortunately, CraftJack has a feature that lets all service professionals immediately request reviews from past leads in the CraftJack Lead Manager.CONTINUE READING
Sincerity can go a long way and that starts with your very first sales call. As soon you receive that lead, give the homeowner a call (after all, you receive a 10% discount). As you call, remember that real people are on the other end. They should feel like you’re calling to help them. A consumer should never feel like they are inconveniencing you and that all starts with your tone and sincerity.
As Noah explains below, some salespeople forget these very basic, yet important aspects of sales or estimates over the phone. See how a negative or insincere tone can ruin your chances of closing the sale.CONTINUE READING
Homeowner reviews are one of the best marketing assets you have at your disposal. You have heard form us via our blog, newsletter and account managers, but needless to say, we are not the ones paying your bills. Homeowners are. That is why we went out and talked to an actual homeowner who hired a CraftJack contractor for their bathroom remodeling job.
Alex, who works in commercial construction, wanted to gut both his guest and master bathroom. Being in the industry, Alex knew a thing or two about bathroom remodeling. Therefore, he designed both bathrooms and was looking for a contractor who could make his vision a reality.CONTINUE READING
We know how many lead generation companies are out there and as such, CraftJack is constantly looking for ways to improve and differentiate our service from the pack. Nonetheless, one of our biggest differentiators is a perk that we have offered since we started: dedicated account managers.
Unlike many other lead generation companies, CraftJack assigns each and every contractor a dedicated account manager. Your account manager is the one answering your emails and phone calls, altering your budgets, pausing your account and much, much more. But besides a friendly companion, dedicated account managers bring a few key advantages other lead generation companies simply can not match.CONTINUE READING
Back in 2013, as a new lead gen company on the block, we decided to be the exception rather than the rule. CraftJack introduced our speed-to-call discounts for our loyal CraftJack contractors. Since then, our service professionals have saved over $1.2 Million. When a contractor receives a discount from a CraftJack lead, our pros average a 17% savings.
While I can not speak for other lead generation companies, CraftJack opens your doors to lead discounts, no matter the types of leads you are receiving.CONTINUE READING