Hey, it is a great time to be selling cars or to start a career in car sales. The auto manufacturers have had to make course corrections and there are now less new car dealers. To the person that sells cars for a living that means that the remaining new car dealers need to sell more cars and that means more car salesman income.
Selling Cars for a Living – A Car Sales Career
Throughout all the chaos in the car business and the restructuring of the car dealerships there is a greater need for the Car Sales Professional and those interested in a car sales career and being a top car salesman. Not the shyster of the past, but the true professional that can make a great living and a great car salesman income selling new and used cars. If you are of those people that lost their job from the mess in the car sales industry, I feel for you. But if you were a true Professional Car Salesman the time is right for you to get hooked up with one of the many remaining car dealerships. If you never sold cars before it would be a great time to become a car salesman and start a career in car sales so you can start selling cars for a living.
A Car Sales Career for a Nice Income
Any of you that have been in the car business for any amount of time know that there is always a need for a good car salesman or woman. The high turnover in the car business is always been an issue, but a true car sales professional is like a commodity. The professional car sales person can practically go anywhere and make a good living selling cars. (unless you sell Yugo or Daewoo) The car sales business is one field that you can work anywhere as long as you know how to sell cars professionally you have a car sales career. I am not talking about the person that thinks they might try selling cars, I am talking about the true Car Sales Professional making a car salesman income of six figures, now that is an automotive sales career.
There is going to be a new face to the business of selling cars. If you are looking to start a career in car sales, this will probably one of the best times to get started. You can have a great car salesman career or car saleswoman career if you are ready to accept the challenge.
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Dj · July 26 at 3:28 pm
JB, The pay plan is pretty much standard. The problem is, too many salesman for the amount of cars sold per month and the size of the dealership.
KB · April 3 at 6:17 pm
That is the thing about selling cars for a living is that there are no guarantees. You are the only one that controls your destiny and level of success.
If you going to do it you need to jump in with both feet and make it happen. There is great money in being a car salesman, but you had to make it work.
Darnelle · March 31 at 11:50 pm
HI, I’ve been reading the posts and comments here and I’m intrigued. There is a job fair on Monday for car salesman. They offer 6k for training (which is a little unsettling). I’ve always been interested in the industry, but always have been reluctant because of commission and making enough money to support a family of 3. I’ve had previous jobs doing tech support, recently, and working in service restaurant industry. I guess my question is: Does a black guy with dreds fit into the category of a car salesman that makes 6 figures? Putting it bluntly… I know there are people here with experience and I want an honest opinion. Would I have to cut my hair? Personally, I am definitely willing to put in the time and effort, and I don’t have a problem following strict guidelines. But how can I reassure my significant other and myself that this would be a great opportunity for us? Thanks for suggestions and comments.
KB · January 15 at 11:34 am
Nice job, welcome to car business.
DON A. · January 15 at 10:57 am
As a Newbie I sold a car on my first day with a $3,000 gross.
Never sold cars before. My advice; Put in the hours, Look Sharp, Know your inventory, Listen to your manager and follow the process.
KB · January 12 at 8:20 am
Thanks for writing. I wish you the best of luck on your interview because we need more women in the car business. I you have read many of the posts here so you will have idea of how the business works. Be yourself and let me know how you did.
Connie · January 11 at 10:45 pm
I’m glad I found this website. I have an interview tomorrow at a car dealership. I’d never considered a sales career of any kind let alone auto sales. I left my resume at this dealership about 6 months ago after reading their newspaper ad for clerical help. Upon arriving at the dealership I went into the showroom where I stood for several minutes without seeing anyone. So I placed my resume on the nearest desk and left. About a month ago I started a job that I hate and I’ve been praying to find something else. Today, out of the blue, I get a call from this dealership inviting me to come interview for a sales position. My first reaction was a slight giggle but after thinking about it for a bit I agreed to meet with him to see what he has to say. We’ll see where it goes. I am female by the way and quite frankly, the idea of working on comission scares me. But If I do end up selling cars I think I will find your sight helpful. Any advice regarding the interview would be welcome.
KB · September 8 at 8:05 am
I am not sure what chain reaction is, but I appreciate your input.
You owe it to yourself is a good one and it still works today.
KB · February 7 at 3:22 pm
Sounds like you are on your way.
Stay positive and enthusiastic and you will sell cars
JB · February 3 at 8:40 pm
KB I’m very new to the car salesman industry, I just got hired by a Chevrolet/Kia Dealership. I’m going into this blind I want to make more money. I’m 28 years old, I have military experience, but never sales exp. I have been working there a couple weeks I’m just starting to take ups now, learning all the product knowledge is a big thing, my commission plan is $150 mini, 30% New (no pack) 25% Used with $750 Pack 10 vehicles sold $300 + $300 for each additional 2 vehicles sold is this a good plan. The dealership is small maybe move around 50-100 cars a month only about 10 salesman any advice for me.
KB · January 5 at 8:26 am
The leads from online databases are usually not very good leads. In fact the closing ratio is very low. The best source of leads are past customers of the dealership. If you have not been there very long ask your manager about orphan customers.
Martin Sharpe · January 2 at 10:23 pm
I have some prior car sales experience and was just wandering how some sales associates have three to more leads visiting the dealership with their name on a daily basis. Could it be that they are actually purchasing those leads from unline data bases. If not I will like to know, could you tell me.
Marla Lattanzio · December 29 at 5:46 pm
This is really interesting. This is one of the reasons that I love surfing. You’ll never know what you’ll find.
admin · September 23 at 4:40 pm
I am trying to get everything together before I start posting.
Thanks for the comment
Pedro M · September 23 at 4:09 pm
I am looking forward to your advise. I work in the internet dept of a Honda Store in Arkansas and I need help. Phone skills, emails, to get emotion going into the customer. Compared to NJ most people dont care and arent into cars emotionaly anymore. Thank you for this site.
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