Hungry sales pros go after it. Every day. They eat conflict for breakfast. They like market sales (the ones that would happen with or without them), but they LOVE x factor sales (the ones they have to fight for).
The housing market is improving. And that’s not just me talking (even though I knew it would). The Wall Street Journal says so and Time Magazine declared that the housing market recovery has “officially begun. So the market is on the up and up. And that’s great news, right? Well yes. And no.
Yes, an improving market likely means more sales, higher consumer confidence, and an improved bottom line.
But be careful that it doesn’t also mean that we let our process and presentation slide. The greatest benefit of a downturn is that it forces us to get disciplined and to focus on all the things we can control–namely our people, process, and presentation.
The danger of a good market is that we can become benefactors of market sales and stop pursuing x factor sale.
Celebrate the market sales (can I get a booyah?) but stay hungry for the x factor sales.