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In any B2B industry, one of the major factors in long-term success is the ability to expand your customer base. Fortunately commercial and industrial appraisers businesses can be found throughout the nation, but the challenge is to acquire and retain new accounts.
Role of Owners & Managers
Owners and managers should expect to be active participants in selling to commercial and industrial appraisers businesses. Front line visibility is essential for large accounts, but your sales team can benefit from on-the-job partnerships with the owner or sales manager.
By periodically accompanying your reps in the field, you can build relationships with the people you count on to close sales.
Reaching Prospective Customers
Prospecting turns names into promising leads.
Networking can dramatically improve your team's prospecting abilities and conversion ratios. However, it's important to make sure your sales force isn't so focused on conversation that they miss the point of prospecting, i.e. the identification of likely buyers, key decision makers and high value industry contacts. In other words, the type of people you meet is just as important as the number of people you meet when prospecting for commercial and industrial appraisers businesses.
Lead lists are useful because they narrow the field for your team. Third-party lists from reputable vendors (e.g. Experian Business Services) arm your sales force with good leads, making it easier for your company to balance the quantity and quality demands that are prerequisites for effective prospecting.
Research the Market
Start with good market research, which is a prerequisite for profitability in this industry. High volume sales teams conduct thorough research on market demand, pricing and niche opportunities.
More importantly, they research and evaluate the specific commercial and industrial appraisers businesses that they want to add to their customer roster.
Since relationships can be critical in closing sales, meetings with commercial and industrial appraisers businesses leaders and their staff facilitate the flow of the sales cycle. These meetings can also provide information that can give your business a competitive edge.
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