Before You Take That Roofing Sales Job — Roofing Sales Training

Before You Take That Roofing Sales Job - Roofing Sales Training

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Do You Imagine The Doors Locked?

Knocking doors is the single, greatest concern people have about taking a roofing sales job.

Maybe theyve experienced some good success in other jobs, but when they imagine knocking on a door, they always imagine the door as being locked. Locked doors come from locked minds.

Heres a recent reader comment that illustrates the concerns so many have about getting into the roofing sales business.

Take a second to read the comment and then Ill answer your questions in the comment section below. Feel free to join in the conversation and leave your comments below

Hi Mike.

I have just been offered a job with a roofing company that pays 50% of gross profits. I met a couple of their salesmen and they seemed happy with their jobs. They only work a few days a week and stated that they are happy with their income. They also impressed me as being down to earth, honest people.

I have been in sales for about seven years. I am not a slick individual, my sales have usually been a result of my ‘good ole boy’ persona and honesty, I sold mortgages through the internet. I intend to put in as much time as possible. I am just a little hesitant about going door to door. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Just Offered a Job

Congratulations on being offered a job with a roofing company. With unemployment hovering around 8%-9%, it is nice to have an opportunity to make a living.

Youre going to get 50% of the Gross Profit. That sounds fair to me. Theres several roofing companies that start their new sales people out at 25%, 30% or 40%.

One question I would want answered is, what is the overhead or office fee they charge against the job. For a lot of companies, these overhead expenses can amount to as much as 10% of the total contract.

For example, if you bring in a $10,000.00 contract, will they subtract 10% ($1,000) off the top before they figure your 50/50 Commission.

If a $10,000 job made $3,000, you would only get $1,000 final commission after a 10% Overhead.

Know your Overhead % before you take the job.

If youre getting professional sales training. exceptional back-office support, or youre getting leads handed to you, it may be more than worth it to pay the higher overhead charges.

Happy Salesmen

When the current sales people all seem to be happy, thats usually a good sign that youre working with a well-run roofing company.

Heres a little secret for you though not everybody in the office is going to be happy to see the new guy. To them, youre now the competition.

Youre now in direct competition for their leads, their neighborhoods, their favorite roofing crews, their advances and their standing in the company.

Stay away from these small-minded, selfish, insecure sales people.

Theyll want to sabotage you before you ever get started. If theyre not for you, theyre against you. Watch your back when you first start out until you know who you can trust.

Only Work A Few Days A Week

The great thing about roofing sales is that you can work whenever you want.

52 Flares Facebook 31 LinkedIn 2 Twitter 15 Google+ 4 Email — 52 Flares

Do You Imagine The Doors Locked?

Knocking doors is the single, greatest concern people have about taking a roofing sales job.

Maybe theyve experienced some good success in other jobs, but when they imagine knocking on a door, they always imagine the door as being locked. Locked doors come from locked minds.

Heres a recent reader comment that illustrates the concerns so many have about getting into the roofing sales business.

Take a second to read the comment and then Ill answer your questions in the comment section below. Feel free to join in the conversation and leave your comments below

Hi Mike.

I have just been offered a job with a roofing company that pays 50% of gross profits. I met a couple of their salesmen and they seemed happy with their jobs. They only work a few days a week and stated that they are happy with their income. They also impressed me as being down to earth, honest people.

Before You Take That Roofing Sales Job - Roofing Sales Training

I have been in sales for about seven years. I am not a slick individual, my sales have usually been a result of my ‘good ole boy’ persona and honesty, I sold mortgages through the internet. I intend to put in as much time as possible. I am just a little hesitant about going door to door. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Just Offered a Job

Congratulations on being offered a job with a roofing company. With unemployment hovering around 8%-9%, it is nice to have an opportunity to make a living.

Youre going to get 50% of the Gross Profit. That sounds fair to me. Theres several roofing companies that start their new sales people out at 25%, 30% or 40%.

One question I would want answered is, what is the overhead or office fee they charge against the job. For a lot of companies, these overhead expenses can amount to as much as 10% of the total contract.

For example, if you bring in a $10,000.00 contract, will they subtract 10% ($1,000) off the top before they figure your 50/50 Commission.

If a $10,000 job made $3,000, you would only get $1,000 final commission after a 10% Overhead.

Know your Overhead % before you take the job.

If youre getting professional sales training. exceptional back-office support, or youre getting leads handed to you, it may be more than worth it to pay the higher overhead charges.

Happy Salesmen

When the current sales people all seem to be happy, thats usually a good sign that youre working with a well-run roofing company.

Heres a little secret for you though not everybody in the office is going to be happy to see the new guy. To them, youre now the competition.

Youre now in direct competition for their leads, their neighborhoods, their favorite roofing crews, their advances and their standing in the company.

Stay away from these small-minded, selfish, insecure sales people.

Theyll want to sabotage you before you ever get started. If theyre not for you, theyre against you. Watch your back when you first start out until you know who you can trust.

Only Work A Few Days A Week

The great thing about roofing sales is that you can work whenever you want.


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