Double Glazing: The Ultimate Home Improvement To Sell

A lot of my colleauges in the direct sales profession spent some time in the double glazing industry. It was really where a lot of reps cut their teeth and leanrt how to close deals. There is a stigma attached to double glazing salesman caused by the hard closing and some underhand tactics of getting the deal at all costs.

“You either get the deal or get asked to leave” is the motto of one of the more succesfull guys I know. Not really my style but that kind of determination definately increases sales conversions.

Why UPVC is superior to Aluminum and Wood?

Wooden and aluminum material for windows and entryways is an old story now. To give a cutting edge and contemporary look to their homes, the vast majority of the general population are deciding on UPVC entryways and windows. They come in various smooth styles and hues and giving your home a tasteful and present day look. Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, otherwise called vinyl, has turned into the most favored selection of makers in influencing diverse things to build their life to traverse as the material UPVC is to a great degree tough and solid.

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There are various reasons why the UPVC material has turns into the best decision for entryways and windows over aluminum and wood whether you’re getting them for your home or office. How about we observe a portion of the reasons of UPVC material being the best decision.

Storm and Wind Resistance

UPVC entryways and windows have a unique protection component for rain that can manage the stormy season in the most productive way. It doesn’t permit the rain water to come inside through the entryway or window. The entryways and windows are fortified with steel and are multi-chambered so they could withstand solid breezes. Concerning aluminum entryway and windows, they can’t withstand wind and rain and can be harmed effectively.

Introduction to Sun

UPVC entryways and windows are poor conductors of warmth and don’t give it a chance to come in through them. They don’t get blurred even in the wake of getting presented to the sun exorbitantly though aluminum and wooden entryways and windows get blur and lose their magnificence with over the top sun presentation. Thus, they are required to be painted once per year or so to keep up their look.

Low Maintenance

One of the primary explanation behind the prominence of the UPVC entryways and windows is they require next to no support when contrasted with alternate materials making them the most cost-effective. They can without much of a stretch last around 20 years or more before requiring any kind of support. You should simply to clean them sometimes though aluminum and wooden entryways and windows require steady upkeep. UPVC entryways and windows can withstand occasional changes and furnish you with a cleaner and comfortable encompassing.

Style to Cater for Everyone

UPVC windows and entryways are accessible effectively and can be introduced with no trouble. They come in various sizes according to the prerequisite of the property holder. For extensive windows, one can decide on sliding entryway windows. Numerous new plans are coming in the market in UPVC windows and entryways giving a particular yet tasteful look to your home. Some prominent UPVC windows style the world over incorporate French, coupling, straight, tilt and turn, and numerous others.

Aside from the previously mentioned reasons, UPVC windows and entryways have numerous different points of interest over aluminum and wooden entryways and windows. You essentially need to get them introduced at your place to encounter their utility.

The Reasons Selling New Build Houses Works For Me

A photo of a home being constructed

I’ve been a salesperson for some time and during those years of graft and strife I have learned. The single most important thing, is the game is easier if you have absolute faith and belief in your product. Building a relationship with the client and emphasizing with their current situation goes a long way to making the sale. There are so many sales opportunities out there. You will never be out of a job in the sales industry. Simple fact…

Businesses need to sell!

Anyways, I like to sell in the building trade because:

– There are not many sales professionals in the building industry. This means the competition is limited to Builders and contractors who have no prior experience of selling – The product is always in demand, people love to buy houses and independently, individual homes seem to always be a sought after product in this country


  • The opportunity for creativity and development of the product is always there.
  • A self build home is one of the most important things a person will buy in their live so I am helping people succeed in their dreams
  • I get to meet new people everyday
  • The commission is high because it is a high ticket product, many thousands can be earned from 1 sale!

The company that I am working with at the moment in Falmouth is allowing me the freedom to choose my own hours, work from home and create my own ideas for the prospect. The team is great to work with so all in all its a very nice job to have.



Selling Spray foam Insulation in Cornwall

So over the last few weeks, actually it could be months really, time really does fly. I have been presenting a product that I have never sold before. It is spray foam insulation that is an alternative to fibre glass and rock wool, which is the traditional way of insulating your roof. Since 1935 when fibre glass was patented the building regulations has approved the use of potentially damaging fibre glass insulation for properties in the UK.

But for at least 20 years, in the USA, the preferred way to insulate a home has been to use spray foam insulation. This is far more effective and has many benefits over the old technology. The main difference is where the stuff is actually applied. It is sprayed up into the rafters and roof space. As opposed to insulating at the ceiling level of the property and laying down fibre glass on the floor.

This has many advantages mainly because you are creating an air tight seal stopping the cold, dew and damp coming in. You are stopping the wind blow rain underneath the tiles and into your house. Insulation products in Cornwall have been very limited so it is exciting to educate and introduce people to this new idea. (Although it is not new!)

So far, although I had my doubts, it has been a raring success and I have signed up quite a few people with a high conversion rate.

The problem has been the marketing. They just have been able to get me reliable volume of people to go and see.

Bad Day at the Office

A bad day in the office happens to anyone. I need to let myself know more about commitment and determination. There are some things that I need to improve to get what I want, and I will write right away so I can get more comfort.

Working Hard

I have been working hard today.

But I think that I cannot improve a lot.

I need to understand more things about my product. I truly need to let people know the difference that my product will make in their lives. I need to believe in myself better. I believe in myself, but I need an improvement in this area. I know that I can generate a lot of sales overtime, but I need to believe in myself more so I can get what I want as quickly as possible.

This industry is competitive, and I need to be at the top.


This has been a bad day at the office, but I also understand the fact that I need more determination. I need to be dead right on the point of selling with passion and believe in myself. These things can help me a lot to get what I want. There are many bad days in the offices, but I also need to live with more passion and commitment these days. The good things in life are many, but I need to work hard to get what I need. This might not be a rule, but I need to get the job done.

This is truly a bad day in the office, but I also know more about the way to success. I need to believe in myself even more than before so I can get what I want. I need more determination to succeed in this occupation so I can get the results that my company needs from me. My clients should understand fast what I want to let them know.

5 ways to improve My Construction Sales

A sale is very important in any organization because it is a unit of growth. How much one sale or do not sale goes a long way in determining the extent of a company’s growth; high sales leads to increase in profits and growth, while low sales lead to decrease in profits and growth. Whatever the company you work in; medical, construction, law firm, etc, it all boil down to how you are able to sell your product, services, ideas, even self.

This should come as a surprise to people who think selling is restricted only to marketing firms like a beverage, tobacco, consumer product companies etc. Do you need to improve your company sales and profits to become sustainable? One of the vital ways is to have a sales tracking software. Depending on the type of business you are into, you need sales tracking software. In the internet, sales tracking devices like sale tracking portal are used to monitor leads thereby creating sales report that enables business owners to achieve vital business decisions.

5 ways to improve My Construction Sales, power tips.

1. Self-evaluation: One of the vital tips that can lead to increase in sales and profits is self-examination and awareness. If you are into any business like the sales tracking software portal, showing enthusiasm, excitement, and just maintaining a regular joyful disposition is vital for achieving great sales because emotions are very infectious; it will make your client or prospective clients love you better and happy to buy from you.

2. Before you release your sales tracking software or begin to track sales, you need to have an indomitable and well-founded sales letter or campaign. One of the ingredients that are mostly required in any sales letter is a strong closing. Be definite, declare what you will want your prospective buyer to do; it could be; buy now, while offering a bonus, price discount, purchase deadline etc.

3. Focus on pleasing your prospective buyers especially if they are the querulous type. This can be done by refunding their money if the need arises, offering a discount, free gifts and any other alternative that will solve their problems. 4. Create an exciting atmosphere around your business, should you do this, it will encourage people to pass on the information to their friends

4. Inject confidence into your business. If you lack self-confidence, then you will have nothing to pass on to others and this can be created through installing a sales tracking device on your website. Confidence can be transferred by using endorsements, guarantee or warranty etc.

5. Set Ambitious long term goals. You need to aim for the stars when it comes to building and construction selling. The income you can be earn is not capped and it does have the potential to be especially high as the commission rates and high end total sales prices.

Using sales tracking is no doubt a great way of achieving great Construction Sales from your endeavors if combined with these tips mentioned above; you are on your way to greater profits in your online and offline business.

Building a Company: Implementing Effective Sales Procedures

In this post my good friend Steve Wheat talks a little about his experience in the sales industry

In the 6 years that I have been working as a salesman, I have learnt that you only survive in this career if you are great at it. Being a commission only salesperson, I have to figure out how to close deals and make sales before others as my earnings entirely depend on it.

I left my job as a shop attendant to become a salesperson in 2011. This decision was driven by the idea of directly influencing how much I earn and planning my work schedule. I started off in an electronics firm, a field with fierce competition. My first few months were tough because I had no previous experience in sales. I read every sales book I lay my hands on, spend hours reading online content and attended professional development programs in a bid to improve my selling skills.

I analysed my daily experiences in the job and made adjustments in accordance to what I was always reading. My sales gradually increased and by the seventh month when I quit the electronics firm, I had tripled the money I was earning as an attendant.

When I left the electronics firm, I joined a cosmetic sales industry where I have been for the last 5 years. I deal in personal care and makeup products including fragrance, toiletry and grooming items. It dawned on me by the end of the first week here that I needed extensive knowledge in makeup application so as to be in a position to recommend products to potential customers and increase sales. I enrolled for an online course in beauty and in an year I was a fully trained skin care expert.

From my experience, being a good salesperson is not just about making sales but building the company as well. It is looking beyond making sales and focusing on customer satisfaction, following up on previous customers as well as giving advanced notice for sales.This has been my trick to making more sales. I have gained vast experience and am currently making $90,000 annually, a figure that started at $20,000 and have been rose over the years.

The story of the dodgy builder

The story of the dodgy builder is something that you or someone you know may hear at least once in your lifetime. Dodgy builders or as I like to call them cowboy builders are all over. They bring shame to the construction industry and are responsible for thousands of complaints and customer losses each year.

When I say cowboy builders I mean scam artists that claim to be skilled at their trade yet know nothing. Such scammers are the type to build you a leaky roof and bill you for it. In my years of working in the construction industry, I have identified some telltale signs that you can use to identify a rogue builder, and I’m going to share them with you.

> How to identify a cowboy builder

– Cutting corners

Many of these people like to operate off the books. They ask you to pay cash upfront so that they don’t charge you for VAT. Now if you are greedy or keen to cut corners you may fall into this trap hoping to save some money. Bad Idea! They almost always end up doing shoddy work leaving you with egg on your face. The worst part about this is you are an accomplice to their fraud so how can you bust them? In this way, many people lose their hard earned money to these scam artists and can do nothing about it.

– Dodgy quotations and estimates

Dodgy builders works on simplifying things for you. How can they rob you if they stress you? So their angle is always to make it seem like they are saving you time and money. While a professional builder will give you a well-outlined quote, a dodgy builder will pluck a figure out of nowhere for you.

Most of the time the quote is cheap compared to the prices of other building professionals in the market. You end up feeling like it’s such a bargain when it’s simply a con. In such a state you are likely to give them as much money as they ask upfront only to find out they are thieves later. I’ve seen people lose money through such cons and then have to hire a professional builder to set things right.

> Tips to help you choose a professional builder

If you want to avoid falling dodgy builders, there are a couple of things you can do.

– Ask for references and cross check for authenticity

– Pick professional builders that have an office where you can find them during working hours

– Take your time and gather estimates from different builders

– Pick builders that are part of a recognized association of building professionals and confirm their membership

– Make sure you get everything in writing so that if anything goes wrong, you can at least sue

In my experience, people that do their due diligence in this manner rarely fall for cowboy builders. You owe it to yourself to avoid falling for the story of the dodgy builder. Follow my advice, and you won’t have to fall into their trap.

The live Salesman

I am a self employed commission only sales rep. I have been in direct selling for 7 years working in a few different industries and markets. Being on the road as a sales rep is a challenging place to be at times, but your are rewarded with an above average income and you are effectively your own boss.

We can decide when we want to work and our salary is uncapped, so the better we become at our trade, the more we earn.

Sales training is a massive market and I have learned from some of the best in the business. This blog hopes to share some of those skills I have learned and tell the funny stories that always happen in a sales environment.

Here is my history and current sales position.

  1. My background career was in catering. 12 years grafting away as a chef sweating my nads off in a kitchen. I was depressed, the kitchen life was wearing me down. There had to be a better way.
  2. 2011 during one of my searches through the papers to find a new opportunity I find details about working in the solar industry. OTE £80,000 per annum. First of all I always wondered what OTE meant and now I know it is often a very misleading and unattainable figure that is advertised.In this case it wasn’t….
  3. At the same time I started as an independent Distributor for a network marketing company in the utilities market.
  4. Started my career working for a National Solar Installer and was blessed by a change in government policy meaning everybody was rushing to buy and we had the ultimate “close” in a deadline that had to met. I made more money in 3 weeks than I had in 6 months in my previous catering position and was hooked on the thrill of closing sales.
  5. In my first year of working in sales I doubled my previous catering salary in commissions. The second year I trebled it and in the third year I nearly 4Xed my pityful catering manager salary.
  6. 2016 changed industries and went into assistive technology sales. AKA mobility beds and adjustable chairs….Grey Market
  7. September 2016 got a new position working in the construction industry

My Current Role and Company

So my latest position is in the building trade and it is the most exciting proposition yet.


Well my commission structure means I can earn up to £5,000 for each sale!!!

Which of course has its benefits and its drawbacks.

But this firm have got dozens of people calling in each month. Mostly inbound generated from the website

They have come up with a first class website that really sets up the professionalism of the company.

So what am I selling?

Loft Conversions

This is a really nice product to sell, the process we follow is great. The project manger and surveyor go and measure up and get all the details and requirements from the potential customer. They discuss the materials needed for the build, what kind of a finish they would like etc etc. Then they will go back to the office and work out the price and draw up some plans for the construction of the loft conversion. Then its my job to book an appointment and go and pitch the