The sell, sell, sell mentality is something a lot of professionals rely on, but is there anything you miss out on when you take that approach? On this episode, we lay out the differences between the sales mindset and the consulting mindset, and how the two can intersect in providing value and showing the best of your abilities.
The sales mindset goes against educational marketing, building a database and earning trust over time. -Matt Johnson
Takeaways + Tactics
A consultant builds value and when that person’s needs align with your service, you become their natural choice.
Did you buy something because it was jammed down your throat, or because you saw real value in having it? That’s the difference between sales and consulting.
There’s going to come a time you’ll have to pitch what you have to sell.
At the start of Real Estate Uncensored we answered a question about a client wanting to work directly through a listing agent and how payments are handled. We also answered a question about compensating ISAs and finding a structure that motivates people to work hard to meet targets. This won’t always be in the form of money - “a big mistake people make is thinking that what motivates you, motivates other people.”
We went onto discuss the differences between the sales approach and the consulting approach. Being sales driven works but there has to be a limit. The sales mindset can stand in the way of providing value and building relationships that become more lucrative with time. “The side effect of the sales mentality is looking at everyone as either a potential client in the next 3 months or nothing.” The mission should be to lead with value and not with the hard sell.
We also talked about the attraction to the hustle mentality and the assumption that consulting is a form of weakness. This led to us talking about finding the hustle that works for you and we touched on drip campaigns and ultimately being a professional who is willing to earn the right to close.
Consulting is not a sign of weakness, it is the dedication to educating your target market and selling yourself through value. You will still need to be a salesperson but your approach changes to pitching at the right point in that relationship. Don’t start out trying to close, earn the right over time.
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