Here is a little system that anyone can implement very easily into their business. This little system accounted for 3 transactions for me last year for a total of $16,324 in commissions, not bad for just a few minutes of work. In addition to the commissions, I also generated several very good leads in the process.
I went to the owner of a full service car wash, one of those that have the guys with the towels at the very end hand drying every last drop of water off of your car. The kind you regularly see some of the nicest cars in the area pulling out of. Now, I went to the one in my market where I spend a lot of money and have met the owner on several occasions while my car was being washed, but you can do this with any car wash.
I asked the owner if he would be interested in doing a joint venture that would be a win-win for both of our businesses. If he would have his guys at the end of the car wash place my fliers on the dashboard as they were wiping it off, I would give away whatever he would like to my customers at closings, open houses, on website offers, etc. He quickly agreed to give me these wooden tokens for a free car wash, a whole bucket of them!
Not only did I hand them out, my customers and clients loved me for giving them a free car wash and my friend, the car wash owner loved me because he could see the influx of people choosing his car wash and a large percentage of them weren't taking the standard car wash but upgrading to a higher dollar wash for 3-6 more dollars.
And the icing on the cake, after doing this for less than 1 year, I have closed 3 transactions as a result for a total of $16,324 in commissions. Imagine if I had just 3 or 4 other car washes doing this as well which I am going to work on!!