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Can Your LOs Provide Prospects with 50 Reason to Buy from Them?

In my sales training programs, one important exercise I’ve used is “50 Reasons Why People Should Buy from You.”

Pat SherlockWhen I ask LOs why prospects should do business with them, most cannot come up with more than a handful of reasons... and certainly not 50.

Once LOs move beyond the standard answers such as “I am experienced” and “I have integrity,” many default to why their lender is so great. Unfortunately, typical refrains such as “we have excellent service” are simply not enough to earn new business.

Developed by Tom Stoyan, a Canadian consultant and President of the Coaching and Sales Institute, the exercise forces sales professionals to think beyond their lender’s canned marketing messages and create a compelling case for why borrowers or referral sources would want to partner with them.

Try it with your own sales team! Ask LOs to write down 10 answers to each question:

  • Why should a prospect buy your product/service?
  • Why should a prospect buy from you?
  • Why should a prospect buy from your company?
  • Why should a prospect buy at your price?
  • Why should a prospect buy now?

Originators who work through this exercise will be able to drill down and hone their unique value proposition for potential home buyers and real estate referral sources and ultimately position themselves to win in the marketplace.

Pat Sherlock is the founder of QFS Sales Solutions, an organization that helps organizations improve their sales talent management and performance. For more information, visit

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