Learning Paintless Dent Repair and getting business was hard. It doesn’t need to be, especially when you discover interesting things from other fields. Things which at first do not appear related at all.
This Podcast will make these connections to marketing and selling your service, and yes, to pushing dents.
PM101- Sullivan PDR Estimator owner Jim Sullivan
By the time the storm was over and they fixed all the cars, Jim and his partner lost $25,000. Each.
The worst part? It didn't have to happen.
Jim even saw it coming.
At one point, he suggested the body shop should sign the invoices on all the cars.
“Oh no, Dusty always pays.”
Only this time, Dusty didn’t pay.
Why did Jim Sullivan tell us this story? Because he provides PDR estimating software. The program which could have stopped this huge hail storm loss.
Listen to find out how you can:
protect yourself and your partners at a storm
track whats happening at your body shop hail sites
allow your shops to write estimates
get more money on your big dent jobs
Be sure and listen to the end. Especially if you never want to get ripped off at a hail storm.
PM100: Hire a Robot to Run Your PDR Office?
Customers are the lifeblood of your paintless business. Would you trust your interactions with them to artificial intelligence?
Only if you were certain it would result in a better experience for them.
Have we reached the point in tech advancements to allow for this? Yes, we think so.
Listen to see how we are implementing a better start to the pdr estimating process using bots and believe it or not, facebook.
PM99-Make Your PDR Business Timeless
Your dad liked them. You liked them. Now your kids like them and they are telling all their friends.
Something which appeals to three generations or more, this is what we call timeless.
Baseball? Yeah, but its really a pastime.
We’re talking about things which seem temporary, like popular music.
Music is popular for a small window of time, then it falls off a cliff into the realm of yesterday. But not all.
Led Zeppelin to wit. Each new group of teenagers “discovers” this group and their world is changed forever.
This is timeless.
Is there a way to position your business in your customer’s minds the same way?
How to stand out Create an experience Stay “top of mind” Also in this episode:
How we lost 8 reviews and why we love how we got them.
PM98 Your Google Listing Might (Really) Be In Danger
Robo calls. Always an interruption when you’re in the middle of a dent repair. Every call starts with a lie, too.
“You’re listing is not correct…” or some such nonsense.
But there really is a way for a well meaning person, or worse an evil competitor to alter your listing. If you’re not careful, you may not even know about it for a time.
Also, year end, we talk tax planning again.
Finally, the best way to negotiate with an insurance adjuster, and exactly when and where you will need it.
Click above to see links to all the articles we talked about in today's episode
PM97-What Your PDR Customer Really Wants
You sell dent repair services. This customer has a dent. Naturally, you start selling your dent repair service.
Oops you missed it.
Fixing the dent is only one of the things they want (and its the last they want to talk about).
Listen to uncover the six things your customer really wants. Then check out the shownotes for the list which will help you sell more, and write unbeatable ads.
PM96- Apps and Office Tech for PDR Companies
If you’re like every PDR tech who ever pushed a dent, you love new tools. We love seeing the new stuff too, even when its just for using around the office.
Over the years, we’ve found some apps or software which makes life easier. Listen to the tools we use in the dent repair office.
You're going to want to click above, lots of links to these great tools!
Tim olson & Derek why your voice make me sleepe all time? you guys are awesome I like the podcast, I still have all the videos I got from pdr mentor see what I see, those videos are gold, thank you.
Enjoy listening to your Podcast. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge.
Great mentors for PDR.
I have been listening to Tim and Derek for over a year and I like every episode. They are very knowledgeable guys in their craft and in business. A most for anyone looking to get into PDR like I am. They sound like very honest to God people. Thank you for giving so much of your time guys!! Wilson Perez.