Motor Vehicle Salesperson Kaihoko Waka Huarahi

Motor vehicle salespeople sell new or used cars, trucks, and other vehicles.

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Motor vehicle salespeople who have their own car dealerships need to be registered on the Motor Vehicle Traders Register (MVTR).

Motor vehicle salespeople may do some or all of the following:

  • prepare vehicles for sale
  • help customers decide which vehicles will best suit their needs
  • accompany customers who are test-driving vehicles
  • decide on the trade-in value of the customer's used vehicle
  • collect payment or arrange finance on vehicles
  • arrange vehicle insurance for customers
  • organise advertising and promotions
  • keep a database of customers and potential customers
  • deal with painters, panelbeaters and vehicle parts suppliers.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for motor vehicle salespeople includes:

  • sales work
  • customer service experience
  • vehicle servicing and grooming work.

Personal Qualities

Motor vehicle salespeople need to be:

  • confident dealing with people
  • self-motivated, proactive and resilient
  • friendly, polite, helpful and honest
  • good listeners, to ensure they understand their clients' needs
  • skilled at negotiating and selling
  • good at communicating
  • organised.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for motor vehicle salespeople includes:

  • sales work
  • customer service experience
  • vehicle servicing and grooming work.

Motor Vehicle Salespersons can earn around $39K-$50k per year per year.

Motor vehicle salespeople may progress to set up their own business, or move into managerial roles.

Motor vehicle salespeople may specialise in:

  • selling a particular vehicle type
  • fleet sales
  • importing used vehicles from overseas.
Motor Vehicle Salesperson

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