privateryan
Director of Sales
Chicago, IL, United States
10 years in sales
Joined February 2021
2,217
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About
I’m a director for an exterior remodeling company. Family man who loves spending time outdoors fishing, golfing, and just working on my house or carpentry projects.
Products I've sold
Mastic
Provia
Andersen
Kolbe
James Hardie
Departments I've sold into
Other
Homeownwr
homeowners
family
homeowner
Homeowner
Homeowners
Sales roles I've held
Sales Director
Consultant
Stages of companies I've sold for
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privateryan closed Windows for $25.4k to the Homeowner department
This was a great sale - not that it nets huge volume for my company or commission, but I was able to ACTUALLY PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH. What a time to be alive.... In the service industry, we're constan...
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privateryan closed Front Door for $11.5k to the Homeowner department
Pretty straight forward/typical sale - we were "too much" ....they wanted something too nice. Back/forth we went as they threatened to go with a competitor "at 20% less," the usual. Problem is, once...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Patio Door for $8.9k to the Homeowner department
I dedicate this one to @CuriousFox A couple I met recently needed a patio door - pretty simple, right? Nah - returning customer of mine but wanted the smoke. Wasn't willing to give them a deal beyo...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Siding for $30.7k to the homeowner department
This deal took the combination of persuasion and education as the homeowner was dead set on a product we do not use/install, but wasn't aware of our offering but had heard of us so called us out. When ...
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Office pranks…
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privateryan closed Windows for $4.0k to the Homeowner department
A pretty small deal, but part of a larger, long term plan. We've done some contract work for this client in the past at their business fixing some issues, and now we turned our sites on their home. The...
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Good “punishment” for losing FF League?
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privateryan closed Windows for $11.9k to the Homeowner department
After a couple big boys I went silent a bit but fear not, no time to rest on my laurels. I've been busy as ever trying to make this 1K commission 😂 Met this client about 2 weeks ago and had to provid...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Windows for $63.9k to the Homeowner department
This prospect started with a different rep of mine a couple months back, but he left due to needing to take care of family in another state so I took over. They were incredibly hard to please, and were...
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privateryan closed Andersen Corporation for $110.9k to the Homeowner department
I originally met this customer a couple months ago, and he only knew he needed windows. He had no idea what he wanted or could define what his must haves would be. He wanted to rearrange a sun room and...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Provia Door for $8.1k to the homeowner department
This deal was only about a week in the making - the lead source was the most fun. I needed a chiropractor so I made an appointment on a referral, and the dr. and I hit it off. She was quite the convers...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Siding and Windows for $104k to the Homeowner department
Great deal with a great couple. Incredibly ugly home but they have great taste. Problem is, achieving their “dream” home was a huge shift in structure. Re-framing opening, changing roof pitch, etc. My ...
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YouTube or other motivational videos
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privateryan closed James Hardie for $21.5k to the homeowner department
This deal was one of the longest I can recall ever closing - 7 YEARS in the making. They called back in 2014, but based on their budget (vs. reality) elected to delay a year. The following year, we met...
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privateryan closed a patio door for $7.7k
Awesome returning customer. He just emailed me, said he was ready for the next project and we set up a call. The discovery call turned into a virtual demo and pricing and boom, done deal! Never left my...
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privateryan closed ProVia for $10.2k to the homeowner department
This was a new customer who had a rental property. We're doing a pretty small job here, but hopefully building a long term relationship for not only this property, but future properties in his portfoli...
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privateryan closed Andersen Corporation for $30k to the Homeowner department
This was a nice sized deal as it comes in about 15% higher than my average job. A returning customer where the initial scope was about 20K, but didn't "comprehensively" put them in a "set it and forget...
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privateryan closed Boral Ltd for $8.4k to the Homeowner department
Pretty simple stone veneer project - homeowner wanted to eliminate the faux brick that was causing issues and just wanted basic siding there, but it really would have detracted from the look of the hom...
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privateryan closed windows for $4.1k to the homeowner department
Very much a small job, but as I have posted deals in the past, it is not lost on me they "all count." This was fairly straight forward and simple; a returning customer of mine had a branch hit a window...
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privateryan closed Siding & Windows for $44.0k to the Homeowner department
This was a fun couple, where the project started off much smaller (a few windows) but as we spoke, their vision/dream in conjunction with their root pain wasn't going to be solved with some windows. We...
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privateryan closed James Hardie for $45.5k to the Homeowners department
Funny with the suggested script here....this deal took about 4 months! Longer buying cycle than my "usual" but this couple had a lot going on. They knew their need so I knew they would buy from some...
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privateryan closed James Hardie Siding for $70.4k to the Homeowner department
For a larger job in my industry, this was crazy fast. From initial discovery meeting to contract was about 8-9 days. This guy was incredibly meticulous in what he wanted; he sent out a 9 page RFP (we...
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privateryan closed ProVia for $6.3k to the Homeowner department
Small job, but fun one. great couple - they worked with me on a much larger job in the past. This time around, they stopped by my office and we cracked open a couple beers and talked through problems/s...
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privateryan closed windows for $12.0k to the homeowner department
This is an awesome reminder of the "right thing" should pay off long term. I met this couple a few years ago. It was a "no bid" meaning we wouldn't be quoting the project after the discovery meeting...
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privateryan closed Windows for $4.6k to the Homeowner department
This was a 4X returning customer. Small job, but was really fun to catch up with her post covid and see how her business is doing (she does commercial cleaning) given the circumstances. I figured she'd...
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privateryan closed Windows for $35.3k to the Homeownwr department
2fer today! this was a nice referral I generated from an existing sale. Someone who was already in the market but had never heard of our company or our product. As we mutually agreed on the need and ...
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privateryan closed Doors for $18.4k to the homeowners department
This is a nice start to a much larger exterior remodel job we'll do. I sold a few doors for a sub 20K job, but I now have a stronghold on the 50K siding and 15K front door project which they'll make fi...
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privateryan closed Windows for $12.0k to the Homeowner department
Tiny little guy, but some times even the little ones have great lessons. I always ask every customer (buyer or not) what was the final factor(s) in the decision making process. I’ve heard tons of answe...
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privateryan closed Windows for $15.4k
Love a win, but this was actually a bit of a let down. A referral I generated (reading fearless referrals changed my sales forever) which was trending to be a 45K+ project. At 11% commission, that is...
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Deal Story
privateryan closed Windows for $12.9k to the Homeowner department
This was an interesting deal as it was a referral from a customer I had already worked with and while working with this new prospect, the prior one had some service issues. My company is great and took...
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privateryan closed Siding for $27.2k to the Homeowner department
I met this couple on Tuesday of this last week. We had a great meeting and I felt they were eager to buy, but my schedule is booked to get back in front of them reasonably soon to pitch the product. So...
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Anyone use Proposify?
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privateryan closed a front door for $15.5k
This was a fun one - the guy text me this evening he was going with someone else, and I asked my usual "what was the final decision" question(s). He actually stayed engaged throughout the text convo, s...
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privateryan closed Windows for $15.6k to the Homeowner department
Nothing too exciting - just sold some windows to a couple. Funny part of it was it was two gals and I assumed sisters. Turns out, they’re partners. No prob and never said anything, so just recognized a...
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Anyone else having trouble hiring?
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Golfers?
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