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Please post your response(s) to: "I need to talk this over with my... partner, spouse, etc." - by Community Mailbox
buyer: I need to talk this over with my partner, spouse, etc.
seller: What would happen if you didn't consult with him/her but instead made the decision by yourself? - by SalesCoach
"Good. That's what you need to do then. I'd like to be a part of that if possible to answer questions. Sometimes things get lost in the translation. Is that something we can do or not?" - by MitchM
How do you think your (partner, spouse, etc.) will respond to what we've discussed today? - by Agent Smith
Okay, here's an idea. You can introduce me to him/her and we can go over this together. This way if he/she has any questions I can address them right then. Is he/she available right now? - by Mikey
I think I understand. Just to clarify, you personally support the idea right? - by SalesGuy
This can be real or it can be a stall. Always ask to speak to the other person. When you can't then rehearse with your prospect through benefit questioning techniques. I.E. What do you think your partner will say about X? Do you think your partner even believes Y will do what I say it will? Will your partner think Z is valuable enough to purchase our product? If it is a stall, you get a chance to move forward today. If it is real, you get to rehearse with the prospect to take to the talk to guy. - by triadtraining
Great! You're doing the right thing by getting your partner involved because it's an important decision. What time are you both available so all three of us can sit and talk? - by Faizalnisar
I try to discover why there is a need to talk it over with the spouse or partner. I will ask if there is a concern with the proposal,price,belief in the solution,price.

These things are asked due to knowing the urgency to move forward.When there is urgency to move forward what really is the motive or benefit to think it over or talk to a spouse? - by rich34232
Great! You're doing the right thing by getting your partner involved because it's an important decision. What time are you both available so all three of us can sit and talk?
What is your success rate with that and what do you sell? - by Gary A Boye
When there is urgency to move forward what really is the motive or benefit to think it over or talk to a spouse?
That's a good question. A common motive is to fulfill the agreement among partners or spouses that certain decisions will be joint decisions. A common benefit for such compliance is that it maintains the sanctity of the partner or spousal agreement.

I've learned to be respectful of such agreements as readily as I have always been reluctant to challenge an individual's core beliefs in a selling situation. I have never to my knowledge lost a sale because of my practice in these matters. - by Gary A Boye
Some excellent responses here! I'd also love to hear how your prospects have responded when you've used them...i.e., do they typically still insist on having the discussion, or decide to include you, etc? - by CoachMaria
I think we all can agree with large purchases there might be a need to talk it over with a spouse. A whole house re-pipe that will cost 15 grand then I need to talk to my spouse, partner is a real concern and is not a stall. The same with penetrating the concrete floor to remove the building drain destroying wood floors and turning their castle into a nightmare for him or her. Even at this time rarely do I receive I have to talk it over with a spouse or partner but it does happen.


When there is urgency to move forward what really is the motive or benefit to think it over or talk to a spouse?


This is a question I ask myself and I must discover the motives or reasons why the client feels that he or she needs to talk to their spouse. Repair or replace a faucet, repair replace a water closet, repair replace a water heater. These are just a few examples where the urgency is there to make a move by the client. There is always respect for the client. As in most things it is how you say it more than what is said.


I very rarely receive I have to talk to my spouse or partner due to the description, solution, and rapport that builds trust. I am crystal clear with each client with the information that includes why it happened, how to prevent it from happening in the future, what caused this to happen along with options that allow the very b