1. I'm interested! How do I apply? Show answer
First order of business is to view the introductory video, which can be found here
. During the video, you will be given a code to access the online application.
2. Is this a salaried position? Show answer
This is a Paid on Performance position and is commission-based. The compensation plan is reviewed in detail during the introduction video.
3. I have more questions! Can I call you? Show answer
To speak with someone after you view the introductory video, please email Bruce Maddox at email@example.com
4. Do I need to be licensed as a salesperson? Show answer
You won't need an individual license to sell RVs. To sell boats, you only need a license if you are located in either Florida, California, or Virginia.
If you are located in either of these states, you will need to acquire a license from your state to sell boats. The approx. cost of the required bond and licensing (paid to the state and other agencies) is $150 (CA), $15 (VA), and $590 (FL).
5. How long does it take to get licensed? Show answer
If you are physically located in Florida, California, or Virginia, you can usually obtain a temporary provisional license in less than 3 weeks. You can start training prior to obtaining your license in Florida. However, if you live in California or Virginia, you must obtain a license in your home state before training begins.
If you don't live in Florida, California, or Virginia, you do not need a license.
6. Should I get my license in Florida, California, or Virginia even though I live elsewhere? Show answer
If you wanted to do so, getting licensed in one of these states is technically an option for anyone, regardless of where you live. However, because of the expense of time and energy to get a license, you probably should wait for at least a few months before proceeding with that option.
Because many of our reps do choose to pursue a FL or CA license after some time with the company, POP Yachts has the most actively licensed sales reps in both Florida and California.
Unless you live in or near VA, it is not helpful to have a VA license.
7. Will I be able to get my own listings? Show answer
The company will supply almost all of your listings through our fully-staffed Listings Department which can produce more than 800 new listings per month across the country during peak season.
However, our most successful representatives do also choose to obtain their own listings from time to time, when the opportunity presents itself.
8. What if there is already a sales rep in my area? Show answer
There are many regions of the country that can support more than one rep. In fact, there are some regions that can support five reps. That being said, we do not take the decision to bring a new rep into an area lightly and evaluate multiple factors to ensure that there is enough opportunity for all.
9. Can I miss any training classes? Show answer
The information provided in the class is very important and a key to your future success. From time to time, an absence may be unavoidable, however multiple absences can lead to dismissal from training.
10. Can I do this job in addition to my current job? Show answer
A career at POP allows a lot of flexibility. As long as our customers are taken care of quickly and inline with our standards, what you do with the rest of your other time is up to you.
With your current job, if you are unavailable for several hours at a time, this job is not a good fit. However, if your current job is as a realtor, this job is the perfect complement. In both of these jobs you need to be available throughout the day at any time to respond quickly to a buyer or seller. However, there is rarely a time with either job where you would be unavailable for more than an hour at a time.
That said, if you are expecting this single job to fully support you, you will need to put in a full time effort.
11. I live part of the year in one city and part of the year from another city. Can I do this from both locations? Show answer
These situations would be examined on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, the question remains, are you able to promptly service your Buyers and Sellers?
12. What is the schedule for initial training? Show answer
Training runs for 10 sessions. Generally, M-F 12:00-5:00 Eastern Time. After the course has been completed, you will have access to topic-specific presentations that can be attended optionally.
13. I enjoy being out in the field, but would like to bring on someone to handle the administrative end (or vice versa). Is that allowed? Show answer
We do have people that like to bring in a partner and work as a team. Both of you will need to turn in hiring documents, and if you are located in either FL, CA, or VA, both will need to be licensed.
14. Will the training cost money? Show answer
There are no training fees. What we do require is your investment of time, a sincere effort, and proactive communication.