1. 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 or California.
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) and $550 (FL).
2. How long does it take to get licensed? Show answer
If you are physically located in FL or CA, you can usually obtain a temporary provisional license in less than 3 weeks. You can start training prior to obtaining your temporary license.
If you don't live in FL or CA, you do not need a license.
3. 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.
4. What if there is already a rep in my area? Show answer
There is already more than one representative in many areas of the country. Some areas, such as Tampa, support half a dozen representatives. Being in an area like this is a positive, as you will all benefit from the increased name recognition and reputation.
There is more than enough boats and RVs for sale in almost all areas of the country to support several representatives.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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
At this time, all new reps must handle their local area year round.
Once you have more experience at POP and a track record of success, opportunities to work listings out of your local area may arise.
8. What is the schedule for initial training? Show answer
Initial training lasts for three weeks. The first week of training is Mon - Fri. The next week are only Mon, Wed, Fri. Training takes place from 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET. We also encourage trainees to attend company-wide continuing education opportunities that run in conjunction to training.
9. Should I get my license in Florida or California even though I live elsewhere? Show answer
If you wanted to do so, getting your license in either state is 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 this option after some time with the company, POP Yachts has the most actively licensed sales reps in both Florida and California.
10. Can a husband and wife do this together? Show answer
We do have successful husband and wife teams. Both husband and wife (or partners) are required to go through the training and both must be licensed (if you live in Florida or California).
11. Will the training cost money? Show answer
All training is provided completely free of charge. The cost of training is paid back to us many times over through your success over your years with POP.