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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:17:10 -0500

How can you make sure that the processes you have throughout the dealership are executed every time….. and with every customer? This has been and still remains one of the toughest things to get accomplished in the dealership. Every dealership throughout the country has their own processes and procedures when it comes to selling and […]

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:49:59 -0400

There is a rather simple formula when it comes to getting the MAXIMUM return on your investment in Social Media. It’s so simple…..it might overwhelm you! And while the formula is simple…..the actual implementation is the hardest part! The formula???????…………….”Embrace it”……. That’s the ENTIRE formula…..”embrace it” That’s right!!…….go ahead and “embrace” social media! Most Dealers […]

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:24:29 -0400

Every single time you go to the Doctor’s office, it happens. They take your “vitals” They check your pulse, your temperature, your blood pressure and they weigh you. Your vitals are an indication of how your body is doing “health-wise”. If any of the “vitals” are outside of the normal parameters, it may be an […]

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:25:13 -0400

Today’s customers have access to an abundance of knowledge. They can get on their computer or smart phone and see what the cost of a New Vehicle is. They can appraise their own trade. They can see what the lowest interest rates are. They can do side by side comparisons with vehicles they are looking […]

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:41:44 -0400

I know…….it’s a pretty strong title for an article. BUT….it’s true….. It pertains to a vast majority of car dealerships around the country! Your own employees MUST hate doing business with you! They take their own personal vehicles and get oil changes, tires, tire rotations, alignments, batteries and wiper blades at other places! You have […]

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:58:49 -0400

Have you ever noticed that the type of vehicle that a person buys reflects their character or lifestyle? People buy certain vehicles for a reason! People buy pickup trucks for work or play….and maybe a little of both! People buy minivans mostly because they have children. People buy sports cars mostly because they like the […]

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:54:17 -0400

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done.   Then they begin to hope it can be done.   Then they see it can be done.   Then it is done………. and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”  ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The […]

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:00:39 -0400

(Part 4 – Sell them) In the first part of this 4 part blog, we reviewed how to “assess” what would be your “perfect Pre-owned inventory mix”. In the second part of this 4 part blog, we reviewed how to “find” your “perfect Pre-owned inventory mix”. In the third part of this 4 part blog, […]

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:55:50 -0400

(Part 3 – Fix them) In the first part of this 4 part blog, we reviewed how to “assess” what would be your “perfect Pre-owned inventory mix”. In the second part of this 4 part blog, we reviewed how to “find” your “perfect Pre-owned inventory mix”. Now that we know what vehicles we are looking […]

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:51:31 -0400

(Part 2 – Find them) In the first part of this 4 part blog, we reviewed how to “assess” what would be your “perfect Pre-owned inventory mix”. Now that we know what vehicles we are looking for, the next step is “finding” them! There are many places we can search to find these vehicles! The […]