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1 Jim Flint

Jim Flint

Houston, TX, United States

2 Bill Wittenmyer

Bill Wittenmyer

Clinton, WA, United States

3 Reynalda Lor

Reynalda Lor

Los Angeles, CA, United States

4 Damian Boudreaux

Damian Boudreaux

Austin, TX, United States

5 Eliana Raggio

Eliana Raggio

Monroeville, NJ, United States

6 Rob Gehring

Rob Gehring

Huron, OH, United States

7 Michael Trasatti

Michael Trasatti

Mason City, IA, United States

8 Mike Esposito

Mike Esposito

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John Sternal

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Simon Hopes

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When Counting Google Conversions that Shouldn’t Count

Posted by Jim Flint on September 3, 2019 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Tracking Google conversions as if they were the ultimate…


Ali’s Transactional Call

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on August 22, 2019 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Last week, in Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success we revealed that Carlos - new to the…


Face and Fix These Four Excuses

Posted by Dave Anderson on August 20, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Excuses are common amongst underachievers, and when you're trying to live the game changer life, the effects caused by making them are devastating to your potential. Game changers are in the habit of owning it, and not making as many excuses when…


Google Ads Two Changes for Display

Posted by Jim Flint on August 16, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses two changes you should make to deliver the most efficiencies for your Google Ad campaigns.…


This Is Not A 30-Day Career

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on August 8, 2019 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Welcome back to our exciting new video series, Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success! When I met…


Just Show Up!

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on May 9, 2019 at 7:52am 0 Comments

Here we are again with the video series, Quality of Life.

Let’s start this week by taking a look at that…


7 Key Aspects of Attitude

Posted by Dave Anderson on July 23, 2019 at 10:56am 0 Comments

Dave Anderson's 10 ACCREDITED traits are designed to help you develop more killer instinct and mental toughness, and in this episode he introduces the first of these traits: Attitude. Use the 7 key aspects Dave shares to take an honest assessment…


4 Tips for Texting Success

Posted by Bill Wittenmyer on July 24, 2019 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Text messaging is the most popular data service in the world. It’s quick, easy and effective. The open rate for texts is a sky-high 98 percent, while email open rates hover at only 20 percent.



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Car Dealership Design Ideas?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Greetings!According to our marketing and HR teams, the sitting arrangements, interior and exterior designing of dealerships matter a lot to engage the potential customers. That's why we are looking to renovate and rearrange our entire store from…Continue

Tags: ideas, design, car, renovation, dealership

Who would you be if you weren't in the auto industry?

Started by Mike Myers in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Richard Burke Aug 26. 7 Replies

I thought this would be an interesting discussion.Most people enter the "car biz" because we didn't make it somewhere else."Who would you be if you weren't in the auto industry?"Continue

Tags: industry, auto, career

Secure Dealership from Gun Abuse?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members Sep 3. 0 Replies

Greetings!If I would say I am not terrified about the gun shooting incidents then it would be wrong. Yes, I am scared that's why our dealership planned to do all precaution to improve the security. Though we have two security guards and one computer…Continue

Tags: detection, gun, dealership, for, security

You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tim Pendergast Jul 19, 2018. 89 Replies

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused…Continue

Tags: for, auto, retailing, environments, work

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?

Started by Bobby Compton in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Willis Williams Oct 18, 2013. 87 Replies

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?I've found that there are different environments, climates and demographics that call for traditional advertising! Although Social Media is on the move and in my opinion will be sooner than…Continue


Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Ben Misra May 6, 2014. 77 Replies

What  characteristics differentiate  the differences between a woman vs a man in selling autombiles  in today's marketplace?Continue

CRM advice needed, Small VW Dealership in Northwestern Pa

Started by Andrew Kappler in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Michael Robinson Ragsdale Mar 21, 2012. 72 Replies

   I am currently needing advice with regards to CRM software for our dealership, we have something sort of close but very antiquated, that said, I thought that I understood the functionality of said software however I may have been sort of blind to…Continue

Tags: Internet, Manager, Leads, Business, Development

Autotrader,, what is your favorite 3rd party lead provider?

Started by Robert Hildreth in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by MANNY LUNA Sep 27, 2011. 58 Replies

We have agreements with about everyone....had a terrible experience with Carsdirect 72 leads 0 sales...and customers seem to use it as a wish lists...for new or used...not to mention I hate that they have a site to tell me how much I should be…Continue

Tags: Dealix, Carsdirect,, KBB, Zag

Finish this Sentence.....

Started by NANCY SIMMONS in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Justin Wade Bagwell Aug 13, 2011. 58 Replies

If I was a new dealer opening up a new car dealership today, I would...............Continue


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