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DealerTrack Press Release 8-23-2019

DealerTrack Press Release

It is with great pride we announce that DealerTrack has approved our Fixed Performance…

Humble Hungry and Coachable

Enjoyed spending time with long-time red belt brother Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers in Ogden this week, sharing insights on the red belt mindset, game changer life strategies, staying humble hungry and coachable, and more.…

What’s Your Service Marketing PRO?

If you ask a dealership GM or controller “What’s your marketing per vehicle retail (PVR)?” not only will you get a precise answer, but likely a dissertation on the drivers, trends and plans to optimize. That’s because auto retailers understand that marketing efficiency and effectiveness is the lifeblood of their new and used vehicle…

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Effective Tips to Keep Employees Engaged and Happy in Dealership

Employee engagement means a lot in car dealership business. Engaged employees can make your business and disengaged employees can't only decrease the sales but can also lead customers' dissatisfaction and efficiency in organizational tasks. In this forum posts, I am going to tell you some effective tips to keep your employees engaged. 

  • First of all, as a boss of a car dealership business, you must need to understand the significance of employee engagement. You can read quality…

How Do You Define Management Competency?

Successful dealerships strive to recruit, hire, and retain the best-available management talent. Once that talent is on board, effective performance management processes must be in place to provide these yet-unproven (to us) managers with feedback on their work results and to ensure that they are receiving the tools and support to become high achievers. So I always ask my potential client-dealers to describe their method of evaluating the overall competence of the…

Are You Looking at This the Right Way?

When I was teaching the Sonic Dealer Academy from 2001 through 2008, my co-instructor, Steve Hallock, became famous for asking each class, “Why do you think we spend so much time talking about the Service Department? It’s because, at a 75% gross profit margin on labor sales, this department offers, by far, the greatest incentive to increase sales. That was then, and many dealership owners and managers looked at service gross potential that way.

These days, however, I’m coaching my…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Make Your Own Momentum!

Posted by Dave Anderson on July 9, 2019 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Momentum is a powerful force that can work for you or against you. When you have it, things can be easier; but, when you don't have it, everything's harder than it should be. Sometimes something good or bad will happen beyond your control that…

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Our Spirituality in Crisis How This Area of The Theory of 5 Can Pull Us Through Dark Times

Posted by DealerELITE on July 2, 2019 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Our Spirituality in Crisis 

How This Area of The Theory of 5 Can Pull Us Through Tough  Times

 

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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 Reynalda Lor Aug 15. 6 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

Roofing Option For Garage?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members Aug 13. 0 Replies

Greetings!We are looking for the best roofing option for our dealership garage nowadays. In the beginning, we are planning to repair the previous Asphalt shingles but then…Continue

Tags: roofing, dealership, garage

Need Suggestion

Started by Reynalda Lor in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL Jul 28. 0 Replies

Greetings!Our dealership is making joint ventures with many companies to increase sales and recently, we are looking to make small ventures with rental companies. In this regard, we are making venture with MPV rental company that offer rental MPVs…Continue

Tags: insurance, quotes, rental, MPV

Need Suggestion About Horsebox Insurance

Started by Reynalda Lor in Dealer Forum Jul 24. 0 Replies

Greetings!Though we don't deal for horseboxes but recently we did a joint venture with a foreign horsebox dealership and willing to resell the horseboxes at a reasonable price. However, we need to ship them from the other state, and I am just…Continue

Tags: insurance, horsebox

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

Tags: BOBBY, COMPTON, LIVE, AUTOS, dealerELITE

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, Cars.com, 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, Cars.com, KBB, Zag

 
 
 

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