Get The dE Newsletter

Featured Blogs

Lease Credit Approval Rates Improve Slightly to 70.9% in October

Lease Approval Ratings Rise Slightly Following -3.9% Dip in Month of September

 

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.9% approval rate in October, a slight rise from the September rate of 69.8%.

 

The number of lease approvals is significantly higher than the same time last year, as just 55.6% of lease applicants were approved in October 2017. Another 61.5% were approved in October…

Tips When Selecting Honda Used Cars for Sale Syracuse NY

If you're in the market for used cars, a Honda vehicle is a good place to start. For years, Honda has been scoring an excellent reputation for quality assurance and reliability. To add to that, Honda's resale value and value retention are better than other brands in a similar brand category. As it will be discussed later on, resale value and value retention are crucial factors when choosing to purchase a used car. Putting a cherry on top, Honda actually has one of the best…

AutoLoop Wins 2018 Tampa Bay Tech Award for Best Workplace Culture

Besides producing industry-leading automotive software, the company has also created a unique workplace that recognizes and incorporates the value of play

 

CLEARWATER, FL – November 14, 2018 – AutoLoop LLC, the leading provider of auto industry marketing, sales, and service solutions, announced today that the company has received the 2018 “Workplace Culture Program of the Year” award from Tampa Bay Tech, Florida’s largest…

Featured Discussion

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…

Events

November 2018
SMTWTFS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
       

Dave's Corner

 

Top Members 

1 Simon Hopes

Simon Hopes

Gibbsboro, NJ, United States

2 John Sternal

John Sternal

Boca Raton, FL, United States

3 Black Book

Black Book

Lawrenceville, GA, United States

4 Scot Eisenfelder

Scot Eisenfelder

Chicago, IL, United States

5 Steve Stauning

Steve Stauning

Coeur D Alene, ID, United States

6 knorr kendra

knorr kendra

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

7 Tony Provost

Tony Provost

Plymouth, MA, United States

8 Eliana Raggio

Eliana Raggio

Monroeville, NJ, United States

9 Mike Esposito

Mike Esposito

Albany, NY, United States

10 Todd Smith

Todd Smith

Orlando, FL, United States

Blog Posts

Lease Credit Approval Rates Improve Slightly to 70.9% in October

Posted by John Sternal on November 15, 2018 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings Rise Slightly Following -3.9% Dip in Month of September

 

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.9% approval rate in October, a…

Continue

Tips When Selecting Honda Used Cars for Sale Syracuse NY

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 15, 2018 at 2:40am 0 Comments

If you're in the market for used cars, a Honda vehicle is a good place to start. For years, Honda has been scoring an excellent reputation for quality assurance and reliability. To add to that, Honda's resale value and value retention are better…

Continue

AutoLoop Wins 2018 Tampa Bay Tech Award for Best Workplace Culture

Posted by Graham Annett on November 14, 2018 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Besides producing industry-leading automotive software, the company has also created a unique workplace that recognizes and incorporates the value of play

 

CLEARWATER, FL – November 14,…

Continue

Do you have “Only Person in the World” Disease?

Posted by Bill Wittenmyer on November 14, 2018 at 9:04am 0 Comments

Recently I was waiting in line at an airport, along with hundreds of other travelers. A couple appeared out of nowhere, shoving their way to the front of the line and complaining loudly, as if they were the only…

Continue

Affinitiv Participating in the General Motors Dealer Digital Solution Digital Advertising Program

Posted by Scot Eisenfelder on November 14, 2018 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Chicago, IL- November 14, 2018- Affinitiv announced today it has completed all requirements to participate in the Digital Advertising Program under the GM Dealer Digital Solution. 

 

This allows dealers the…

Continue

Change the Experience; Change the Results

Posted by Steve Stauning on November 14, 2018 at 8:09am 0 Comments

Change the Experience; Change the Results

The studies are…

Continue

COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS!

Posted by Timothy Wilson on November 13, 2018 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

Receive your FREE Coffee Is For Closers coffee mug stuffed with goodies.

Schedule your…

Continue

Use your intellect to scale your lot size

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 13, 2018 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

If you have had the chance of seeing any kind of documentary over a big project, today’s concept of this article will be clear to you. Because we are talking about planning out the whole thing from the beginning to the end. It can make the whole…

Continue

Values Remained Stable Last Week

Posted by Black Book on November 13, 2018 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. …

Continue

dE Sponsor

Welcome to DealerElite.net

Forum

Google Launches Auto Insurance Comparison Tool

Started by Mike Elliott in Automotive Industry Future - Predictions. Last reply by Reynalda Lor Sep 3. 1 Reply

With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid could be transformed. A fleet of shared self-driving cars in…Continue

Tags: care, self-driving, cars, autonomous

What about the other 90%

Started by Lizelle Landino in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Les Gusky Aug 6. 1 Reply

How do you maximize your website and website traffic to the fullest? Spending so many ad dollars and funds to acquire website traffic is such a investment for dealers.  Let's say you are awesome and your website traffic converts "at best" at 10%,…Continue

Tags: Conversion, In-Market-Shoppers, Retention

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. 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

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

Hiring & Firing

Started by DealerELITE in dE member "Did you know?". Last reply by Ricardo Rondinelli Oct 6, 2011. 50 Replies

Share a nugget of information that will help the dE community. Please keep it to 2 sentences. Short and sweet

 
 
 

dE Sponsor

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
Checking out "Do you have “Only Person in the World” Disease?" on @dealerELITE: https://t.co/NUHbnSWmBb
Twitter6 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Bill Wittenmyer's blog post was featured

Do you have “Only Person in the World” Disease?

Recently I was waiting in line at an airport, along with hundreds of other travelers. A couple…See More
6 hours ago
John Sternal posted a blog post

Lease Credit Approval Rates Improve Slightly to 70.9% in October

Lease Approval Ratings Rise Slightly Following -3.9% Dip in Month of September Swapalease.com, the…See More
14 hours ago
Simon Hopes posted a blog post

Tips When Selecting Honda Used Cars for Sale Syracuse NY

If you're in the market for used cars, a Honda vehicle is a good place to start. For years, Honda…See More
23 hours ago
Profile Icon via Twitter
Checking out "Change the Experience; Change the Results" on @dealerELITE: https://t.co/Bjos3R3peX
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Steve Stauning's blog post was featured
yesterday
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @womendrivers: In today’s competitive climate, there are many ways for women+families to locate and buy the vehicle she wants. #Dealersh
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet

de sponsor

Get Newsletter

dE Sponsor

© 2018   Created by DealerELITE.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service