Chris Vitale
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Goals don't mean anything without proper training!

Anyone can have work-related goals, but not everyone will achieve them. To achieve goals, we have to better ourselves. And to better ourselves, it takes practice and training. So, while we often try to motivate our Sales Consultants and BD Agents by asking about their goals, we aren't always assisting them, given they don't have the resources necessary to make them…See More
Aug 29
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Goals don't mean anything without proper training!

Anyone can have work-related goals, but not everyone will achieve them. To achieve goals, we have to better ourselves. And to better ourselves, it takes practice and training. So, while we often try to motivate our Sales Consultants and BD Agents by asking about their goals, we aren't always assisting them, given they don't have the resources necessary to make them…See More
Aug 29
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

"We didn't get that lead..."

Have you ever pulled one of your Sales Consultants or BD Agents into your office because a lead didn’t get answered? And that lead just so happened to be a mystery shop? And instead of your Sales Consultant or BD Agent saying, “we did miss this one, and I will get with the team to review our process,” they said, “we didn’t get that lead”? If you don’t think this happens, then you’re losing sales. If they missed that one…See More
Jul 17
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

"We didn't get that lead..."

Have you ever pulled one of your Sales Consultants or BD Agents into your office because a lead didn’t get answered? And that lead just so happened to be a mystery shop? And instead of your Sales Consultant or BD Agent saying, “we did miss this one, and I will get with the team to review our process,” they said, “we didn’t get that lead”? If you don’t think this happens, then you’re losing sales. If they missed that one…See More
Jul 17
Chris Vitale's 3 blog posts were featured
Jun 29
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

What tools are going to get us through this next period of uncertainty

The most important thing a sales associate can do for a customer right now is listening to their needs. Customers have been shuffled through the proverbial cattle shoot recently; with the current market availability and the automotive industry needs to remember that this is just a period were moving through, not an industry standard. There have been insane markups and a “take it or leave it” mentality that will cripple the dealerships that have adopted this mindset as permanent. …See More
Jun 29
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Excellence and consistency – How crucial it is to have both when navigating today’s market anomaly

If the current economy is worrying anyone else, welcome to the madhouse. This isn’t the first-time interest rates have traveled north and buying power and disposable income are low, however when things like this happen businesses struggle to stay afloat. The only thing that’s different this time around is we are also navigating the tail end of a global pandemic that has turned many industries on end and shuttered businesses in its wake.…See More
Jun 27
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DEALERS: STAY ON TOP DURING AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

What Experts are saying:We all know that the mix of low inventory and higher prices on vehicles has affected sales. The world, after all, doesn’t revolve around gross alone. What wasn’t expected was an 11% drop in new car sales from April to May. This has some experts concerned about an upcoming economic downturn. “The market appears increasingly concerned about the economy, inflation, rising interest rates, and a recession,” Joseph Spak, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, said in a research…See More
Jun 24
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

First impressions still matter!

We’ve been dealing with strange times in the automotive industry recently with chip shortages and an insane gross market. This is not only creating tension for both the customer and the sales associate, but it’s straining an already tumultuous relationship that exists between customers and salespeople.  Therefore, first impressions are extremely important. I know as a…See More
May 23
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May 17
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

Customer Lounge: Friend or Foe?

You’ve had one customer on a test drive, your next appt just showed up an hour early, and somehow you were the only “available salesman” when a family just walked into the dealership… what do you do?That answer is easy, you start juggling! Get them comfortable in the customer lounge, tell them to enjoy a warm or cold beverage, or snack, and here is the remote for our…See More
May 12
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Customer Lounge: Friend or Foe?

You’ve had one customer on a test drive, your next appt just showed up an hour early, and somehow you were the only “available salesman” when a family just walked into the dealership… what do you do?That answer is easy, you start juggling! Get them comfortable in the customer lounge, tell them to enjoy a warm or cold beverage, or snack, and here is the remote for our…See More
May 9
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

Now that we're at sticker, why don't we stay here?

I remember it like it was yesterday, the first time a car was discounted to make a deal. It was 1932, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Big Red Ewing accepted $1,450 “out the door” for a brand new 1933 Studebaker Dictator that stickered for $1,466 Plus TTL. Now, whether or not that’s true, I cannot say. But I’m sure it went down just like that.  Let me start by…See More
May 1
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Now that we're at sticker, why don't we stay here?

I remember it like it was yesterday, the first time a car was discounted to make a deal. It was 1932, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Big Red Ewing accepted $1,450 “out the door” for a brand new 1933 Studebaker Dictator that stickered for $1,466 Plus TTL. Now, whether or not that’s true, I cannot say. But I’m sure it went down just like that.  Let me start by…See More
Apr 29

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Vendor Partner
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Phone Ninjas
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Vice President
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http://phoneninjas.com
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http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-vitale/
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Saw Arnold's post about buying it so I support my friends.
Not everyone gets approved for DealerELITE. To maintain the integrity of DealerELITE, tell us what you will have to offer once a dealerELITE member?
Extensive retail automotive experience from sales to GM/EM and most front end positions in between. Knowledgeable on the vendor side with CRM, desking, call tracking and monitoring and phone skills coaching.

Chris Vitale's Blog

Goals don't mean anything without proper training!

Posted on August 29, 2022 at 12:25pm 1 Comment

Anyone can have work-related goals, but not everyone will achieve them. To achieve goals, we have to better ourselves. And to better ourselves, it takes practice and training.

 

So, while we often try to motivate our Sales Consultants and BD Agents by asking about their goals, we aren't always assisting them,…

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"We didn't get that lead..."

Posted on July 17, 2022 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Have you ever pulled one of your Sales Consultants or BD Agents into your office because a lead didn’t get answered? And that lead just so happened to be a mystery shop? And instead of your Sales Consultant or BD Agent saying, “we did miss this one, and I will get with the team to review our process,” they said, “we didn’t get that lead”? 

If you don’t think this happens, then you’re losing…

Continue

What tools are going to get us through this next period of uncertainty

Posted on June 29, 2022 at 9:01am 0 Comments

The most important thing a sales associate can do for a customer right now is listening to their needs. Customers have been shuffled through the proverbial cattle shoot recently; with the current market availability and the automotive industry needs to remember that this is just a period were moving through, not an industry standard. There have been insane markups and a “take it or leave it” mentality that will cripple the dealerships that have adopted this mindset as permanent. …

Continue

Excellence and consistency – How crucial it is to have both when navigating today’s market anomaly

Posted on June 27, 2022 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

If the current economy is worrying anyone else, welcome to the madhouse. This isn’t the first-time interest rates have traveled north and buying power and disposable income are low, however when things like this happen businesses struggle to stay afloat. The only thing that’s different this time around is we are also navigating the tail end of a global pandemic that has turned many industries on end and shuttered businesses in its wake.…

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