Jim Leman
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Does How You Perform Recon Matter?

In a robust used car market, does it matter whether you fully recondition cars before moving them to the front line?Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon? That's what a recent article in…See More
Apr 5
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Does How You Perform Recon Matter?

In a robust used car market, does it matter whether you fully recondition cars before moving them to the front line?Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon? That's what a recent article in…See More
Apr 2
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New Workflow from Rapid Recon Provides Transparency into New-Car Operations

PALO ALTO, CA – MARCH 08, 2021 – Rapid Recon, a reconditioning software company that helps auto dealers sell used cars sooner to maximize their profitability window, announced today workflow transparency for dealers’ new-car operations. This new workflow for new-car operations is identical to the Rapid Recon reconditioning workflow software and processes for its used-car system. In both cases, inventory is auto-imported into the systems and tracked…See More
Mar 8
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Mar 1
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At Virtual NADA ’21, Step into 3D Rapid Recon from Wherever You Are

VIRTUAL NEW ORLEANS, January 27, 2021 – The Next Rapid Recon at NADA ’21 will deliver simplified online mobile and desktop access to the latest products, features, and best practices in new and used vehicle reconditioning and speed to sale solutions for dealers attending this uniquely different National Automobile Dealers…See More
Jan 28
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How Kings Toyota Improves Used Car Competitivness

Kenwood Dealer Group is 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth joined in early 2020 to fill a newly created position, Group Sales Director, assigned to strengthen the stores’ competitive advantage.Convinced that positive customer experiences begin well before a lead or walk-in arrives, Kommeth started his new assignment by investigating processes that flow into profitable car sales.See More
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Dec 23, 2020
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At Used Car Week 2020, Rapid Recon’s Curtis Sampson to Discuss ‘Game Film’ Analysis for Improving Reconditioning Department Performance Gains

PALO ALTO, CA, November 12, 2020 — At next week’s series of virtual on-demand workshops at Used Car Week’s Pre-Owned Con, Curtis Sampson, New Business Manager for Rapid Recon, will show dealers how to apply sports "Game Film" analysis techniques to used car reconditioning. His on-demand workshop, Film Time: the Best ROI You Can Make, will explore how to use…See More
Nov 12, 2020
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The Next Rapid Recon Announces Vendor Advantage, a Free Feature Upgrade to Help Auto Dealers and their Vendors Achieve Faster Speed to Sale

PALO ALTO, CA, November 3, 2020 — The Next Rapid Recon, the time-to-line efficiency standard in dealership reconditioning software, has announced a robust new feature upgrade: Vendor Advantage. Vendor Advantage is a no-charge enhancement to Rapid Recon time-to-line (T2L®) reconditioning workflow software for current and new Rapid Recon users, as part of the Next Rapid Recon…See More
Nov 3, 2020
Jim Leman's blog post was featured

Trust Your Judgment

By Bradley Orr I started my career in the car business selling Oldsmobiles. Since then, I have managed used cars, reconditioning and sales — and I was also a wholesale dealer. I’d like to believe I know the business’s challenges. One challenge every dealer faces is making prudent decisions — often quickly. A valuable leadership quality that experience should teach is…See More
Oct 30, 2020
Jim Leman posted a blog post

Trust Your Judgment

By Bradley Orr I started my career in the car business selling Oldsmobiles. Since then, I have managed used cars, reconditioning and sales — and I was also a wholesale dealer. I’d like to believe I know the business’s challenges. One challenge every dealer faces is making prudent decisions — often quickly. A valuable leadership quality that experience should teach is…See More
Oct 28, 2020
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The Next Rapid Recon Introduces Less Scrolling, Fewer Clicks For Performing Recon Tasks More Quickly and Conveniently

PALO ALTO, CA, October 23, 2020 – The Next Rapid Recon, the efficiency standard in reconditioning time-to-line workflow software,  announced today several efficiency and usability advances enhancing the user experience. This User Interface (UI) advancement makes the Next Rapid Recon the most robust and advanced dealership software system for improving reconditioning time to line (T2L®), speed to sale and used car profitability. …See More
Oct 26, 2020
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Inventory is a Waste

by Dennis McGinn, Founder and CEO, Rapid  Recon - SourceInventory is a waste if not managed for maximum speed to sale.Said differently, how much does it cost not to sell a car?When fixed and variable operations can’t agree about where internal work fits into the dealership’s priorities, or…See More
Oct 29, 2019
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Rapid Recon with Jason Church, GM, Courtesy Volvo of Scottsdale

Auto dealer Jason Church discusses how Rapid Recon workflow software reduces time to market to improve used car profitability.
May 23, 2019
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Two-Ingredient Recipe for Used Car Success

Used car profitability expert Jasen Rice helps dealers distill an ocean of inventory stocking and pricing data down to the basics needed to increase turn and margin. Recon evangelist Dennis McGinn preaches faster time-to-line disciplines, so cars hit the sales line fresher so they can sell more quickly for better margin. Rice said dealers who prioritize stocking over reconditioning and online marketing, contrary to what many accept as gospel, cripples used car profitability. While he agrees…See More
May 15, 2019

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Does How You Perform Recon Matter?

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

In a robust used car market, does it matter whether you fully recondition cars before moving them to the front line?

Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon? 

That's what a recent article in…

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New Workflow from Rapid Recon Provides Transparency into New-Car Operations

Posted on March 8, 2021 at 9:30am 0 Comments

PALO ALTO, CA – MARCH 08, 2021Rapid Recon, a reconditioning software company that helps auto dealers sell used cars sooner to maximize their profitability window, announced today workflow transparency for dealers’ new-car operations. 

This new workflow for new-car operations is identical to the Rapid Recon reconditioning workflow software and processes for its used-car system. In both cases, inventory is auto-imported into…

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At Virtual NADA ’21, Step into 3D Rapid Recon from Wherever You Are

Posted on January 28, 2021 at 10:41am 0 Comments

VIRTUAL NEW ORLEANS, January 27, 2021The Next Rapid Recon at NADA ’21 will deliver simplified online mobile and desktop access to the latest products, features, and best practices in new and used vehicle reconditioning and speed to sale solutions for dealers attending this uniquely different National…

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At 10:54am on December 9, 2012, Craig Lockerd said…

Hi Jim,would you have time to talk early this week? Something I'm pretty sure you will be interested in! Off 800-878-5090 ext 5 or cell 609-517-1152

At 10:10am on June 1, 2010, Scott Falcone said…
Jim,

I live about 5 houses down from him-next door to Norm-I'm sure you know Norm. I have never fished with John except in the bottom of a cooler!
At 3:55pm on March 23, 2010, Tobias Sedillos said…
Thank you very much, Jim.
At 8:35pm on March 12, 2010, Mike Myers said…
Sorry, I missed your chat earlier today. I keep forgetting I added that feature! Thanks for being active here. This forum will be a valuable resource to the dealer community very soon. There's a lot of talent here already!
 
 
 

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