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Paul Potratz posted a blog post

Great Leaders Must Let Go...Sometimes

The people who work at Potratz have shaped us into the brand awareness and engagement agency that we are today.Potratz is comprised of multiple companies that all work together to form one brand. In this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I introduce you to the people that Potratz is comprised of and give you one important tip that you should be using for your team and business.I want to hear your ideas! Leave a…See More
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Boris Maksumov posted a blog post

Tricks and Tips to Buy Used Cars - What to Check Beforehand?

There are plenty of times when you are purchasing a vehicle, but you might not always be purchasing one that is brand new, but one that has been pre-owned. This can be a more affordable way to get a vehicle, but you need to be careful to ensure that you are paying for a good vehicle and not something that will be a…See More
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Paul Potratz posted a blog post

Can Facebook Instant Articles help your business?

Why are Instant Articles beneficial? Facebook provides a guide to Instant Article configuration so that you can use their content management system.• Instant Articles are 10x faster than traditional mobile web articles• They’re read 20% more often • Clients are 70% less likely to leave the article once they’re there.Watch this week's Hard Facts now for more info! Website: http://www.ppadv.comFacebook: …See More
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Independent Agent Group

Group for Independent Agents offering ancillary products to dealers with one primary objective: assist all dealers in improving sales, profits and quality of life by offering professional , reputable, and established programs to thier dealers.
Apr 28
Tarek Salah replied to Tarek Salah's discussion is Autotrader worth it?
"i have about 1400 likes now. its worth it on FB creates a little buzz, but so far no solid leads"
Apr 27
Blake Thornton joined Harlene Doane's group
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Internet Retailing

This group is for those individuals working in the Internet department. A place to share ideas on driving traffic, managing leads and closing more deals.
Apr 27
Blake Thornton joined Lin Poissonnier's group
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Managers corner

Where manager can go to get answers from one another
Apr 27
Blake Thornton joined Dave Ratliff's group
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BHPH Dealer GPS Vehicle Tracking

Please discuss the advantages/disadvantages when BHPH dealers use GPS Tracking devices on borrowers vehicles. I would like to monitor the comments to better service my clients.ThanksLenderGPS Inc.See More
Apr 27
Randy Martin replied to Tarek Salah's discussion is Autotrader worth it?
"You're right. Ebay is good for unique cars. How many followers do you have on Facebook? Don't be shy about spending a few dollars to boost your posts on Facebook. It reaps awesome benefits. "
Apr 27
Tarek Salah replied to Tarek Salah's discussion is Autotrader worth it?
"Craigslist is obviously the boss, & Ebay is good for high end or special cool cars. I have a FB page but never really got any action on there."
Apr 27
Paul Potratz posted a blog post

What's holding your business back?

How do you see your business growing to meet the changing demands of your customers?In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm joined by the Director of the Association of Danish Dealers.Thomas Møller Sorensen addresses the change that is currently needed for businesses in Denmark to remain profitable. As a business owner, insecurity and resistance to change will hinder you from successful new business models.Can you adjust your current processes to create new successful opportunities? Join the…See More
Apr 26
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Extended Market Strength With Smaller Cars Strength

Posted by John Sternal on April 22, 2015 at 12:39pm 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. Click here to download the full report.

 

In this week’s report, the Black Book editorial team reports on data trends straight from the auction lanes that may be showing signs of a tired tax season. Comments from the lanes and data show that used vehicle…

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Youngest Car Dealer in the US?

Posted by Troy Campbell on April 27, 2014 at 11:53am 17 Comments

My son is 20 yrs old and just got bonded and started his small car lot a month ago. Mistake or success? He was in college and dropped out for the car biz. I taught him about credit and he started building it at 18 and maybe that was a mistake as a father as he would probably be in school still. Thoughts? He seems to be doing things successfully and selling cars. He has not gotten a website just a face book page and it is working. He is a unconventional dealer but maybe the new generation of…

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40% of your buyers are Gen Y. Do you know how ro sell them?

Posted by Aileen Crass on September 3, 2013 at 12:10pm 3 Comments

Born in the late '80s and early '90s, Gen Y, accounts for about 21 percent of the total population, and 40 percent of the car-buying population. And this doesn't even account for who they are influencing. They are the most influential car buying population after the baby boom. Not only do they influence other Gen Y buyers, but they also influence their parents.

We have seen an interesting shift in buying dynamics over the past few years. While Gen X turned to their parents for advice…

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INTERNET PRICING

Posted by CAL HOOKS on August 26, 2013 at 12:47pm 3 Comments

I JUST OPENED A SMALL RETAIL USED CAR OPERATION IN LONGWOOD,FL. AND WOULD LIKE FEED BACK

ON POSTING RETAIL PRICES ON MY WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST. WHAT IS THE CONSENSUS.  POST CONTACT

DEALER OR PUT RETAIL PRICES ON WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST?

I JUST OPENED 2 WEEKS AGO AND AM ON VERY TIGHT MARKETING BUDGET SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE

COULD GIVE INSIGHT ON WHAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO GET PHONES RINGING AND PEOPLE ON THE LOT? 

THANKS;

CAL HOOKS

APEX AUTO…

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Any suggestions on warranty companies for VW and AUDI

Posted by jeff anthony on June 20, 2013 at 11:58am 8 Comments

I am seeking suggestions on warranty companies who service VW and Audi units. thanks

Secondary Finance Pay Plan

Posted by David Disbrow on April 16, 2013 at 11:30pm 6 Comments

In a new car and truck dealership, what is a good payplan for a secondary finance manager with 3 secondary salespeople under him? Also, how would you pay the salesperson who first greeted the customer?  There always seems to be discord between the primary dept and secondary department. Are there any suggestions to bring harmony to the 2 departments?

Any and all suggestions are welcome

Disclose credit reporting to customers

Posted by Grace Romero on April 9, 2013 at 4:26pm 11 Comments

Hey Everyone.

We just got approved to report with Transunion (2-3 months waiting period for testing)
My question is now that will be reporting do we need to notify customers and is there a certain text/disclousure/law we must include in our notices to our customer?

Not too many resources online for this and any help is greatly appreciated!

Designing Promotions for Your BHPH Dealership - Part 2

Posted by Alan Mosher on March 28, 2013 at 12:09pm 1 Comment

Part 2 - Collections Promotions



As I said in the first part of this series here, properly designed promotions are more fun than advertising. Promotions should involve your employees, your customers, friends, family, neighbors, etc. All promotions should be done in a festive atmosphere. Plan the promotions so that as many customers as possible are…

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Relatively New Used Car dealer in need of your help!~ I know, I know another one of these posts.

Started by Murad Swati. Last reply by Crystal Ignatowski Feb 24. 11 Replies

First off, just wanted to formally introduce myself and give a little bit of a background as to how I became a dealer.  My name is Murad and I am 28 years old residing in NYC.  I've operated my family's business of automotive repair for the past 13…Continue

Anyone know the bank that finance Rebuit titles

Started by samuel Elijah. Last reply by Jonathan Rangel Oct 23, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello,We are independent dealer in Nashville Tennessee area, we have some cars on the lot with rebuilt titles but I currently signed up with United Auto Credit, unfortunately they don't finance rebuilt title. Any information will be very helpful.Continue

*Florida Dealer Sales Paperwork*

Started by Billy Wills. Last reply by DAVID FOLTA Apr 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello everyone. I would like to thank anyone who comments to this first and foremost. I am a one week old dealer and have several questions as you might already have guessed. My dealership specializes in classic/vintage vehicles, and I am having…Continue

Anyone use AFC Floor plan financing and increase your Limit?

Started by Chris Williamson. Last reply by Frank Nov 16, 2014. 3 Replies

I was just curious to the process to increase a floor plan limit with AFC?  Anyone have experience on the process and how often you can increase the line.  For example, do they run your credit again? or do they just automatically increase it?  Also,…Continue

Doing your own repos

Started by Jake C. Last reply by Clem Muhammad Oct 6, 2014. 3 Replies

I'm a dealer in Minnesota.wondering if anyone can tell me if I need repo insurance if we are doing are own repos?

Auction Genius

Started by Harlene Doane. Last reply by James Feb 8, 2015. 6 Replies

Took a call from a dealer this morning asking the following questionsIs anyone using Auction Genius? If you are can you please share your experience with us?How do you use it? How effective is it for you? How is the cost compared to the…Continue

Tags: inventory, auction

Why Does Manheim Need Access to ALL information on Your Computer?

Started by Harlene Doane. Last reply by Ted Edwards Jr "TJ" Dec 10, 2015. 9 Replies

I'm completely flabbergasted that Manheim believes they need access to ALL information on my computer.To use several services on their site you are required to use their media player, and although it's not uncommon for some sites to need specific…Continue

Tags: security, manheim

Digital Signatures and Laser Printing

Started by Gabriel Mitri. Last reply by Nancy Long Apr 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi Folks, I just opened up a used car dealership here in California and I couldn't be more excited. As I cope with all the crazy feelings and emotions bouncing around my body I'm working hard to offer my customers a great buying experience. In doing…Continue

 
 
 

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