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Does anyone have any examples of NEW car inventory merchandised very well to drive VDP’s?1. Competitive Price2. Video3. Quality Pics4. Seller’s NotesSpecifically, I’m looking for dealers who have done a standout job with seller’s notes to customize…Continue
I've recently signed up to Westlake. Haven't been trained yet. I'm just looking to see which vehicles work best with the program. I currently run a cash/BHPH lot, Westlake is the first subprime lender I've ever worked with. I currently stick to the…Continue
Getting set up with five car spots for semi annual Swap Meet put on by Chamber of Commerce at our Fair Grounds. Very popular local event we will be right on the main entrance.Would like to make this a BIG Event !!! I would like to give away a…Continue
I have a dealership in GA. I have been open for about 8 months. My partner and myself have been using cash to buy vehicles. I would like to get floorplanning from somebody, anybody so I could have more freedom to purchase vehicles. We are pretty…Continue
I’m looking for a company to build 3 websites/microsites (mobile version included) for my Bodyshop, Quicklane, and a Credit Challenged related site. Any suggestions of comapnies that do a good job with SEO, unique content, and flexibility?Continue
Hi guys, OK so a little about me, I've been in sales since i came out of high school, 10 years now, Just got my dealers license a year ago, I've done everything from the bottom up. Sales, Closer, Finance, Desk manager, manage inhouse deals, and…Continue
These programs allegedly "even" the playing field for the small independent in terms of finance options.Can anyone provide feedback on any of these options?Do they work as advertised?ThanksContinue
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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
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…
Hello Auto Dealer People, this is Brett Houchin with Used Car University. I wanted to let everyone know that we have the Used Car University Facebook Page up and running, and we would love to encourage everyone here to come by, LIKE our page and comment and contribute to any discussions, posts, blogs, photos or video to help educate each other and anyone who can find the…Continue
It is easy to sell more cars in the Buy Here-Pay Here industry. All you have to do is say “Yes”. The challenging parts are knowing which customers to say “Yes” to and how to collect the balance of the loan.
In order to make that decision, there are 10 Key Characteristics that are important…Continue
You keep hearing that dealers are making good profits in Buy Here Pay Here. You have decided that you would like to pursue the business. What is your next step? After all you may have been in the car business for years. You understand buying and selling cars. You know how to run a compliant Finance Department and a profitable shop. Isn’t BHPH or LHPH just other ways of financing cars?
The answer is not…
The D.C. Circuit ruled last week that President Obama did not have "recess appointment" authority to appoint members of the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012, the same time as he appointed Richard Cordray to be Director of the CFPB. Cordray was also a recess appointment. The Court ruled that Congress was technically in session. This ruling will be appealed but it may slow down some of the CFPB's initiatives including its auto finance initiatives. Cordray has indicated that…Continue