Steve Cortes
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  • Port Orange, FL
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Steve Cortes replied to Travis Griffis's discussion Making a profit with Westlake
"You can go with a company that has a program "Like" Credit Acceptance or you could go with Credit Acceptance. CAC goes back 15 model years and has no mileage limit. You can add a warranty to a vehicle with up to 175,000 miles at time of…"
Feb 6
Steve Cortes replied to gdrum's discussion What do you do with bad credit low low income buyers?
"   If your concern is only that you fear you will not be able to manage the payments and collections then CAC does have a program for you.    Pocessing the deal through CAC as a "Collection Only" account may be your…"
Oct 24, 2013
Steve Cortes replied to Ben Houser's discussion Going from Indoor Dealerhip to Outdoor Display Area
"Ben, I am a Market Area Manager for Credit Acceptance in Northeast Florida. I have a dealership I do business with in Port Orange, Florida (not a large town)that opened a lot similar to yours in a warehouse with no drive by traffic. With the help of…"
Oct 4, 2013
Steve Cortes replied to Derek Sinner's discussion Credit Acceptance
"Derek,       Look under "Groups", there is a group called "Credit Acceptance Dealers" that has 18 members who are mostly dealers having an open discussion on their experiences with the program, some good,…"
Sep 5, 2013
Steve Cortes replied to Peter Ford's discussion Need advice on CAC
"Peter,      Although I cannot speak for the MAM in your market, I am an CAC MAM in another market, unlike other lenders we carefully select dalers we would like to partner with for their benefit and ours. CAC's…"
Mar 25, 2013
Steve Cortes replied to erick alvarez's discussion About to open the doors in about a month
"Erick,      You stated you were looking for 2 things..."any programs out there that can get me moving some steel, aside from the obvious ones." and , 'Don't let any deal walk."     …"
Feb 12, 2013
Steve Cortes replied to Frank's discussion Credit Acceptance Dealers in the group Credit Acceptance Dealers
"   Showroom signs with the Guaranteed Credit Approval graphics can be purchased on the "Wholesale Bying Club" website located on your Dealer Portal page. If you are not sure how to get there or sign in please get with your local…"
Oct 11, 2012
Steve Cortes joined Eric Milak's group
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This group is dedicated to helping existing Credit Acceptance dealers as a medium to share information, resources,tools as well as ask and answer questions.  The goal is that by sharing this information best practices will be established in order to help grow your business and succeed with the Guaranteed Credit Approval program.See More
Oct 11, 2012
Wilfredo Estrada commented on Steve Cortes's blog post If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.
"Dealers are not the same as before. They are looking to paid the less they can, they don't give good training and they want to make good profit out you. Thats why people without jobs prefered to be home than being working for $200.00…"
Mar 27, 2012
Steve Cortes replied to Harlene Doane's discussion Finding Talent in Today's Market
"       Excellent thoughts....It seems instead of bringing in new talent we are constantly looking to just keep rehiring the old dogs. Now, don't get me wrong I am an old dog myself but mixing new talent with old…"
Mar 5, 2012
Steve Cortes replied to Paul M Plage's discussion Looking for lenders in Northeast that sign large independents...
"Paul,      Have you looked at Credit Acceptance Cortporation? I am in Florida but we have Market Area Managers nationwide. I have attached a link to our website. If you like what you see go to "Become a Dealer-Partner"…"
Dec 19, 2011
Stanley Esposito commented on Steve Cortes's blog post If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.
"It is really hard for new salespeople. Things have changed in this industry. The salesperson has so much to learn and not much time. If you hire a person with obligations they don't often have time to build a following and do the prospecting…"
Nov 25, 2011
Frank commented on Steve Cortes's blog post If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.
"Has any body put an ad in Craig's List latley? I put one for a clerk at my   dealership for minium wage and was flooded with apps. Ended up hiring a person who was way over qualfied. Unemployment in my area is a little…"
Nov 22, 2011
Roger Laughary commented on Steve Cortes's blog post If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.
"Start with the way your job opening postings are written. Do your ads sound like "car guy" ads? Two of the main reasons are also addressed by Mr. Abraham. Another of the main factors is the perception side of this.…"
Nov 22, 2011
Stan Sher liked Steve Cortes's profile
Nov 15, 2011
Thomas P. Abraham commented on Steve Cortes's blog post If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.
"It's income vs schedule. When the income is great (or the potential for is great) people will put up with the schedule. "
Nov 14, 2011

Profile Information

Company
Credit Acceptance Corporation
Position
Market Area Manager
Dealership, Allied Industry or Finance Company?
Finance Company
If Dealership, Franchise or Independent
Not Applicable
Your web site
http://creditacceptance.com
Biography/Work Summary
Americredit Financial, GE Capital Auto, First Union Bank, Sunstar Acceptance
Favorite Quote
"It's a new Morning in America", Ronald Reagan
Activities Away From Work
Woodworking, traveling
Birthday
January 26

Steve Cortes's Blog

If unemployment is at 9.0% why are dealerships, franchise and independent, not able to find employees.

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 9:00am 9 Comments

       I travel 5 days a week visiting dealers throughout Central and Northeast Florida. The one consistant question I get at least twice a day is, "Do you know any salespeople looking to work?" I hear this from both Franchise and Independent dealers. They seem to ask this question for two reasons. 1.) They have bodies, some trainable and some not so trainable, they are reluctant to let go until they find someone more qualified, and 2.) They just cannot find someone.

      I will…

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