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Is It Time To Break The Mold?

Breaking routines can be difficult but change can yield long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.

Added by Paul Potratz on April 17, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Go the Distance Autism Bike Ride on May 31, 2015!

Support the 2015 Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride in North Jersey!

Ramsey Subaru is a proud to be a Sponsor for the 2015 Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride. For 2015, the Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride will be on May 31 at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on April 16, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Extended Market Strength With Smaller Cars Strength

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 identifies a continuation of strength, particularly for smaller car segments. Compact Cars (+0.52%), Entry-Level Cars (+0.45%) and Entry Mid-Size Cars (+0.15%)…

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Added by John Sternal on April 15, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Swapalease Selects WeGoLook for Lease Transfer Auto Inspections

Swapalease announces WeGoLook as their exclusive auto inspection company for lease transfers. Consumers looking to purchase lease takeovers will utilize WeGoLook to complete auto inspections prior to the transaction.



WeGoLook announces it has signed an agreement with Swapalease.com as their exclusive automotive inspection company for off lease and trade-in vehicles this week. This strategic relationship will provide Swapalease customers the opportunity to purchase auto inspections…

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Added by John Sternal on April 15, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Don't Make This Marketing Mistake

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:

  • What colors convert at the highest rates?
  • Which terms don't make sense to consumers?
  • Will using a buy price convert better than using a monthly payment? 

Added by Paul Potratz on April 14, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

CAR LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS SEE LOWEST NUMBERS SO FAR IN 2015

Volatility Remains for Lease Applicants Due to Increased Attention on Secondary Market

 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (April 14, 2015) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for March tumbled to just 60.0% of lease transfer applicants, with the 2015 average off the average healthy pace at just 63.4%.

 

Lease credit approval volatility has been apparent over the last six months, with every other month surging above or below…

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Added by John Sternal on April 14, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK ADDS BARRETT TEAGUE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF LENDER SOLUTIONS

Black Book today announced that Barrett Teague has joined the company serving as Vice President of Lender Solutions. A 20-year automotive finance industry veteran, Teague is responsible for overseeing strategic operations to help Black Book’s automotive lender clients leverage vehicle data and collateral analytics for profitable portfolio management and expansion.

 

“We look forward to the leadership Barrett brings to the Black Book Lender Solutions team, especially given his…

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Added by John Sternal on April 13, 2015 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Time for a new model in car sales

     For decades people have basically purchase vehicles in the same manner.  They get an idea of what they want, drive to a local dealership (or several of them) and are taken for a ride (literally speaking) more often than not they drive off in something new.  Well at least new to them.  

     Inventory websites have somewhat simplified the process but it hasn't made it easier to get a deal.  A car buyer has to reach out to several different dealerships, give them personal…

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Added by Daniel Reyes on April 12, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Here's A Last Minute Tax Season Strategy

Need an extra push to meet your sales goals? If you haven't capitalized on tax refunds yet, now is the time. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha covers last minute strategies to get people in the door.

Added by Paul Potratz on April 10, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

HaggleChamp in Spokane Journal of Business

This is excited as HaggleChamp continues to expand we are getting more and more coverage my media.  The word is getting out.  Check out this latest write up by the Spokane Journal of Business.  I took a screen shot of the article because the site will make you pay to read it after clicking the link a couple of times.  Here's the link also (…

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Added by Daniel Reyes on April 10, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Market Strength Continues

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 takes a close look at this past week's valuation trends, with a special insiders look at activity within the Specialty Markets. Tax season buying and selling…

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Added by John Sternal on April 8, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Looking For New Ways To Use Technology?

  • Do you need more traffic to your website?
  • Do you want people to know who you are?
  • Are you willing to evolve and try new things? 

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I will cover how you can use a new technology to increase your brand awareness.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on April 7, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK DATA SHOW LARGER VEHICLES WITH STRONGER DEMAND THIS SPRING

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2009-2013 depreciated by an average of -0.7% during March, slightly less depreciation than during February. Domestic cars increased +0.9%; import cars changed -0.9%; domestic trucks changed -0.3%; and import trucks changed -0.9%. Average pre-recession annual depreciation was continually recorded between -15% and -18%, and Black Book expects 2015 depreciation near -14.5%.

 

Luxury SUVs saw the largest…

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Added by John Sternal on April 7, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Seasonality Trends Looking Different This Spring

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 takes a close look at this past week's valuation trends. As we see the beginning of April finding the industry, there are some surprising segments finding…

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Added by John Sternal on April 1, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Uptown Funk Parody by Kingston Nissan

Hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday, check out Kingston Nissan's Uptown Funk Parody, it's definitely pretty good! …

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Added by Jonathan Morales on April 1, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Here Is a Marketing Idea for April

Has Your Creative Hit A Roadblock?

  • Are you willing to take risks and have fun with your creative?
  • What can you do to make your website more engaging?
  • Would you like some tips on how to make the most out of your commercials, websites and your showroom?

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I cover how you can take your creative to a whole new level. Watch it now: …

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 31, 2015 at 4:53pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK NAMES CHRIS DU TOIT VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Chris du Toit to vice president, Product Management. The announcement was made by Tom Cross, president of Black Book, and the appointment is effective immediately.



In this newly created role, du Toit has responsibility for leading product strategy and product management for all Black Book product offerings. du Toit will focus on enhancing existing products as…

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Added by John Sternal on March 31, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler, Why Does it Sell So Well?

Despite very few changes, the Jeep Wrangler remains a top choice by Jeep enthusiasts and holds a very good resell value! Many of us here have either driven one, know someone who owns or owned one, or are hoping to acquire one. The Jeep Wranglers are just that popular!



A few reasons as to why the 2015 Jeep Wrangler should be your next…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on March 30, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Broad Strength In The Market

Introducing the new Black Book Market Insights, a weekly report capturing the latest vehicle valuation trends straight from the auction lanes and reported as it happens by Black Book’s team of editors. The data, trends and insights delivered weekly in this report will help you make the right decisions to identify growth opportunities and maximize profit potential. This week is the second issue, covering the latest trends and data impacting the automotive industry here in late…

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Added by John Sternal on March 26, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Guerrilla Marketing For Sales People

  • You need 20 points of engagement a day if you want people to notice you.
  • Learn what kinds of messages get the best responses.
  • Follow the 3 tactics in this video and you will see results in 90 days.

Added by Paul Potratz on March 24, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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