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Take the How-To Challenge

There are over a million instructional videos online, and 70% of them contain "How To..." in the title. This week, Samantha explains why its so important to have instructional "How-To" videos on your website.

Also take the "How-To" Challenge! Submit 5 of your "How-To" Videos and submit them on this week's Hard Facts to get a free prize package…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 22, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

LEASE OFFERS HEAT UP AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY SALES



Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports several aggressive lease deals in May according to its Wantalease.com new lease online marketplace. Fifteen popular cars and trucks are being offered this month with monthly payments of $200 or less.



Five cars are offered for less than $149 per month, headlined by the Chevrolet Malibu LT, which can be leased for $149 monthly and $0 down payment. Other cars offered at $149 monthly include the…

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Added by John Sternal on May 20, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

13 Never Before Shared Strategies to Sell More Cars

recently visited Copenhagen, Denmark to speak to Danish dealers on how they can sell more. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, watch the entire presentation!

  • Over an hour of exclusive strategies and dealer questions!
  • Learn from the experience of Danish car dealers.
  • Create strategies for every step of the sales…
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Added by Paul Potratz on May 19, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Car Values Continue the Slide Down While Pickups Remain Strong

Car Values Continue the Slide Down While Pickups Remain Strong  

 

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.

 

This week, the Black Book editors received feedback from the lanes with comments such as: “Dealers feel that the prices are…

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Added by John Sternal on May 19, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Black Book White Paper Looks At 84-Month Loans

Black Book Lender Solutions announces it has released its latest white paper, “Collateral Insight Is Critical To 84-Month Auto Loans”, where Black Book takes a look at how collateral data impacts the decision to expand a portfolio with longer-term loans.



Several factors are driving longer-term auto loans today: The desire to expand lender portfolios; rising vehicle transaction prices; and…

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Added by John Sternal on May 18, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Is it Time to Break the Mold? Yes.

Breaking routines can be difficult, but proper change yields 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 May 15, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Central Jersey Custom RaceDeck Garage Flooring Install - Check it out!

NJ Custom Garage Flooring Install of RaceDeck Tiles by One Day Projex! 

We recently completed a RaceDeck Custom Garage Flooring Installation in Monmouth Junction (Middlesex County). If you have an inclined garage floor like this…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 14, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Exotic Collectibles Feeling The “Instagram Effect”

Black Book, the provider of independent valuation data for cars, trucks, collectibles and specialty vehicles, has analyzed auction prices of exotic collectibles, with particular emphasis on the Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, the Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso, and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. From 1977 through 2008, each vehicle appreciated in value roughly 5% annually. Since 2008, these vehicles have appreciated between 20% - 60% annually. A new, younger generation of collector has taken to this genre…

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Added by John Sternal on May 13, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

What's Killing the Sales and Marketing Industry?

Salespeople all over are making a critical mistake that's setting them up for failure. This week in Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn the one habit that's holding you back.
  • Establish a long-term plan that's actually achievable.
  • Thrive where many others are failing to succeed.
  • Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 12, 2015 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Car Values Starting To Slide While Truck Values Remain Stable

 

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.

 

The Black Book editors identified an increasing number of car segments displaying greater week-over-week depreciation from data within the auction lanes. In fact, Near Luxury Cars was the only car segment…

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Added by John Sternal on May 12, 2015 at 2:40pm — No Comments

How To Use Periscope To Sell Cars

I need you to be on this Live webcast on Thursday, May 14 at 3:07 PM EST,'How To Use Periscope To Sell Cars.' This free tool will increase sales and drive traffic to your dealership. 

All you need to do to attend is …

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 11, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Three Tools To Drive Sales

79% of salespeople that use social media outsell their peers. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha discusses 3 apps that will revolutionize your business.

Added by Paul Potratz on May 8, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK DATA SHOW USED VEHICLE DEPRECIATION UNCHANGED IN APRIL

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2009-2013 was largely unchanged in April, with 0.0% registered depreciation during the month. Domestic cars increased +1.1%; import cars changed -0.8%; domestic trucks increased +1.5%; and import trucks changed -0.2%. Average pre-recession annual depreciation was continually recorded between -15% and -18%, and Black Book expects 2015 depreciation near -14.5%.



Premium Sporty Cars saw the…

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Added by John Sternal on May 7, 2015 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Pompton Lakes High School Drive For Your School Event by Route 23 Ford

Route 23 Ford is hosting this year's Drive 4 Ur School Event on June 12th at Pompton Lakes High School.

In the past Route 23 Ford have hosted this event at the Butler and Lakeland High Schools to raise money for school programs. This year they will sponsor the Pompton Lakes High School. For every person that test drives a…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Can You Avoid Failure?

Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.
  • Measure your success and how to keep growing.
  • Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.
  • Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 5, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Truck Market Continues to be Strong

 

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.

 

The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing…

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Added by John Sternal on May 5, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Rumor Alert

Have you heard rumors about Google's new targeting options? On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains how Google's new tool will make your search campaigns more relevant.

Added by Paul Potratz on May 1, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Spring Season Strength Appears To Be Over

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.

 

The Black Book editors began to see signs of a tiring spring tax season in last week’s report, and this week those signs have become more obvious. This week’s data showed the largest drop off of the spring for…

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Added by John Sternal on April 30, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

The Millennial Mistake: Detroit’s Absence From Hollywood

Swapalease.com executives recently analyzed the difference in how Hollywood leverages cars today versus during the 1970s and ‘80s. The difference is obvious.



During the 1970s and ‘80s, Hollywood went to great lengths to showcase iconic cars and trucks in popular TV shows and movies.

  • The A-Team van
  • Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari
  • Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans-Am
  • Herbie The Love Bug



Since the late 1990s,…

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Added by John Sternal on April 29, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

This Sounds Crazy Coming From Me

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:

What is SOS? (It doesn't mean what you think!)
How much is it costing your business?
What can you do to avoid it?

Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

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