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Have You Become Too Cynical to Be a Good Car Salesman?

Started Oct 17 0 Replies

Every now and then for no apparent reason I see a good car salesman go from being a top producer to…Continue

Tags: sales, automotive, car, burnout, management

Dealership consolidation is coming -- but how fast and how much?

Started Oct 13 0 Replies

Dealership consolidation is expected to accelerate as Warren Buffett's entry into automotive retailing attracts more buyers, observers said. But don't expect massive change anytime soon.It will be a…Continue

Tags: ownership, management, dealership, consolidation, Dealership


Started Oct 11 0 Replies

You need to advertise your business, but that comes with two stipulations: Advertising needs to be both inexpensive and targeted at a local audience. Who wants to spend thousands of dollars reaching…Continue

Tags: dealership, management, advertising, automotive, business

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Dealership consolidation is coming -- but how fast and how much?

Dealership consolidation is expected to accelerate as Warren Buffett's entry into automotive retailing attracts more buyers, observers said. But don't expect massive change anytime soon.It will be a decadelong process, Steven Szakaly, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association, predicted.About 4 percent of U.S. dealerships are held by publicly traded companies, NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell said, leaving 96 percent up for grabs in the buy-sell arena.George Hoffer, an…See More
Oct 13
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Oct 9
Mike Elliott replied to Mike Elliott's discussion Car Salesman Hours and Selling Cars
"that's a good observation, Tom. using downtown is key to improving your efficiency in any sales job."
Oct 9
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3 Ways Technology and Transparency Are Transforming New Vehicle Retailing

It’s fair to say that the advent of new technologies and the rise of pricing transparency have forever changed the used vehicle business. Today, the most successful used vehicle dealers rely on technology/tools to determine the vehicles they should stock, the asking prices they promote, and the profit they can expect from any vehicle. This reliance on technology is necessary due to the Internet-driven rise in transparency. Used vehicle buyers are much more circumspect and savvy about what…See More
Oct 8
Big Tom LaPointe replied to Mike Elliott's discussion Car Salesman Hours and Selling Cars
"Part of the operative word here is WORK - because often, salespeople believe the 'work' is waiting for an up, rather than hammering the phones for at least 2-3 hours. But as you said, it is often about training,  because many (most?)…"
Oct 6
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AAA: Winter Could Bring Widespread Gas Prices Under $3

The trend downward trend of gas prices should continue at least into December, and pump prices could fall below $3 a gallon in many areas by the end of the year, travel services organization AAA said in its monthly report. AAA estimated that nearly 4 percent of gas stations across the nation, scattered among 26 states, were selling gas for less than $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded, and that "this number should increase significantly over the next couple of months."Related: …See More
Oct 5
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Dealers Failing to Capture Customers Over the Phone, Marchex Reports

SEATTLE — When consumers search for cars, parts or auto services on their mobile phones and call up a dealership, one in six times their call doesn't get answered, according to data released by Marchex, Inc., a mobile advertising technology company.  The finding was one of many in an in-depth study released today by the Marchex Institute, the data and insights team at Marchex. The white paper, entitled "Mobile Consumers Are Calling: How Inbound Phone Calls Help Auto Dealers Win Customers,…See More
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At 7:10am on September 19, 2014, Jason Silberberg said…

Hi Mike,

Good to connect with you.



At 6:35pm on August 19, 2014, Tom Harbid said…

Thank you Mike

At 10:21am on August 7, 2014, CarolSanford said…
Thanks for the connection Mike looking forward to contributing insight into the vast world of social and reputation for dealers!
At 3:34pm on August 4, 2014, Ralph Paglia said…

In regards to posting protocol:

1. If you want discussion and ideas exchanged, feedback, etc. post using the ADM Forum...

2. If you want to share your ideas, strategies, best practices, a story, dealer experience, management philosophy amnd are more interested in getting your message out, rather than feedback and discussion, use the ADM Blog feature.

3. No Anonymity = No Censorship (On ADM you MUST disclose your true identity, but your opinions and statements will not be censored, unless porn or personal attacks in nature)

4. If you want to post a sales pitch, be prepared for very negative comments. We do not reward members who delete comments posted by others... Alternately, you can post a blog and not have it open for comments.

At 2:39pm on May 16, 2014, Marc Caputo said…

Thank you Mike!!! Very much looking forward to sharing "Big ideas"!


At 10:01am on May 9, 2014, Amy Buchanan said…

Thanks for the friend request Mike!  I work for all the Romano stores.

At 5:43am on May 3, 2014, Clay Toporski said…

Thanks for the friend request!

At 6:43am on April 25, 2014, Robb E. Gillies said…
Hi mike, I like meeting folks in the business as well. Pleasure to make your acquaintance.
At 9:12pm on April 24, 2014, Jeff Mayernik said…

Thanks for the connection request, Mike; I don't get in here as often as I should.....

At 7:18pm on April 24, 2014, Juaquin Ruiz said…

Thank you for connecting Mike, lets keep in touch.


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