ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
Have you made the commitment that automotive sales is your career choice? Unless you commit, it’s impossible that you will take the necessary steps to create the business you desire. Long-term thinking in addition to short-term goals are keys to continued success.
When you first enter into a sales position, 80 percent of your time is spent acquiring customers and 20 percent of your time is spent maintaining those customers. Eventually, with the right efforts, that model…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on November 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports average car lease prices for cars on the road rose 1.2% year-over-year according to October new listings. Monthly prices averaged $586.00 in October compared with $579.93 in October 2012. These prices compare to an average of $582.02 in September.
Among today’s popular leases, The Infiniti G37 saw the largest year-over-year increase, jumping 20.2% ($535.81) compared…
Added by John Sternal on November 25, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments
What is hidden wealth? Hidden wealth is an unused, dormant or under utilized part of your business that contains great value. All businesses have at least one hidden wealth. Even the best businesses in the world contain hidden wealth. The key is to determine your hidden wealth and begin to mine the potential gold that lies therein. All businesses are different. Each business should require their leaders to conduct a concerted effort of introspection and egoless honesty to determine what…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on November 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
You are who you decide to be at any given moment. It does not take money, a degree, a certain age, a certain appearance, tons of experience, knowing the right people, past success or any other qualifying factor that you may be currently using as a subconscious roadblock to your desired success. Your belief system creates your results both past and present. If your current belief system is not what it should be to support your success, you must fake it, till you make it.
Added by Mark Tewart on November 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports credit approvals were relatively unchanged in October compared with the previous month. The year-to-date approvals for customer credit finished October at 72.8%, compared with September levels of 72.7%.
The current rate shows a marked improvement over last year’s percentage, when 64.4% of approvals were processed through the end of…
Added by John Sternal on November 20, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Thoreau once said, “Things don’t change, people do.” If things are to happen, you must make them happen. Good people and businesses always make things happen. Let’s look at the essential rules of making things happen.
Rule 1 – Always have a CEO attitude – You must start by taking responsibility for all things both good and bad. Accept that your company signs your check and you fill in the numbers. Your own personal philosophy, which is determined strictly by…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on November 20, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, driven by data from Black Book. Congratulations to Bill Jensen of Chase Auto Finance as he was chosen as the Auto Finance Executive of the Year. Dan Kennedy of General Motors was selected as the National Remarketing Executive of the Year. Jeff Haynes of BBVA Compass was chosen and honored as the Re3 Executive of the Year covering the…Continue
Added by John Sternal on November 19, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments
Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book and Ricky Beggs, Editorial Director. Thanks for taking the time to tune into this video market blog from Black Book. While out in the field for a couple of days this past week, the number of comments I received…Continue
Added by John Sternal on November 13, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments
Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 11th, 2013 — AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.AutoUSADealers.com) today announced the results of its 2013 annual auto dealer Internet Marketing survey. Financing tools such as online credit applications and trade-in calculators deliver the most valuable website leads, according to respondents. Other significant results from the survey identify…Continue
According to Black Book data, used vehicles model years 2008-2012 overall depreciated -2.1% in October, marking a noticeable change from September data recorded at -1.3%. Domestic cars depreciated -2.5%; import cars were -2.3%; domestic trucks were -1.7%; and import trucks were -2.1%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly.
Full-size pickups and Full-size CUVs led all segments with the strongest monthly depreciation levels each at just -1.1%.…
Added by John Sternal on November 11, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports average car lease prices declined -2.0% year-over-year based on listings entering the market during September. Prices on leases averaged $582.02 in September, down from $593.66 in September of 2012. These prices compare to an average of $578.06 recorded during August. Ford’s popular Escape, Focus and Fusion models all showed significant price jumps on monthly payments recorded in September compared with the previous…Continue
Added by John Sternal on October 15, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments
It has been a busy week, but not overly active in the number of necessary adjustments. At 1450 vehicles adjusted per day throughout the last week, this is the smallest number since back at the end of August. As a comparison, the number of changes this past week is almost 640 per day less than the average daily change of 2090 per day for the entire month of October 2012.
With the smaller number of changes, how is the value change level reacting as compared to last week and even…
Added by John Sternal on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Just like the old adage, “volume is vanity, gross is sanity,” your website…Continue
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, offers insight into which car and truck lease segments are in demand based on year-over-year changes in inventory listings. Vehicles in the Green/Hybrid segment led all categories in September, rising 66.7% from year-ago levels.
Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their vehicle leases for the purpose of finding another individual to take…
Added by Carroll Nguyen on October 9, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
The data and reports gathered by Black Book this past week pointed out some interesting actions and reactions. One can’t look at the market as a whole and paint the picture of movement with one broad stroke and say it is up or it is down or that it is steady. There were changes within pockets, various segments, or even whether it was significant change within the low end of the quality spectrum or even reacting the same way on the late…Continue
Added by Carroll Nguyen on October 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
There is no question that there is a hint of fall weather in the air when I stepped out each morning this past week. At my house even a few leaves are scattered around the yard. As the old saying goes, when the leaves fall, prices will also fall. Notice I said a “few leaves”. This means it is still a relatively solid market. Most of the comments included within the Black Book survey personnel reports from the past week indicated an overall softness with a few describing the market as…Continue
Added by Carroll Nguyen on October 3, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
Sales Managers, Sales Directors, Internet Sales Managers, BDC Managers, Internet Directors, General Managers, dealer principals and others involved in auto dealership Internet Marketing are invited to…Continue
Added by Josh Vajda on October 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Last week marked the completion of five years of these weekly market updates and almost 2.5 years of monthly specialty market updates. We trust this venue has provided insight for each of your businesses, and that it has brought profitable results. We thank each of you who have called or emailed various comments and questions during this time. So let’s get started on year number six.
The activity within the editors’ analysis and the required value adjustments definitely picked up…
Added by John Sternal on September 16, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments
wapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports average car lease prices increased 2.1% year-over-year based on listings entering the market during August. Prices on leases averaged $590.38, up from $578.06 at the end of August 2012.
The Swapalease.com marketplace records actual monthly payments based on contracts from lessees who’ve listed their vehicles for transfer each month. The least expensive lease listed during August was a 2012 Smart Fortwo at $130.00…
Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
What is my car worth? This apparently is a loaded question. Kelley Blue Book says one thing and NADA says another. Which one is right? Consider this...
The structure of the vehicle values provides the differentiation between the two groups. At KBB there are many "values" or "worths": Trade-In, Private Party, Suggested Retail, and Certified Pre-owned.…Continue