Tag: Selling

10 Sites You Shouldn’t Ignore when Sourcing Used Cars

If you have been in the car business for any length of time you have faced the dilemma of how to buy used cars. Do I go to auctions? Do I visit private dealers? At Auction Simplified we think you need to be always looking for cars and visiting every venue.   10. Hemmings This site is often overlooked by car […]

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The Important Question To Ask Dealer Software Vendors? Hint:Not DMS Integration

The Core Question? If you draw concentric circles around your dealership accounting office you will probably find several software packages attaching themselves to your DMS. Everything from inventory managers, compliance software to CRM’s and service schedulers. Each supplier probably had a booth at NADA where they showed off their bells and whistles and colorful graphs […]

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Used Car Profit Hacks

When it comes to used car profit, dealers constantly consider the resale value of their inventory. Having a profitable, well maintained inventory can make a huge difference when it comes the speed in which you turn your used car lot. Here are some simple tips on how to increase the value of your Used Car […]

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Pricing Used Cars

What’s Your Strategy for Pricing Used Cars?

So you have picked your pricing strategy and set your targets now its time to outline your plan. If you need a little jump start here is a 70 day and out Used Car Pricing plan. Additional Reading: 10 Sites You Shouldn’t Ignore when Sourcing Used Cars If you have been in the car business for […]

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Top 10 Tips to Encourage Employees to Utilize the CRM

It’s Sad, I Know, But Your Average CRM Utilization is: Getting Your Team to Use Your CRM Having a new customer relationship management system (CRM) won’t grow your business until you figure out how to get everyone to use it. Your CRM needs to be EASY and make sense for your manager and their team. CRM […]

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don't prejudge

Don’t Make Assumptions About Anyone, They All Deserve the Best From You.

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”  Chanakya −290BC It was my first week working at my dad’s used car lot and I was 15 years old. It was the late 70’s and things were a little different. My father did not think twice about letting me drive one of his used cars […]

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How to Find Customer’s Who Want to Buy Your Car

It is Job One For Managers and Car Sales People to Build Their Customer Base My father used to say, “if you are not looking for customers they will never find you.” As it turns out, customers are all around, at stores, restaurants, and shopping malls. How to find car buyers: Call orphaned customers: Sales […]

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How to Sell a Car with an Accident Showing on Carfax™

“I Just Ran the Carfax™ and it Shows an Accident, What Should I Do?” Selling a car that has been in an accident can be challenging. If you are selling a car that is showing an accident on a Carfax or some other vehicle history report the first thing you should do is have your […]

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Do Your Salespeople Know Their Inventory?

Have you ever had a customer leave your showroom without buying a car? Of course you have. It happens every day at dealerships all over the country. We know that not everyone shopping is ready to buy today and some customers can even wait months or even a year before they make their buying decision. While some of […]

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