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Founder, SteveStauning.com Steve is the author of Assumptive Selling: The Complete Guide to Selling More Vehicles for More Money to Today’s Connected Customers; as well as a respected automotive industry veteran and founder of pladoogle, LLC – a leading training & consulting firm – and the free sales video training website SteveStauning.com. Prior to his involvement with pladoogle, Steve served in various automotive leadership roles, including as the Asbury Automotive Group’s (NYSE: ABG) director of ecommerce, the director of the Web Solutions division of Reynolds & Reynolds, and as the general manager of Dealer Web Services for Dominion’s Dealer Specialties.
chick fil a

The Chick-fil-A of Car Dealers

It’s no secret that the dealership model is under attack in America. From subscription alternatives that could bypass traditional dealers to startups like Carvana...
perfect data

Preparing for 2019: Remember, It’s the Boring Stuff that Sells Cars

As you and your team review your sales plans for 2019, it’s important to remember that the dealers growing market share use the same...
phone

The Phone is Ringing: Yesterday, it was an Inquiry; Today, it’s a Buyer!

The phone is ringing. It’s a sales prospect. They’re not calling to chat. They found your vehicle on the Internet and (by calling you)...
market share

Dealers Growing Market Share: What Really Separates Them from the Rest?

With multiple automotive conferences and expos filling the schedule, October has become known to many in the industry as “conference month.” This year, as...
green peas

I Wish They Could Stay Green Peas Forever!

Salespeople… ahh, they grow up so fast, don’t they? One day they’re young, wide-eyed Green Peas treating every Up like a qualified buyer, selling sixteen...
assumptive selling

How Assumptive Selling Can Dramatically Improve Your Results

I’m pretty sure every dealer reading this article wants their salespeople to close a higher percentage of the prospects they encounter. To help achieve...
social selling

Dealers: Don’t Fear Social Selling; Embrace It!

At this very instant, there are vehicle salespeople on Facebook enjoying 25 or more sales a month just by talking about their accomplishments and...
marketplace

Staying Ahead in an Ever-Changing Marketplace

Certainly, all dealers and managers understand the challenges facing automotive retail today: flattening sales; buyers visiting fewer lots; margins under pressure from all sides;...
sales managers

Turn Your 8-Car Alans into 30-Car Theos


Sales managers – many of whom routinely sold 25 or more units a month in their selling days – often lament that today’s salespeople...
attract and convert

Bells & Whistles May Not Attract and Convert

Here’s a silly question for dealers and managers: Do you ever look at your website and think it’s stale or boring? Of course you...
productivity

6 Simple Tools To Boost Your Productivity

If you own or work at a company such as a dealership you’re an authorized seller and have a mass amount of business coming...
detail bay

How to Turn your Detail Bay into an Alternative Revenue Stream

Dealerships pay a lot of attention to sales, service and parts, but where does the detail department fit in? Does it belong to sales?...
recon

The Economic Facts for Automated Recon

Dialing in your recon processes to a three-to-five-day time to line (T2L) turnaround is like making money. In fact, it is about making money...
Facebook

Facebook Launches Two New Marketing Tools to Help Dealers

For years, Facebook has recognized the impact and influence it has on the interactions between car dealers and potential car buyers. The social media...
employees

Best Practices to Help Your Employees Set Their Professional Goals

For anyone to improve or advance, they need to have goals set, regardless of whether that’s in an individual’s professional or personal life. Though...

The Importance of a Dream Team Concept

On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek discusses the importance of a Dream Team concept between sales and F&I as well as how you...

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...

The Power of the First Impression

 On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis and Associates talks about the meet and greet in the service...

April’s Kerrigan Report Reveals Auto Retailers Continue to Grow Despite Flat...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, managing director for Kerrigan Advisors. April's Kerrigan Report tackles higher valuations...