We are in a period of great uncertainty. Travel is restricted; here in a suburb of Seattle, Washington (where I am writing this) events over 50 people have been officially canceled; gatherings of any size are discouraged; schools, churches, health clubs, hair salons, bars, and restaurants are all closed under mandatory order. And while many folks are working at home, lots of … [Read more...] about Your Customer Communication Survival Guide for COVID19
I need an email address. What are the miles? Is the wife on the title to the trade-in? The insurance card is expired. Where’s the etch number? What color is the vehicle? Is there a PO Box I need to make sure is on all the paperwork? I could continue, but as you are probably standing over a trash can eating your lunch while reading this article–I’ll be brief: welcome to … [Read more...] about The ‘Why Behind’
Automotive SEO is complex, period!! Yet, most dealers will make the mistake of trying to perform SEO themselves rather than hiring a professional for the job, or even worse… just let their “Dealer Website Provider” handle it. In some cases, the do-it-yourself approach towards digital marketing and SEO may work, but even a simple mistake could result in your site being … [Read more...] about Should Your SEO Be Outsourced?
Ali Reda sells more cars each year than any other human being on the face of the earth, and whenever he gets ready to leave a local restaurant, his wife and kids know it's going to take them a good twenty minutes to make it to the exit while Ali is shaking hands, working the room and making friends all the way to the door. Getting to know people. Letting them get to know … [Read more...] about Kissing Babies & Shaking Hands: Reality of Social Sales
In the not too distant past, I used to pat myself on the back if I took a turnover on a phone call at a dealership from a Business Development Representative (BDR) and closed the appointment after a fifteen-minute conversation. Now, I realize that I could have set THREE appointments in that same fifteen minutes. It is said that there are 3 main reasons why an … [Read more...] about The Power of a Live Turnover in the BDC