I'll be in trouble with my wife if she finds out I told you this.
Do you have a strategy for getting the best space in the parking deck?
From my personal observations, most folks tend to drive onto the lower decks and try to (maybe) find that perfect space as close to the door/stairway as possible. They will circle and circle (like airplanes waiting to land) trying to get the best space. It takes a while to find, they end up disappointed, and proceed to the next level up. Then, they do it again. (Rince, wash, repeat.)
Perhaps, just maybe, there’s a better way? Consider this.
Instead of trying to cram your way into the last space on Level 2, why not just drive higher to the top or the second to the top level?
Sometimes, you just need a different perspective. Same task, same outcome, better process.
Does this sound familiar: Once a year, your insurance agent comes to visit and to deliver this year’s bad news. Your premium is going up on every single policy. Without question, they arrive in your office one (1) week ahead of your renewal so there isn’t any time to maneuver or negotiate.
“This isn’t right,” you say to yourself.
Then, you swallow hard and tell him to renew everything and (almost) throw him out of your office – banished for another year.
Here’s a different perspective and a better way.
First, spread your insurance renewals throughout the year. Don’t have all of them renew at once.
Second, require your agent to bring you the quotes thirty (30) days ahead of the renewal date. In the case of the garage renewal, because of its complexity, I suggest ninety (90) days.
In short, you gain control.
I would proffer that’s a better way.
By the way, if I find our favorite parking spot on Level 7 of the Norfolk, Virginia airport parking lot blocked, I’m going to be in trouble with my wife. Please be gentle with me!
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Tom Kline, a former franchise dealership owner with 30+ years of experience, specializes in risk mitigation by preventing and solving dealership problems through risk transference remedies, compliance, and dealership dispute resolution. Tom is the Lead Consultant and Founder of Better Vantage Point and has worked with both publicly-held and private dealerships. Kline speaks at national conferences and workshops, writes for six (6) publications, and has endorsements from multiple trade groups. Thanks for seeing things from a Better Vantage Point, where “We Get You Out of Trouble…and Keep You Out of Trouble."
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