Cleveland, OH – Hard-working, customer-focused auto sales professionals now have an advocate working 24/7 for them., the first automotive social network and rating service, is launching within the next few weeks with the goal of identifying the best salespeople and dealerships in various markets around the country.

According to a recent press release from the company, the site is designed to provide automotive sales professionals with a forum where they can post a profile on the site for free and let consumers know about their experience, community involvement and personal information to assist online vehicle shoppers in finding someone they trust to handle their vehicle purchase.

Once the salesperson’s profile is posted, current and past customers can visit their profile page and rate the level of service the salesperson provided. That information will be shared with all visitors to the site, allowing shoppers to identify the best-rated salespeople in the market. Consumers can also contact the salesperson through the system and ask for information about their vehicles, thus generating leads for the best-performing salespeople.

In order to allow car-sales professionals to pre-register before the site launches, CarFolks has set up a website at Industry sales team members can go there now and nominate themselves as one of the best car sales people in their market.

When CarFolks launches all pre-registrants/nominees will be invited to complete their profiles on CarFolks, upload a photo of themselves and start promoting their services by having customers rate their performance. All consumer search results will show the top rated sales professionals or dealerships at the top of the list. The goal is to provide a highly visible channel which rewards the highest performing sales folks.

After the initial launch CarFolks functionality will grow to include videos, interactive content, user-generated vehicle review and the ability for consumers to track vehicle maintenance of their household vehicles.

“In the past, the best car salespeople built relationships with their customers and sold them vehicles on a regular basis,” said David Hein, co-founder of CarFolks. “We are allowing today’s auto sales pro’s to leverage technology to re-build those types of relationships.”