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One Less Thing To Worry About

One Less Thing To Worry About

We are facing challenging and opportunity filled days ahead. Having the privilege to help people during a worrisome time is honorable and fun!

November 17, 2020

Caring Is a Close

Caring Is a Close

Genuinely caring about your customer is the most effective manner to help them buy the products they need —it's the same way we want to be ‘sold’ when we are buying.

November 11, 2020

When Should I File FinCEN 8300?

When Should I File FinCEN 8300?

Knowing when to file FinCEN 83011 is serious stuff that could subject the dealership to significant fines after an audit. A little bit of training upfront could avoid some pain later.

November 3, 2020

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Most people interpret communication to be the sending of information and forget it’s actually the exchange of information. We might have the best menu pitch ever, but it won’t do any good if we don’t listen to our customers.

October 29, 2020

The Rhythm of the Sales Conversation

The Rhythm of the Sales Conversation

When customers feel free to speak and share their opinions, they feel understood. F&I professionals that intentionally make the conversation a two-way interaction build high levels of trust and profits.

October 13, 2020

DO OVER!

DO OVER!

I suggest those of us in the car business — and maybe others too — should occasionally shout “do-over” as though we were kids again.

September 29, 2020

A Blockbuster Process In a Netflix World

A Blockbuster Process In a Netflix World

Insight presentations are today; features and benefits presentations are so yesterday…and hopefully will soon be as hard to find as a Blockbuster store.

September 23, 2020

Adapting to Win

Adapting to Win

Adaptability is the only way anyone can be successful right now. Let’s investigate the secret to winning.

September 22, 2020

Social Security Verification

Social Security Verification

The social security number is the most critical component for finance and lease deals and we often need to make a copy of a document for our deal jacket. Be sure to know which version you should see, and double-check the security measures.

September 3, 2020

Lessons From an I-Team Investigation

Lessons From an I-Team Investigation

A dealership was recently discovered to have a prevalent policy and practice of inflating consumers’ incomes to obtain finance source approvals. Reading between the lines of the story, there are a variety of lessons to be learned.

September 3, 2020

What I Learned Most From COVID-19

What I Learned Most From COVID-19

The most important thing I’ve learned from COVID-19 is that investing in your people is the best investment any business can make.

August 27, 2020

Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

Just like the aching back and dirty hands that come with gardening, the bad parts in the F&I office will last a short time, but the benefits can last a long time. Whatever the topic and no matter how painful or how much we dread it, we probably need to do it anyway.

July 30, 2020

Empathy Trumps Everything

Empathy Trumps Everything

If you treat a customer with empathy and respect, you will have created a customer for life. Use these three tips to get out of your own head and into theirs.

July 30, 2020

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

Amidst all the chaos, believe in yourself and your talent, learn from the challenges, and stay positive. Just like the phoenix who rises from its ashes, we can also become better and stronger on the other side of this.

July 15, 2020

Someday: The Worst Day of the Week!

Someday: The Worst Day of the Week!

While no crisis is a good thing, those that succeed will be those that take the opportunity during the storm to change, pivot, and adjust.

July 9, 2020