A personal note from Dr. Larry L. Craft:
Today, automotive dealerships are facing their greatest challenge ever. Better-educated buyers can comparison shop for better deals easily and quickly. Moreover, everywhere you turn, there are new online services that helps the buyer find the best deal without having to walk into the showroom.
This problem requires that you hire a new breed of salesperson. You must hire more creative, goal-oriented "Race Horses" who have a sense of urgency and the proactive dynamic to "make things happen." They must be creative enough to find the buyer, relationship-centered enough to build buyer loyalty, and confident enough to close the sale. But beware. If you don't know exactly what you're doing, you'll end up hiring Race Horses who lack work ethic and reliability. The higher the ego-drive, the greater the chance of impulse control problems. And your industry has a reputation that has, in the past, had its problems.
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