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7 Free Online Tools For Car Dealers

7 Free Online Tools For Car Dealers


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Auto auctions, whether they are in-lane or online, want to do everything they can to help you buy and sell more cars. For that reason, most auctions give dealers free desktop and mobile tools and services to make it easier. After trying one or all of these free services, I can guarantee you’ll never go...
Top Overdrive Blog Posts for 2016

Top Overdrive Blog Posts for 2016


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Each year, tens of thousands of professionals and dealers turn to Overdrive to read about the latest and greatest news from ADESA. This year was full of energy and excitement as we experienced multiple first sale days, record-breaking charity fundraisers, new executive and general manager appointments, and recapped our experience at the biggest shows in...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2016


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Trucks continue to drive overall average wholesale prices upward, while car price softening more directly reflects supply growth for the used vehicle market in general. A new threat to used vehicle prices seems to be arising from increased new vehicle incentives, which have been relatively benign through this cycle of price softening, but which we...
Should Car Salespeople Have Their Own Social Media Pages?

Should Car Salespeople Have Their Own Social Media Pages?


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Most car dealers know by now that social media matters. In fact, your dealership probably has its own presence on popular social platforms like Facebook or Twitter. But while dealership social media pages are great for building the brand, answering buyer questions and sharing important information, they don’t replace the opportunities that come with establishing...
3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions

3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions


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Taking advantage of how automotive wholesale works is a moving target. However, many dealers who have finally figured out how to buy wholesale online stick to the first auction site they learn to use, without exploring the other—possibly better—options that may be out there. To help you better understand what’s out there, here are a...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016


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The softening wholesale price environment became more apparent in October, as wholesale supply continues to grow while retail demand weakened. A point I have not seen noted by other analysts is that new vehicle sales for the year finally fell behind last year’s year-to-date levels, indicating that 2016 will not match 2015 record in total...
ADESA Chicago Hosts First Sale

ADESA Chicago Hosts First Sale


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ADESA Chicago is officially open for business! Last Friday, I had the honor of participating in our newest auction’s first sale. We couldn’t be more excited to be in the Chicago market, especially in such a central location. Based on the atmosphere at the first sale, our customers are excited, too. They asked us to...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2016


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Average wholesale values were flat in September, but remained up on a year-over-year basis primarily on the strength of truck prices and a higher proportion of pricier off-lease units. Retail used vehicle sales, including CPO sales, were relatively weak, though both remain up for the year. To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market...
4 Benefits of Buying Vehicles Online

4 Benefits of Buying Vehicles Online


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The automotive remarketing industry is officially in the digital age. The day has arrived where a consumer can browse, research and purchase a vehicle entirely online. Knowing this, many dealerships are beginning to invest in solutions that cater to this digitally connected customer. But while dealers spend time, effort and large amounts of money trying...