The trade-in negotiation is still one of the most contentious interactions between dealers and customers. Navigating this successfully is the key to putting more deals together and better referrals.
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What's new in the latest version of the Carbly VIN scanner.
What to look out for in the latest version of the Carbly VIN scanner.
We've been hard at work upgrading the Carbly VIN scanner and are pleased to announce the newest additions to the product.
Real Retail supplies data from approximately 3 million transactions, from almost 50% of the dealers in the US. It takes you behind the scenes, showing what retail prices are really being achieved after the deals have been negotiated with customers.
When buying and selling a successful dealer doesn't rely on guide book values alone; they also make sure that they properly understand their retail market. Failing to do so can result in poor buys and costly errors. Carbly offers extremely detailed and robust data for your live local retail market.
You will often hear people in the trade tell you that they simply follow the prices in their local market. That works if everyone else in your market can be trusted to price their inventory correctly; if not, you're allowing an unskilled individual to negatively impact your ability to make money.
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Put simply, diminished value is a state in which a vehicle suffers a loss in value as a result of an accident or damage, despite correct repair work having been completed. When compared to a similar model with a clean history, a vehicle with a bad...
When appraising vehicles there is no shortage of data and reference points these days. They all have their uses and should not be overlooked but before you get too far into the process, you should start by examining a vehicle history report.
Whether you're appraising in the lane at auction or back at the car lot trying to price your inventory, market day supply for any given vehicle is a number that should be central to your process. By dividing the total number of available like vehicles...
If you're serious about fully exploiting opportunities for profit when buying and selling vehicles, you'll already know that you need multiple data points for complete insight when appraising and pricing. Accurate appraisal requires a nuanced approach that cannot be achieved when only consulting a single source.
We are pleased to have released Carbly v2.2 and would like to walk you through some of the updates and improvements to the app.
Buying or selling a vehicle at the right price can be a challenging process, and it all starts with determining what you think is a fair (and profitable) price. Except in very rare scenarios, the appraisal process starts with looking at book values...
Laser Appraiser is another mobile appraisal app for car dealers. To the casual observer it might seem very similar to Carbly but there are actually quite a few things that set them apart.
VIN Viper was an incredibly popular and broadly used tool before the business closed a couple of years ago. It's easy to see the reason for their popularity. They provided a useful feature set for much less than other available tools. Let's look at...