Over the past few years the motor trade industry has been through various ups and downs, however last week we reported that in November the amount of new car registrations in the UK increased once again. For motor traders this was extremely good news, however many are still asking whether this growth in the market will continue during 2014.
In order to answer these queries, the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has claimed that the growth we are currently seeing in the industry is ‘sustainable’ and therefore could last well into next year. However, President of the SMMT, Tim Abbott, added that motor traders need to be careful not to stretch their businesses too much in the near future, otherwise this could lead to another market crash. (more…)
With the New Year just around the corner many people are planning on make changes to their lives including selling their homes. If you are a landlord who is struggling to find a tenant for a property, or have had to update your landlord insurance to include unoccupied property insurance, you may want to consider selling your property too. If this is the case the first thing you need to think about is how to entice people to purchase your property through staging.
Viewings over Christmas are not advisable as it tends to be a busy time for landlords and house prices often fall. However, once things return to normal in the New Year there are a few things you can do to make sure you attract as many potential buyers as possible.
The first thing to do is make sure that the property is warm before the viewing: a cold home is not an inviting home. As you aren’t living in the property yourself you can always set a timer to come on before the viewers arrive, this way the house will be warm and noisy boilers won’t kick in mid-viewing. (more…)
A few weeks ago QuoteSearcher posted an article discussing how the motor trade industry is growing, and that many in the industry expect for this growth to continue in 2014. We also revealed another piece of good news for motor traders, as the amount of new registrations reported in November was also on the rise, meaning that more and more people are investing in new cars. (more…)
After a hard day’s at work most motor traders don’t have the time or the energy to look after their own cars, and unfortunately this means they can become neglected. However, we are giving away an Autoglym Perfect Bodywork and Wheels set which we know will be too tempting for any motor trader not to use! (more…)
We have already heard of companies creating driverless cars, such as Google who has been testing their version for a number of years now. However, it seems as though they may become a reality sooner than we think, as next year Volvo is releasing one hundred autonomous cars onto Sweden’s roads. For many, the thought of driverless cars is difficult to comprehend, however motor traders need to get to grips with the idea in order to future-proof their companies. Here, we look at the driverless car phenomenon in more detail: (more…)
Due to the recession the amount of people looking to invest in second-hand cars has increased, as many now struggle to afford a new model. This is why most car dealers offer both new and used cars to their customers, as well as a number of after-sales products on both types of models. However, selling second hand cars often requires more effort than selling new ones, as customers are more wary of vehicles that have had previous owners. Here, we look at how you can make a profit from selling second-hand cars: (more…)