ESA Car Keys | The October US auto market was down year-over-year, but posted some positive surprises. Trucks continue to grab market share from passenger vehicles, continuing a five-year trend.
ESA@Work | The existing home sales numbers for September aren’t great: pacing is down, interest rates up, inventory up but still lagging, and affordability challenging today’s home shopper.
ESA@Work | Home services companies … would you rather have a bid or get the job? Might be an easy question, and the answer will leave its mark on your bottom line.
Great Graphs | US small businesses remain historically confident heading into the final months of 2018, as many economic conditions and measures remain solid.
September’s US auto market was down 5.5% year-over-year, as major manufacturers were all down except for Fiat Chrysler. The projected 2nd half slump continues to materialize.
Amazon will be offering ad-supported video its Fire TV streaming customers, and facing stiff competition from established and tech media companies alike.
How many dealers can satisfy the consumer’s demand for a 100% online car purchase process? More than you might think — with many more on the way. ESA interviews Rick Ricart about Ford’s ambitions for a national rollout of a digital product Ricart Auto piloted.
Existing home sales in the US remained flat in August versus July, and down 1.5% year-over-year. Median prices continued to increase.
Auto dealers looking to drive net profit have their challenges and opportunities in today’s market. Real-time pricing and quicker inventory turn can boost net profit — as does targeting more “buyers” instead of just “shoppers.”
U.S. auto sales are maintaining momentum through two quarters of 2018, though 2nd-half challenges are looming, such as interest rate hikes, high levels of late-model preowned vehicles, and continued changes to US tariff policy.