• Camping World Orlando “Brave” Here

    Fellow Camper,

    Many of our customers growing up in the sixties enjoyed many of the classic looks on cars and Winnebago RVs. Today the automotive industry reproduces that look in popular American made cars. Winnebago has taken it a step further and incorporated into a Class A Motorhome. Newly arrived on our lot is the 2015 Winnebago Brave. Both the exterior and interior are designed with a classic retro style look and feel. We have both the 28-foot Mellow Yellow and 30-foot Woodstock Models. Below is the beautiful and classy Mellow Yellow design. Hurry and in get them while they are still here! Like to know more? Contact us by replying to this email, calling us toll free at 1-888-749-3181, or visiting our website at: campingworldoforlando.com

  • Using Escrow to Promote Your Broker Business

    Brokering the sale of any high priced item is never easy. Not only do you have to find either a willing party to sell their possession, or one who is interested in buying, you then have to juggle all of the negotiations and final agreements between the two. To make things easier, an online escrow company like PaySAFE can help by receiving and disbursing funds among all parties – including your broker fees – and tracking documentation and approvals through time stamped histories.

    With a service like PaySAFE, your brokerage can also:

    • Outsource fiduciary responsibility and avoid co-mingling of client funds and day-to-day operating cash
    • Put the buyer and seller at ease in knowing that funds are held with a bonded and insured neutral party that is one-step removed from broker
    • Align motivations – sellers know that brokers only get paid at the same time they are
    • Reduce operational costs – outsource your back office to a bonded and insured company like PaySAFE that specializes in collecting, reporting, and releasing funds. No long will you need to monitor and manage multiple bank account.
    • Provide 24/7 access – PaySAFE’s services are available at all times. While fund transfers are still beholden to traditional banking hours, requests and approvals from either party can take place at anytime, day or night. Our documentation history is also available at any time, allowing both parties to see time-stamped records of when actions took place within the platform.

    Ultimately, online escrow through a company like PaySAFE provides greater security for both you and your clients. You can rest easy knowing that the transfer and reporting of funds is monitored and executed by a team of financial professionals, and your clients receive an extra layer of protection and documentation when buying and selling boats, cars, ATVs, firearms and other high dollar items.

    For more information on how PaySAFE can help you or your business with brokered transactions, call 877.638.1518 or email support@PaySAFEescrow.com

  • Great VA’s

    G’day Rockstar!

    Taki Moore here from Coach Marketing Machine and today I want to answer a big question that comes up a lot with my coaches.

    And the question is:

    How do I find a great virtual assistant like your team?

    Not someone who’s just going to be, lazy, sloppy, with bad English but someone who’s got an “A” grade.

    That’s the question that we’re going to answer in this video.

    Alright, so, I’m here on location in the Philippines, on a little island at Pearl Farm Resort just outside of Davao. The reason why I’m here is because we’ve just spent 3 days or 4 days with my team and then 2 days training a whole bunch of virtual assistants.

    So I need to let you know upfront that the advice I’m about to give you about where to find a great VA is completely biased. But it’s biased because I care. It’s biased in your favor.

    See, when you’re looking for a VA you can either have somebody who can do the task that you want, and if you’re going to throw them a job they’ll be out to respond and do something with it.

    That’s okay.

    That’s like a Level 1 VA but if you want somebody who’s “A” grade, who’s “Rockstar” quality, there’s only one place that I go to and it’s the place that I recommend to all my clients and I just want to let you in a little secret right now.

  • FossilCars.com

    I’m 57 years old and I don’t make it a habit of complimenting Web sites. Yours, however, is really exceptional. No smoke. Know that I will tell everyone I know about it… Your Web site is astounding. I do not say that lightly. You are performing a service to humanity .

    Seriously, I have never seen (or ever dreamed of seeing) a site with so many incredible cars of all kinds, qualities, and price ranges. From show cars to parts cars…unbelievable… Please always allow parts cars to be listed. There are no decent parts car sites on the Web that I could find. I do not doubt for one second that either my son or I will be buying from your site in the future.

    Thank you for a job well done and for performing a great service to all auto enthusists. My deepest and sincerest compliments on the site.
    – Bill, H.

  • Elkhart prepares for its ‘Super Bowl’

    Elkhart's 'Super Bowl' 

    Elkhart’s ‘Super Bowl’

    Rows and rows of RVs filled the grounds at the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds in this file photo. The RV open house gives companies a chance to connect with their dealers. It also has provided a nice boost to Elkhart County’s restaurants and hotels. SBT File Photo

    In fact, the event has become so big and started to mean so much that it has really earned a greater title. “It’s kind of the Super Bowl for us,” Terlep said Monday afternoon, shortly after a news conference at Forest River’s Dynamax Corp. in Elkhart before more than 200 dealers and industry reps already on hand. “Certainly the attendance is incredible.”

    But he’s no longer surprised by the event’s success.

    “The timing is perfect,” Terlep said. “That’s where Pete (Liegl, CEO and founder of Forest River) hit this dead-on relative to his vision and what his expectations were in it. It’s right at the time of the year where dealers are ready to see the new products. It’s early enough in the year where dealers can make plans for their early spring shows.”

    Bob Martin, president and CEO of Elkhart-based Thor Industries, one of the world’s largest RV manufacturers, readily agrees.

    “Over the last several years, the open house had become an increasingly larger part of our business,” said Martin. “A lot of it is the timing of it. The dealers seem to like the timing of it to order for their spring shows. Every year we get more and more dealers at the event.”

    It’s Thor’s fifth year participating, and preregistration for this week already tops its efforts the previous four years it has participated, Martin said.

    Derald Bontrager, president and CEO of Middlebury-based Jayco Inc., said he is surprised how big the open house has become. “If you would have asked me five years ago, I would have never guessed this,” he said. “I really think it speaks to the value that the dealers, which is our customer, places on this event.”

    Bontrager also agrees that timing is a huge factor. “The dealers are just coming off a real busy selling season and they have worked inventories down and are now starting to think about restocking for the early spring selling and spring shows,” he said.

    More than 60 RV manufacturer and supplier displays will be part of the show, with most companies hosting their own show for their respective dealers.

    “It’s good for the industry,” Terlep said. “Certainly, it’s become a great thing for the community.”

    Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore and Kyle Hannon, president and CEO of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, seconded that motion. In fact, it’s now considered the Elkhart area’s largest business event.

    “Elkhart recognizes the RV industry as our industry,” Moore said. About 85 percent of all RVs made in the U.S. are now made in the Elkhart area. “The people of Elkhart recognize the benefit the RV industry brings to our community. Everywhere we go people find Elkhart and RVs to be synonomous. I answer with pride, ‘yes, that’s us. That’s what we do.’”

  • Life of Boat Broker

    Meet the Staff: Q&A: Gregory Stanton Gregory Stanton

    Regional Sales Executive

    Resides: League City, TX

    Started with POP Yachts: September 2012

    Q. How did you get into selling boats?
    I started the first hurricane shutter company in the Virgin Island in 1989. Then I went and sold shutters in Florida. I came to Texas after Hurricane Ike and thought I would sell hurricane shutters here. But it turns out they don’t buy a lot of hurricane shutters here. So I’ve been a realtor and an owner of a shutter company. Really what I should have been doing all along was becoming a yacht broker. I grew up sailing and fishing in the Virgin Islands and I knew all about boats. I got lucky because I came across an ad, had an interview, they hired me and I became one of the better sellers at POP Yachts.

    Q. What are some of the characteristics it takes to become a good boat salesperson?
    In this day and age with computers and mobile communications, being on your feet and being able to respond – being quick to follow up. The correspondence of getting back to people with answers to their questions and also searching well for their vessels based on the parameters that they’ve set is the key thing. That’s why my sales are good – because I focus on what their needs are. When I find the matching vessel, I send them photos and information on the vessel, rather than just a link.

    Q. What are some of the things you ask potential buyers?
    I engage the buyer to find out what they’re looking for – a specific horsepower, or color or boat length, their applications – do they want to ski and go fish or do they just want to cruise around and relax … or do they want to go fast? Then you have to find out how far they’re willing to go for the boat. Some people live in Seattle and they’ll go to Florida to buy a boat. That’s about as far as you can go in the states to purchase a boat.

    Q. Seems like that’s a little extra up-front work.
    I go the extra mile, and I think what helps out – I’ll add a few more extra photos and add some more information on the vessel – maybe engine information or the speed of the boat or some key features to give them a little more information and keep them on the hook a little bit.

    Q. What are some interesting sales you’ve made?
    I sold boats last year to New Zealand, Australia, Panama, Chile, Guadalupe, Puerto Rico, Czechoslovakia and Canada. I sold a 2010 45 Bruce Roberts Steel Cutter, which is a sailboat. I was corresponding with a gentleman in the Czech Republic – had to do it in the Czech language. He came to Texas to see the boat and we came to a price agreement. Turned out to be my biggest sale yet. He’s going to retire and he’s going to use the boat in Texas for a year with his wife and friends, and then once they’re used to the boat, they’re going to take the boat to Florida and sail around the Bahamas and the Keys for a bit. And then they’ll sail down to the Caribbean. And two years from now, they’ll take the boat to Europe.

    Q. Do you find that the depth of the POP Yachts listings makes it easier to find the boat people are looking for?
    We’re probably the biggest yacht brokerage firm in the country and the best, with 5,000 vessels listed … personally I have shrimp boats, day boats, boats that can go in 9 inches of water to big yachts that are like big floating condominiums. I have fishing boats, boats that go 130 mph … party fishing boats, trollers, the whole range of boats. Even commercial fishing vessels and pontoon boats – pretty much everything you need. With the volume of listings, we hopefully have the type of boat that someone needs without having to go too far from home to check it out.

    Q. What do you see ahead for POP Yachts?
    We keep taking suggestions from employees and our customers via feedback to change out software to improve it so we can get back to people quicker and make the process smoother. We keep training and adding more people so that we have more listings and more salespeople and to become experts in our field. We sincerely want to be the best and provide the best service for helping people have fun on the water.

    Q. What do you see for your future?
    I think that I’ll continue to be one of the top salespeople and in the future entertain a management position as well … I’d like to be on the fishing team – a POP Yachts fishing team representative. That way we’ll mix business with pleasure.

    Q. Have you competed before?
    Oh yeah, I have tackle boxes for fresh water, fishing off of the beach, fishing out in the ocean off the bottom and a tackle box for trolling for big game fish. In competition, I usually get third place for some reason. These are big tournaments and third place is good.

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