Hi all, This blog world is totally foreign to me, so be nice 🙂I am going to endeavor to use my blog to give you the odd pearl of wisdom that might come in handy when shopping around for your next vehicle. I will also give you my “Top Tips” when applying for finance to give you the best opportunity for a favorable outcome.

First of all it’s time to tell you a little bit about me. I was born and bred in Taranaki and I’m a country girl at heart. I love simple things in life and being a good old west-coast girl, the sun, sand, sea and surf are very dear to my soul. Lamb shanks on mash is my all time favorite dish and red wine is my beverage of choice. When I’m not busy driving around the country side assisting my country clients, I’m a mum and a wife. I am the other half of an extraordinary man that I affectionately refer to as Jerry. Suffice to say without his support, I would just be the other half of hopeless. I’m a self confessed homebody, and hosting family gatherings is how I prefer to spend my free time, and with a near 17 year old and 13 year old, “Well you know”, you don’t get much free time!

I have been involved in Finance and Motor vehicle sales for 22 years now and having been to Japan some 19 odd times on buying trips, you could say the car industry is in my blood. I have never really enjoyed the conventional method or stereo type that surrounds the industry and always considered that I really don’t fit the mold, as I operate back to front in any event.

I’m very practical for one thing, and I prefer to help people achieve what they want, rather than push over used sales jargon down their throat. I firmly believe affordability is key and if you have ever had “The Car Yard” experience, you will know exactly what I am talking about. You walk onto a used car yard and find something that takes your fancy, then you are processed to an office to complete endless forms and patiently await for the outcome of your credit application. DAUNTING!

Here’s a novel idea. How about sorting out what you can borrow before you go shopping, you will remove any rejection or unknown right up front. Give yourself the power to negotiate your position before your even start shopping. You will avoid the possibility of a public embarrassment by being told by a “Salesperson”, “NO” or “TOO MUCH BAD CREDIT”or even worse “YOU CANT AFFORD IT” that vehicle that you have just gotten all excited about.

I’ll sign off there for today, but I’m here to help and I do believe if you spend enough time with me, you will start to learn how to take the reins and make every post the possibility of being a winner when applying for finance and finding your perfect family car. Whether your a customer right now, or possibly in the future there will be plenty you can learn by following my blog. Cheerio for now Nicole

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