The RTO Show "Let's talk Rent to Own"

The RTO Show "Let's talk Rent to Own"

The RTO Show is designed to give everyone a laid back view into the Rent to Own industry with great interviews and compelling discussion topics on new and changing ideas. All seen through the eyes of a host that has almost 2 decades of experience in the ever changing and growing landscape of Rent to Own. Host Pete Shau talks about RTO topics with a bit of laughter and a hint of sarcasm. Enjoy.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 15 mins

     There is always a silver lining so to speak. Even on the roughest days there are the positives that happen. Look for the small wins because they add up. Don't try and tackle the entire RTO Industry at one time. Chip away at it and remember the battle isn't won in just one sitting it's won in small settings. I just wanted to remind our team members out there that small wins are the building blocks for big wins.

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   It's easy to forget the basics when everything seems to be changing on a daily basis. James Harvey from Buddy's Home Furnishings is here to remind us how to get it done with the basics from GM buy in, to making us laugh, its all in the process. Here are some of the things that gets his region to collect and hopefully they will help you to!

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     If you think you've heard of everything then wait until you hear this. Adam Ball from Esquire Advertising just dropped a large amount of information here on the show and it all seems to good to be true, but the catch is... It's real! Some of the best advertising ROI I've ever heard of using state of the art marketing software, and a no way to lose approach that will grow your business. You ever feel like today i...

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January 29, 2024 49 mins

     It's seems like there is a million ways to deal with our employees these days. Looking for the right approach can be a difficult task but, Katie Marie Meyers has some insight that might help things out. Want to gain the trust of your employees or make sure they understand what's expected of them and us? Here are a few tips and tricks from onboarding to P.I.P. plans  that just might do the job.

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     We have talked a lot about the need for marketing and what we should do to make that happen. This episode covers how to review the data from your marketing and making the necessary adjustments to close those leads or to switch up to what form of marketing really works for you. Is Google the answer, YouTube maybe, what about social media? It's all about knowing how to get the most out of what you use. And for the sake...
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   In the land of ever growing RTO companies there are still the single store owners that bring customer relationships to life, inspire and push innovation, and show a different side to Rent to Own. Owner Jennifer Harrod along with her son Jeremy have been taking care of their customers in Shelbyville, KY for years and face different kinds of obstacles with their one location. With customer loyalty from their 1st rental customer ev...

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January 1, 2024 40 mins

  In the midst of what has started finally becoming the normal after COVID, and looking through what differences have emerged in RTO we are left with finding out how to navigate this new market. That means learning new sales strategies and adapting to the current marketplace whether it be new customers, new ways of shopping, or new vendor relationships. With these changes comes branding or possibly re-branding your business and com...

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November 28, 2023 50 mins

When it comes to turning things around in an RTO store there is no better place to start than with the manager. They have the potential to change the atmosphere, attitudes, and drive of their team. The GM is the captain of the ship and in every case they hold the keys to change and improvement. Many of failing stores have been turned right side up with a new perspective from a positive manager. This podcast covers why the right GM ...

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November 20, 2023 49 mins

There isn't much in else in Rent To Own like watching a potential new customer walk in the front door. I gives hope and brightens the entire day. When you watch a potential customer leave empty handed is can feel as equally defeating. Why would they leave? Hopefully those potential customers didn't see the silent sales killer in action... Incorrect price tagging. In RTO its part of the business to have different pricing o...

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November 13, 2023 52 mins

The act of passing information these days is crucial to stay on top. The process has to be quick, informative, and most importantly understood. So how do we keep larger RTO companies functioning like a well oiled machine? By bridging the gap between upper management and the employees in the the stores. Mike Skehan Division Manager from the 84 store franchise group Buddy Mac Holdings is going to give us some insight on how to do tha...

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   There is always some insight to be had by looking into the past. Previous trends and successes mixed with hardships and failures can help give us a better look into the unknowing future. Well this week Dan Companion helps us focus on what can get us through the hard times as he to has years of experience to fall back on. From working with Badcock's first attempt in RTO, to sitting on the board for FRDA in Florida, or having...

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October 30, 2023 44 mins

     The best way to accomplish your goals is to stay hungry and keep pushing until you make it to success. Not sure if that's the way to do it?  RTO company Great Rooms Franchise owner Joshua Ciesicki says drive and determination are key factors for success in the field of RTO and he should know. Josh now Co-owns 3 different locations and is watching his businesses like a hawk. Plus he visits Capitol Hill with APRO's leg...

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In todays fast pace sales environment current RTO companies marketing has to be just as fast to keep up. Sales ideas and planning need to be forward thinking and agile to say the least. County Side Rentals DBA Rent 2 Own has been doing just that. Marketing Director Jess Mahon takes us through the ups and downs of Rental industry sales approach, tells us what to do to stay in the customers purchasing sights, and what has and has not...

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   Did you enjoy Part 1 with Jason Winters?! Good because part 2 is here, and we get to hear how a recession might effect the RTO industry and what ways to over come these potentially difficult times ahead. Also, with automation in RTO's future how does it affect us and how to use it to benefit the industry. Lots of topics discussed and reviewed in only the way Jason knows how to... honestly and directly! Part 2 is something y...

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     When you can say you have 23 years of Rent to Own experience we want to know what you do. Especially when 10 different co-workers have since been promoted to multi-unit management under or after their training. Jason Winters has been known throughout the RTO space for years and for good reason. This is a chance to catch his  expertise, his training, and his humor all on the same place. Plus learn about the birth of the famous ...

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October 2, 2023 51 mins

     We found one of the best places in RTO on how to train sales leaders and that's at Majik University. Joe Luczak the Director of Sales at Majik gives us some insight on what makes Majik one of the best places to work in PA and what makes them stand out in the RTO Industry. There are classes, tactics, and view points that only someone truly dedicated to sales can give! 

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     We revisit the RTO World 2023 San Antonio convention with Charles Smitherman APRO's one and only new CEO! Charles talks about the amazing learning tracks, how to become a speaker at the convention, and even the ups and downs of the CEO challenge that he may or may not have lost. Plus, we now know where the next APRO RTO World location will be for 2024, and you wont believe what sunny City and State they chose! Listen in f...

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      Times are changing which is why this week I talk to Joseph Kopser the cofounder of the Grayline Group, a 20 year US Army  Ranger Veteran, and Harvard and West Point graduate about identifying and managing RTO through changing times. With the advancement of AI powered collections platforms and ChatGPT sales pitches he helps us spot and navigate the innovations that are changing RTO as we know it. With his expertise and knowled...

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     This year at the APRO's RTO World San Antonio 2023 convention I was fortunate enough to be a speaker during the education sessions. I was speaking about Standing out above the crowd and ways to do that. Here is a recap of that class that I have titled for the podcast "Ahead of the curve!"

     Another mile stone to mention is that the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations or better known as AP...

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     APRO's own CEO Charles Smitherman talks with us about the benefits of being an APRO member, how APRO affects the RTO industry, and some of the perks the Association for Progressive Rental Organizations has like Scholarships and the Disaster Relief Fund. Also, we get Charles to give us a slight look at what we can expect to see at the RTO World Convention in San Antonio, TX 2023. 

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