Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 2001 C320
Location: NoHo, CA
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RE: ELITE service advisor career (need advise)
I am in the same boat as you. I have completed the ELITE Service Advisor (SA) and am waiting to hear from a local dealership too. I did opt not to be relocated. There are 8 MB dealers within an hour's drive from my house. And I know that 3 of them are expanding their service departments.
I feel that being a Mercedes SA would be a great career, plus you would get discounts on parts and service. In my area, an SA can make $100K/year, I bet ones first year out would make $38K-42K a year. I'll tell ya, the awesome way my SA treats me, made me consider a career move to the automoble industry.
My dad sold cars for 33 years. He did pretty good, but in sales you give up so much of your time. As an SA, you get home at a reasonable hour and you don't have to work weekends. He told me that if he could do it over, he would have become an SA.
Good luck to you and I feel you are are on the right path.
2001 Mercedes C320
2001 BMW 325i
1975 Dodge B200 w/ slant six
1960 Ford Ranchero