Looking to upgrade your ride? You’re going to have to sell your vehicle! Reselling a car is daunting for those who aren’t used to it, but we’ve been around the block a few times. So here are our tips on the best practices for selling your vehicle.
Research its value
You’ll shoot yourself in the foot if you don’t know how much your car is worth before selling it. Before you put your car up for sale online, do some research in places like the Kelly Blue Book to get an idea of how much to charge. This gives you a baseline amount to shoot for when negotiating. And most buyers also do significant research before buying their vehicle. You don’t want to end up outclassed by your buyer!
Make it look nice
Sales are all about advertising, and that applies to selling a used car, too. You want your car to look as good as it can, making it as enticing as possible. Taking your car to get professionally hand washed will make it look excellent when people come to see it. You can help keep it clean by covering the car with a tarp after cleaning it.
This also applies to online marketing. Taking clear and well-lit pictures of your car will make it look more enticing to potential buyers, driving up the price people will pay for your car. Make sure to get both the interior and exterior. After all, people will want to see both extensively before buying.
Pick the right site
There are a lot of sites and marketplaces where you can sell your vehicle. While you don’t need to put a listing up on every site out there, you should pick a few to focus on. Check out the free sites, like Craigslist, as well as paid sites like Cars.com. The paid sites will increase your exposure and give you a bit more security in your process, as the buyers on those sites will typically be more serious.
The car sales process can be challenging, but you can do it! Just make sure you prepare and do your research before hand, and you’ll go into the transaction with confidence, ready to sell like a pro.