Our ‘how to’ guide to sell a car quickly and easily
Cars have become very essential to our lives today. It is increasingly getting harder to live without one. Other than being used as means of transport, cars are also symbols of status. Due to this, most people that acquire cars as a form of luxury and a status symbol would not let themselves have something that indicates otherwise.
With this in mind, a number of people get to sell their cars pretty fast and acquire others. A good number of people also sell their cars as a means of getting cash for cars when under an economic constrain. To do this, one needs to identify an avenue that allows him to sell the car while making some good money from it. If the purpose of the sale is to get extra cash, the resale value is a vital factor to the seller as well as the buyer.
During the planning stage of the sale, the seller needs to take a number of factors into consideration. These are aimed at ensuring that the process is easy and effective. First and foremost, the individual needs to understand the market that he is getting involved in. understanding the market will help one determine if the car is able to sell within the stipulated time.
There are cars that the market will consider as a hot product. Is the car on sale considered a hot cake? This is also the point where the seller gets to determine the right price for the market. Sometimes the price will require a reduction to ensure sales. The prices can be arrived at by checking the prices of similar listed cars online. Drive.com.au has a car valuation tool which can help to figure out what a reasonable asking price is for your car.
Once you have determined the range of prices that the car can go for, the next thing to do is to come up with a competitive price. A competitive price will ensure that your chances of selling the car are increased while maintaining the chances of making some good money from the venture. It is advisable for one to follow his intuition when it comes to the rules of pricing.
The video below is good for a laugh. It’s not a serious video but does hint at the issues with selling a car (or anything else) on Craigslist. I would suggest avoiding Craigslist for a more trusted online listing service like Ebay Motors.
The idea is to leave some bargaining room in the pricing. One should always ask for a price slightly higher than the actual price. This way, the buyer would bargain down to something closer to the asking price. This creates a win win situation.
Remember to get your car the most appealing look possible. This is a good way of attracting buyers. It will require thorough cleaning on the outer body and waxing. Ensure to give it an engine wash as well as vacuuming the interior. This guide on The Telegraph is great for learning how to “make your cars worth more when you sell it“.
Be ready to spend a few dollars on redoing the details of the car and getting the engine checked. This will definitely add value to the car thereby being able to fetch more money. Replace the dirty won out mats and watch the magic happen.
There are a number of ways that one can use to sell his used car for a good price. One can opt to sell the car privately. Over the internet, it has become pretty easy to post an advert for all sorts of commodities and get them sold. This is same when it comes to the cars.
Once the car seller has gone the above mentioned processes and feels ready to sell the car, the next step is to find the right platform to post a private advert for the car. First you need to take good photos of the car then create a sale profile in the prominent sales websites of your choice. Check out this Wikihow article on how to take photos of cars.
There are also a number of online car dealers that can be good avenue for quick sales. These have created a name for themselves in the business therefore have also created a good and trusting client base that are always on the look for offers on their websites. With them, the sale could be as fast as the seller needs. They are basically a collection of car sellers and buyers that create a ready market for used cars all the time. Car removal companies like the one in the link will generally scrap older cars for parts or export while newer vehicles will often be repaired and resold in the local market. You’ll find more info on flipping cars for cash in Youtube videos and some auto forums.
Other options that one might scout in the quest of selling a car include vehicle auctions. The auctions could be online or at physical locations. Their advantage is mainly the fact that the sales got to the highest bidders. This is something that can increase the price significantly and to the advantage of the seller. The main selling factor however remains in the quality and presentation of the car. One exception is car wreckers who aren’t going to be as concerned with the appearance of the car if it’s going to be dismantled for parts. You can find an overview of auto recycling on Wikipedia.
There are some very good tips in the video below. Take a few minutes to watch it – it might just help you make some extra money on the sale.