Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to sell a car!

Although selling your car privately is not as common as it used to be, it is the best option to make extra cash. Trading in your vehicle for an insulting sum and then finding that it’s being sold for double the price is frustrating. You may have an extra vehicle that is no longer needed and you could use the extra cash; whatever the reason you have decided to sell it yourself.

There are advantages to parking your car on your driveway with a for sale sign posted on the window,however,modern technology gives you access to thousands of interested parties through the internet. For a small fee you can sell your vehicle on sites such as Auto Trader and Ebay. There are also resources such as Kijiji and Craigslist where you can post your vehicle at no cost to you.

Your first step is to check the online ads to see what the asking prices are for vehicles like yours. Take into consideration their mileage, the condition and their location to help determine your selling price. Leave some wiggle room in your pricing so you don’t have to go lower than what you’re willing to accept.

Prior to advertising your car, you’ll want to make sure that it looks as attractive as it can. Buyers will know within seconds whether they’re interested in a car. Clean out the trunk and interior. Make sure your car is washed, waxed and detailed. Have all your maintenance records ready to show the potential buyers.

To create your Ad, you’ll want to list all the highlights of your vehicle. List the make, model, the year, mileage, your location, price and a contact phone number. You may also want to post a picture of your car.

When it comes time to sell your vehicle, note that buyers will evaluate you as well when deciding if your car is for them. Make sure you make them feel comfortable and be confident when answering their questions and/or concerns. If you’re not getting any buyers, then you may have to be more flexible with the price.

Selling your car takes commitment and time but the payoff is money in your pocket.

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