Used cars are more likely to be sold faster and at a higher price when they are well prepared before the sale. Cars that look good give a good impression of the overall condition of the car. Your car should look clean inside and out. Used cars look presentable when washed and waxed outdoors and aspirated indoors. Detailing it can also give an additional boost. The polishing of the paint and airbrush not only hide scratches and marks but also make your car look in its best condition. Taking the car to a full wash service is also a good idea, as it can guarantee that the car goes well. Including a free car wash brochure in your car wash with the sale can also make your car more attractive to potential buyers.
FIXING YOUR CAR:
Cars with more damage sell less. Even minor defects, such as burnt out lights and fuses, for example, are sores for potential customers. If you can repair obvious damage to your cars, do it.
Repair or replace the parts when you can. Remember that sellers and dealers can point to the cost of repairs as reasons for bargaining for a lower price. Of course, this only includes low cost repairs. If you are selling your vehicle, you do not want to make high-cost repairs.
DETERMINING THE VALUE OF YOUR CAR:
Check the fair market value of your car and request a Vehicle History Report to show that the title of the car is clean and that the odometer is accurate. Determine a fair sale price for your car by reviewing similar cars that are advertised for sale in the classifieds of your local newspaper. This will give you an idea of a price range that is competitive in the used car market. Sell your car yourself instead of being changed by a dealer. You can set a higher price for your car when you sell it yourself. Dealers have to resell the car, so they generally buy less than the real value of the cars.
ADVERTISING YOUR CAR:
You can sell your car directly by showing it to friends or family members who may be planning to buy a used car. You can also place a sign with your contact number on your car so that interested parties can see that the car is for sale. Using public bulletin boards can also be very useful. The best way to find a local buyer for your vehicle is to place an ad in the classified ads of your local newspaper. The best time of year to sell a vehicle is in the spring, so, if possible, wait until that time to include your car in the list. The publication of photos of your car is also highly recommended because it allows interested buyers to see what their car looks like. It also makes the car more attractive because it will give buyers an idea of exactly what they would get.