Nobody likes a dirty car, especially buyers, so make sure to clean yours.
You’ll need a few important pieces of paper in order to sell, such as the title and a bill of sale.
Great photos are the best way to stand out to buyers. You will want to take lots of them, since this is primarily how buyers evaluate a car.
It is important to know the market value for your car, so be sure to browse similar listings and use our valuation tool.
When selling your car privately, take a cue from dealers and make the car as attractive as possible. Use these guidelines... Read More
Before you start creating your listing, you may want to prepare a short description (about 5 sentences) describing some details about the car and why you are selling it. Buyers evaluate a car on what the owner has chosen to disclose in the seller notes and also by the owner’s writing style, so be sure to use proper grammar.
You never know who is looking to buy a car, so sharing your online ad to other sites like Facebook or Craigslist is a great way to broaden your audience.
Once a buyer contacts you, gather all your documents and paperwork and schedule a test drive. Be prepared to negotiate a bit on the price.
When you schedule test-drives, it is generally a good idea to meet in a public space, and to accompany the person while they drive the car.
When the time comes to make the payment transaction, the best bets are cash or cashier’s check ideally from a local bank.
As exciting as it may be, don’t rush the transaction - if the buyer is using anything other than cash, confirm it with a bank.
Sign over the title and write up a bill of sale. Be sure to have both you and the buyer sign both.
Before you hand over the keys or sign over the title, make sure the payment has cleared.
You decided to post an ad and you found a buyer. Now it's time to say goodbye to your car. A few last-minute reminders... Read More
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