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Tips To Help You Sell Your Car

Posted on March 29, 2012 08:56 PM, in Leslie For All

If you are a car owner, there may be several occasions when you want to buy a new vehicle and to enable you to do this you will need to sell your current one. This can be more difficult than it sounds especially if you are looking to get the best deal possible and it can be quite stressful if you are not fully prepared. The way you sell your car may depend on your situation and if you are trading in with a dealer, this is easier than if you try to sell the car yourself. However, you may be able to achieve a better price by selling your car privately and many people prefer this option.

If you decide you are going to find a buyer yourself, there is some preparation you will need to do first. The first stage is to do some research to find out what similar models are selling for right now. The internet has made this process easier than in the past and you should be able to quickly find some comparisons to base your asking price on. In setting the price, take into account the current condition of your car and if you want to sell as soon as possible. In other words, be realistic with your expectations and this will give you a better chance of receiving a number of enquiries.

It is important to present your car in the best possible light and you will want to clean it both externally and internally. If you have the cleaning materials, you may choose to do this yourself but it can be relatively inexpensive to have your car professionally cleaned. If you are a pet owner or smoker then you need to bear in mind that smells can put a potential buyer off, so make sure anything such as this is eradicated. The aim is for your car to look as good as new and this will give the impression that it is has been well looked after. In addition, any minor damage to paintwork should be patched up before you arrange any viewings.

Once you are ready to run an advert for your car, take care with the wording you use. It is important to be honest and provide all the details you would expect to see yourself such as mileage and year of registration. Any photographs should be taken in good light and after you have cleaned your car and touched up any damage to the paintwork. If you start to receive enquiries, you will need to decide on how you are going to meet prospective buyers and at what time of the day. This is partly a security issue and you may want to have someone else with you for any meetings you arrange. A buyer may also look to bargain with you, so have an idea at what price you are prepared to go to and stay firm on this.

If you do your research and preparation, then selling your car can be stress free and you have a greater chance of achieving the price you want.


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