It’s hard and painful, but sometimes you will have to take this step in order to make room for a something new. Yes, selling your car is not an easy step, but you will have to do it. And when time comes you have to be prepared for it!
So what is the easiest way to sell your car without too much trouble and without wishing you lived in another country? Follow these simple steps and you will learn how.
Simple Steps to Sell Your Car Easier
1. Know your market – before asking a colossal price for your old sedan, make sure you know your market. For instance, the sports or convertible cars are sold only seasonal. Who will want to buy a convertible during winter? On the other hand, family sedans are always a hot purchase for those who want an inexpensive means of transportation.
Firstly, check the classified ads to see how the prices are going for cars similar to yours. Use eBay or Cars to widen your search according to certain criteria. You can select the year or trim level and notice the fluctuations of the prices. Then, write down their condition, location, price or mileage in order to make the best choice depending on these factors.
2. Keep it clean – make sure your car looks like a hot babe on the night of her prom. Would you buy a car covered in stains, dirt or crumbs? Clean cars give the impression that they are well-maintained and can make even an old car look absolutely irresistible.
3. If it’s obvious, fix it – be smart about this: if you don’t know what’s happening to your car take it to a specialist. It is more convenient to spend $100-200 on a huge dent but gain a few thousands when selling it. According to Lifehacker “if you pay $300 for a 60,000 mile service, you can double that in resale value. Buyers will pay more to avoid the hassle of doing it themselves and for the peace of mind.”
4. Be as honest as possible – don’t try to deceive people because if you’re caught you will lose people’s trust in your product. Any form of publicity should include specific details about the car: engine size/type, transmission type, major damages, failed parts, unique qualities, new parts installed, price, possibility of negotiation.
5. Don’t be clingy – I don’t think I am the only sentimental when it comes to parting from my beloved car. But when you put the ‘for sale’ sign you have to stop thinking about it as your car. Start detaching yourself. You don’t care what the future owner will do it with or how he or she plans to restore it. Once the purchase is made, move on and don’t look back.
Some of these steps might sound harsh but they are the ones that will guide you through the process of selling your car. Good luck!