Looking to sell your car?

Here are some top tips that may help you to sell your car.

Decide on what is important to you

Understandably, price may be at the top of your list but it may not be the only factor worthy of consideration.

You may urgently need the money and as a result, may be willing to compromise on your anticipated price in order to get a fast and easy sale etc.

Once you have thought through exactly what you are hoping to achieve and what is particularly important to you, you may be better positioned to choose your sale channel.

Consider your options

The conventional way to privately sell a motor vehicle was, for many years, simply to place advertisements in various publications and hope that somebody noticed them.

This was then typically followed up by the frantic business of cleaning and preparing your car for inspection and test drives etc.

Today there are a number of other options, including the fast online sale of your motor vehicle to a specialist organisation such as ourselves.

These and other options may have their advantages and disadvantages from your point of view but they should perhaps all initially be objectively considered.

Set a realistic price

Whatever channel you choose to use for selling your car, you may find that a typical reason for a delay in selling is an unrealistic expectation relating to the sale price.

Remember that there are many factors that may affect what your car is perceived to be worth to a potential buyer and that they may not always hold the same view as you do.

Some publications may indicate average prices but it may be difficult to understand what assumptions are sitting behind the figures they use.

You may also wish to take into account things such as the fact that it may be worthwhile lowering your expectations a little if it means you are able to sell your vehicle quickly and get the money into your bank earning interest or for whatever purposes you choose.

Be prepared to negotiate

This may be particularly important if you choose to sell your car privately.

Remember that a potential individual buyer is typically likely to be looking to pay as little as they can for your vehicle whereas your objectives are exactly the opposite.

Setting a firm irrevocable price, that you have no intention of being shifted on, may not help you get through negotiation processes.

Try to avoid being offended at offers that may be put to you and be prepared to engage in some tough bargaining in order to try and reach a compromise position if you wish to sell your vehicle.

If you are not comfortable with the concept of negotiating as part of trying to sell your car, then you may wish to simply look for cash offers from professionals on your vehicle.

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