If you’re ready to swap your old ride for something flashy and new, you want to sell your car as fast as possible. Trading it into a dealership is the easiest option, but you’re bound to get a better price if you sell the vehicle to a private buyer. For the best success, follow these tips for selling your car fast.
Nothing turns prospective buyers off more than an unreasonably high price. You can count on people wanting to haggle, but don’t list the car higher than its actual value. To find out what this is, check Kelley Blue Book, NADA Guides, or Autotrader.com.
If you provide an incomplete description, most buyers will look elsewhere rather than digging for answers. If you hope to sell your car fast, make sure the description includes:
People judge books by their covers; it’s as simple as that. To make a good first impression, and maybe even increase your asking price, clean your car inside and out before taking pictures.
Once your vehicle is sparkling clean, take pictures from multiple angles to go with your listing. Make sure your shots include:
Give potential buyers peace of mind by having a trained mechanic perform a pre-sale car inspection. Don’t attempt to hide any problems – savvy car buyers will request this inspection if you don’t provide one up front.
Scott’s Fort Collins Auto is a great place to have your car inspected before selling it. We’ll sign off on your tires, suspension, radiator, battery, brakes, and other components – or we’ll recommend repairs and replacements to help you sell your car fast.
In your listing, talk up your vehicle – without being dishonest, of course. Let potential buyers know the benefits of this particular make and model by including this information:
Buyers want a car that’s been taken care of. If you have kept up with scheduled maintenance, use this to your advantage. Assuming you held onto service records, show prospects your receipts as proof. Otherwise, look up your car’s VIN for a vehicle history report you can provide the buyer.
NOTE: Remember to black out your personal information before handing out copies of your vehicle maintenance records.
It’s easy to get overly excited when someone shows interest in buying your car. However, this can make you more vulnerable to fraud. You want to sell your car fast, but not to a scam artist. Here are the signs you should turn a buyer down and wait for another fish to bite:
When it comes to selling your car fast, nothing is better than having a pre-sale inspection to show buyers proof of your vehicle’s condition. To schedule this service at Scott’s in Fort Collins, please contact us online or call (970) 682-4202 today.