If you want to turn your old car into cash with as little hassle as possible, there are certain things you should pay attention to.
Get Your Paperwork Ready
There are many steps you have to follow to sell a car successfully. The first and most important one is the paperwork. Depending on where you live, your state may have specific requirements when it comes to ownership transfer. First, you need to find the car’s title. The car’s title will give you the lawful right to sell the car. You’ll need it when completing the transaction. Do not sign it until you have received payment in full from the buyer. You will also need to visit the DMV website to know what paperwork you need to transfer ownership.
Give Your Car a Proper Polish
You don’t want buyers to turn up only to look at your old, undusted, mud-covered car in dismay. Take the time to give it a proper wash and fix as many things as you could. The money you spent fixing things could be added to the car’s price.
Set the Right Ask Price
Buyers love getting a deal, and they rarely buy at exactly the price you ask for. Therefore, smart sellers set an initial price a little bit higher than what they really want and let the buyers haggle the price down. This way, both parties are happy. The buyer is happy because he gets a discount. The seller is happy because he gets the price he wants. Remember to research the market before setting your own price. You don’t want to set the price too high and scare away all buyers.
Create a Killer Ad
When selling online, having good copywriting skills is very important. It’s because potential buyers don’t know anything about you except the things you write in the ad. Make sure to invest some time in crafting a detailed and convincing ad copy. If your initial ad doesn’t get a lot of interest, consider changing your ad copy or take better photos of the vehicle. The more photos you upload, the easier it is for the buyer to estimate the value of the vehicle and decide if he wants it or not.