When it’s time to sell your car, it’s always a good idea to explore multiple avenues and potential buyers in order to make the most money on your vehicle. If you take the first offer that comes your way, you may be missing out on some serious cash for your vehicle. Getting your vehicle prepared for sale sounds more difficult than it actually is.
At My Next Car Buying Advocacy, we know just what it takes to sell your car for top dollar. We offer services and packages to help you sell your vehicle for the maximum price. To help you get started with selling your vehicle, here are a few of our top tips to get the most money when selling your car.
Improve Your Car’s Look
If your car doesn’t look its best, it’s not going to make a great first impression on a potential buyer. The first thing you should focus on is how your car looks. A quick wash and detailing of the interior can go a long way when it comes to proper presentation. You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money getting your car prepared.
You would be amazed by taking the effort to polish your car how it can add to its presentation bringing it to near showroom condition very quickly at a minimal cost. Those little scraps and bumps are quite often worth getting fixed with various mobile service offering repairs at the convenience of your home at a reasonable cost.The small investment can bring in a better price and attract buyers that might not have considered your car on looks alone.
Not only will you need to wash and clean your car inside and out, but if you’re listing your car online, high-quality photos are essential. A lot of quality photos that show each cars panels, interior, functions, accessories and extras. Highlighting unique features of your car as opposed to others on the market that make it stand out and make it more desirable. Potential buyers want verification of what you tell them in an advertisement, so if you show and tell them all they want to know, they are more likely to pick your car to come and see than another.
Remember, selling a car is a competition to attract potential buyers to come see your car as opposed to someone else who is selling a similar car. If you can’t get them to notice and consider your car then you won’t be in a position to negotiate a sale You’d be surprised how many consumers make decisions based on photos alone, and if you don’t have photos that make your car stand out, you may have a harder time selling your vehicle.
Take Care of Mechanical Issues
A car that doesn’t look good or run well isn’t going to fetch a high price. After you’re done detailing your vehicle inside and out, you need to address any and all mechanical issues. While some mechanical issues may cost more than others, it ends earning you more money when you sell your vehicle.
When buyers are looking at your car, you can be sure that they’re looking at others as well. You don’t want a small mechanical problem to hold you back from making the sale. It is a good idea to complete any services that are near or due so you have a complete and up to date service history before the car goes up for sale. We can help you prioritise repairs and can show you which repairs will get you the highest return when it’s time to sell.
Be Open to Multiple Offers
One of the biggest mistakes that vehicle owners make is accepting the first offer that comes their way. While it’s always exciting to get an offer for your car, accepting the first offer that comes along may cause you to miss out on an even better offer in the near future.
Understanding where your car fits into the selling market, being well researched, informed of the valuation of your car and what other similar selling cars are priced or have recently sold will give you a strong indication of your cars correct selling price. Redbook Industry valuation data and Carsales valuation data can assist in giving you a good idea of what are the reasonable parameters your cars worth in the current selling market. So if an offer comes in which is a low ball or below recent sales of cars similar to yours it’s okay to take your time to truly weigh your options.
You may receive multiple offers that are far below asking price, and you shouldn’t feel the need to accept any offers that are significantly lower than your asking price, even if they have cash on hand. Stand firm and prepare a strong counter-offer, and always wait for multiple offers on your vehicle before you accept one.
Advertising your vehicle on multiple platforms is a great way to generate a lot of interest in your car. Social media,facebook, Gumtree, Carsales local newspapers, and contacting local dealerships are just a few ways that you can get your car seen by potential buyers.
If you have an exotic or classic cars to sell your marketing strategy might change to also include sport car clubs directly through Website and internal magazine advertising. These will will more likely contain potential buyers that are specifically interested in your type of rare or unique car. When selling a car it is all about about identifying and attracting potential buyers and making them aware that your car is up for sale.
My Next Car Buying Advocacy
The team at My Next Car Buying Advocacy can help you get the best deal for your vehicle when it’s time for you to sell. From valuations and pricing to a pre-sale checklist and so much more, our comprehensive sales packages are designed to maximise your earnings and make the entire sales process streamlined and simple.
For more information on selling your vehicle, contact the team at My Next Car Buying Advocacy today.