People decide to sell their cars for all sorts of reasons. This may include upgrading to a new vehicle, getting a company car, a need to raise some cash, switching to a more reliable, fuel efficient and safer car or simply because they can no longer drive it. If you do decide to sell your vehicle, it is important that you know what to consider in order to ensure a successful sale.
Of course, it is not always easy and straightforward to sell your car. This is especially true if you do not know a lot about cars, are not familiar or comfortable about the selling process and you do not have much time available. This is why some people turn to professionals to help them sell their car. There are many benefits that come with doing this, some of which we will look at in this article.
You can look forward to a range of benefits when you turn to a professional car selling service in order to help you to sell your car. Some of the key benefits include the following.
Professionals understand the market
Selling a car is like a competition. You are competing against other sellers to sell your car and get potential buyers to come and see your car first before someone elses on the private market.
Like a competition you need to understand your competitors. The number of cars selling similar to yours, the strength and weakness of your model and the features that may make your car standout from the rest.
Whether your model of car is well sought after or was it plagued with reliability issues or about to be superseded with a far superior model?
These factors may affect your car’s value and the time it may take to sell.
Help with the Valuation
It is important that you do not put a price tag that is too low on your vehicle, otherwise, you will end up losing out financially. At the same time, if you price it too high, you will find it very challenging to get any interest. Professionals can carry out extensive research to determine the true value of your vehicle so you can price it accordingly.
Considering the history and use of the car is important. Factors including the kms travelled, the service and accident history of the car, the condition of the interior and exterior all play a part in understanding the value of your car in comparison to others similar selling at the same time.
Does your car have unique features or extras that make it more desirable than other similar cars?
Setting the correct price in the market will increase the chance of enquiries, possible inspections, entering into negotiations, a quicker sale and a good outcome.
Help with Preparation of the Vehicle
You need to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared in order to sell it with minimal hassle and stress. This is something that can help to boost your chances of a quick sale while still getting the asking price on the vehicle.
Professionals can help to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared by providing you with both expert advice and assistance.
Presenting your car in its best condition for sale increases its chances of selling it in a timely fashion. Is it clean inside and out, do you have all the service records ready, will your car pass a RWC? Does the car need to be serviced or some minor scratches and dents repaired before it is put up for sale?. How much money do you spend preparing your car for sale that may or may not be worth doing?
Do you know service providers that can help you do this all for you?
Advertising the Vehicle
Of course, you need to ensure your vehicle is advertised in the right places if you want to secure a sale. This is something else you can get help with from the professionals.
You can get support and advice when it comes to creating the right advertising campaign, choosing the most relevant and popular sites, creating descriptions and producing photos, and various other aspects of advertising and selling the vehicle.
If you have a rare, classic, special sports or passenger car do you sell and advertise it the same way?
Professional help and expertise can design and access special advertising campaigns that recognise the unique car markets. Searching and accessing car clubs, websites and newsletters to manage and sell your car.
Monitoring and Reports
Naturally, you want to ensure that you are getting plenty of interest in your vehicle and that the advertising campaign is working effectively. In order to do this, you need to be able to monitor enquiry levels as well as ensure any queries are responded to in a timely manner. This is something you may not have time to handle yourself, but professionals will be able to deal with it on your behalf.
Selling a car involves dealing with genuine and non- genuine buyers, time wasters, low ballers and buyers that may actually be unsure what car they want to buy.
Social media trends means you can get many enquiries in text form with unidentifiable buyers or even potential scammers. Professional assistance helps filter and shelter buyers from the non-genuine buyers and time wasting enquiries through proper screening and protecting the sellers privacy.
Dealing with Paperwork
When it comes to selling a vehicle, there can be a lot of paperwork involved, some of which is vital paperwork attached to the legal side of the sale. When you use a professional to help with the sale of your vehicle, you can get valuable assistance with the preparation and completion of all the necessary documentation, so you can ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
Paperwork can involve a range of requirements and obligations for the seller and the buyer. These can include an understanding of a seller’s obligations of getting a RoadWorthy Certificate. Preparation of deposit and final sale contracts for both parties that may include special conditions that either party might request. Obligations and requirements of VicRoads Transfer of Registration forms for buyers and sellers. What are the transfer and stamp duty implications for the buyer? An understanding of your obligations if you’re selling to a potential interstate buyer. What are the implications of selling a car that is deemed an Economic Repairable Write-off and is this the same for all States in Australia?
Speak to the Experts
If you are looking to sell your car and you need a helping hand from the professionals, get in touch with a specialist car selling advocacy service like My Next Car Buying Advocacy.
We have years of experience not to mention a range of tools and resources, which means that you can sell your car with far greater ease, speed, and convenience. We will provide you with a wide range of support to ensure the whole process is a hassle free, seamless experience for the Seller.