While you can offer your used car in part exchange for a new/ a nearly new one, selling the car privately gives you the best chance to maximize the amount of money you receive. With the increased competition for used vehicles, selling yours may seem to be tiresome. However, the fact is, by knowing what to do and how to do it, closing a deal is much easy. So, how can you sell your used car like a pro? Follow these tips.
1. Prepare The Car
The first step is to ensure that the car is looking at it’s best before selling it. By a little work to detail, you can add hundreds of dollars to your vehicle when you sell it. While repairing the significant flaws of your car may seem to be an expensive affair, you get the money back in your final sale price. Ensuring you car is in a good condition also guarantees that the buyers are not getting a perfect opportunity to beat down you on the price.
2.Have Any Significant Scratches Or Flaws Repaired
You can either do it yourself or seek professional service. If there is any damage to the alloy wheels, have them repaired. You can smarten the car by having a new set of car mats. Consider checking that everything from the wipers, lights, air cons, stereo, and displays on the inside are working.
Cleaning the car inside-out and investing in an air freshener not only makes the car appealing but makes it appear cherished and well looked after. Remember to prepare the certificates and the details of the repairs the car ever had. It will help to confirm the vehicle’s history and give the buyer peace of mind knowing that the car has been well looked after.
You know the car well than anyone else. By having the unique selling points, you increase the chances of getting a buyer. Some of the USPs include scratch free body, untouched engine, new alloys, excellent mileage, well-functioning air conditioners, exteriors in perfect condition, and others. The more the USPs, the better. Make sure the selling points are standing out.
3. Set The Price
One of the toughest parts of car selling is setting the price. Fortunately, there are lots of websites which can help you to calculate the value of your vehicle. You can also set the price by comparing with others who are selling the same car as yours. If your car has unique selling points, you might consider setting the price higher than others. Also, creating a template for answering the question ‘What is your last price?’ may save you a lot of haggles.
4. Offer To Test-Drive
Offering to test-drive your car with the customer increases their confidence in your car. Test driving when done before negotiating the price gives you the opportunity to build rapport and the hot button of your customer.