Six Steps To Sell Your Car


With Spring upon us, that usually means car sales will begin to heat up with the temperature.

If the idea of trading your car to a dealer and often settling less than what you could pocket by selling it on your own, these tips are for you.

Understand Your Market

How much time and effort you will need to put into marketing your car depends on the market.

Price Your Car Competitively

Pricing a car too high is an easy way to ensure you’ll hang on to it longer.

Make a Lasting First Impression

While it may take a buyer a few hours (or days) to decide if he wants to buy the car, most buyers can decide within a few seconds if they don’t want to buy the car. That’s why having your car look its best is so important.

Advertise, Advertise, Advertise

Advertising may be the most important step in selling your car. If people don’t know it’s available, they won’t have the chance to make an offer.

Show Your Car

Once a buyer is interested enough to look, you’ll have to show them the car.

Make the Sale

Don’t forget the responsibilities you have with your State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office when you sell your car. Rules may vary from state to state, so check with your local DMV office to find out what you need to do. To find your state’s DMV, visit the DMV’s Web site.

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