Buying a vehicle is something we have to think a lot about. We need to know we’re getting the best deal, and that we’ve found the right financing for our lifestyle and needs, and that if we’re headed off to a used car dealership, we know what warning signs to look out for. As such, there’s a lot of advice out there for people who want to get their hands on a new car or motorcycle, but what about when the time comes for you to sell an old vehicle on?
In truth, selling something like a car can take quite a long while, we all know that. However, when you’ve got some essential selling tips on your side, you should find it easier than most to close a deal and get the money you deserve for your vehicle. So, let’s go through a few of the most handy below.
Write a Detailed Description
If you’re selling online, a detailed description of your vehicle is going to pull in so many more views than you’re expecting to get, simply because you’ve widened the search parameters, and given people the ability to really get to grips with what your vehicle can do.
But what’s included in a detailed description? Of course, make and model, but make sure you put in its mileage too, as well as your vehicle’s history. If you can, even include a full VIN report to save people’s time when they’re considering your vehicle; a number like this helps a buyer get right to the nitty gritty details, and really helps to make your listing stand out as well.
Widen Your Net
It might also be a good idea to widen your selling net, especially if you’re planning to sell your vehicle online. Namely, why not accept international customers as well? After all, it’s a lot easier to ship your motorcycle abroad than you may think, and the conversion rates are much easier to work with than ever before, thanks to the options available on selling platforms.
So, widen your net. Think about where the biggest customer base for a vehicle like yours is going to be, and don’t be afraid to advertise there. Even if you increase the interest in your vehicle by 5%, if you already had 100 views on your car’s listing, that’s 5 new people that you could seal the deal with. And while these numbers might not sound impressive, this is one of the lower successful results you could pull off here!
Don’t Be Afraid to Haggle
Once you’re in the midst of the selling process, and your vehicle is out there for people to look at, you’re going to need to get in the haggling mindset. You’ve got an ideal price for your vehicle which it’s currently set at, but what if someone comes in with a counter offer? What do you do? You negotiate to the best of your ability!
Negotiating the sale price might seem like a big deal up front, and you’re feeling nervous just thinking about having to do it, but it’s something that actually works quite simply in reality. You set a price that’s a bit higher than what you actually want, and then let people ‘haggle’ you down to a more acceptable level, a.k.a., the price you wanted in the first place.
And finally, if you’re going to be selling a vehicle, either online or in person, you need to be flexible. You need to let people see the car as and when they are able to do so, and most importantly, you need to be able to accept multiple forms of payment, such as cash and cheques.
Of course, the one place you don’t need to have wiggle room is a deposit. Requiring one of these ensures the sale goes through, and you won’t be left with the vehicle and a lack of money if they suddenly change their mind or you find you can’t get in touch with them anymore. Ask for at least 5% of the asking price here; it’s enough to keep people committed, but low enough to entice them in in the first place.
Selling a vehicle doesn’t have to be a lengthy and drawn out process. When you know what you’re doing, and who you’re selling to, it’s going to be simple and straightforward. So, make sure you keep tips like those above in mind if you’ve got an automobile to shift!