to get the best possible price, you’ll have to advertise it and deal with the tire-kickers as well as genuine buyers; this can be incredibly time-consuming and frustrating.
What may surprise you is that there are other ways in which you can sell your vehicle without these hassles. In fact, you can get nearly the same price in an instant, with the right approach.
- Car Buying Service
You’ve probably come across this before. Simply enter your details online to get a guide price for your vehicle. You then take it to the local car buying center who will check it is as you declared and confirm the value, or adjust according to what they see.
If you’re happy, you accept their offer and complete the sell within minutes. This is how I choose to sell my car fast!
Of course, you’re probably thinking that you won’t get the same return as if you sold it privately. This is true, but, the price difference is not that great and, you won’t need to pay for advertising while wasting your time waiting for potential buyers to view your vehicle.
When you take the ancillary costs into account the difference is negligible, and you’ll be instantly ready to purchase your next vehicle.
Using an auction house doesn’t guarantee you a sale but you can set the lowest price you’re prepared to accept. Providing this is a realistic value you should get your car sold at the first auction you go to.
This means you’ll have the certainty of selling your vehicle on a particular date although you won’t know how much funds you’ll get until the auction closes.
- Trade It
If you’re looking to exchange your car for a new one then you can visit the garage where you’ve seen the car you want. They will be able to offer you a trade-in against the purchase of a new vehicle.
It is likely that the value will be less than your car is worth; they’ll need to consider the cost of sorting any issues and will want to make a profit when they sell it on.
But, this is a good approach if you don’t want to be without a car for any period of time. You literally drive to the garage in your car and drive away in your new one.
- Try Your Dealer
If you have a relatively new car your local dealer may be interested in purchasing the car back from you, without you needing to trade it in.
Again, the price they offer may not be the best but, it should be reasonable, especially if you have a desirable model.
- Private Sale
Finally, as touched on at the beginning of this article, you can sell it privately. This is where you’re likely to get the most hassle but also potentially the best price for your car.
You will need to keep it clean and presentable and be ready to answer lots of phone calls. You already know that it’s much easier to sell your car if you give it a really good clean, make sure it’s test certificates are up to date, and take care of any small issues. In short, preparation is key.