It can be a very annoying and long process to sell your car on the second-hand market
, no matter if you are doing that as a private seller or asking for professional assistance by a commercial preloved vehicle selling company. However, such a process often requires time and patience if you are not lucky enough to put your signature on a great deal quite immediately. Since such things almost do not happen in real life, today we provide you with a list of top 5 common mistakes
you are making when selling your old vehicle. Making sure to prevent doing all these 5 mistakes will definitely help you make a quick and satisfying deal.
Clean it first
This one sounds pretty obvious, right? You would definitely make sure that your car looks at its best
when trying to sell it. A clean car is certainly more appealing, without a doubt. However, some people seem like not quite keeping up with the idea behind a clean car. In addition, when working with a selling company to help you out, they are most probably going to tell you that they find it hard to determine the real value of the vehicle while it is covered with dust and dirt. So save yourself the shame and stress and better give your car a good wash (internally and externally) before advertising it on the market.
Do not fix everything
Let’s be honest, there are some jobs on the car you should take care of before listing the vehicle on the market
. However, except the jobs that are a real necessity, the rest is simply a waste of time and money since you will never be able to get all the money that cover both the value of the car and the investments you’ve made into fixing it. Fixing everything before putting your vehicle on sale could be extremely costly and unless everything related to safety is in a good working condition, you should be ok selling the car with a few minor flaws.
Do not use bad photos
Whenever you are listing your vehicle on sale, make sure you are making the best photos possible of the car
. Of course, you are not recommended to manipulate the photos so they show something that is not relevant to the real condition and appearance of the vehicle. However, make sure to show the car in its best light so it can be appealing to the potential buyers. Unless you are lucky enough to meet a potential buyer face-to-face, the majority of the potential buyers will judge the overall condition of the car by the photos you provide them with. Also, make sure to take as many photos as possible from different angles.
Prepare for the viewing
When a potential buyer of your vehicle turns up to a view, make sure you have enough time and energy to show them everything they are interested in and ask all their questions. Just put yourself in their shoes before being too quick to judge, too many questions and long views can be very annoying, but you are most probably going to do the same if you are about to invest your money into a used vehicle. In addition, make sure there is a quick and easy access to your car to avoid wasting someone’s and your time too, so if your car is parked in the garage and surrounded by clutter this will not give off a good impression. All documents of the car should be on hand too so you can quickly answer technical questions.
Do not be shady
Of course, you would not enjoy a shady deal so do not be shady yourself when selling your vehicle. Try to avoid manipulations and be honest with the potential buyers because all lies will be caught soon or later.