How to ensure a smooth deal when selling your car in the UK
? In fact, there are no certain rules that will bring you success and there are not certain things you must not do on any price and in any situation. Selling your car is a process of negotiation and discussion, it may take some time, it also may take some energy. After all, selling your belongings, no matter if it comes to garage sale, or something big like selling your car, it all comes to one simple thing – the approach for working with people. Be sure to have the right approach and to ensure safety and security for yourself and also for the potential buyer of your car and that way many nerves can be skipped during the whole process. Here at Mobeo, we will give you few simple advice based on our experience and knowledge accumulated on how to make sure selling your car will run smoothly as a dealing process.
When you are agreeing on a meeting with the buyer, be sure to ask for the buyer’s contact details. That way you can be more sure in the serious intentions of the buyer and that the contact information is genuine. There are sometimes people that are really not that serious in their intentions and definitely are not interested in buying a car and to make sure such people don’t waste your time, try and ask for the contact details as some sort of verification. By confirming the contact details of the buyer you also have the chance to contact them back whenever there are unexpected situations or you have to change the date and time of the meeting, you have to additionally discuss something and so.
Meet the potential buyers of your car at home. In fact, it will make it most comfortable for you if you are at home. If you still don’t feel comfortable, it is also a good ideas to have someone with you. The presence of someone close to you, who you trust in, will give you confidence and peace and that way you can negotiate confidently and sensibly. In addition, having the opinion of someone else as a bystander will give you more information on how the negotiation and discussion process run and what you can expect. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable to have someone with you and you prefer to trust only your own judgement, there is nothing wrong to do it that way.
When your buyer arrives, go and ask for their proof of identity. If the buyer has serious intentions of purchasing and negotiating, this will not make him uncomfortable. However, be polite and don’t pressure someone to do anything they don’t want, because this will make him refuse. If the buyer arrives by car, or has the intention to test drive your car, they most probably have a driving license with them and you can ask for that.
Finally, every purchase of a new vehicle requires quite some time, so be sure to allow the buyer to have their time to look over your car. If the buyer asks for setting a third-party inspection, let them do so.