When selling your car you have to make sure the deal and agreement runs smoothly for the whole period. Of course, as every negotiation and selling process, there are two sides and not everything depends on you. However, as a seller, you have a few responsibilities you have to keep in account when initiating a discussion or negotiations.
Of course, it may sound obvious, but one of the most important responsibilities of you as a seller is to make sure that you actually can sell the car and that you are actually entitled to sell the car. Make sure all the paperwork is done for selling the car. If you have outstanding finance on the car, it needs to be settled before you can get paid and receive the value for your car. If you are selling your car privately and you are in the above-mentioned situation and you have to keep in account these conditions, make sure to speak to your financial provider to learn if you have to settle the outstanding finance on your car before selling it, which is most likely to have to be that way. Another option is if you are selling your car to a dealer, the car dealer may be able to do this instead as a part of the agreement. Remember that the outstanding finance on the car doesn’t include personal loans, because they are not secured on vehicles.
Once you make sure you can legit sell your car and all the paperwork is ok, there is another aspect of the negotiations and agreement process and it is the more moral part of the process. Whoever you are selling your car to, be sure to always be honest while the negotiating. Of course, it is up to you, because it is not mandatory and you are not obligate to reveal and share any information about the possible faults, issues and problems the car is experiencing, however being honest and sharing information is always the right approach and the best way to reduce possible problems and disputes after. If the car is in very poor condition don’t give misleading information and do not try to hide the major faults, because they will be noticed very soon by the potential buyer.
If you are advertising your car on a website or somewhere else, be sure to give honest and true information and nothing misleading. This will reduce the risk of possible future claims and disputes because after all, it is your responsibility not to misrepresent the car you are trying to sell. So, answers the questions truthfully, do your research for on what a price you can sell the car depending on its condition, be flexible during the negotiations process and be ready to reduce the price if needed. It is also a good idea to be prepared with information about the possible repairs and services needed.