When you’re ready for a new car, the process of selling your current car can feel daunting. And if you need to get that car out of your driveway post haste, the process can be even more stressful. Follow these tips to sell your car fast.
- Know what your car is worth. Do research to know the market for used cars in your area, and know what people in your area want (rear-wheel-drive sports cars may not sell well during the winter in Michigan, while all-wheel-drive crossovers may go like hotcakes). Use kbb.com to determine your car’s value, and price it at or below market value, depending on demand.
- Get the car ready. Make sure to thoroughly detail the car, including cleaning upholstery and leather. Give it a good wash, and wax it. Before each time you meet with a potential buyer, make sure the car is clean on the outside and inside. Much like selling a house, your buyer needs to be able to picture him or herself driving it. If you’re hoping to get top dollar, have any repair work that needs to be done taken care of.
- Be upfront. When you post your ad online or in classifieds, be sure to be open and upfront about the car’s condition and any damage or work that needs to be It’s better to attract buyers who don’t mind the damage than waste your time with buyers who prefer a car in pristine condition.
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If none of this appeals to you, then consider the most convenient option: trading your car in at the dealership. You won’t have to figure out transportation in between selling your car and buying the new one, and the car’s value is taken right off your new car purchase. Stop by Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to learn more about your options.