Collaborative Post¦ Cars are a big part of our lives. For most, it is a necessity for commuting and to get us around quickly. On average we keep a car for six years; however, we all know someone who changes their car a lot more than this!
There are so many ways we can now get a new or used car, whether being bought used in cash, hire purchase or on lease. Leasing has become a popular route of getting a new car and keeping the price down. At the end of the lease, or even sooner with some dealerships, you give the car back and order a new one. This takes away the added pressure of selling the vehicle at the end and fighting for every pound. We always recommend going to a reputable dealership such as Trade Price Cars to look at different purchasing options.
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Selling cars is not as straightforward. Most of us aren’t salespeople and struggle to know where to begin.
Here are a few tips to make sure you get the best price for your pride and joy, so here, we share a few tips to help.
Take photos when it is light. This will make the car look much better when advertised. Make sure the vehicle is clean and has personal items removed to show off the car and not your air freshener and fluffy seat covers.
Make sure you put plenty of information in your advert to make it exciting for readers. Too much information can be boring for people to read and will not be taken in by the potential customer.
There are plenty of places to advertise your car, including newspapers, online and even with the old-fashioned ‘FOR SALE’ signs in the window.
Once you have all your pictures and snappy description, the phone should start ringing. When anyone calls, see them all as a potential buyer.
Make appointments for anyone who would like to come and view, people, will spend anything between 20 minutes to an hour looking at a car. Before they arrive, make sure the car is presentable, being clean and tidy. There is nothing worse for someone to view a car which is dirty and untidy. You also need to make sure the car starts on its first turn!
Let anyone who is looking at the car have a test drive. Refusing someone to test drive will raise red flags about buying the car as they will have no idea if there is anything wrong with it. Check to make sure they have the right license and insurance. If not, see if they have a friend who does, or take them for a drive and show you have nothing to hide.
Most people looking at buying a car, are going to negotiate, as this is the done thing. Hopefully, when pricing your car, you have allowed room for negotiation. Never drop too early, stand your ground and do not let yourself to be a pushover.
.Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.