In this Article you will find out the top ten secrets to sell your cars for the highest value possible without spending a fortune.
1. Find out How much is your car worth.
There is plenty of cars magazines, newspapers and cars website online that you can use one of them to find how much is your car worth. In state, the bluebook value is a good one. I am pretty sure most other countries has an equivelant book. A good website to find other cars with the same specs as yours & can give you good a feeling of how much its worth is mecarz for used cars.
2. Don't trade it in, but sell it.
Dealerships who allow you to trade in your old car for a newer one usually cut your car value by at least 30%. Don't you believe that 30% is worth your effort in selling your car than trading it in.
3. Ensure that you have your car Registration Document/Certificate.
Your car Registeration Document/Certificate is the best indicator that the car is your & not stolen. If you have lost your car documents, then ensure you retrieve them before you try to sell your car. It will help you gain a better value of your car.
4. Try to sell your car yourself, not through a dealer ship as you will certainly receive more money for it.
A dealership has to ensure that he will make a descent profit out of your car, so for sure he will offer you way less than your car worth. If you are not in a hassle to sell your car & got the time to sell it on your own you will definitely make a better value of your car selling it on your own.
5. Get your car into the finest shape achievable, inside and outside
Give you car a professional cleaning before you even post it for sale. Take care of you tire pressure, oil and screen wash. Remember the look of your car is the first thing the buyer will see. The first impression is very important when trying to sell your car.
6. Advertise your car in the local newspapers, your church, & online.
Try to make a full use of free advertising forums online and your church ads board. A great place to advertise your used cars online for free will be mecarz.com. A lot of countries has some cars specialties magazines which allow you to advertise your car for free as well & they charge a small fee for the magazine buyer. Both of these can be a great free way to increase your car selling chances.
7. Always have an absolute lowest price in mind, and never go below it
You may have to negotiate your price, but never go below the one you had set your mind to.
8. Never allow a mediator.
No matter what the mediator a buyer bring with him say, be careful as he will always try to reduce of your car value. Remember at the end this mediator service is paid by the buyer, why will he consider to be honest to you!!
9. Finally, payment
Cash is always the best option, though bank draft is as good as cash. If you have to accept a check for the price of the car then ensure you don't give the car key yet, till the check is cleared. Always be careful with checks as not all people as honest as your are.
Sorry I know these were 9, but I had skipped one reason that was on my mind when I started writing this article due to a lot of comments and recommendations to drop it by my friend Frank. Though these 9 tips should be enough to help you get the best price out of your car.