Selling a used or damaged car is not as hard as you may think it to be. You have several options that are available to you if you are looking to sell your car. If you have got a lot of time on your hands then you can do the deed yourself, otherwise you can appoint a dealer to do the task for you. Of course if you want to make more money in selling your used car then you should do it yourself and not appoint a dealer because the dealer would charge commission. However, if you want to get rid of the car quickly then getting a dealer would be the ideal solution.
To sell your car, you need to ensure that it is in good working condition and that it looks appealing otherwise nobody would want to buy it. You need to ensure that your car is extremely clean. Also, you can check for minor defects and repair them if any. This is so because a clean and flawless car would be able to fetch a higher price in comparison to a car in bad and dirty condition.
Secondly, in order to avoid getting a rate lower than you deserve, you need to have your car examined by a qualified mechanic. The mechanic would be able to determine the price of the car in its present condition. Besides when you put up a “Buy my car” advertisement most people would try to pay a lesser price for the car. Therefore it is best to have a realistic idea of the approximate price your used car is going to fetch you so that you don’t get tricked by the buyers.
If you are selling a car then it is obvious that you need to let people know about your intentions. You can place an ad in the local newspaper, pass the word to your friends, go online and advertise it in a forum or even use shopping sites like eBay. One thing that is inevitable when it comes to selling a used car is that the prospective buyers are going to enquire about the documents of title to the car. Therefore you need to check with your local DMV and find out about the paperwork that is necessary in your state or city. As far as payment is concerned, it is advisable to take an upfront payment. Don’t ever settle for part payments because you never know when the customer would let you down.