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How to Sell Your Car

Take these steps when selling your car.

Interested in selling your car, but not sure what to do?  Then follow these simple steps to help you sell your vehicle.

1) Gather Paperwork

Before listing your car for sale, you need to have all the necessary paperwork on hand.  For instance, you will need to locate your car’s title.  This pink slip grants you the legal right to sell the car.  You should also be proactive and order a vehicle history report so you can show potential buyers.  Before listing your car, you also need to check with your lender to find out how you can arrange a sale if you still owe money on the vehicle.  You should also check with your local DMV to see which documents you will need to fill out in order to transfer ownership of the car.

2) Determine Your Sale Price

After locating the necessary paperwork, you should research the current used car market.  Use resources such as Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds to estimate the current value of your vehicle.  You should also use these sites to see what similar cars are selling for in your area.  This research will help you set a fair price for your car.

3) Appeal to Buyers

The best way to appeal to buyers is by taking many, high-quality pictures of your vehicle and including them in your sale advertisements.  Make sure that your pictures are taken in good lighting and make sure that pictures are taken at different angles, so the viewer gets a comprehensive idea of the car’s quality and appearance.  You should also be sure to snap pictures of the car’s interior and your car’s odometer.  Once pictures are taken, post on a variety of sites to reach a wider audience.

4) Screen Callers Carefully

After you put up your ads, you are sure to get a barrage of calls from interested buyers.  However, some buyers are more serious than others.  Focus on the parties that seem qualified and legitimately interested and then arrange for a meeting in a public location where they can see and test drive the car.

These are some of the suggestions that you should try to sell your car.  Have questions about your auto insurance as you attempt to sell?  Then contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency.  We are ready to assist you with all your car coverage needs today.



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