There are some easy-to-follow steps you can follow when trying to sell your used car ASAP. The first is to clean the car and have it professionally detailed. You want your car to look great so whenever a prospective buyer looks at it, they are seeing the best possible version of the car.
After the car has been cleaned and detailed, you should take a series of pictures both inside and outside the car, including pictures of the engine. This would also be a great time to start the car and make a video of it running.
When you combine both the photos and video of the car with a detailed description, you stand a better than average chance of selling your car. You do not have to buy any special equipment, the camera you have on your smartphone will be able to meet all of your needs.
Best online places to sell your used car ASAP
This is a tough call because one of the major factors that impact your car selling success is where you are located. If you are in St. John’s Newfoundland then it will be hard to get motivated buyers from Vancouver, the cost to ship the car across the country can be prohibitive.
The most common platforms like Kijiji and eBay auctions are popular enough but you should try to cast a wider net so you reach as many people as possible.
Protecting yourself from scams
Since you are dealing with people online, it helps to have a healthy amount of skepticism. If you receive an email from an interested party, take a look at how they write their email and whether they use proper grammar. We all make typos, but it will become fairly clear if the person writing the email is Canadian or from somewhere else.
If in the email, the person is offering to send you the money upfront either via Interac transfer or check without first seeing the car, you should treat that as a potential red flag.
Interac email transfers are instant but they can be clawed back if there was fraud involved, the same applies to checks that you receive from people you don’t know.
What these scammers do is have someone come by to pick up the car, you hand over the keys because you already received the “payment” only to find out a few days or weeks later that the payment was fraudulent.
Instead of going through all of the risks and struggling to try to sell your car, why not go to the professionals for help.
You’ll be able to sell your used car ASAP to your local dealership. They provide on-the-spot appraisals and they are legitimate businesses so you will never have a problem with cashing their check.
You are not going to get top dollar on this transaction because the dealership needs to make some money but you will be able to get a fair price and have peace of mind knowing everything was done right.
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