Let the Expert lay out some "How To Sell Used Car" tips that will help you get that car of yours sold! Most of the time when someone is trying to sell their used car, they don't take into consideration the opposite side of the equation; the buyer!
By putting yourself in the shoes of the buyer, you will be arming yourself with a better understanding of delivering upon what the buyer is looking for, which only means more money in your pocket, with less time involved! The competition is out there, and unless you do things to separate you and your car from the crowd, you will be stuck holding on to your used car longer than you want.
Whether you are selling yourself, your home, or your car, most people don't understand the different steps of the process. Many people make the casual assumption that you simply take some pictures, post the ad, and your car is sold; not so!
You not only need to accept the multiple steps, but you need to maximize your efforts with each step.
"Most people grossly underestimate just how much presentation really is king."
What we want is to create as much "curb appeal" as possible. This is the same thing they do when selling houses, and it's the same thing most people do when trolling for a new date with the opposite sex! And yet when it comes to selling our cars, we overlook this very critical point of the process. Just as you wouldn't show up to a first date without looking your best, you don't want to show your used car without it looking its best.
BUT WITH THAT SAID.....you need to remember one critical part of this car selling process...Emotion!
How to sell used car will require you to understand the buying process of people; yourself included. As people, we buy with emotion and justify with intellect. This is why creating that first positive emotional response is critical when you find yourself in the "sell my used car" position!
Not everyone reading this will be as committed to this process as the next person. For this reason I have broken down the process to help you get that car sold based on your desire and dedication to get the most money for your car as possible. Simply choose which plan works best for you and your world.
Your Bare Minimum Steps:
I Really Want To Sell My Used Car: (add the following after you have completed the list from above)
I Really Have To Sell My Used Car: (add the following after you have completed the list from above)
Remember, we are talking about emotion here and we want to create "curb appeal". Don't underestimate what this time and effort on your part will do. You might just find you will rekindle that romance you once had with your car once you see just how far some TLC goes!
Professionally, I have many customers within my auto detailing business hire me to detail their cars before they sell their used car. They pay me $250-$350 to add this "curb appeal" prior to listing it for sale.
Don't underestimate any of these steps for when you combine them all, it will make a dramatic difference in "presentation".
And, now that you have spent all that time applying these auto detailing tips, make sure you show it off when the people come to look at it:
Essentially you want them to become emotionally involved and redirect that emotion of theirs, onto your used car you are now trying to sell to them! This is how marketing and advertising are used on you every waking moment of your life! Now you use it to get your car sold.
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