The internet has revolutionized the way people buy and sell cars.
You can now use video broadcasting sites such as YouTube, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and more importantly, online car classified sites to make an effective online sales pitch.
But just like any other market, is it simply enough to say “I am selling my car”? No. There is definitely a need for more.
So how can one sell his/her car while sitting in the comfort of his/her home with much ease that too at a good price?
Read on to find out a few tips that will get you the best price for your car online.
Step # 1 – Know Your Target Market (Optimize)
You need to know the nuts and bolts of the car market to make a quick sale. With the right amount of knowledge, you can sell your car at a much better price.
Set an Appropriate Price
Price matters a lot while selling a car, especially when you are selling it in a price sensitive market like Pakistan. So go through the prices for the same type of car you are selling (you can do this online). Then price it accordingly. Don’t underestimate and don’t overestimate.
Add-Ons Add Value
To increase the worth of your car a bit more, don’t keep it purely stock but add a bit of add-ons that do not spoil the car’s original look but only buffers it up.
Presentation Matters. Buff Your Car
Presentation ALWAYS matter, no matter how good your car is, if not properly buffed up it might not give you for what it’s worth.
Everybody needs grooming and so do our cars. The unsaid rule of keeping one is to keep it well washed and polished at ALL times.
Click Hi-Res Pictures
Now you are all ready to click some high resolution pictures of your car. Why High Resolution Only? Because simply put it, your buyers would want to see your product in detail.
Get the Paperwork in Order
One of the most common flaws in online selling of cars is when the paper work of the car is not complete. Even with a single paper missing, the buyers slash down your car’s price tremendously. So instead of blaming them, get your papers together.
Step # 2 – Tell the Buyers Everything (No Lies!)
When completing the description for your car, write as much detail as possible and use descriptive keywords to ensure clarity and accurate information for the buyer.
Give Detailed Specs
Tell them exactly what your car holds, the more detailed it is the better idea you give out to the buyer.
Use keywords that match the exact make, model and specifications of your car, for example Honda Civic VTi 1.8 i-VTEC Prosmatec, 2010.
Offer Test Drives
Lure in the best buyers in town by offering a test drive option on the ad you place, the performance of the car itself can just be the thing to crack the deal.
Step # 3 – Stay Responsive (No Excuses)
The quicker you are to respond to an interested buyer, the better your chances will be of making a sale.
Give Your Legit Contact Details
Double check the contact details, before allowing your ad to go on air. You might waste all your hard work, just because of a simple mistake in contact details.
Use Car Classified Sites that Send Alerts
Don’t laze around, because the early bird always gets the worm, so be responsive and enthusiastic when talking to your buyer, but not over-excited; deal with him/her as professionally as you can and be attentive to each buyer’s questions. If nothing, he/she might be able to give you a third person perspective about your car.
Selling online requires much less effort compared to selling your car offline. It doesn’t require you to be a mechanic or majors in automotive; it simply requires a bit of your effort and that’s it.
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