Saying goodbye to your car is not easy – it is like saying goodbye to a trusted friend. Memories are bound up in the journeys taken and the routes explored. But rising petrol costs, moving across the seas, or your growing family, may just be some of the reasons for selling your pre-owned or pre-loved vehicle. Whether you are upgrading or downgrading, selling your car online does not need to be an added stress.
At Weelee, we make the process of selling your car online as hassle-free as possible, having done most of the hard work for you. We have pre-approved and reputable dealers who are ready and waiting to bid on your car. All you need to do is show up, online, with your car.
Some do’s and don’ts to make selling your car online a success:
Do your homework:
The goal of selling your car online is to get the best price possible. Your car deserves that, but you need to be realistic when it comes to pricing. Doing a little research online as to the correct market and retail value of your car will ensure a quick sale. This is basically dependant on mileage and the year and model of your car. Please read our blog to help you determine the best price for your car.
Don’t cut corners:
Take the time to write a clear and concise description. You want your car to stand out from the rest. Be creative – but not too creative. Buyers are looking for honest information and don’t want to navigate through insincere and wordy ‘sales pitch’ talk when you are selling your car online.
Do take great photos:
Visuals are the first thing prospective buyers see when scrolling online to buy a car. Once again, you want your car to stand out from the rest. Please refer to our previous blog where you can read helpful tips on how to take great photos of your car when selling it online.
Do be transparent:
This gives you credibility when selling your car online. Buyers want to know what they are getting. Nobody wants to be ‘taken for a ride.’ Make sure you disclose any faults, minor dents or scratches, service record/maintenance and whether your car has been in a previous accident. The nitty-gritties of being upfront about your vehicle condition when selling your car online were covered in a previous blog.
Do communicate with a prospective buyer:
Be prepared to respond timeously to any questions or concerns a prospective buyer may have. This open communication may be the reason the sale is closed. It might also give you peace of mind as to who the new owner of your pre-loved car is going to be, making saying goodbye a little bit easier.
These do’s and don’ts will ensure a streamlined and convenient process when it comes to selling your car online.