Selling and Buying Tips

Sell tips

1.Detail your car

Knowledge about a car you are selling is very crucial. It is always advisable to know your car in detail as this will improve sell potential. A few things you should know about the car you are selling are :

  • Make/Model/Year/VIN//Date of Manufacture
  • Common issues for the particular car and how they have been addressed.
  • Displacement of the engine. On average, how many kilometers/miles per litre does the car operate?
  • The average selling price for a car in the current condition

2.Take as many detailed pictures as possible.

The more information a person can get about a specific car, the more likely they'll find something that intrests them. Always take clear pictures and take several of them.

3:Meet with potential buyers.

It is obviously best to do this in a safe, public place such as the local car bazaars, but any busy and popular location will do. Always meet buyers in person before accepting any money. And try to have someone come along with you for support.Watch out for ads that offer to ship the car to you. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it is. They will want you to transfer money, and if you do you will never see the car or the money again.

4.Give The Buyer Some Space.

When you have finalized a time for the potential buyer to come see the car, make sure to have all the paperwork handy. Give them the keys to look around and start the car, and stand back so they can do their inspection. You can mention any change in condition that wasn't reflected in the description , but as a general rule, only speak when spoken to.

5.Don't be too Fixed On The Price.

If your car is desirable enough, you will have people practically knocking your door down to buy it. Many buyers will often want a significant discount on the price, for any number of reasons. It is important that you choose a realistic price, based on market value (not sentimental value). Also, do not quote below that price if there is enough demand.

If your price is negotiable, inflate it slightly, with a "Best Offer" option. That way the buyer feels like they saved some money and the seller gets the most that they can for their car. This is a win-win, which is the best way to approach most transactions in general.

Buy Tips

1.knowledge

Always try to find out some general information about a specific model of car before you advance to make any purchases. You can also check on problems associated with different models and how they are addressed. It is good practice to compare different cars before arriving at decisions.

2.Always Play safe

Watch out for ads that offer to ship the car to you. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it is. They will want you to transfer money, and if you do you will never see the car or the money again.

3.Meeting place

Always choose an open populated area that you are familiar with or insist on buying cars from a car yard. Many car yards offer both new and used cars. you will also get all necessary documents without the hustle of waiting for transfers