How to Get a Used Car Lot to Sell Your Car
If you are in the market to sell your used car and either don't know where to start or have tried newspaper and Internet adds or posting pictures in the
local grocery store with no success, this article is for you. You may also know the feeling when you go to a new car dealer and want to purchase a new
car and use your used car as a trade-in, and you were offered only a small portion of what you feel the car is worth. Following the below steps will get
you the most for your car without going through all the hassles of placing ads, bickering with new car dealers or having strangers come to your home
to look at the car.
Check out used car lots in your area and make note of locations that are selling your type of car. Consider the make and the year and also note how
they are priced. Avoid new car dealers, very large lots and franchise dealerships where corporate permission is needed to do anything out of the
ordinary. You want to deal with a local small to mid-sized lot where you have a chance to talk directly to the owner.
Determine how much money you are willing to take for your car and be realistic. Just because a sticker price on a car at the used car lot states $5
thousand doesn't mean that is what it will sell for. Determine a fair market value for your particular car and then realize that you will get less than that,
allowing for the dealer to get paid for their efforts. A clear car title in your name is pretty important. If you still owe money, it will be more difficult to sell
this way, since the buyer, the dealer or you will first have to pay off the car to get a release of title, and this takes a little time. A dealer really wants to
deal with a clean title so that when the sale is made, the title is transferred the same day.
Wash, wax and really detail your car so it will look its best!
Stop in some of the lots you have chosen that seem to be good candidates and best suited to "want" to put your car on the lot. This would