How to Sell a Car or Truck for the most Money!

12/14/2014 Auto Ad Builder

Automotive Ad Builder features convenient Printable PDF Vehicle Marketing Solutions

Selling a Vehicle

One of the biggest problems consumers face in automotive classified ads are terrible photographs. Many people do not realize the impact that photos can make in their sale. For one it could mean the difference of getting hundreds more for a vehicle. In this Photo Tutorial we give some pointers on how to do it properly.
  • Selling your vehicle and need to keep track of who is calling and when they're coming? AutomotiveAdBuilder has the solution with our Printable Vehicle Call Tracker.
  • If you are selling your car you will need a Bill of Sale. We have a downloadable one, but keep in mind check to make sure it is acceptable in your homestate.
  • Wondering what the tax rate is in a state? We found a great website to make things easier. Sales Tax by State
  • Need a to certify that the vehicle's mileage? Use this Odometer Discrepancy Affidavit 
  • Need a for sale sign for driving around or placing your vehicle in a visible area for sale? Download a our For Sale Signs.

Determine the cost of your vehicle  Automotive Value - One of the biggest misconceptions of pricing is using Kelly Blue Book. Sorry, but no one in the automotive industry uses this to price your vehicle. If you were to trade in your vehicle they would use two sources Galves and MMR. At Automotive Ad Builder we look at these sources as well as "street value". We look at how the vehicle will compare to other prices locally and nationally to reflect vehicle pricing.

Want to know how much your car is worth? Send us the info and we will send you back a National MMR Auction and Retail value print out.

Here’s a helpful hint: ask for a slightly higher amount than what your car is worth (put our fees into your selling cost).  This will allow some room for negotiation when you speak with interested car buyers. For example, if your car is worth $14,000, list your car for $14,500. That way you can take lower offers or you may get a buyer willing to pay the asking price.

Preparing Your Vehicle -It’s time to give your vehicle a makeover!

You’ve heard the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Unfortunately, that wisdom doesn’t apply to car buyers. No one wants to buy a dirty car. So spend a few extra dollars to have your vehicle washed and detailed. It may cost you a little extra but it will pay off in the long run.

Advertising Your Car - Your advertisement says a lot.

Creating an ad for an online classified car site such as Automotive Ad Builder is a great way to ensure a large number of potential buyers view your car. This leads consumers that are looking for your specific vehicle right to you.

The words that you use in your ad are important. They show how eager you are to sell your car. Saying ‘Must Sell’ in your ad implies that you are simply trying to get rid of the car. Using phrases such as “Or Best Offer” and “Asking Price” suggest to the buyer that you are willing to negotiate a selling price. On the hand, stating that the price is “Firm” shows no willingness to negotiate. Wash and detail your vehicleMake sure that your vehicle is mechanically sound Buyers may be hesitant to purchase a vehicle with dents, scratches or dings. Consider fixing low-cost repairs rather than attempting to sell the vehicle “as-is.” A small investment of time and money can help to ensure a profitable sale.

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