The goal when selling a car is to get the best offer possible. But getting good money for your car is tricky, which is why most people opt for the easiest way to sell. However, no matter how old your car is or what condition it is in, you’ll get a good deal by following these tips.
If it’s old or beat up, consider scraping it
Depending on the age and condition of your car, it may be unrealistic to sell. In that case, you’re better off taking your car to a junkyard and telling them to “Scrap my car.” Because of the value of the metal and glass in cars, you’ll get good money regardless of how beat up it is.
Ask for more than you want
Selling a car will likely involve negotiation, so consider that you will have to cut your asking price. Therefore, from the start ask for a higher amount than what you’re looking to get for your car so that you don’t end up selling at a loss.
Find the right prospective buyer
All car buyers have different needs, which is why you’ll get the most money if your car can meet a particular buyer’s needs. For example, if you are selling a minivan, a parent looking for an inexpensive vehicle to use in travel with children is an ideal prospect.
Learn your car’s market value
In order to get the right offer for your car, you need to know what it’s worth in the first place. Resources like auto magazines are helpful, but to get the most exact figure, find someone who will give you a true car valuation, taking into consideration things like mileage, wear and tear, etc.