How to Achieve a Quick Sale at the Best Price
There are lots of ways to sell a car. How can you achieve the best price with the minimal delay and inconvenience?
After a house, a car is the second most expensive investment most of us are ever likely to make. The difference is that while buying and selling a house is very procedural, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to your car.
If you have a popular and high end motor car such as a BMW, the process can be a worrying one, but the truth is that no car lasts forever, and it is something we all have to face sooner or later. Here are our top four tips for selling your BMW quickly and easily.
1) Get expert assistance
Many people choose to sell their car privately, but for a high value, luxury car, that route can lead to more trouble than it is worth. By using a specialist car buying company, you can sell your BMW quickly, and be safe in the knowledge that you are getting a fair market rate.
Some might argue that you can achieve a better price selling it privately – in some cases that is true, but it is by no means a certainty. You also have the additional costs of listing it and the stress and inconvenience of having prospective buyers inspecting, asking for test drives, finding faults that might or might not exist, arguing over the price and then failing to come up with the money.
Is it really worth the time and aggravation, for a gain that might not even transpire?
2) Information adds value
Whether you follow tip one or you decide to go it alone, or even if you go direct to a main dealer for a trade in, you need to provide as much detail as possible about your car.
Have information such as mileage and service history close to hand, and if you have invested in any repairs or improvements, whether it is a replacement clutch or an after market tracking device, make sure you mention it.
3) Give it a clean
It might sound obvious, but you would be amazed at the difference it can make to ensure the car looks clean and tidy. Invest in a professional valet inside and out, and keep it that way. This is not always easy if you are still using your BMW while it is on the market, but at least make sure you do not let junk accumulate, and try to keep the kids and the dog out of it once you’ve got it looking spotless!
If you do decide to sell privately, the chances are, you will be listing the car online. Remember, a picture tells a thousand words, so take plenty of snaps to show your beautiful BMW from every angle.
Don’t forget to take some of the inside as well, and try to get a good clear one of the odometer and the instrument panel with the engine on – to show prospective buyers that the mileage is genuine and there are no alarming warning lights showing.