6 Steps to Selling Your Car

These steps can make the selling process a smooth ride.

Understand Your Market
How much time and effort you will need to put into marketing your car depends on the market.

Price Your Car Competitively
Pricing a car too high is an easy way to ensure you’ll hang on to it longer.

Make a Lasting First Impression
While it may take a buyer a few hours (or days) to decide if he wants to buy the car, most buyers can decide within a few seconds if they don’t want to buy the car. That’s why having your car look its best is so important.

Advertise, Advertise, Advertise
Advertising may be the most important step in selling your car. If people don’t know it’s available, they won’t have the chance to make an offer.

Show Your Car
Once a buyer is interested enough to look, you’ll have to show them the car.

Make the Sale
Don’t forget the responsibilities you have with your State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office when you sell your car. Rules may vary from state to state, so check with your local DMV office to find out what you need to do. To find your state’s DMV, visit the DMV’s Web site.

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