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The Safest Way to Sell a Car in 2022 (And it isn't Even Close)

The Safest Way to Sell a Car in 2022 (And it isn't Even Close)

Anyone who wants to sell a used car in Canada has never had it so good. Used car prices are at all-time highs, which gives you a chance to make a good profit, provided you follow industry best practices. But it's important to stay safe, so we're going to explain the safest way to sell a car.


How to make your used car stand out from the others online


Since you are competing with other used car sellers for the attention of prospective buyers, there are some things you should do to make your advertisement stand out.


Have your used car cleaned inside and out; this detailing will make your vehicle look amazing.


After the car has been detailed, you can take out your smartphone and set it to take the highest resolution images.


Most of your prospective buyers are going to be viewing the used car advertisements from their phone, so the image quality will make a huge impact on whether your advertisement gets noticed.


Once you have the high-quality images in place, the next thing you have to do is to draft an eye-catching description.


We mentioned that the buyers are reviewing ads via their smartphones, so they don’t have the patience to read an advertisement that has too much content.


You should use bullet points that helps make your advertisement easy to read and focus on only the things that matter to buyers, mileage, condition of the vehicle, and asking price.


What is your asking price?


The asking price for your used car is going to send some very powerful non-verbal messages to prospective buyers.


For example, if the price is on the low side, it could indicate there is something wrong with the vehicle or you are desperate for the cash.


On the other side of the coin, if your asking price is higher than the average, it tells buyers there is no room for negotiation, and everyone is looking for a bargain.


Therefore, you need to use a pricing point that is in the middle, so you can attract the greatest number of offers from potential buyers.


Having the proper documents to sell your used car


If you are living in Ontario, there is a sales kit you will need to buy for $20 from the Government.


Without this kit, your sale will not go through, so be sure to buy that kit right away.


Aside from the sales kit, you need to have the lien release, so potential buyers have peace of mind knowing there are no liens against your used car. An active lien would prevent the new buyer from registering the vehicle in his/her name.


A simpler way to sell your used car


If you are looking for a simpler, safest way to sell a car, you should go through a local dealership.


The dealerships in your area will happily purchase your used car; you just need to drive down and let them conduct an appraisal. Once the appraisal has been completed, the dealership will know the fair market value of your used car and make a cash offer.


If you accept their fair offer, you get paid right away. There are no hassles with this approach, and you get paid fast, so why not head over to your local dealership today.


If you’re looking to sell your car in Ontario, we’d love to buy it for a great price! Simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP! 


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