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Three Ways To Sell Your Car Quickly And Efficiently

by Arnold Bowman

Selling a car can be difficult and time-consuming, and sometimes you just need a quick sale — either for cash or just to get rid of your car as soon as possible. This guide will explain three ways to get a quick sale, from advertising locally to using a cars for cash company.

Advertise A Private Sale

If you want to sell your car privately, print out a sheet of information about your car, such as the make, model, mileage, condition and anything else you feel is relevant, as well as a suggested price. You can put this sheet in the window of your car, as well as on local shop noticeboards, and you could even send it to local newspapers. This will help you to find a local buyer, and you might get a good price. As MoneySupermarket explains, you will be responsible for handling the tax and legalities, as well as handing over information about repairs and maintenance.

Sell Your Car Online

If you want a wider audience to see your car, then using a large selling site like Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace might suit you. This is especially good for those who don't mind taking a little more time and who are prepared to bargain over the price. Much More With Less has some tips about how to sell on these sites, such as padding out the price in anticipation of bargaining, describing the product in detail and answering questions promptly. If you don't mind putting in the work, this option is for you. If you don't have time, the next suggestion might suit you.

Look For A Cash For Cars Company

For a quick, easy sale, find a local or national company who offers cash for cars. These companies will take all the work out of selling a car: often they will come to you, they will offer you a price which you can choose to accept or reject and they will tell you what paperwork needs to be completed. You might get more money selling privately, but they are the ideal option for a speedy sale. This Is Money suggests that you use an online valuation tool to find out in advance what your car is worth to be sure that you're getting a good deal.

You can decide how you want to sell your car based on how much time you have and how much effort you want to put in, so spend some time thinking about what would be best for you.