So you have decided to sell your truck for one reason or the other. But you are not sure exactly what the proper way to proceed is and you want to make sure the process runs smoothly. You could take it to a dealer, but that would cut into your profit margin. So if you are determined to sell your truck yourself, it’s time to get a little help. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 6 steps to take when selling your truck.
1. Set a reasonable price.
Your asking price will depend on a number of factors including the mileage, year, make and model, add-ons and interior/exterior condition.
You will want to take these factors into consideration along with researching asking prices for similar vehicles before settling on a number.
2. Get Your Truck Ready.
It is amazing how many people attempt to sell trucks without even bothering to wash them!
Ensure that you provide a full detail to your truck to give it that special curb appeal. If you can manage it financially, hire a professional detailer.
3. Have Your Paperwork Handy.
Although not relevant until after the sale, you should ensure that your registration is ready to be transferred and all other paperwork is updated.
4. Beware of Scams.
In the era of online scams, you could be a potential target if you advertise online. In general it is a good idea to avoid the following:
• Providing a potential buyer any personal information until required for the sale.
• Giving someone the keys until payment has cleared and made in full.
5. Be Knowledgeable.
Get ready. You are going to be inundated with questions concerning your trucks. Some questions might include:
• Has your truck been in any accidents?
• Is the service history available?
• How much lower can you go?
• What about an inspection.
Be prepared to answer these questions so there are no surprises.
6. Be a Negotiator.
Ah, the dreaded negotiations.
Yes, everyone will want to make you an offer you can’t refuse despite your asking price. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Never start the negotiations. Stay firm with the asking price until the buyer begins to express how much they are willing to pay.
Constantly keep your rock bottom price in the back of your mind. Never go below that number.
If a buyer’s offer is low, don’t get offended, just make a counter offer that covers your bottom line. See it as a game and you may actually enjoy it!
So now you have some excellent tips to use before embarking on your selling journey. Follow these and it should be a pleasant and painless experience.
Crown Auto and Fleet Service LLC is an Ocala, Florida used truck dealer that has been in business for over 30 years. You can visit them online or give them a call at 352-867-7977.