Buying a used car is something that hundreds of people do each and every day in the Dallas Texas area. This comes as no surprise with unemployment ravages the longhorn state. Buying a used car and keeping it is the smart way to survive an economic downturn and still have affordable transportation. If you are looking to sell a car, you are in luck because it has never been easier to sell a used car than it is today. With a surplus of car buyers searching for a used car every day, you will be sure to have plenty of activity when you post an ad on Craigslist in Dallas. Before posting you’re for sale by owner ad, there are a few things that you will want to remember.
Selling a used car takes time and patients
When it comes to selling a used car on Craigslist Dallas TX, this usually does not occur overnight. For starters, you have to spend a couple of days preparing your car for sale. If your vehicle is in really rough shape then you will want to give it a few more days. Get your car looking its best by cleaning it up. It is usually much easier if you have a friend help you out because this can take several hours. Be sure to address any major mechanical or cosmetic issues before listing your car for sale. A dented fender car really hurt the marketability of your car but can usually be fixed for a couple hundred dollars. Take care of these issues and your car will sell itself.
Aside from having to take time to clean up your car and post it, you will have to also answer phone calls and show your vehicle. This usually takes the most time because you will deal with a lot of people who act as if they are interested then never return.
“Ill be back”
If I had a dollar for every person who said “I’ll be back” and never returned I would be a very rich man. The first thing that you should remember when dealing with potential car buyers is to take them serious but keep in mind that money talks and everything else walks. Like the saying goes – Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Post your car at a fair asking price
Nothing will sell your car faster than posting it at a fair asking price. In general, most people know how much a car is worth. Don’t try to pull a fast one on them. It will take forever to sell your car if you intentionally overprice it. Start with a price that is slightly higher than the fair market value with the expectation that the seller will try to talk you down on the price. This is almost a given when it comes to selling a car. Do not get offended if someone throws you a lowball offer. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine yourself trying to get a good deal. Accept a fair offer and the both of you will be happy.