Make your car beautiful (as possible)
Preparing your car for sale is super important if you want to maximize your sales price. A buyer is going to probably make up their minds about whether or not they want to buy your car as soon as they look at it. Whether looking at a picture of your car online or in person, you will only have a few moments to convince the person to take a closer look. So whether you choose to sell to a “private party” through a listing on craigslist, opt to trade-in to a traditional dealer, or use a full car selling service like Shift, it is very important to make sure your car looks clean and appealing.
Here are some tips to prepare your car for sale and increase it’s curb appeal!
1) Clean up your car
Let’s start with the most obvious: clean your car. Simple, yet you will be surprised how many cars are put up for sale without proper cleaning. This has to be more than just spraying the car with water. It’s the little things that could make your car look appealing and push people over the fence with hopefully a good offer. Consider the following:
- Wash & vacuum your car.
- Clean out your car of your belongings. Your entire car and trunk should be empty of all belongings.
- Wipe down your wheels and hubcaps.
- Wipe down your dashboard with car cleaning products so it looks new.
- Wipe down your mirrors and windows inside and out.
- Wipe down leather seats with a leather cleaner.
If you don’t have the time or are too lazy, you can always get it detailed or use a service that does it for you. Continue reading “7 Tips to prepare your car for sale”