Those that remember to old ways of selling your car, with the expensive newspaper ads that you had to wait a week to get published, then were disappointed when the phone didn’t ring, will be surprised at how easy it has become. Here are some tips for selling a van online.
If You Want A Quick Sale For Your Van Write A Good Description
This is a point that is often overlooked, but many people that are reading your ad, are also reading the ads of used car salesmen, and your ad doesn’t compare. Take a little time to read through the ads on the internet and borrow a few of their key phrases and techniques. Don’t copy them exactly, but the general idea of how it’s done. Make sure you mention all the great qualities of your van, the seats, the cleanliness, nice wheels, good tires and awesome stereo as well. If you sound like you love your van, it will come through in your description.
Take Twice As Many Good Photos As You Think You Need
Some online classified sites will limit the photos, or charge an extra fee for large amounts. But other sites will allow plenty, and you should take advantage of them, by submitting close ups of your tires, wheels, seats, dashboard, stereo, engine compartment, and any other parts you can imagine. The more you include in your ad, the faster your van will sell, and for a higher price too.
Avoid Thieves And Scammers
There will be people calling that want you to ship your car to the Middle East, or even across the country, these are always scams. There will also be people that can only meet you in some dark alleyway in the bad part of town, just laugh them off, they don’t have the money anyway. Have them come to your home, or meet them in a busy, crowded location, and maybe bring a friend along to make sure you aren’t getting robbed. Don’t take checks from out of state banks, post dated, or certified because those are most likely stolen or forged. If some one wants to write a check, complete the transaction in their local bank where you can have the money in your hand in cash before you leave.
Selling a van online has never been easier, with the proliferation of the internet and hundreds of online classified sites. Just make sure you take advantage of all the have to offer, and play it safe when making the transfer of funds.