Although we buy used cars for cash in Honolulu from military members and civilians, we understand that there are situations in which someone may wish to sell privately. In other words, you may prefer to sell your used vehicle to an individual rather than a dealer. Whether you’re stationed at JBPHH and leaving the island, deploying, or are a civilian who simply wants or needs to sell your used car for your own reasons, there are certain things you should keep in mind when selling privately.
Get your vehicle ready. If you were looking at a used vehicle, would you want it to be full of someone else’s stuff – and dirty? Of course not. Clean out the interior and trunk, give it a good wiping down, and vacuum. You’ll also want to wash the exterior, make sure the tires are clean, and perhaps even give it a wax.
Check everything, including the windshield wiper fluid, brake and power steering fluids, and oil.
Take lots of pictures to post online. You might think four or five is sufficient, but it’s actually best to take photos of your vehicle from various angles, along with shots of the interior, inside the trunk, etc. You want to let potential buyers know you’re not trying to hide anything!
Whether you place an ad in the newspaper, online, or both, write it in a way that’s specific and honest. If there is a dent in the back bumper, mention it. Highlight the good qualities, but don’t try to conceal the bad – after all, everyone knows no used car is perfect or “like new.”
Be sure as many people as possible know about it. Tell all your friends on social media sites, hang a bulletin at the supermarket, put a “For Sale” sign on your car that will get noticed, along with the price. Consider placing a free ad on Craigslist. The more places you can think of, the more potential buyers you may have!
If you decide to forego all the hassles and sell your used car for cash quickly, CarMark Hawaii is where you need to go! The process is quick, easy, and stress-free. Just fill out our online appraisal form today, and have cash in hand tomorrow!