While we buy used cars in Honolulu and give sellers cash on the spot, some prefer to place an ad in local newspapers or online in an effort to get the most money for their cars. Selling to a private party will get you a better deal than trying to sell your used vehicle to a dealership, but it might take longer to find a genuinely interested buyer who isn’t just “kicking tires.” That said, how can you make your ad appealing? Here are a few tips.
Always be honest in your ad; you don’t want to make any details about your vehicle sound better than they really are. It’s about writing an ad that builds trust with those who read it. Space is limited with most ads, so you will want to highlight what’s great about your truck, car, or SUV. Always proofread at least twice so that you will catch any spelling or grammar errors!
How many miles does your car have on it, how old is it, is there any major damage to the exterior/interior? Think of all the questions you would ask if you were buying a used car, and include the answers in your ad so that those interested won’t have to ask.
No one expects a used vehicle to be perfect, so be realistic in your ad. Don’t try to hide the fact that the exterior has a few minor scratches, that the upholstery is a bit worn, or there’s a small crack in the windshield. Anyone who’s interested will see it in person, so be honest.
If your vehicle has a special feature or detail that makes it worth more, be sure to include this if your asking price is higher than market value. People want to know why a car is higher than they would expect.
Has your vehicle never been smoked in? Tobacco smoke odor clings to interiors, a huge turn-off for non-smokers. Be sure to mention this in your ad, and highlight any special benefits or unique features in capital letters.
If your car is like new or loaded, be specific and briefly explain what makes it like new (low mileage, super clean, etc.).
By writing a great ad you will increase the chances of selling your used car quicker and attracting more potential buyers.
Don’t want to wait for a week, a month, or perhaps even longer for your car to sell? Fill out our online appraisal form today and sell your used car for cash in Honolulu right now! You will get the best deal possible when you count on CarMark Hawaii.