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Private Sale - Getting the Best Price

Inside Private Sale - Getting the Best Price
1. The Best Time to Sell Your Car
2. Ask the Right Price
3. Where to Advertise
4. Writing the Ad
5. Presenting the Car
Private Sale - Getting the Best Price
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Presenting the Car

Before your ad is published, you need to make sure that your car looks its very best when potential buyers arrive to view it.

First impressions are vital: if a car looks unloved and the seller seems shifty, many buyers lose interest. A well-presented car and a friendly, switched-on seller will impart confidence.

If you're organised, you've probably got all your ownership paperwork in one place. If not, get it together - it's one of the first things buyers will want to see.

Take a look at the Checking A Used Car section to vet your vehicle, and trouble-shoot where necessary. If the car is due for a MoT or a scheduled service in the near future, get this done now.

Finally, give the car a thorough clean inside and out. If it's worth 5000 or more, it's worth investing 50 or so to have it professionally valeted.