Selling your car on Gumtree is easy, but it isn’t as simple as placing a blank advert with one side-view photograph and the price. A little effort goes a long way when it comes to placing a used car ad, so by following these tips, you’ll be sure to get the sale.
Make sure your car is presentable.
If there was ever a time to splurge on a full valet service, it is now. Having a sparkling clean car on the inside and out will put you ahead of the game. Not only will potential buyers notice in the photographs, but when they see it in person, any bit of grime and debris will look poor. And lastly, when it comes time for the in-person look, make sure you put away all personal belongings and throw all garbage away.
Be completely honest.
If you make your car sound super fabulous, but in reality, it is just average, it will come back to haunt you. Don’t forget that potential buyers will eventually see it in person, so whatever you do not disclose in your ad will still be discovered. It is always better to tell the truth upfront.
Don’t forget the details.
Buyers will always be checking out more than one vehicle at a time, so they will be doing some comparisons. If your ride has any special features like a great AC unit, leather seats, or a panoramic sun roof, highlight them in your ad to give your car the upper hand.
Do a spell check.
Always double and triple check your advert for spelling and grammar errors. An ad that sounds as if it was written by a young child will not fare well against the others.
Tell buyers how you want to be paid.
There is no point wasting each other’s time if you are only willing to accept a cash payment and the person wishing to purchase your vehicle will only do an electronic payment. Define all of your acceptable payment options in your advert so that potential buyers know ahead of time.