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Beginners Guide to Sell a Used car in Ontario

Beginners Guide to Sell a Used car in Ontario

We have done the legwork and came up with this guide, by the time you reach the end of this conversation, you will be in a position of confidence to sell a used car in Ontario.


Selling is really a people business


“Sales” sounds intimidating but really, it is a people business. You need to put yourself in the mind of your target audience which in this case are used car buyers.


These buyers broadly speaking can fall into one of two categories, they are either professional buyers or regular consumers. The professional buyers are on a variety of platforms like Auto Trader and eBay car auctions and everyone else is on social media.


When you are drafting your advertisement, you should write it so that it appeals to both types of buyers. One simple way you can achieve this goal is by writing the features of your used car in bullet points.


Prospective buyers that are scouring websites for used cars will not spend a lot of time reading long-winded sentences, they just want to know the features of the car.


By presenting the information with bullet points, the odds of your advertisement being seen will increase dramatically. Prior to taking any pictures of your car, have it professionally detailed. No one wants to buy a dirty car, a clean car will fetch a higher price than one that isn’t clean.


Deal with local buyers


The pandemic has made us all shift to online shopping. Online shopping is convenient, but it lacks the personal touch that is required when trying to sell a used car.


An exciting part of selling a used car is the haggling that takes place between you and the prospective buyer. You may get the full asking price but you should be prepared to negotiate with the buyer.


One of the primary reasons we recommend only dealing with local buyers is the proliferation of scams. By meeting the buyer in person, it helps reduce the odds of you being ripped off.


As a rule, do not take payment in the form of personal checks or any check for that matter. Only accept payment via bank draft from a local bank. There have been numerous reports of people selling their car only to find out the check they deposited was bogus.


Used car selling shortcut


If you find yourself in a situation where you need to quickly sell a used car in Ontario and don’t want to haggle, there is a shortcut.


You can bring your used car to a car dealership in your area. The dealership would love to buy your used car at a fair price. When you bring your car there, the dealership will perform a free appraisal, and once completed you will have a cash offer for consideration.


If you accept the offer, the dealership will pay you there. This is by far the simplest way to sell your used car for quick cash. Now that you know what is involved with selling a used car and how to get paid quickly for it, you can start getting your car ready to sell.


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