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How Do I Prepare My Car For Sale Online

How Do I Prepare My Car For Sale Online

Friday, May 03, 2024

What Paperwork Do I Need To Sell My Car Online ?

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The next two most asked questions on Google when selling your vehicle online will be covered here in part two of a series of five. Keep reading to maximize your chances of a successful sale.

As we stated in part one, preparing your vehicle for sale is extremely important. Start by thoroughly cleaning both the interior and exterior, paying special attention to areas like the dashboard, seats, and windows. By doing so, this also gives you the opportunity to check for any cosmetic improvements to enhance its appeal. A buyer does not want to see a vehicle that needs trash, car seats or pet carriers removed to see the interior. Nor does a buyer want to see a car or truck with months of dirt caked on to the point of not being able to see the true details of the vehicle.Take high-quality photos from multiple angles, including close-ups of any imperfections, as that does affect pricing. Photos should not include items such as garage clutter, home identifying photos, other vehicles, garbage bins, or other distractions.

Paperwork is definitely most important for the sale of your vehicle to facilitate a smooth and legally compliant transaction. The most crucial document is the vehicle title, which proves you own the car and have the right to sell it. If there's a lien on the vehicle, you'll need to coordinate with the lienholder to release the title once the sale is complete. You must be able to provide proof of title with proof of lien, have your loan account number and lender contact phone number and or contact person. Technology is so advanced, many lenders will require verbal or written authorization for someone to obtain a payoff quote. Some lenders will require a three-way call with the lender, seller and person requesting the payoff information. We suggest you be proactive and inform your lender you’re selling the vehicle and give the party requesting the payoff prior authorization to obtain payoff and title information. Be sure to have the loan account number, how your name is listed on the loan and the full VIN number is also a plus.

If you are selling a vehicle for a deceased party, more documents will be needed and we have covered this topic in another blog here. Additionally, gather any service/maintenance records, and any demonstrate the car's service history and condition. Depending on your state or country's requirements, you may also need to provide a vehicle history report, emissions certification, or a release of liability form.

Being prepared can streamline the selling process and provide peace of mind. If you have any questions about any of the above details, give Car Buyer USA a call and we will gladly assist you. We pride ourselves on our efficient, courteous service. With years of experience and plenty of happy customers, we’re committed to making your car selling experience easier and more convenient than ever.

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