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Tips to Sell Your Car Quickly

20 December 2022 AutoMarket, Tips & Advice

So you've decided to sell your car. What's next? 

Selling a car sounds easier said than done right? We get that. There are numerous factors to consider, and selling your car quickly requires time and effort!

Thankfully, the MotorMatcher team is here to make your life that little bit easier. Here are some tips to help you sell your car quickly and for the best possible price. Hop in!




1. Prepare Your Car Documents

The first step of the car-selling process is to gather all of your current vehicle’s documents. This should include your care title, car history report, transfer forms, and warranty documents (if applicable). Having these documents organised and ready at all times can help the process move along quickly.


2. Decide on a Price and How Much You’re Willing to Bargain

To sell your car quickly, you should have it properly valued - so that you can set an attractive price. Your local car dealership can estimate the value of your vehicle, and there are multiple online websites that offer free or paid car valuations. You will encounter buyers who will want to bargain with you - so it's best if you have a clear understanding on the lowest you can drop your price.

Another thing to note when deciding on a price is that it must be competitively priced. Remember that you will have competitors in the market, and if you set the price too high, buyers may skip over your vehicle in favour of the cheaper ones.


3. Select the Most Effective Car Advertising Strategy 

How well you market your car determines whether it sells quickly and for the highest possible price. But first, ensure that you include a detailed description so that your prospective buyer can inspect your vehicle and read the specifications. If you are looking to sell your car online, make sure that you use a reputable marketplace.

Give your car curb appeal
I think we can all agree that no prospective buyer wants to buy a dirty and unpresentable car. When a potential buyer comes to see your car, you want them to be wowed and say “I love it!”. You don’t need to fix every little ding and scratch, but give your car some TLC before taking photos for your online profile or when a buyer comes to inspect it.

Advertise Online!
The number one tip to advertising online is to ensure you are where your customers are. There are many online marketplaces for selling and buying used cars that allow you to reach as many potential customers as possible. You can also advertise on social media platforms, or car classified - the possibilities are endless. When advertising your car online, we have a few tips to help nail your ad:

  • Take high-quality photos of your vehicle. To give your potential buyers the real deal, the quality of your images should be clear and realistic. To demonstrate the condition of the car, capture your vehicle from multiple angles of both the interior and exterior.
  • The information that you provide about your vehicle must be accurate, detailed and honest. Highlight the vehicle’s best features as well as any disadvantages. This allows you and your potential buyer to set realistic expectations if the car is sold.


4. Selling through a Car Dealership?

Looking to skip all of the hassles? Using a car dealership is one of the best and easiest ways to sell your car quickly while still ensuring you get the best deal. Consider all of the time and effort required to deal with buyers, schedule appointments, conduct test drives and handle numerous enquiries. Skip out on all of this and leave the work to the professionals.


You may be thinking that you can get a better deal when you sell your vehicle privately on your own, but keep in mind the time and effort required. You don’t have to worry about setting a price or finding buyers when you work with a car dealership. It is far more convenient, and receive more than you bargained for!


MotorMatcher is the place to go if you're looking to sell your car quickly without the hassle. MotorMatcher can help you reach more buyers by simply visiting our website and providing us with the make, model, registration year, and variant of your vehicle. We will do the legwork while quickly getting your vehicle in front of potential buyers. Sell your car hassle-free today!