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Selling Your Car Directly to an Individual—Without Problems

March 3rd, 2011

Used cars

Avoid the dealership hassle in selling your car

Most car gurus know they will get a better price selling their car privately rather than through a dealer. It’s retail versus wholesale. But to make that extra money, you’ll have to do a number of things that may be intimidating or difficult for you. In fact, they should be neither if you follow the guidelines we offer here.

For women who are leery about meeting and dealing with guy shoppers, my advice is always: Bring a friend with you. Here’s a good checklist. Selling privately takes time and effort, but you should reap some very tangible rewards.

Here are the steps:

  • Preparing the car and getting a vehicle history report
  • Pricing the car to sell
  • Advertising on DealFinder and locally
  • Dealing with buyers and lookers
  • Arranging financing and delivery

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