How to sell your car

How to sell your car


There are 3 options to sell your car: trade it in,
sell it on AutoScout24 or put it up for auction. Trading a car in is easy, but you’ll get less
than selling it yourself on AutoScout24. Selling your car on AutoScout24 When selling your car,
make sure it looks good. It sells better when you fix small damages. It’ll support your story of a perfectly maintained
car, because a small damage will seem weird. If the MOT expires soon, have it renewed.
That will make it easier to sell as well. Describe the car in your
ad as good as possible. Start with make, model, edition. Add the
model year of that’s relevant information. Some features make your car more special,
such as leather upholstery in compact cars. You can put that in the title as well. Be honest. Describe small damages
and disadvantages of the car. Offer elaborate info. List all features
like heated seats, a sunroof, and things that are hard to spot. Pictures are very important. That’s why I
asked car photographer Casper Heij to explain. Taking good pictures
of second-hand cars There are some things to keep
in mind when taking pictures. I borrowed a nice example. I’ll give you some
basic tips for taking pictures of your car. First, use a camera you know. I’m using a
professional one, but you may not have one. You can also use your smartphone
or compact camera. It doesn’t really matter which camera you
use, as long as the pictures are right. If you use a smartphone, make
sure you keep it steady. It’s agile and small. A compact has that
problem less so, but it’s still there. Don’t make the pictures perfect. Don’t
use Photoshop to make a poster. People want to see honest pictures of the car. The location is very important. Make
sure you have a quiet background. We’ve tried that here as well. If there’s a lot of things in the background,
like a police car, the attention will be drawn there.
You don’t want that. Make sure the pictures are honest.
If the car is damaged, say so in the ad and show it in a picture. That’ll prevent
whining when people come look at the car and want to pay 500 euros less
because it’s damaged. When you’ve told them about it beforehand,
they’ll know the price includes the damage and is not open to negotiation. Make sure the car is clean.
Take some cleaning products with you. After you’ve washed it, dried it, and arrive
at your location, a bird will shit on the car. If you have the time, choose a day with some
clouds, so there won’t be too much sun on the car. That may cause unwanted reflections.
Slightly cloudy, pretty light. I’ll show you how I usually
take pictures of a car. First, take a lot of pictures
of the second-hand car. At least 10, that’s the absolute minimum.
Show the car from all angles. Take your distance if possible. Zooming in will
negate the wide-angle effect of the lens. If there’s things that make your car
special, take a detail shot. The red calipers on this
Porsche 911, for example. If you want a quiet background,
you may have to turn it around because you may be looking at a nice
field while there are cars parked behind you. If you take a picture of the rear of the car,
you’ll have all that junk in the background. If you take pictures of the interior,
get as much shade in there as possible. Take pictures of all features and buttons so
people can see what you have described in the ad. If you say it has A/C, take a good picture of
the A/C control unit on the dashboard. That goes for everything in and on the car. Finally, there are some things
you really shouldn’t do. First, no distracting backgrounds. Don’t do this, with all these
cars in the background. Second, don’t put the car half in the shade,
because it looks very weird. Third, don’t put your car on the grass. Selling your car on
a BCA car auction Selling your car on a BCA
car auction is very simple. The proces starts with
an online valuation request. First, you need to find
your car on AutoScout24. Copy paste the link of the ad
in the first field of the form. Give your contact information, license plate
number and list damages if applicable. Within 24 hours you’ll get a free evaluation
of your car and a guaranteed offer. If you accept that offer,
the offline proces starts. For the sale you’ll get your
car to BCA in Barneveld. BCA checks the papers, gets the keys,
and does a test drive. The test drive is done on
their own testing grounds, but they will also do a technical
inspection on the car lift. If they spot defects,
they may change the offer. If you accept the offer, the car will
change owners and your car is sold. The car will be put up on auction, but you
(as a customer) won’t have the be there. We wanted to show you anyway,
because it’s fun to see how it works. Hopefully you’ve learned how to put your
car up for sale, and that you can auction it. How you deal with people checking out
your car, we’ll explain in another video. Thanks to
Porsche Centrum Gelderland Subs – Maru