What to do if your car hasn’t sold

So you’ve listed your used car and are trying to sell it privately but it still hasn’t sold? Selling a vehicle can be a stressful process, especially if it’s a car that is worth a larger sum of money. But try not to panic, and most importantly do not give up easily on selling your car properly. Sometimes you just have to readjust and reconsider some aspects to get it to sell it.

Adjust the price

One of the most obvious reasons as to why your vehicle is not sold yet could be the price in the sense that it’s simply too high. It is human nature to have difficultly being unbiased in valuating one of your own possessions especially something that can be as personal as a car. It is ok to price your car higher than the others, as long as you can justify it. For example, a car in better condition or with lower mileage will normally command a higher price. But also, cars that come with a service and maintenance history can also command a higher a price. Either way, if you’re car is not getting any bites it might be time to reduce the price to try to get it more attention.

Ask for feedback

If you are getting some leads to your ad but they aren’t meeting you at your price it might be time to ask them why. There is nothing wrong with asking potential buyers why they aren’t interested as sometimes it’s more than price. Either way if you don’t ask you’ll never know.

Clean it up more

Sometimes people rush how quickly they post their vehicle for sale and they don’t do as good of a job getting it ready for sale. You would be amazed at how much a good detail can do to improve your odds of selling your car. If it’s not selling, get it a good detail and see if that helps!

Fix the problems and/or sell it certified

If you’ve listed your car for sale with some issues, whether minor or major, potential buyers might be deterred from it because of them. There are lots of buyers out there that won’t even consider a “as is” car for sale. That’s why it might be worth while to fix the issues and certify the vehicle so that you can attract more buyers with some piece of mind. Happy selling!

About Meds

Ben is widely known as the car sales guy to his friends and family. He does not work at a dealership, although he has done so in the past. He currently works in fleet in the automotive industry and is a numbers guy. He currently drives a rather boring 2017 Ford F-150 as his daily, but his passion is his 2018 Ford Mustang GT. Disclaimer: he does not work for Ford, although he is a big fan.