While we car enthusiasts would love to have a garage the size of a hangar, most of us don’t have the financial capacity to maintain and store that many cars. What this means for a lot of us is that when we want to buy a new toy, one of the old ones has to go. There are many ways to sell your old car. You can trade it in at a dealer, list the car on an auction site like Ebay or Bring-a-Trailer, or you can list the car on Craigslist.
Craigslist can be a great place to sell your car. You have access to a large audience, you can gain a price much higher than what a dealer will give you on trade-in, and you don’t run the risk of getting way less than your asking price like you would when listing on an auction site. However, there are certainly some risks with selling cars on Craigslist. Roman and Nathan have a lot of experience both buying and selling cars on the site, so they have teamed up to show you the top five biggest and most common mistakes when selling a car on Craigslist.
The number five tip on this top five list is to make sure that you take good pictures of your car. We all know the saying, “A picture says a thousand words,” and that remains true with your Craigslist ad. A car’s visual condition can be just as important, if not more important than the service history of a car. So it should be no surprise that having a good set of pictures with your advertisement can easily make your ad much more desirable.
This means taking good quality pictures in a decent location with a relatively good camera. You also need to make sure that you take the right amount of pictures, covering all angles of the car inside and out. If you can hook the buyer with your pictures, you are much more likely to make the sale.
Be sure to watch the full video above to hear the rest of our tips for selling a car on Craigslist, as it could help you make the sale that much easier.