How to Sell a Car in Dubai
KNOW THE MARKET
Is your car going to be easy to sell? Is it a hot commodity? Or will you have to drop
your price and search out additional avenues to sell it?
Here are a few general rules to answer these questions:
• SUVs are in high demand right now and will likely command higher prices than
• Family sedans will always be in demand by people who need basic inexpensive
• The sale of convertibles and sports cars is seasonal. Sunny weather brings out the
buyers. Fall and winter months will be slow.
• Trucks and vans used for work are steady sell car Dubai and command
competitive prices. Don't underestimate their value.
• Collector cars will take longer to sell and are often difficult to price. However,
these cars can have unexpected value if you find the right buyer.
PRICE YOUR VEHICLE COMPETITIVELY
To come up with an effective asking price, you'll first need to find out what the car is worth
and how much other people are asking for similar cars. Appraise your vehicle on Edmunds and
pay attention to the "Private Party" price. This figure is adjusted for a number of factors
including mileage, condition, options, and the region in which the vehicle is being sold.
An alternate method would be to get an instant offer from Edmunds. All you need to do is
enter the details of your vehicle and you'll get a firm trade-in offer, good at participating
dealerships for seven days. Use this offer as a baseline for your asking price, or if you're
comfortable with the offer, you can accept it and skip the rest of the steps below.
On the other hand, as a private-party Sell car, you don't want to look like a car dealer.
GIVE YOUR VEHICLE 'CURB APPEAL
When people come to look at your car, they will probably make up their minds to buy it or not
within the first few minutes. This is based on their first look at the car. So you want this first look to
be positive. You want your car to have "curb appeal."
Before you advertise your car for sale, make sure it looks clean and attractive. This goes beyond
just taking it to the car wash. Here is a to-do list to help you get organized:
• Wash and vacuum the car and consider having it detailed.
• Make sure your car is both mechanically sound and free from dents, dings and scrapes.
• Consider making low-cost repairs yourself rather than selling it as-is.
• Remove all unnecessary items from inside the car. That way, when prospective buyers take a
test drive, they can visualize the car as theirs.
• Wipe the brake dust off the wheel covers and treat the tires with a tire gloss product.
• Thoroughly clean the windows inside and out and all the mirrored surfaces.
• Wipe down the dashboard and empty the ashtrays.
• Have all your maintenance records ready to show prospective buyers.
Where to Advertise Your Vehicle
Now that your car is looking great and running well, it's time to advertise it for sale. Classified
ads are the preferred method, not only for convenience but also for their wider geographical
Here are the main markets for advertising used cars:
• Social media: Use Facebook and Twitter to let your circle know you are sell your car. Ask
your contacts to spread the word.
• Peer-to-peer sites: Companies such as Carvana, Tred and Zipflip connect buyers and sellers
and are a growing presence in the used-car marketplace online. Each operates a little
differently, so check the sites for details of their services. These can include car inspections,
warranties and return policies for buyers.
• Message boards: Many online car forums have classified sections in which you can list your
• Word-of-mouth: Tell your friends, co-workers and family.
• The car itself: It's old-fashioned, but putting a "For Sale" sign in the car window can still be
an effective way to sell it.
CREATE ADS THAT SELL
Think about what you are telling people when you write your ad. Little words convey a lot. Besides the price, your
ad should also include the year, make, model and trim level of the car you are selling along with the mileage, color,
condition and popular options. It also helps to state why you're selling the car since it gives the ad a more personal
When creating "For Sale" signs or putting an ad online, you have an opportunity to show how eager you are to sell
the car. Do this with the following abbreviations and phrases:
• Must sell!: This term often means the seller is leaving town and needs to dump the car at a fire sale price.
• OBO: This stands for "or best offer" and it indicates that you are willing to entertain offers below the stated
price. This usually conveys you are eager to sell any car.
• Asking price: This phrase also communicates the feeling that you will negotiate, but it is one notch below OBO
on the eagerness scale.
• Firm: This word is used to rebuff attempts to negotiate. It indicates that you aren't in a hurry to sell the car —
you are most interested in getting your price.
Showing Your Vehicle
Many unexpected bumps in the road can arise while selling a used car. These can be
handled easily if you are dealing with a reasonable person. So, as you are contacted by
prospective buyers, use your intuition to evaluate them. If they seem difficult, pushy or
even shady, wait for another buyer. With the right person, selling a used car should be
Some sellers feel uncomfortable having buyers come to their house to see the car.
However, you can generally screen buyers on the phone. If they sound suspicious, don't
do business with them. If you don't want people knowing where you live, arrange to
show the car at a park or shopping center near your home. But keep in mind that people
will eventually see your address when you sign the title over to them.
GTA Car Buyers
17 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone : +971509692567
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org