Hundreds of millions of people have sold used cars over the last 75 to 80 years. Quite frankly, the number could be even higher. In the old days, you sold a used car by slapping a ‘for-sale’ sign in the window and driving around. You might have even put an ad in the paper and parked the car in the front yard every evening. Well, times have changed.
Selling used cars the old way is no longer the best way. Newspaper ads and ‘for-sale’ signs were appropriate back in the day, but they no longer get the best results. In fact, trying to sell your car directly to another consumer is not the smartest move either.
These days, the best way to sell a used car is to contact a company like CarFastCash. We pay cash for cars in San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. In fact, we operate across Southern California. Whether you are in Kern, Orange, or Riverside County, you can sell your used car to us.
The Old Way Takes Time
If you are thinking of selling your used car the old way, at least consider why doing so may not be the best choice. There are many reasons, beginning with the fact that the old way takes time. Remember that you can contact us and have your card sold in short order. In many cases, we can get a deal done the same day. Do things the old way and you could be still trying to sell weeks from now.
Selling the old way takes time because you have to follow a process. You have to prep the car for sale, then take pictures. You have to write an ad and upload the pictures to whatever site you are selling on. Then, your ad might have to be approved before it goes live.
After that, you have to wait for people to contact you and make an appointment to come over and see the car. You have to take time to meet with every buyer who shows up. It just goes on and on. Wouldn’t it be easier to make one phone call, wait for our representative to arrive, and sell on the spot?
The Old Way Is a Security Risk
We hate to have to say this, but it’s true: the old way of selling used cars is a security risk these days. Simply put, you never know who is going to show up at your door when someone responds to your ad. Just like there are those who post fake ads with the intention of robbing potential buyers, there are those who pose as buyers in order to rob sellers.
Things are so dicey these days that police agencies encourage sellers not to conduct transactions at home. Instead, they recommend meeting in public places. Some local police departments even offer to let sellers conduct transactions in their parking lots. What does that tell you about the safety and security of private sales?
CarFastCash is a reputable business with a long track record. When you sell your car to us, you don’t have to worry about some ne’er-do-well showing up at your door. You can rest assured that the transaction will be safe and secure across the board.
The Old Way Is Inconvenient
If time and security are not issues for you, consider the fact that selling the old way is inconvenient. You have to make time to meet with potential buyers – on their schedules. And in most cases, that means being available nights and on weekends. Any difficulty in finding a buyer could mean you have to put your life on hold for an extended amount of time.
The thing about the inconvenience factor is that it directly correlates to how quickly sellers get a deal done. A seller who does not want to be inconvenienced will not be available whenever potential buyers call. But that means fewer showings. On the other hand, getting a deal done as quickly as possible means making yourself available at all hours. Either way, it is a no-win situation.
We do things differently. We pride ourselves on making it extremely convenient for customers to sell cars quickly. Whether you are looking to sell a car in Kern County or San Bernardino County, you will not have to put your life on hold to sell to us. We will meet you when it is convenient for you. We will get the deal done and take the car off your hands.
The Old Way Can Be Stressful
We have met a lot of used car owners who called us because they discovered selling the old way was too stressful. How can it be stressful? For starters, a lot of people are stressed about entertaining strangers. They just don’t like having people they do not know visit their homes. We get that. The world is a scary place these days.
There are people who find showing their cars stressful. They worry that buyers will have tons of questions they will not be able to answer. These are the kinds of people who don’t know anything about cars other than how to start and drive them. When buyers ask questions they cannot answer, they either have to make something up or admit their ignorance.
Yet another cause of seller stress is negotiating over price. There are some people who just hate to dicker. Thus, they get stressed out no matter how the deal goes. They either deal with the stress of negotiating or take the first offer made then beat themselves up over not holding out for more.
The old way of selling used cars worked well in its day. But those days are long gone. Today, a better way to sell a used car is to call a company like ours. We make it easy and hassle-free by paying cash for cars on the spot. It doesn’t get much better than that.