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How Do I Sell My Car - Northern KY/Cincinnati

If you find yourself asking "how am I going to sell my car efficiently?" then your first instinct is probably turning to Craigslist in an attempt to make some fast cash. While that strategy works for some, it doesn't work for everyone. Actually, most of the time it doesn't work as an efficient way to sell your car. Why? Because there are too many factors when it comes to trying to sell your car. Such as: mileage, age, make, model, trim level, and any of the quirks that your vehicle might have.


On top of that, you need to make sure that the price you are offering is reasonable when compared to the overall condition of the vehicle. Instead of going through the hassle and time involved, a more efficient way to sell your car is simply by taking it to a dealership. On top of quickly and efficiently getting rid of your old car, you also have the option of trading it in if you're looking to get another car.

It's clear there are more options and more benefits when selling to a dealership. But before we take a look at those, let's get a little more in-depth about selling your vehicle privately.


Selling your Car Privately - Benefits and Drawbacks 

Selling your car privately can be an overall tricky and time-consuming process. Not only do you need to figure out the best places to advertise your vehicle (Craigslist, in a newspaper, social media, etc.) but you also need to do some research in order to figure out the proper price. Honestly, there is one benefit that selling a vehicle privately has over selling a vehicle to a dealership - and it's almost not worth the effort and time.


You are likely to make a little more cash selling your car privately vs. selling it to a dealership. But, it's not a significant amount more. Furthermore, it takes away the option of trading in and putting the value of that car towards a new one (we'll talk about that a little later).


This game of phone tag with multiple potential buyers takes up a lot of time, and so does sifting through e-mails from anyone responding to your advertisement. When you put your car up for sale online, selling it is no longer on your terms. Apart from the price, you are going to have to be flexible enough to meet the demands of potential car buyers.

It's easy to see how this could create stress and hassle, and to make matters even harder, you'll have to deal with haggling and "low-balling" buyers. Those who do show up might notice a chip in the paint, and ask to have the price lowered since that paint chip wasn't listed in your ad. Even advertising it as a firm price might not deter the hagglers of the world. Finally, you have to deal with it sitting in your yard for the entire time it's not selling. This could cause a few different issues, anything from simply being an eye-sore to holding you up from getting a new vehicle. Why? Maybe you need the money from this sale to get a new vehicle, which means you can't buy another car until it sells.

It's obvious the cons outweigh the pros, and while selling privately might get you a little more cash than selling to a dealership - is all that hassle and time really worth it? Time, after all, is money…

Selling to a Dealership

When it comes time to sell your car and you go to a dealership, you're guaranteed to get an offer for it that same exact day, especially at dealerships like Kerry Toyota, where we are eager to purchase your vehicle from you.

Why Dealerships Want your Car

Why are we so eager? Simple. We are in the business of buying and selling cars. We need to get our inventory somehow, and since we sell used vehicles it only makes sense to get those vehicles from our customers. While some dealerships might not take a car, Kerry Toyota is confident that we can make you an offer for your vehicle. Even if it has some rust, high-mileage, or dents. The issues might not be as bad as you think, and we like to check out every car just to make sure. That way if we do decide to buy it, you'll know right away what type of deal we can give you.

But, it's important to realize that, depending on the condition of your car, we might give you less money than you initially thought. After all, the more money we need to put into it to fix it up and sell it means we'll need to adjust the purchase price accordingly.


Keep in mind though, if your used vehicle is in good condition, we are able to offer top dollar for it. Also, you don't need to spend any time or money on figuring out how to advertise it. Just bring it to us, and let our technicians appraise it. We'll then give you a price based on make, model, year, condition, and other resale values. Perhaps the most convenient and prevalent benefit we provide is our ability to quickly and efficiently buy your vehicle. That way, you don't have to waste time or mess with your schedule waiting for it to sell.

Or, Trade it in

You aren't just stuck selling your car to us, either. Perhaps you saw a model on our lot that caught your eye. If that's the case, all you need to do is ask if you can trade your old car in, and put its value towards the price of the one that interests you. This is a great alternative to selling your car, and provides a very convenient way to upgrade your ride. It's very simple to do, and involves three steps: bring your old car to our dealership, we'll make you an offer, and then put that money towards buying your next car.

Remember the scenario that was mentioned earlier, where you were trying to sell your old car privately in order to use that money to buy a new one? But it wasn't selling immediately, so you had to wait around before you could make your next purchase? That possibility is eliminated in this scenario, which creates a simplified one-stop shopping experience. This will reduce the cost of your next car purchase through the dealership, and depending on the condition and other factors regarding your car, it could represent a decent chunk of savings.

You don't have this option when you attempt to sell a vehicle privately. Plus, you also have the peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with a professional and legitimate establishment. Trying to sell your car to a total stranger that found your Craigslist ad can be both awkward and potentially dangerous.

Kerry Toyota: Stress Free 

That stress-free and no-hassle experience you have when selling or trading-in a vehicle to us isn't limited to just buying and selling cars - it's just what our dealership is like. From the atmosphere to the staff, Kerry Toyota is all about introducing you to a fun and genuinely positive dealership experience. This is how we've greeted customers throughout the tri-state region for many years, and we are confident that this type of atmosphere and attitude provides a unique experience. This is only bolstered by the fact that since we opened our doors, we've been on a mission to change the way consumers look at used car buying.

Since we can track down just about anything you're looking for with our nationwide vehicle search, we are the perfect dealership for your next used car purchase. Or, simply trade in your old one and put that value towards one of our premium used or certified pre-owned vehicles. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

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