There are a number of things you need to in order to have a successful sale of your vehicle on Bring-a-trailer dot com. We discussed that your vehicle should be clean, or better yet, professionally detailed. Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, it’s a good idea to hire a professional photographer. While beauty shots are great, no old car is perfect, so up-close pictures of all the imperfections will further ensure a successful sale.
With the above, I reached out to Bring-a-Trailer. The asked if I had a recent CarFax report on the car and if the timing belt was changed. I did not have a CarFax report, so I simply got one. It’s $39.99 that’s well spent. A Carfax report adds to the potential buyer’s confidence that the vehicle was not broken in half at some point. It takes less than five minutes to get.
Having detailed service records of the vehicle you’re selling is important. One of the reasons why I originally purchased this car was because the original owner kept meticulous records. He even had a notebook in which he jotted down every gasoline fill-up. It took me all of three minutes to find the receipt for the timing belt change that BaT asked for. Service records are another thing that gives the potential buyer more confidence.
Like with any sale, it’s best to answer any of buyer’s potential questions before they get a chance to ask them. In an auction such as Bring-a-Trailer, it is in everyone’s interest to have a complete and successful sale. A clean car, good pictures, records, and a history report certainty help that.