Selling your car in Abu Dhabi can be a tricky process. It can get complicated quite easily if you are unsure of what you are doing. And, many of us are first-time car sellers. It is wise to know what sort of a person you’re dealing with to ensure that the deal doesn’t fall through or you don’t walk into a scam. The best way to go about this is to rely on an experienced car dealer like Carswitch. The company does a thorough research of your needs and helps you crack the best deals with the right seller.
With any good item on the market, a lot of potential customers will be attracted to it. Along with these serious buyers, you will be surprised at the number of buyers who aren’t actually keen on purchasing the car. Let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks to filter out non-serious buyers when you sell car in UAE.
Screen callers carefully
Consider setting up a separate email account and a free Google Voice phone number just for this sale. That will help you screen buyers and not be disturbed by phone calls after the car is sold.
When an offer suits you, call the potential buyer and be ready to go through the car’s basic information.
If you’re anticipating a quick transaction and numerous phone calls, let the calls go to voicemail and you can decide who to call back. Beware of buyers who sound like they’re seeking multiple listings. Often times, such people try to “flip” cars — purchase them cheap and then resell them for a higher price. Often, they offer a crazy low price or try to negotiate even before they see the vehicle. You can avoid such issues if you sell your car through reputed car resellers like CarSwitch.
When buyers sound genuine, call them back and be ready to review the car’s year, model, make, mileage and condition. By conversing with them, you can get a sense of whether they are serious about purchasing your car.
Set up a test drive
Arrange a safe, public place to meet such as a local cafe. If possible, take someone reliable with you.
After prospective buyers check out your vehicle, let them take the car for a spin — but go along with them. For starters, they might be new to the area and require directions. During the test drive, avoid the impulse to “oversell” the car — instead, let them experience the ride and simply respond to any of their queries.
The pre-purchase inspection
Any savvy used car buyer will be smart enough to get the vehicle vetted by a mechanic before the transaction is initiated. The buyer should pay for the inspection. If the buyer is a relative or friend, there shouldn’t be much risk in allowing them to take the vehicle for an inspection. If the prospective buyer is a stranger, you’ll probably want to drive the vehicle to the garage yourself. It shouldn’t take more than an hour’s time.
However, if they return with a long list of issues, you might have to reduce your price. But tend only to issues that require immediate assistance or pose as safety issues, not to everything on the laundry list.
Have the proper paperwork
The paperwork requirements for selling a vehicle can vary from state to state. In some cities, transferring the ownership of a car to another person is a simple process of entering the sale price, odometer reading, and your signature on the certificate of title. In other regions, one must fill out official title-transfer forms.
Close the deal
After the test drive, the potential buyer will, hopefully, begin negotiations. Always stick to your asking price and let the buyer make the initial offer.
Before you say yes to an offer, ensure the buyer’s prepared to pay in cash or with a cashier’s check.
Negotiate carefully and repeat the numbers to ensure that there’s no misunderstanding. If you owe money on the loan, you might have to close the transaction at the bank.
Think twice before you say “yes” to an offer. If the offer seems a bit shady, stay away from such buyers. It’s always better and wiser to go through all the details and credentials of the deal and buyer respectively to avoid surprises.