So, you’ve decided to part with your Land Rover after what we’re sure was a good few years of off-roading and adventure. For whatever reason you want to sell, we know you want the next owner to enjoy your 4×4 as much as you have. And of course, you want to sell it for nothing short of what it’s worth.
If you’ve been out of the car-selling game for a while, you probably think you have a strenuous task ahead of you. Well, we have good news! Selling your Land Rover can be really simple. So before you go putting a ‘used Rover for sale’-sign on your car window, get in on our easy tips for selling your Land Rover:
1. Make use of Free Online Evaluations
There are many websites you can use to evaluate the value of your Rover as it stands. Most valuation systems can only give you a close estimate of your car’s value according to the model, mileage and age, but it’s an excellent place to start.
Once you have an idea of how much your used Rover is currently worth, you can figure out what the best way is to sell it. And the great part is, it’s free!
Most of these websites also offer car-selling services and will make an offer to buy your vehicle after valuation. When it comes to selling your used Rover, we suggest making use of a car-buying service for the best possible selling experience.
2. Sell to a Private Market Place
Trying to sell your car on your own can often be frustrating and take a long time. And the longer you wait to sell; its value will continue to decrease. Selling your Land Rover through a private market place, however, will make the process hassle-free and guaranteed ‘money for value’.
Used Land Rovers are a top-rated buy in the used vehicle market due to their reliable, long-lasting construction. Believe it or not, most enthusiasts prefer buying a used Rover than a new one. With their aluminium bodies and robust chassis, the old Land Rovers are almost indestructible.
And so you find many used Rovers for sale, and it has led to the simplified process of buying and selling luxury cars online. Car sale websites and services are there to remove the often time-consuming negotiation process because it creates an environment where your car can be sold for what it’s worth.
3. Organize Your Paperwork
Although we promised you quick and easy tips for selling your used Rover, paperwork is something you won’t be able to avoid. If anything, it’s an essential part of selling your vehicle. If you wait to do this step right before you sell, you may find yourself scrambling.
Every state requires different paperwork when selling a car, but as a general guide, you must prepare the following documents:
– The Title:
You must sign the title over to the new owner (whether it be a dealership or person).
– Maintenance Records:
Keeping up with scheduled maintenance can increase the value and reliability of your vehicle. If you haven’t kept a record of your maintenance, you can get them at the dealership or mechanic who handled your services.
– Bill of Sale:
This document provides the terms and conditions in the event of a dispute and can release you of certain liabilities.
– Release of Liability:
This form will keep you from being liable for any damages incurred after you have sold your vehicle. Without it, there could be a dispute over accidents or other events that occur before the vehicle is registered under the new owner.
– Warranty Documents:
If the car is still under the manufacturer’s warranty or an extended warranty, you’ll want to have these documents ready to provide to the new owner.
4. Be Patient:
So, we aren’t discouraging the idea of selling your Land Rover to a dealership. Selling your car to a dealer may be the quickest way to get your used Rover off your hands. But you must consider the fact that auto dealers are not buying your car because they love Land Rovers, they’re buying to make a profit.
You could end up selling your car for way less than what you should. We know that when it comes to selling ‘regular cars’ online, the process could take a bit longer. But keep in mind, you’re selling a leading, well sought after 4×4 that has ruled the off-road car industry for years.
We believe that it would be beneficial to both you and your old pal to sell amongst 4×4 enthusiasts. This selling process, however, may require some patience. We believe that there is a buyer out there for every car, but not always ready to buy around the same time you are ready to sell.
Putting a used Rover up for sale may seem mundane, as car selling processes usually are. But remember, you’re selling a high-end, luxury 4×4 that attracts an entire market of Land Rover enthusiasts and collectors.
As ‘quick and easy’ as it is to sell to an auto dealer, your old Rover has a lot more worth within the private buying market. They say if you love something, let it go. But we would like to add; let it go in the right market place.