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5 things that can go wrong while selling cars online

Gone are those days when people relied on offline platforms to buy or sell items. In this digital era, many prefer to buy or sell, even possessions like home and cars online. While buying or selling online has many tremendous benefits, it comes with some cons too, which one should keep in mind to avoid a bad deal. However, if you want to sell cars in Dubai, Carswitch could be one place you can rely upon without worrying much. They ensure the correct value of cars and their massive online inventory helps your car to be sold in a jiffy. If you wish to sell your online, here are the five most important things that can go wrong and some tips to prevent them.

  1. Bad picture: This is the first and foremost thing to be considered while selling cars online. You might get tempted to list your vehicle at an online platform as soon as possible to make a quick sale, but it would be wise to take your time to make sure the listing is as perfect as it can be. A bad photo of your car can drastically reduce the chance of getting a buyer. So, how to avoid a photo disaster? First, give your car a good wash, and keep it spic and span. Then, if you can, hire a professional photographer. Amateur mobile photography fails most of the time, it’s not worth the risk really if you’re in pressing need to find a buyer at the earliest. Thirdly, you have to follow some basic rules. For example, park your car in a well-lit place instead of a garage or closed door, but direct sunlight is a strict no-no. The background must be of neutral color so that it doesn’t interfere with your car’s look. Then make sure to click pictures from multiple angles, and focus on the areas where your vehicle looks best, and avoid where it doesn’t. 
  2. Lack of description: Description matters, and yet most people fail to realize that and usually try to post their listing with some quick bits of information. This can severely hurt your car’s potential to get sold. People prefer to get as much information as they can get, to decide if they want to see your vehicle personally. So, you must put every necessary (and even unnecessary) information about your car in your listing. Like, power window – which car doesn’t have that feature these days, right? But you should put that apparently common feature too. It’s especially true if you’re trying to sell a low or mid-range car which has not many special features to talk about. So enlist every small detail and feature you can think of.
  3. Lack of contact details: Add every possible way to contact you in the listing, so that people can reach you in whatever way they prefer. People often hesitate to mention their phone number in the listing to avoid spam calls and instead put their emails only – do not make such a mistake. If you don’t want to put your personal phone in the listing, that’s absolutely fine – get a second prepaid number only for this listing. 
  4. Lack of response: - You must regularly check your missed call alert, email, voice mail, messages so that you don’t miss any knock from an interested party. Many times people lose a good deal only because they didn’t act fast enough to respond to a buyer. Do not think twice to give a call back to every missed call or reply every email or message as soon as you get them, preferably within 24 hours. 
  5. Do not set and forget: With time, listings go downwards in all major online selling platforms, so it’s essential to keep reposting your listing regularly until it gets sold. 

Wrapping it up: Selling cars online may not necessarily be a hassle if you just take care of the cons mentioned above. These are some basics one might tend to ignore, but are very important. Hopefully, you’ll be able to sell cars online in UAE in no time with these tips.

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