Selling Your Car: Private Party or Dealership?

CarSolve | May 29th, 2023

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Which should you choose?

Selling a car can be a daunting task, especially when you sell to a private party. While there are advantages to selling your car privately, there are also some issues that you need to be aware of before you make the decision to sell your car.

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1. Security concerns

One of the biggest issues with selling your car privately is security. When you sell your car to a stranger, you’re giving them access to your personal information, such as your name, address, and phone number. You are also allowing them to come to your home or meet you in a public place, which can be a safety risk. There is always the potential for fraud or scams when dealing with strangers, and you may not be able to verify the legitimacy of the buyer.

With CarSolve, we only gather the information necessary to facilitate the sale to our premier network of dealers. You won’t have to worry about strangers coming to your house to buy your car because once you sell with CarSolve, all you have to do is drive to the dealership that purchased your vehicle and they’ll handle the rest.

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2. Time-consuming process

Selling your vehicle privately can be a time-consuming process. You will need to advertise your car and write up a detailed description of your vehicle to attract buyers, take calls and emails from potential buyers, and arrange for them to view your car. 

CarSolve has the solution to all of these problems. Selling your vehicle with CarSolve can be done in a matter of minutes, without any of the private party hassle. You no longer have to worry about advertising your car and waiting for responses from private buyers. At CarSolve, you can receive an offer on your vehicle in as little as 72 hours.

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3. Price negotiations

Negotiating the price can be a challenging aspect of selling your car privately. Buyers will often try to negotiate the price down, and you may not know what the fair market value of your car is. It can be difficult to determine the right price to ask for your car, and you may end up losing money if you price it too low or not attracting any buyers if you price it too high. CarSolve has partnered with Accu-Trade to give you an instant offer on your vehicle so you know exactly what your car should be selling for in the current market. Our network of dealers will bid on your vehicle live and you can choose whether to accept or decline the offer if it isn’t what you’re looking for.
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4. Limited market

Selling your car privately also means that you are limiting your market. You will only be able to reach potential buyers in your local area, and you may not be able to attract buyers who are looking for a specific make or model of car. This can make it difficult to sell your car quickly, and you may end up lowering the price to attract buyers.

CarSolve allows you the opportunity to sell your car to our vast network of buyers looking for thousands of different vehicle makes and models. You set the price that you’re looking for and start a bidding war between dealers, getting you the highest dollar amount for your car.

While selling your car privately can be a good way to get a higher price for your car, it is not without its issues. Security concerns, time-consuming process, price negotiations, legal and paperwork issues, and limited market are all potential challenges that you may face when selling your car privately. CarSolve aims to alleviate all of these issues, making it the best spot to go for selling your car for the most money.