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Car Video Tips in Trinidad and Tobago Create Your Ad

Selling your car privately will take a lot more time and effort, but it could earn you thousands of dollars more when compared to what you would get normally. If you want to make sure that you sell your car in Trinidad and Tobago then follow the steps below and you'll be sure to fetch the highest price possible.

Price of Your Car

To determine what price to set for your car:

  • Use MotorsTT.com advanced search tool.  This will help you to find what other prices people are offering for the make, year and model of your car.
  • Think about the condition and mileage of your vehicle.
  • Consider what you've spent on maintenance. If you have records that show your new parts and upgrades, you may be able to bump up your asking price.
  • Always leave room for some negotiation. Buyers may want to strike a deal with you.

Create the Advert

You might want to attract buyers by giving them all the highlights and specs of your car. You should always make sure that your advert is accurate, truthful and includes:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • HD Photos
  • Detailed Descriptions

Once you've got your advertisement sorted, post it to MotorsTT.com sell your car page choosing one of our three packages that is right for you.

HD Photos

A good photo will go a long way when you're trying to sell your car. Make sure that you wash your car and make sure that it is the only thing in the photo. Get it at a good angle and take as many as possible to give your viewers a good idea of what they're buying from you.

  • Use A High Quality Camera
  • Choose A Great Location
  • Be Careful About What is Included In The Image
  • Move The Car So It Is The Only Focal Point
  • Clear The Background
  • Make Sure That The Lighting is Adequate and Stay Away from Shadows
  • Remember that Listings with Photos Drive Much More Interest - See our Car Photos tips page for more information

More Photos, The Better

The Photo Needs to Show:

  • Special Features
  • Interior/ Instruments

The more photographs you have, the better your listing will do. According to our very own research, the buyer always looks at the top 14 shots when evaluating whether or not a car is right for their needs.

Detailed Description

  • Year
  • Model
  • Mileage
  • Make
  • Price
  • Colour

Optional Details include

  • Engine Capacity
  • Windows, Seats, Locks
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warranty
  • Location

Make It Great

If you want to write a great advertisement, remember:

  • Instil mental ownership on the vehicle
  • Take your time when selling the features
  • List the features and highlights
  • Be complete in your description
  • Add the vehicle history
  • Focus on reliability
  • Include service records
  • Include warranty information
  • Take great photos and a video if possible
  • Post your advert on the MotorsTT.com using one of our three packages.

Prepare for Sale

First impressions are everything. Make sure that you clean your car inside and out and vacuum up all the areas.

  • Clean the Glass
  • Top up the Fluids
  • Clean the Engine with an Anti Greasing Agent
Also remember that video is a great way to showcase your vehicle so you can shoot a video using a Camera, Mobile Phone or Tablet and upload to Youtube before adding it to MotorsTT.com.

Close the Deal

The way you communicate with your buyers will determine how fast you sell your vehicle. When your buyer is evaluating the car they will also be evaluating you and how much they trust you. For this reason, you should always make sure that you're honest.

Here's what you need to think about:

Etiquette

  • You can save yourself a lot of time by making sure that anyone who does make an appointment to see the car is actually still interested in buying
  • Always ask for their phone number and schedule an appointment when you know you have enough time to talk to them properly without making them feel rushed
  • Try and schedule an appointment during daylight hours. This is when people will want to see the car
  • Be prepared to answer any questions they might have

Safety

  • Check with your insurance company if it is okay for them to take a test drive
  • Ask to see their license
  • Don't be afraid if they want to take the car to a mechanic. This is a clear sign of a serious buyer and they should cover the costs for this. Also make sure that you join them on their trip Also remember that video is a great way to showcase your vehicle so you can shoot a video using a Camera, Mobile Phone or Tablet and upload to Youtube before adding it to MotorsTT.com

Deposits

  • If your prospect wants to think about buying a car, agree to hold it for a couple of days. If they don't buy, keep the cash as a payment for taking the car off the market. If they do buy, you’ll need to subtract this from the final price
  • When holding the car, keep the phone numbers of other interested buyers as well

Negotiations

  • Buyers will want to negotiate. Set a minimum price and don't reveal it to them
  • Don't negotiate until they make a serious offer
  • Don't be desperate to sell
  • Get the full payment and never accept a personal cheque. Get a certified one or cash

Documentation

  • Finalize the sale of your car by submitting all of the documents required. This can be found by visiting the Ministry of Transportation

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