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Tips for Selling Your Car

Tips and strategies on how to successfully sell or trade in your car.

Why The Car Shortage Makes Selling Your Car Privately Obsolete

By now you’ve probably heard about the big shortage of cars, both new and used. The car shortage has driven prices up to record-high levels. If you have a car you’re thinking of selling, it’s more important than ever to think through how to sell it. In this article we revisit the age-old topic of …

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How to Sell a Leased Car: A Step-by-Step Guide

When things are normal, you typically wouldn’t consider trying to sell a leased car because the amount of the paying off the lease would likely be higher than the value of your car or what you could get for it. Getting out of a lease usually means surrendering the lease early and taking a hit …

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Why are Used Cars so Expensive Now?

If you’ve been scratching your head wondering why it seems like used cars are so expensive now, you’re not alone. What you’re noticing is very real. One estimate puts the spike in used car prices at 42% higher compared to pre-pandemic conditions (source). Understanding what’s going on with used car prices isn’t hard, but it …

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How to Get an Instant Offer for My Car

If you’re looking to sell your car and you don’t want to waste a lot of time getting the job done, you might ask yourself, “How can I get an instant offer for my car?” The good news is you most certainly can get an instant offer for your car. Many car-buying services use technology …

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Repeat and Referral Business Opportunities in the Car-Buying Biz

When a private owner is looking to sell a car, many dealerships treat it as a one-time transaction or at best as something that only happens occasionally. This means they’re missing out on critical repeat and referral business opportunities. Here’s how to make the most of every transaction by making a simple shift in perspective …

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How to Compete Against the Big-Name Car Buyers

When you see a recognizable brand-name company running slick national television ads for their car-buying service, it may feel like there’s no way you can compete against them, but you’d be wrong. Here’s how local dealers can beat the big boys: Local Market vs National Market What the big national car buying services are doing …

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Top 5 Factors that Matter More than Price When Buying Cars from Private Owners

We’ve previously made the point that price is an important factor, but it’s far from the only factor to consider when buying cars from private owners. Here are the top 5 factors that matter more than price. Dealers need to keep these in mind to keep winning business from sellers if they want to achieve …

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Is Price THE Most Important Thing When Buying Cars from Private Owners?

It may seem obvious that price is the most important thing for a dealer when buying cars from private owners. After all, you want to ensure your dealership will have an opportunity to make some profit when you go to resell the vehicle, right? But if your focus is solely on that difference between the …

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Driveo: A New Option to Sell Your Car in Houston

Available Exclusively at Mac Haik Chevrolet! Dealerships everywhere face the challenge of keeping up with the used car market. Customer demand is high, but the supply of quality used cars is the lowest anyone has seen in years. What’s a dealership to do? The answer at Mac Haik Chevrolet is Driveo, a new way to …

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Focusing on Profit or Volume When Buying Cars from Private Owners

Many businesses face the classic dilemma of whether to focus on profit per sale or volume of sales, but it’s an especially important question to answer for any car dealer buying cars from private owners. Is it better to buy more cars at lesser profit or buy fewer cars at more profit? The answer you …

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