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Tips for Creating Successful Auto Classified Ads Online.

* The major benefit of an online classified ad is that you may include a detailed color photo and an unlimited amout of comments to describe your used car.
1. Gather the Basic Information About Your Used Car.
The first step to building a successful classified ad for your car or auto is that of getting all of the standard information about your vehicle. This includes the basics like Year, Make and Model, as well as Options, VIN, Mileage and History etc.

2. Take A Quality Photo Of Your Used Car.

Although photos are not required for building a classified ad on AutoHopper, they greatly benefit both the car buyer and seller. Listings with photos have a far greater chance of being noticed quickly, thus decreasing your selling time. Multiple photos are nice, but one good photo usually is sufficient.

3. Determine Your Location and Contact Information.
Provide an email address if you have one and a primary and secondary phone number. The easier you are to reach, the more inquiries your ad will receive. If you live in a rural area bordering a big city, consider making your primary selling location the larger city. There are more car buyers searching in big cities; therefore, your car is more likely to be found.

4. Pricing Your Used Car To Sell?
Use a trusted site like Kelley Blue Book, or NADA to get an accurate ballpark of what your used car is worth. Next determine what you are willing to accept for the car. If your used car is worth $10,000 and you are willing to accept $9000, shoot to price your vehicle lower. It does eliminate some of the negotiating, but your used car will be more attractive to car buyers, thus incouraging them to contact you. If you are competing with a few similar vehicles a buyer may contact you first because of the lower price. In the end you may end up selling your car at the price your competition would have settled for. Remember: Car buyers are most likely using the same pricing websites that you use in setting the price of your vehicle. If you are near, or lower than the price they have, your used car is that much more appealing. This decreases the time it takes to sell your used car.
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5. Including 'Seller's Comments' Can Help Sell Your Car.
We can't stress enough how important seller's comments are to creating a successful classified ad for your used car. If you provide a concise list of all of the available features of your used car, your vehicle is that much more appealing. These features include things that may not be a part of a standard option lists such as: specialty tires and wheels, brand of stereo/speakers, electronic/ heated seats, tow package information, gas mileage, passenger room, how well the car drives etc. This may also be a good place to add comments like: "Great commuter car", "Dependable work truck", "Plenty of room for kids, groceries and pet", etc.

Remember: Put yourself in the position of the car buyer. What are some of the things you would look for when buying a particular used car. Use the seller's comments to describe these things in your classied ad.

Additional Resources:

List your car for sale on AutoHopper today.
Price your used car to sell online.
Why choose AutoHopper to sell my used car?
A helpful guide for finding your VIN.


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