Today, there are many methods you can employ to sell your car. The first and most obvious one would be to sell it privately, albeit handling the entire process yourself. However, the process of advertising, communicating with potential buyers, and meeting up for viewing can get long and tedious. This is why some people prefer to trade in or sell their car directly to a dealer. Another option is car consignment, a midway between handling the sale process yourself and selling to a dealer.


In this article, we compare the different ways you can sell your car to help you make the most well-informed decision to suit your needs.

Selling Privately

Before you put your car on the market, you will first have to get an estimate of its retail price. This is determined by:

  • Year, make, and model
  • Mileage
  • Condition 

Once you have determined the value of your car, the next step would be to advertise it. Preferably on free platforms. However, it could be a while before potential buyers get in touch with you. You are managing communication with potential buyers and setting up a mutually convenient time. To meet and inspect the vehicle can be challenging if you have a hectic lifestyle. On top of that, you will have to handle the onerous paperwork once a sale has been agreed upon. This is why some people prefer to let a dealer handle it. 

Trading In or Selling to A Dealer 

If you are selling your car and intending to purchase a new one, then a trade-in may make sense. Not only is the deal instant, but you also get to walk away with your new car while simultaneously getting rid of your old one. Even if you do not wish to buy a new car, some dealers are willing to take your old vehicle off your hands without any purchase on your part. However, the price you get from a dealer is usually less than what you can get by selling privately or via car consignment.  

Car Consignment 

The perfect midway option, engaging car consignment services, means that the dealer handles advertising, communication, and paperwork while you retain the flexibility of determining your own price. Furthermore, you can continue using your car until it’s sold. Once a potential buyer has been identified, the dealer will contact you to arrange a meet-up time and place for viewing. That’s all you have to do – if the sale goes through, the dealer will handle everything on your behalf, from paperwork to financing.

Why Should You Work with Car Geeks for Car Buying and Selling Services?

Suppose you are looking to sell your used car but are dreading the hassle of paperwork and fielding calls throughout the day. You can have the best of both worlds when you engage our services at Car Geeks. Whether you decide to sell your car directly to us or trust us with a consignment service, you can be assured that we will do our best to obtain the best price for you. If you have any inquiries about our car buying and selling services, do not hesitate to contact us through our website or call us at 954 533 4566!

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