How to Sell your Car in Ethiopia’s Car Market.

Are you thinking of selling your car? Selling your car can be quite easy if you give your car to dealrships, but the numbers will work if you can sell it yourself. Selling your car privately can require your time and effort but the return can be great. You can use these tips to sell to help you sell and get a large return.

Understand your car’s value

The first step you should consider before selling your car is to make sure to do research on how much is the value of your car on the market. The common mistake people make is directly jumping into advertising their cars, but market research is important so that you don’t lose money because you don’t know how to price your car. You can visit your local dealrships and get an estimate of how much they will say about your car. 

Price Your Car Competitively

Once you do your research you should have a good idea of what buyers and local dealers are asking prices for your car. You can use this information to set a competitive price for your car. Remember to price your vehicle a little bit higher than what you are willing to take for it. That way, the buyer can negotiate for a slightly lower price and feel good about it. Don’t be greedy, though. You will scare off some potential buyers if you set an unrealistic price.

Get an Inspection and Vehicle History Report

Consumers will always want to know that there’s nothing wrong with the car they are buying. So you should take your car for a state safety inspection to ensure that the basics (tires, lights, brakes) are all in good condition. And having a report prepared on how the inspection gone can save your buyers a trip and build trust. 

Advertise your car 

Now your car is ready and has checked your list for all the requirements. It’s time to advertise your car. Advertising your car is not so difficult like it uses to be in the old days. Advertising your car by yourself can guarantees that you can make a lot instead of listing your car at dealerships. You can always begin advertising by word-of-mouth and also utilize social media to help you find a buyer for your car. Here’s a list of social media groups in Ethiopia where you can advertise your car for sale.

  • Facebook Ethiopian Car Market ( Sell & Buy ) (Facebook Group)
  • በኢትዮጵያ የመኪና ግብይት Car Sell And Buy In Ethiopia (Facebook Group)
  • Ethio Car Market (Facebook Group)
  • (website)
  • ET amazon(Telegram channel)

Negotiate hard 

When selling your car having a negotiation skill can be very useful, at least having to be prepared for common questions is important. Once you’ve advertised you might get people visiting you to see and negotiate price, to get the most or at least the price you’re looking for being prepared to negotiate like a boss is crucial. 

Know what paperwork you need to have with you

if all go as planned and the buyer has agreed on your terms, the next step is paperwork. It’s quite amazing how many sales go wrong because of these particular reasons. As soon as you’ve been paid for the car your selling, you need to complete the following essential paperwork to complete your sale.

  • ከመንገድ ባለስልጣን የግምት ወረቀት
  • የውል ወረቀት

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