Private Car Sales

Do The Paperwork and
Take Your Money To The Bank

Private car sales - Count the money and do the paperwork...
The 14th of 14 steps on how to sell your car private party

If you've followed the how to sell your car guide this far, then congratulations...I hope you've learned a lot about how to sell your car fast and for maximum profits. All that's left now is to do the paperwork.

If you followed step #1 of the guide, then you've already contacted your local Motor Vehicle Department and have all the necessary forms.

I personally would finalize the transaction at the Motor Vehicle Department to be sure all paperwork was done right and that it was all official.

Always Sell
The Car AS IS!

Make it clear to the buyer verbally and get it in writing with their signature.

That being said, don't ever misrepresent the car. It's not only unethical, but the buyer can try to take legal action down the road if you lied to them.

I have a saying that I use when selling a car as is..."As is means that once you drive the car off the lot, if it breaks completely in half, you own both halves."

That may sound a little rude, but it makes it very clear that I am not going to fix anything on the car after it is sold.

I'd recommend that you make it just as clear to the buyer of your car. That way you won't have the buyer calling you three months from now wondering how much you'll pay towards the fuel pump that needs to be replaced.

Think I'm kidding? I've had a customer that bought a used truck call back 11 months and 18,000 miles after the sale expecting the dealership to pay for new brakes. Do yourself a favor and make sure it's well known that the car is sold As Is!

Now that you've finalized the deal and completed the paperwork...
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