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Selling Your Car, Motorcycle, or RV: Why Choose Consignment?

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Value

The top reason for choosing retail consignment is Value. Sell your auto, motorcycle or RV faster and get more money.

  • The Average Gain you can expect by using retail consignment instead of accepting dealer trade-in or wholesale cash offers is 15-35%
  • A Consignment Pro (dealer) can usually sell your auto, motorcycle or RV faster than you can. That saves you money on things like insurance coverage and additional depreciation
  • With retail consignment you will also save on selling costs versus selling it yourself for things like multiple website listings, classified ads, vehicle history reports. These costs are usually included in the consignment enrollment fees or commissions.

Expertise

Selling an auto, motorcycle or RV is no easy task. It takes industry knowledge, training, skills, passion and vast resources to get it done right and maximize resale dollars. Consignment Pros are experts in:

  • Vehicle appraisals
  • Vehicle preparation and reconditioning
  • Market pricing
  • Digital advertising, marketing and social media
  • Negotiations with prospective buyers
  • Buyer trade-ins
  • Buyer financing
  • Mechanical warranties
  • Title transfers and registration
  • Transport and shipping

Safety

When you sell your auto, motorcycle, or RV on consignment, you eliminate the risks and hazards associated with selling it yourself:

  • No strangers coming to your home or work
  • No taking test drives with strangers or allowing them to test drive it alone
  • Avoid money scams and fraud
  • Proper transfer of ownership after the sale
  • Avoid identity theft
  • Eliminate product and seller liability

Convenience

Similar to conducting your own private sale, retail consignment will also get you more money than a dealer trade-in or a wholesale cash offer. But, many people greatly underestimate the time and hassles of selling a vehicle themselves. The consignment option is clearly the smart way to sell your vehicle because you get more money AND it frees up your time and eliminates these common private sale hassles:

  • Receiving and returning phone calls, texts and email inquiries 24/7
  • Sifting through unqualified shoppers, scammers, low-ballers and tire kickers
  • Unwanted solicitations from web surfers
  • Setting appointment times
  • Appointment "No-shows"
  • Keeping it clean for showings and test drives
  • Test drives
  • Buyer requests for maintenance records and mechanical inspection
  • Negotiating and haggling price
  • Verifying buyer finds
  • Completing title transfer forms correctly
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