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How to Sell a Car in Nigeria

This article will offer a brief guide on listing your Car sales Ad on this website. Listing your Ad on NaijaTechGuide is one of the fastest ways of selling a car today. This guide will ensure that you are not the weakest link in the process. Follow this guide and you will be selling your car in no time.

You should also checkout our frequently asked questions FAQ page for more guide on selling your car online. Why Sell on NaijaTechGuide Auto Trader

Prepare for Buyers

If you decide selling your car, you need to get it ready for buyers. You need to take it to a carwash and clean it properly. Gather all the essential vehicle and maintenance documentations. If the car requires repair it is a good idea to invest in the repair as buyers will always prefer a clean car, except of course you are a scrap metal dealer.

Organise information about the car

Now that your car is clean and ready for sale, you need to organise all the information about the vehicle in preparation for listing it on our website. On a plain sheet of paper or on your favourite spreadsheet list all the features of the car. Put down as much information as possible about the car. Note that car listings with comprehensive information about the car attract better qualified buyers.

Take good photos of your car

Comprehensive text information about a car is great, but photos greatly increase buyer response. Remember, a photo is worth a thousand words. NaijaTechGuide Auto Trader allows you add up to 8 photos on each listing. Take photos of the interior and exterior of your vehicle.

Some recommended photos to take include side view, back view, front view, bonnet open, inside (front), inside (back), boot open, etc. Note: each photo must not be more than 120KB.

Set a reasonable price

Pricing is a big factor on how quickly a car sells. Pricing a car too high could drive away potential buyers and lead to the car being in the market for a very long time. On the other hand, pricing too low can also drive away serious buyers who may not take your listing seriously.

Set a reasonable price for your car, however it is a good idea to create room for some price negotiation as buyers are always likely to ask for a lower price.

Post an Information rich Ad

Now that you have all the information you need to post your Ad on NaijaTechGuide, you should post your car listing. Make sure you add as much information as possible in your listing. Adding little or inconsistent information about your car will delay your car sales as most interested buyers will spend time inquiring about the missing or inconsistent information.

Add Good Photos

Upload photos about your car. On NaijaTechGuide Auto Trader, you cannot add images until you have submitted your car listing. Once you submit your listing you will now see a link for uploading up to 8 free images. Some recommended photos to take include side view, back view, front view, bonnet open, inside (front), inside (back), boot open, etc. Note: each photo must not be more than 120KB.

Monitor your email

If your car ad is approved by a reviewer it will be published on NaijaTechGuide Auto Trader. You will receive an email when this happens. Then, you need to monitor your email for buyer inquiries and interests. Interested buyers will contact you through our internal messaging system. You will receive an email alert whenever, a message is left for you by a potential buyer.

Respond promptly to all queries however, do not give personal information like your home address or banking details to any query. Be cautiuos with the personal information you share online.

Inspection & Test Drive

When a buyer requests for an inspection, do not invite him/her to your home. Arrange a neutral location like at the park of a shopping mall or a busy landmark or bus stop. Test drive must also be on popular routes.

Secure Sale

Once you are satisfied with the car, it is now time to receive payment. The only payment method we recommended is cash. However, the cash must be recieved within a bank premises. Do not accompany the buyer with the money, schedule a meeting with the buyer at a good branch of your bank. If you have internet banking, you can recieve money electronically, but confirm payment via your internet banking platform or visit the bank to confirm first. However, the best place to confirm a valid payment is at a physical location of your bank.

 
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