It is a no-brainer that you use a real estate agent to sell your house, but most people would rather sell their cars themselves. Truthfully, after years marketing and selling hundreds of exotic cars....we are not quite sure why. Below are just a few reasons consigning with a reputable dealer is more secure, more profitable, and less stressful.1) SCAMS
Cashier's checks are just like cash, right? WRONG. The number one trick scammers are using to purchase cars is fake cashier's checks. Banks often cannot even tell a fake until after it bounces...and by then it's too late.
Scammers prey on private sellers with any number of tactics, from obvious to genius. We've caught numerous scammers in the act, and saved our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.2) FINANCING
Over 25% of our inquiries on vehicles are regarding financing or leasing. Most banks will not offer financing for private-party deals, and most customers want the dealer to do the financing. Don't miss out on a quarter of potential buyers because you don't have access to financing options.
We shop over 20 banks for our buyers, including lease, finance, and specialty car options, to offer the best possible odds of getting the deal done.3) TRADE-INS
More than TWO-THIRDS of customers interested in our vehicles have a trade-in!! Not only do most buyers need to trade in their car, but most states offer a trade-in sales tax credit, which can only be applied if purchased through a dealer.
We are equipped to put accurate, cash offers on trade-in vehicles, EVEN trades against consignment cars!4) EXPORT
With the dollar as weak as it has been this past year, specialty vehicle exports are booming. Do you know how to export a car? Do worldwide buyers know how to find you? Over 25% of vehicles sold on consignment with Switchcars.com in the last year were sold to overseas buyers for prices that could not be attained in the US market.
Need we say more?5) MARKETING
We advertise on Cars.com, Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ebay, Youtube, sponsor automotive clubs and forums, and have a mailing list that reaches over 2000 prospective buyers. Our website gets over 1000 hits per day.
We could go on, but we are not out to top Letterman's Top Ten list....we just want to sell your car for the right value, and take the hassle and risk out of the process.