Many consumers attest to the difficulty that comes with shopping for a car. It’s a long process of vetting through various options and attempting to figure out what’s ideal for your situation and circumstances. It’s just as stress-inducing and arduous of a process when it comes to selling a car. Much like buying, there’s a considerable amount of research and preparation that needs to take place beforehand before placing one on the market.
If you’re currently in a position where you’d like to sell your vehicle, you’re probably thinking, “I want to sell my car, but where do I begin?” What if we told you there was a way to not only get a great price for your current vehicle but alleviate much of the stress that comes from selling? At Ryan Honda, we can expedite the process and allow you to get on with enjoying your life and the excitement of thinking about your next vehicle. Whether it’s an instant cash offer or utilizing your vehicle as equity towards a new mode of transportation, Ryan Honda makes it easy.
We’re a culture that thrives upon and encourages people to undergo arduous do-it-yourself tasks. However, selling a vehicle yourself is much more complex than re-tiling your bathroom floor. On the other hand, selling to a dealership is advantageous and eliminates much of the stressful work that goes into selling a vehicle. If you’re selling on your own, there’s much more to the process than simply looking up its Kelley Blue Book value and placing an ad that hopefully succeeds in attracting potential trustworthy buyers.
Like any salesman, you need to take extra steps in preparation for a possible transaction. This means getting your vehicle looking its absolute best. This process is not limited to getting your car thoroughly cleaned out, washed, detailed, and made to look presentable to the buying public. It also means having it properly inspected by a mechanic to ensure that it’s up to a selling standard and weeding through the never-ending line of buyers who will attempt to underbid your asking price. Selling a car can often take months instead of weeks.
Selling your vehicle to a dealership such as Ryan Honda means circumnavigating this process altogether. We’ll make you an offer right up front. Rather than driving your vehicle to us, we can make you an offer right from our website using our Kelley Blue Book valuation tool. We believe in streamlining the process and allowing you to get an offer you can’t refuse so you can get on with your daily life. We offer the most because our customers deserve the most. It’s that simple.
There’s a well-known saying in the business world: “You have to spend money to make money.” While selling to a dealership such as Ryan Honda is easy and less stressful than doing it all by yourself, there are a few items of business that need to be attended to before bringing your vehicle in. The first thing you should do is clean it out completely. While this may seem like a no-brainer, trash tends to accumulate, and there might be that old mix CD still in your stereo that you haven’t removed yet. Clearing out the trash and personal items is a courtesy that looks good on your part. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
And while you don’t need to go to the extensive lengths you do with a private sale, it’s still recommended that you take your vehicle to a mechanic for a thorough inspection. You’ll typically pay around $100 depending on who you go to, which will give you a definitive answer as to whether or not your car is ready to be sold.
Every state has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to selling a car or transferring ownership. North Dakota is no exception to this, and there is some paperwork that is necessary for any transaction to take place. The good news is that selling your vehicle to a dealership such as Ryan Honda means we’ll take care of the paperwork right at the dealership. It’s one more way that we help alleviate the stress of selling.
One aspect that makes the transfer of ownership in North Dakota easier is the state doesn’t require a bill of sale. However, one is still available if you wish to have one for your records. This form records such items as year, make, model, and VIN number. It should be noted that in order for the document to be official, it must be signed within the presence of a notary official.
If the car you’re selling is less than nine years old, a Damage Disclosure Statement is required in the state of North Dakota. This is also necessary if your vehicle has sustained any damage due to an accident. If you’re unsure if the vehicle has been in a previous collision, a CARFAX report will have this information documented.
Good news; you’re almost done! The certificate of title needs to be transferred to the new owner and properly filled out. We know this can be tricky, which is why Ryan Honda will gladly fill out the paperwork to ensure there are no mistakes on this all-important document. This is the final step. The good news is that all of these forms, with the exception of the certificate of title, are available for download on the North Dakota DMV website. If you have any questions about the paperwork we’ve listed, the sales team at Ryan Honda will be more than happy to answer them.