At what price should I advertise my car?
What happens if I advertise my car too high?
A known mistake is to offer a vehicle too expensive. It can be tempting to advertise for a higher price first and then lower it later if there isn't enough interest. But you are making a big mistake!
Many potential prospects are put off by your overpriced vehicle and do not take a closer look at it. Statistics show that vehicles that are advertised at a realistic price get more attention from buyers.
For these reasons it is very important to set the price correctly on the first day. If you make a good offer for prospective customers from the start, you will be able to sell your car faster and with fewer complications.
Cars that have been advertised for a long time are often viewed as problematic by those interested. Advertise at the right price right from the start and sell quickly and easily.
But I don't necessarily have to sell my car now ...
The idea of being able to get a higher price with increasing time is wrong. Because if a vehicle is advertised too expensive, it will never sell, not even in 6 or 12 months. On the contrary, the value continues to decrease over time and you get less and less money for it.
How long does it take to sell my car?
The time until your vehicle is sold depends heavily on your expectations. Retailers are often a good option for the quickest possible sale. It should be noted that retailers offer lower prices than private individuals would. The difference is different per vehicle, but this can be up to 30%.
If you have some time selling a car, it makes sense to have the vehicle valued and then advertise online. The price and quality of the advertisement are important criteria that affect the duration. It is important to resist the temptation to advertise the car too expensive, because this has a negative effect on sales. When selling online privately, 2-3 months of sales are expected at a fair price.
Our tip: Do research and make a rational decision about the sales price.
If you decide to sell your vehicle yourself, do some research to make an informed decision about the right price. You can use our professional and free evaluation or for a small fee other well-known Swiss platforms such as Auto-i-dat and Eurotax. With a good understanding of the value of your car, after a few months you won't have to wonder why you haven't received any serious offers. Definitely avoid getting in with a high price and lowering it over time.
Alternatively, you can ask Layne to help you set the price, advertise and review the buyers. In this way you ensure that neither your time nor valuable prospects are lost. The first step of our support is a free and completely non-binding evaluation of your vehicle.