A motorcycle is one of those sentimental items we have. Making the decision to sell it can be tough. There can be a number of reasons why you would want to sell your motorcycle. For most people in such circumstances, they always want to get done with the business fast considering the longer you keep it around, the more difficult for you to part with it. Then there is the aspect that you might be in need of cash quickly and the only to get it is through selling the motorcycle. It is for this reason that I decided to come up with a step by step guide to help you sell your used motorcycle fast.
Step 1: Clean and polish the motorcycle
In order to be able to sell your bike and also get the best price for it, it is imperative that you keep it ready for sale by keeping it clean and polished. You can decided to do the cleaning part but later on take it to a mechanic to polish it so that it looks the best version of it. There is a higher chance this will attract prospective buyers taking note of how well you have maintained it. In addition to that get its chains oiled and also check that all other essential parts of the bike are in check.
The next step should be taking some nice pictures of the bike. Ensure you do this on a sunny day. The light should be perfect with minimum shadows and glare. Take the pictures from every angle and try as much as possible to keep the distractions from the picture. This will come in handy in attracting the potential customer as they scroll to see your motorcycle on the website
Step 3: Put a price on it
One of the determining factors of how your motorcycle will be brought is quoting the right price for it. Try as much as possible not to be too greedy because you will lose a lot of potential customers and the motorcycle might take too long to sell. Also try as much as possible not to quote a lower price since in as much as it might sell fast but you might end up not meeting your target price. Therefore, you can do some research and find out how much a second motorcycle cost around your area and use those facts to determine how much you are willing to sell yours.
Step 4: Advertise
Once you are done preparing the motorcycle, now it is time to advertise it. You can place your ad on your website if you have one. If you don’t, you can make use of sites that sell second hand goods which will help you sell yours. You can also place an ad in your local newspaper, send emails to your private contacts or even send out filers to your colleagues. However, I have always recommended my friends to post their ad online and include photos of the bike, contact details and where you are located.
Step 5: Assemble all the receipts
Ensure you have collected all the receipts that your motorcycle has gone through. You should also collect all the receipts that depict when and from where the new parts of the motorcycle were purchased. Be ready to show your prospective buyers these receipts. These will be evidence that you took good care of the motorcycle and it will also be an evident that the motorcycle is in good condition.
Step 6: Prepare the transfer title
You must always keep the title and ownership of the motorcycle ready in case a potential buyer turns up with cash on the spot and wants to transfer the ownership of the bike instantly.
By following the tips above, you are guaranteed that you will sell your motorcycle very fast and above all always remember to be honest. You will be surprised how much most clients prefer honesty.