"Sell-My-Car" Vehicle Representation Program Q&A
What are the benefits to using AlphaCars Sell-My-Car Program, instead of just placing an add myself?
Peace of mind- the tranquility that all will be handled professionally.
High Quality photographs and meticulously written vehicle description will attract more qualified buyers.
Because of our reputation and mostly the true quality of the vehicle we sell and service, AlphaCars attracts customers that are willing to spend fair market value, because they see the value of doing business through AlphaCars.
We will also attract a wide segment of customers that have trade ins, with or without existing loans. Over 70% of buyers have trades. This segment of the market is not usually reachable by Private party sellers.
We can also attract customers with different financial needs by offering attractive financing options.
Both sellers and buyers are looking not only for reliability of transaction, but for convenience as well. We handle all the paperwork including facilitating the pay off, new loans, registry of motor vehicle, title, registration, inspection stickers, etc.
We will also save you a lot of time when representing your vehicle by answering phone calls generated by our marketing and showing it to qualified buyers
What if my car does not sell or I just want it back after I saw it detailed by your shop?
It is your vehicle; you can take it back any time. We would ask you to pay for any work approved by you and completed by us.
What type of vehicle qualifies for the Sell-My-Car Program?
Cars, trucks, SUVs and Motorcycles that fit into the good to excellent driver category; as well as, exceptional condition concurs and exotics. We will also consider representing your project vehicle or a vintage vehicle in need of restoration.
How do I know if my vehicle qualifies for this program?
We don't sell just any vehicle. We only sell vehicles that meet or exceed our AlphaCars high standards. We will perform an initial visual inspection at no charge.
My vehicles passed visual inspection, now what?
With your approval our service department will perform a general check up on your vehicle at a cost of $230. At this point you should provide any service records and vehicle ownership details that are available. Based on this checkup a detailed evaluation report will be generated. It will identify areas of concern (if any), as well as an estimate to address these concerns. The report will also separate types of concerns that impair the safety or substantially impair the use of the vehicle from the types of concerns that may be repaired or not repaired if disclosed to the buyer. Additionally, at this time our marketing specialist will perform a thorough market analysis to establish the vehicle’s value and recommended price range.
Does my vehicle have to be serviced if any concerns are found during the check up?
Prior to marketing your vehicle any items that are safety, key functionality, and drivability related will need to be addressed by our service department at a competitive market price. Our loyal customers will expect that from us.
Does AlphaCars provide a warranty for my vehicle?
No. AlphaCars does not provide warranty for cars sold under private party representation program. The Used Vehicle Warranty Law in Massachusetts requires private party seller (vehicle owner) to inform buyers about any and all known defects which impair the safety or substantially impair the use of the vehicle. The law applies to all private party sales regardless of sales price or mileage. If buyer discovers a defect that impairs the vehicle’s safety or substantially impairs the use, and can prove that the seller knew about the defect but failed to disclose it, buyer may cancel the sale within thirty days of purchase. The seller must refund the amount paid for the vehicle, less 15 cents per mile of use. More on the warranty obligations.
Once the above is done, how much do you charge me to sell my car?
Our fees are very reasonable and are based on the level of involvement. Fees are set by agreement with you and include the following categories.
- Comprehensive marketing package
- Optional video overview of your vehicle
- Optional eBay Listings
- Base sales commission
- Optional performance commission
We will launch and maintain extensive marketing to make sure your car is visible on any computer in the world with internet connection. We will take 40-60 professional quality photographs, generate vehicle description with vehicle options and packages, post vehicle and maintain listings on AlphaCars.com, Cars.com, autotrader.com, etc.
(posting fee of $75 is included in marketing expense). We will also provide CarFax report (fee of $39 is included in our marketing)