Upgrading to a new handicap van and interested in selling your used handicap van as a result? We’ve got some great tips to help ensure a great experience to help you sell your used handicap van for the best bargain.
5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Used Handicap Van
Deep clean your entire vehicle, inside and out.
Nothing is more unappealing than a filthy van. Even if you think you kept your handicap van in decent shape, when you are preparing to sell your handicap van, it may behoove you to have it detailed and/or deep cleaned. A vehicle that shines like new will fair much better with buyers and will help potential buyers to focus on other things besides dirt, grime and leftover food particles.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Once your handicap van is sparkling clean, take some quality photos of it, but not just any photos. Take a few photos of the exterior, from different angles. If your handicap van has a ramp that extends out, make sure you take a photo of it (pictured above).
Think of your audience. The people you are selling your used handicap van to are likely interested in the various features the van has, so make sure you highlight these. Take plenty of interior shots of your handicap van, including shots of the dashboard area, hand control areas, storage areas, and any other locations within the van that may be of special interest to a buyer.
If you’re not that handy with a camera, find someone who is. A poor quality photo will only work against you when you are trying to sell your used handicap van. Other considerations for photo-taking include:
- removing any personal items/memorabilia from the inside and outside of the van (ex: bumper stickers, personalized blankets, pillows, mugs, etc.)
- being wary of the weather and lighting (try to take photos in natural light; avoid overcast days or noisy backgrounds
Get your official paperwork together.
Whenever you purchase a vehicle, whether it’s a new handicap van or a used handicap van, keep any official paperwork that came with the vehicle (including the original sticker price, if there was one), inside of the glove compartment. This should also include the original owner’s manual and any service records that you may have. Other information, such as Carfax reports, brochures and title information should be kept in a separate file folder within your home. Have these items handy as well as each piece of organized information demonstrates how diligent you were with regards to the maintenance associated with your handicap van.
Seek an expert opinion from a certified mobility specialist.
Van Products employs a number of mobility specialists who are qualified to assist you with any questions, concerns or otherwise that you may have about the process of selling a used handicap van for the first time. In some cases, we even offer to purchase used handicap vans from sellers as well as offer other types of incentives to used handicap sellers.
Ensure that everything in your handicap van works correctly.
Honesty is the best policy when selling a used handicap van to someone. You wouldn’t want to sell a used handicap van that has a number of issues, so to make sure that this doesn’t happen, you need to test everything in your handicap van to ensure that it all works correctly.
For more tips about selling your used handicap van, contact Van Products today by visiting the Contact Us page.