5 Reasons to Sell Your RV Online Instead of by YourselfMay 14, 2019 2:32 pm
The Recreational Vehicle market is still hot. And you can thank retirees and digital nomads for some of that. Both groups have taken to RVs to live out their lives traveling across the country.
For retirees, it’s the chance to spend longer periods of time in one location than they once did when on family vacations. The same is said for digital nomads, except they spend time working in the RV on one project or another before touring their surroundings.
Then add in the extras modern RVs now have. Some feature full kitchens that are more upscale than the ones in their former homes. In addition, the extension features make common spaces and bedrooms even more comfortable.
Sometimes change is needed
The strength of the RV market doesn’t mean it’s infinite. Be it a change in life or work or a chance to get a new motorhome, some RVs are put up for sale. However, unlike a sedan or similar regular-sized vehicle, getting rid of a motorhome can be a hard sell. Especially when you do it by yourself.
Hence, the reason some owners are turning to online sites to get rid of their RVs. In doing so, they accumulate advantages that might not have happened by doing it through Craigslist or putting a For Sale sign up on the RV windshield.
For a better understanding on why, here are five reasons to sell your RV online instead of by yourself.
1. You’ll get top dollar
You have an idea of the price point you want as well as the lowest amount you’ll accept. However, will potential customers give you that amount? If anything, they may try to get you to a price even lower than your base.
Then you must factor in potential transportation of the RV and remaining loan payments. In the end, while you thought you were getting the best deal, you ended up with far less. You may even have to pay some out-of-pocket costs to close out accounts.
This doesn’t happen when you sell online to a company like SellMyRVToday.com. They review the features and condition of your motorhome and offer you the top dollar listed by the market. This gives you a sense of worth.
2. You’ll get immediate payment
When you sell an RV on your own the payment can be delayed. Perhaps the buyer’s funds aren’t currently available. Or, the check needs time to clear. Meanwhile, your lender wants the next or final payment.
Selling your RV online reduces that uncertainty. If you owe money to the lender, many outlets pay the balance via cashier’s check or wire. Any leftover profit will get sent to you by a separate check.
3. You’ll get it taken off your hands
As mentioned above, though someone may be interested in buying your RV they might not want to drive it away. So, either you pay someone to transport it or do it yourself. And in either situation, the vehicle can be damaged or break down. At that point, the buyer may want to offer a lower price or not pay at all.
Online RV buyers don’t do this. Instead, they get someone to pick up the motorhome. The only potential transportation on your end is to pick up the driver at the airport so they can take it away.
4. You’ll be able to sell your older or discontinued RV
While classic RVs are being refurbished, a buyer may not want to do that with your model. The same goes for an RV from a manufacturer who is out of business. Their reasoning for this? Why buy a discontinued RV when replacement parts aren’t available?
Online companies buy older RVs as well as those made by now-closed manufacturers. However, they might not buy one made prior to 2000. For that, you may need to go to an online company that purchases classic RVs.
5. You’ll avoid getting scammed
Unfortunately, there are people in the world who want to take from others without giving back. In the case of selling your RV, the scammer may agree to a top price and drive the vehicle off your yard. However, the bank may not be able to cash their fraudulent check. Therefore, you’re out an RV and the money to pay it off.
While there are RV scam artists online, many companies have a strong reputation when it comes to buying pre-owned vehicles. All you need to do is search them up prior to selection. Look at their customer reviews. In addition, scan the Better Business Bureau (BBB) database for any poor ratings the company received.
While it’s hard to get rid of a vehicle that gave you so much joy, you’re ready to move on to the next stage of your life. Be it with a new RV or a permanent home. Therefore, make sure it is given a proper home.
Instead of spending hours and money to sell it on your own, leave it up to online companies. They’ll purchase the RV for top dollar, get the money to you as quick as possible, and have someone drive it away for use by another excited set of travelers.
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