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June

2013

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Why Use a Classic Auto Broker?

Most people today when selling what is usually their most valuable asset enlist the help of a Real Estate Agent, yet few people enlist help when selling their second most valuable asset, their car.  Sure there’s a lot less paperwork and legalities when selling a car, but what are the main reasons people hire a Real Estate Agent?  Let’s take a moment to look at why people do and how using CABS can help you get better results when selling your Classic.

When selling your home, a Real Estate Agent can give you up-to-date information on what’s happening in the marketplace and the price of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price attainable.  An agent can help negotiate on your behalf and weed out those without the necessary financing to purchase your home, saving you a lot of time dealing with “gutter kickers”.   An agent will also help get your home in front of more people looking for a home.  The secret to selling your home fast and at the price you want is to have the maximum number of potential buyer’s eyes looking at your property!   So is the typical 6% fee you would pay a Realtor worth it?  The fact is a 2011 home sellers study reported that the median sales price of an Agent-Assisted home was 27% higher than one for sale by owner.

So now let’s look at selling what’s likely your second most valuable asset, your Classic car.  (If your living room couch or your mattress is worth more than your classic car you probably don’t need a broker)

A qualified broker like CABS can give you up-to-date information on what’s happening in the marketplace and the price of competing cars.  We go to car shows and auctions frequently and are always staying on top of the current market trends.  We also negotiate and help weed out those “tire kickers” just wanting to waste your time just like a real estate agent would.   We use the latest trends in social media like Facebook, eBay, Twitter, and Pinterest to get your car in front of more potential buyers, the secret in getting top dollar for your classic.  Doesn’t this sound a lot like what a real estate broker does for your home?  

Despite the facts showing how much more money your home will bring when  listing with a broker most people still think they can get top dollar for their classic on a site like Craigslist or by sticking a for sale sign in the window at a car show.  While we’re not aware of any studies yet I would be willing to bet that the median sales price for classics is higher when enlisting the help of a broker than when sold by the owner.

If you think this makes sense and you have a Classic you’ve been trying to sell why not give us a shot?  The process is simple and we offer several options all at affordable prices.  If you don’t have a classic for sale but know someone that does refer us.  If we sell their classic we’ll pay you $50 for the referral!  See our listing options via the link below.  

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping you sell your Classic.

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