Selling Your Car Online with MintList
The market for second-hand cars is thriving and if you are planning on selling your car, it’s only natural to want to get top dollar for it. There are a couple of different ways you can sell your car – you can sell it to a dealer or advertise the sale privately. Both methods have their pros and cons. When you sell your vehicle to a dealer, chances are that a sale will go through quickly. However, car dealers are experienced negotiators, and you will typically be offered the wholesale value for your car – or approximately 30% less than what you would get via a private sale. It may also be difficult to find a dealer who is willing to purchase your car depending on how old it is or even the make or model. Your car will often be bought as a trade-in binding you to purchase a vehicle from that same salesperson or dealership.
Selling privately, on the other hand, can mean having to decide what a reasonable price for your car is. You also have to look for potential clients the best you can, be open to a longer waiting period for the right offer to come in and make yourself available for countless test drives and inspections from people. You also have to make sure the correct paperwork is in place. You can make yourself vulnerable to fraud and publishing your personal information online. Selling privately also often means that you will have strangers come to your home or to a mutual location that you have to commute to. Often these potential buyers will ask for discounts or lowball or simply not show up.
What if you could have the best of both worlds?
This is where MintList steps in. It gives you all the benefits of selling your car privately without any of the disadvantages. MintList is an AI-powered auction platform for buying, selling, and trading cars in Canada.
Benefits of selling your car through MintList:
Consumers who used MintList to sell their car received up to $4,000 more than their best offer on other platforms or dealership visits. Apart from the extra cash, there are plenty of reasons why sellers are choosing to sell their cars on our platform.
- We vet potential buyers, so you don’t have to.
- You receive all your offers and choose the one you want to accept.
- Don’t receive the offer you want? You have no obligation to sell.
- You don’t incur any fees for creating an account or making a sale on our platform.
- Our inspection accurately assesses your car’s condition, builds your vehicle profile, and automatically pulls your CarFax report.
- You save time! Uploading information takes only 10 minutes.
- You receive funds within as little as 24 hours once your car is sold.
- No long inspections, no test drives.
- Your information remains private until you are connected to your chosen buyer.
How it works
Selling your car on MintList is easy. Our AI powered platform guides you through every step of the way, so you don’t miss giving potential buyers any important information. If you would prefer to speak to a person, our team is on hand to guide you through the entire process and answer any questions.
All you have to do is:
- Create an account
- Upload the necessary information
- Sit back and watch as buyers bid for your vehicle.
Once you have created and verified your account, simply follow the instructions on your mobile screen.
Make sure you have enough space around your car and there’s plenty of light so you can take the pictures needed for the inspection without any hassle. We also suggest you use your cellular data to complete the process as a weak Wi-Fi connection can hamper the process. It’s also a good idea to make sure your car is clean inside and out, so you can show your ride off in best possible way.
Once you’ve created your account and verified it, you’ll receive a text message with a link to start your car inspection. You’ll need to enable camera and microphone access to carry out the inspection and turn your phone to landscape mode.
We’ll guide you on what pictures to take. In fact, we will ask for pictures from very specific angles. This is so that our sophisticated AI system can assess the condition of your car accurately. To give you an idea of how smart our AI is, it even gives accurate details about the condition of your tires.
The first picture the system asks for is of the VIM – the car’s serial number which tell us what year, make, model, and the options it has. It doesn’t contain any of your personal details. If you don’t know where to find your VIM, don’t worry – our system shows you exactly where to find it.
The system then moves on to the other pictures we need you to take. A few examples are:
- Center Console
- Driver Seat
- Rear Seat
- Car Engine Bay
To make the entire process easier, we even provide you with an outline on your phone screen so you can line up your camera easily, although you don’t have to be precise. In fact, we like people who color outside the lines a little.
Once the pictures are taken, our system will ask you a few easy questions about your car. You also have the option to click a few additional pictures, so potential buyers can see exactly what they are getting. Our experience has shown that cars with plenty of photos tend to sell better, and faster, than those without.
We let you know when your car will go live for auction, and all you need to do is sit back and watch as the action happens. We only connect you to the buyer once you have decided to accept their offer.