Seller Resources

Seller Resources 2017-04-05T13:33:39+00:00

Selling Resources

Getting Your Vehicle Ready

  1. Locate your title and make sure you have current insurance and registration
  2. If you have a lien on your vehicle, reach out to your lender ahead of time to make your upcoming sale transaction process smoother
  3. Price your vehicle competitively in your market by going to or
  4. Make sure your vehicle is clean and you’ve removed all personal belongings from your glove compartment and trunk
  5. Make cosmetic and mechanical repairs if needed
  6. Make sure your battery health is strong
  7. Gather any maintenance history to share with potential buyers if possible

While Your Vehicle Is On Display

  1. Be available for calls, texts and emails as much as possible
  2. Be prepared to adjust your pricing and advertising if your vehicle is not selling as quickly as you’d like
  3. Consider reasonable offers
  4. Meet with the buyer in one of OPS’s safe and surveilled offices to conduct your negotiation
  5. Test rides are done between the potential buyer and seller only

Once Your Vehicle Sells – What To Do

  1. Ask the buyer to bring cash or a cashier’s check
  2. Make sure your title is notarized
  3. Complete the Bill of Sale
  4. Submit a “Sold Notice” online at within 10 days of your sale
  5. If you are eligible for a license plate refund, submit a Plate Credit Refund online at

Tips for Staging Your Vehicle

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Online Pictures and For On Site Buyers to View

  • The Easiest Way to Get Your Vehicle Clean is to Get it Professionally Detailed or Run It Through a Car Wash, but if You’d Rather Do It Yourself, Here Are Some Reminders
    • Wipe down and vacuum the interior of your vehicle
    • Clean windows inside and out
    • Make the metal and paint shine
    • Clean the headlights
    • Clean Engine Etc. Under the Hood
  • If it Doesn’t Belong on the Vehicle, Remove it
    • Remove Bumper Stickers, Personal Items and Trash
  • Fix Things That Are Obviously Broken
    • Things Like Cracked Windshields, Mirrors or Check Engine Lights Etc.
  • Pick a Spot with an Attractive Background
    • Avoid Spots Where People May Be Walking in the Background
    • Avoid Spots Where Garbage Cans or Other Vehicles Are in the Background
  • Pick a Good Time to Shoot Your Photos
    • The Best Time of Day is Noon or Around That Time to Avoid Shadows
    • If Not at Noon, Take Pictures on a Sunny Day and Avoid Having Your Shadow Show Up in the Pictures
  • Show the Entire Vehicle in the Body Shots and Showcase What Matters
    • Start with a Three Quarter or Side Angle of the Vehicle and Then Work Around the Vehicle Showing the Condition of Each Side of the Vehicle
    • Then, Take Pictures of the Interior to Show Condition of Dashboard, Seats and Floor Mats
    • Take Picture of the Engine to Show It’s Condition
    • Take Pictures of Anything Custom or Aftermarket