There are so many car selling apps on the market these days that it can be difficult to decide which one to download. This brief article will give you some tips on what to look for during your search. I’ll also be sharing my favorite app per category, along with an overall winner (the winner will be awarded hypothetical “bonus points” that amount to, well, nothing).
Ease of Use
The last thing you want to do is sit around and wade through boring information screens. Look for something that gets good ratings in your App Store and pays attention to the comments that other users have left. This shouldn’t be a frustrating process, so choose something that’s received good feedback for its speed and usability. My choice: Kelly Blue Book has been around for a very long time. So long, in fact, that they’ve earned the right to be referred to as “K.B.B.” in the industry. They solidified their great reputation by being consistent and accurate, so they win this category for their thoroughness and longevity.
You know that old saying, “the best things in life are free”? Well, the same goes for car selling apps. There are several great options that are free and it’s frankly unnecessary to spend money to download something like this. There isn’t a single paid app I’d recommend over a free one. So go ahead, go crazy in the App Store! My Choices (in alphabetical order): Instamotor, Kelly Blue Book, LetGo, OfferUp, TRED, TrueCar.
It’s going to be a HUGE waste of your time if you’re taking hours out of your day to meet with someone who seems interested in your car, only to have them discouraged by the exterior color or interior package. So, choose an app that allows you to take quality photos and upload them straight from your smartphone (the more, the better). My choice: InstaMotor. They allow you to take over 20 photos right from your smartphone. So go ahead, get all the perfect angles of that scented car tree.
Choose an app that allows you to securely, easily and privately communicate with potential buyers. You shouldn’t need to leave the app to sell your car (unless you really want to). My choice: LetGo. I like the user-friendly platform and I enjoy the fact that you can separate your messages into buying/selling folders and block users.