There comes a time when dirt bikes need to be sold. Of course it is always a sad day when it comes to that. Most times, selling a bike quick is usually the goal, am I right? There are ways to go about this process to make it easier on the buyer and the seller. Check out some helpful tips to make your next sell go more smoothly.
Things to Consider When Trying to Sell Quickly:
- Take good pictures
- Wash the dirt bike
- Details in description
- Price right
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Take Good Pictures
A good picture is worth a million words. Those who are looking to buy want good pictures. This allows the buyer to see details and helps them decide if the bike will be worth their time and money. Clear and detailed pictures can help eliminate generic questions that may be asked.
Pictures need to be clear and there should be multiple angles taken.
Buyers like up close pictures to show details, as well as far away pictures to show the overall bike.
Think about when you are trying to buy a bike and what you would look for in pictures. That is what you should capture for others to see.
Wash the Dirt Bike
I can’t tell you how often this step gets forgotten. Washing a bike off is easy, DO IT! The bike should look its best when for sale. A power washer is very helpful.
A clean dirt bike shows the buyer you have taken care of the machine. Mention the regular maintenance given. A well documented and maintained bike is huge in gaining the attention of a potential buyer.
Up close photos help show normal wear and tear. Buyers look for details so they can see the overall condition.
Be Detailed in the Description
Show the details of the bike. Show the wear and tear. It’s a used dirt bike! These things should be expected from a buyer. Let’s be honest, if it doesn’t have a few bumps and bruises, it probably just sat in the garage and never got ridden. This can actually be harder on a bike sometimes. Be descriptive so the buyer knows as much as possible. Real interest comes when descriptions are detailed.
There is no need to hide scratches, broken things, etc… You are more likely to get a sell by being honest and upfront. This helps ensure there aren’t any surprises when a buyer comes to see the bike.
Be detailed in description of what the bike has and what parts can be added. For example, mention extra handguards you can include in the sell if available.
If the bike has any after-market parts or features, note them on your description. If the bike is stock, note all the features it currently has. For example, note new oil filter, tire life, added kickstand, graphics, sprocket, chain, etc. or anything else that may have been done to the bike.
Price the Bike Right
For a quicker sell, the bike NEEDS to be priced right. Taking a few minutes to browse the local listings for similar bikes and prices can help establish a good price point. Each bike may differ due to after-market parts and features. Pricing and advertising correctly can help the sell be competitive, create interest, and generate maximum return.
By using these tips, the selling process usually goes much smoother and quicker. Note all the pictures included, up close, different views, and details of wear and tear. Try these tips out in your next listing. These things have always worked for the bikes I have sold, I hope it works for you! One final tip is to take some of that money and buy a good pillow that will soak up all those tears! Good luck!
If you have any questions, let me know. I would love to hear your comments.