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About MrV

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  • Birthday January 04

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  • Gender Male
  • Location UK
  • Your industry Independent dealer
  • Dealership/company name HA

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  1. Finance for doorsteppers

    Zuto don't give commission you have to charge an additional "admin fee" or you won't get nout!!!
  2. Selling Cars On Facebook

    I don't even boost my posts I find that is, a waste of money because even if I target it to a specific location I still get enquiries from 300 miles away, I simply put them on marketplace and as many local groups as allowed and so far like I say, it's my most successful platform by a mile
  3. Selling Cars On Facebook

    Only one nick I've been doing some research and it seems demographics are the main influence!
  4. Selling Cars On Facebook

    Facebook is my most successful platform EASILY smashing Auto trader out of the park
  5. To start out as a doorstep trader ?

    This is real life advice, you honestly can't just "learn online" to do this, just read my threads and you'll see why, it's impossible. You can learn some things online such as how to setup the business and what's required like insurance etc but what you can't learn and what is possibly THE most important skill is buying correctly. It's not as simple as "just buy a car from auction at the right price". You need to spend hours searching for target cars, then you have to check them out including MOT history, pricing, HPI, condition, work required etc and after you've done that on say 10 cars you'll be lucky to buy one at auction with enough margin on it to make a profit worth the effort. This is why, in my opinion, if you're working at home selling a handful of cars it's just not worth the effort unless you absolutely love it, I believe you need a minimum of 8 to keep you ticking over minimising the risk of selling nothing in a month. These questions might help you make a good decision: Are you prepared to spend most of your day sourcing cars either Sat at your desk or at an auction full of sharks? Will you have most of your day free without the distraction of kids at home? Are you prepared to use your own family home for viewings? I've done it for 6 months and regret it, you only need one nut job and that's it, safety is compromised Can you juggle your kids around to do home viewings professionally? Are you prepared to clean your property for each viewing? How will you do test drives if your wife is at work and you have the kid/s? Are you prepared for the inevitable nosey dickhead neighbours giving you grief? Are you going to use your own money or will you get funding? How many cars do you plan on stocking? What cars do you plan on stocking? Do you have mechanical knowledge of cars? What will you do with offering warranty? What prep will you do yourself? Do you have local contacts for Mot's, bodywork, repairs, tyres, parts etc? Do you know of a location to take professional quality images? Do you have a contingency plan incase you sell nothing in a month? Have your researched advertising platforms? Will you have a website? Will you open multiple trade accounts to buy cars? Do you have any competition locally? Are you willing to work 7 days per week sacrificing family time for viewings? Will you become FCA registered and offer finance? Will you offer card payments for deposits? Lots of questions I know only trying to help you make a sound decision
  6. To start out as a doorstep trader ?

    Don't do it, unless you go all out with a unit and 10 cars put your money and energy elsewhere. You'll be lucky to scrape a meager wage working from home and you'll have to work 20 hours a day and deal with all of the mind numbing shit that comes with the Job such as our wonderful members of society visiting your actual house which is your safe place with no intention of actually buying the car they've been messaging about on Facebook at 11pm for 3 days! Sorry to be "that" guy but It's a real eye opener this job is, I thought ah it'll be piss easy, 1k profit on each car I'll be dancing to the bank LOL, as if! It's a fookin nightmare trying to make 2k in your pocket each and every single month, cars are hard to source and without a network of contacts you're fooked, prep is hard unless you have a trusted crew which takes a while to build, my advise is unless you have good real world knowledge of the industry (not a Google specialist) and how it works dont put yourself through the hassle. Everyone including me thought/thinks it's an easy way to riches, Its not and it'll drive you barmy trying to get there. #ilovemyjob #getmeouttahere
  7. More advice please

    Personally Im not a fan of the photo location however I understand locations for doorsteppers (Inc me) can be hard to find, also no need for the angled / images, what are you taking the shots with? There's a superb photo guide autotrader issued, give it a Google well worth the read. Also the description, try following a format such as what the car is, features, spec, who you are etc it seems a bit jumbled and doesn't flow very well. Spend some time checking out the members advertisements on here, it's a gold mine of how to do it, look at their photos and description layouts.
  8. Newbie to the site

    Wow that's good rates, I'm assuming you need to be a barclaycard business account holder Mark?
  9. BCA Assured Reports

    Its all a load of bollocks designed to make money that's it
  10. Newbie to the site

  11. Part-time Trader

    Wow, reminds me of me 6 months ago@Jaime even if you get called a cunt by these lot, you won't find better advice anywhere on the planet, take it lije a, man, get over yourself (just like I did) and you might learn something
  12. Part-time Trader

    Car dealer magazine published a great "how to" which is certainly worth reading
  13. A few questions from a Newbie

    Run bagheera run
  14. Mileage descrepancies

    I'm assuming jaguar buyers would be complete know it alls