There are many people in the United Kingdom that make a living out of selling cars on a regular basis from their homes.
After all, it’s a great way to make a fairly easy living as you don’t have to commute anywhere on a daily basis (avoiding that inevitable rush hour traffic that everyone seems to usually get stuck in), plus every day can be different.
Another great thing about selling cars from home for a living is that you get to check out and drive all sorts of weird and wonderful vehicles. But did you know that it is also possible to do the same thing, but with vans instead of cars?
Why buying and selling vans is a lucrative enterprise
As with cars, there are all sorts of different makes and models of vans available for customers to purchase, and with vans for sale to suit a wide variety of requirements and budgets, it is perfectly possible to cover most, if not all, of the market!
Self-employed tradesmen may be looking for vans that they can use in connection with their startup or small business.
Small and medium-sized companies might be looking for a van to buy which is cheaper than paying for a lease on a new model, and some individuals might want vans just for the ability to be able to transport stuff whenever they want without having to go to the expense of hiring a van or a “man with a van”!
The reason why buying and selling vans can be a lucrative enterprise is quite simple really. You see, leasing firms often auction or sell off old stock, and van dealers might be looking for quick sales on part-exchanged vans that they’ve taken in.
You can make money on those vans by basically getting them to look and work at their best for very little outlay and selling the vans on for a profit! Here are some top tips to help you get started into this rewarding venture:
First impressions count
A lot of the time people (or firms) just cannot be bothered to give the vans they are selling a good clean and mechanical once-over as they are often old or cheaper stock that they are already making a loss on, and so would rather concentrate their efforts of selling vans they can make a sizeable margin on.
You could come to an arrangement with a local garage and valeting firm whereby you supply a certain amount of vans to them each week or month in exchange for a discount or fixed price for servicing and cleaning per van, helping you to turn vans around as quickly as possible.
Pretty soon you could end up with a well-known enterprise like the Vanwise Group!
Finding the right audience
A lot of the time you might find that people who try to sell their vans usually stick to one particular website or method of selling, and due to a lack of interest have had to reduce the price to one much lower than its market value.
You can take advantage of such situations by having excellent advert descriptions and photographs, and selling on websites or through other methods that you know will easily help you command higher prices – resulting in you making a tidy profit!