Top Tips For Selling Your RV

Online research is crucial to many buyers today, and if selling your RV is a top priority for you, posting it on RV Trader is a great place to start to reach those buyers. We have millions of visitors actively looking for their next RV on our site each month - so you’re sure to get plenty of eager eyes on your unit. Wondering how to get the most bang for your buck? Check out our top tips for making sure your RV Trader listing stands out from the rest.



Take High-Quality Photos - Photos have the power to draw buyers in - so make sure yours are the best they can be. Buyers want to see authentic photos when they are searching for listings, so do your best to avoid stock photography. We suggest including a wide variety of photos on your listing of both the inside and outside of the RV. Take your listing photos in natural daylight so they are not washed out and make sure to use a camera that takes top-notch photos buyers want to click on.Clean Your Unit Thoroughly - Make sure the RV you're selling is spotless, both inside and out. Buyers want to see their potential RV in tip-top condition, so you should give the unit a detailed wash and declutter the interior before you take photos or invite potential buyers over to tour/test drive the unit.Be Honest About Your Unit - You’ll want to photograph and describe any and all damage the RV has right off the bat. It’s important to be open and honest with buyers so you don’t lose credibility and, potentially, the sale. Buyers appreciate honesty - so keep that in mind when creating your listing.Include a Price- Including a price in your listing is crucial. Buyers want to know this information up front to determine if your unit fits into their budget - and we can all relate to that! It’s been proven that units listed with a price get 8X more clicks and 3X more connections on RV Trader than listings that don’t. This simple addition can make a big difference.Put Yourself in the Buyer’s Shoes - When crafting a listing, or even giving a tour of your RV, it’s important to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes - which should be easy since you were once a buyer. Ask yourself, “what did I want to know before purchasing my RV?” or “what advice/knowledge can I share since I’ve been through the process before?” Providing this type of information is extremely helpful for potential buyers - especially if they are new or just getting into the RV lifestyle.Write a Detailed Listing Description - While descriptions can be tedious to write - they are so important, particularly for the first time buyer. Buyers need your help deciphering how this particular RV is going to fit into their lifestyle - and you have the opportunity to be the expert. We recommend highlighting all the key features of your unit, how many it sleeps, it’s length, and how you’ve used the unit previously. The more details, the better!Respond to Potential Buyers in a Timely Fashion - We live in a world where instant gratification is the norm, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when RV inquiries come rolling in. We encourage you to check your messages regularly so you can respond to an interested buyer quickly after being contacted. Buyers can move fast so they will likely move along to another listing if you don’t respond in a timely fashion.Include Relevant Keywords- Make sure to include keywords that are relevant to your specific unit - that way as people are searching online, your unit pops up easily. For example, the word “towable” is a top search word.

This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.

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