You may be admiring your used but still glossy RV wondering what it’s really worth to potential buyers. Sure, it’s only a few years old and its hotness remains off the charts. The interior is sleek and clean and you’ve even added some upgrades yourself. However, many factors can determine what it’s really worth and some of those factors are out of your control.
As you contemplate how to sell your RV you need to be aware of the following:
- Hot Market Doesn’t Mean Hot Price. As Florida homeowners are painfully learning, markets get hot sometimes for invalid reasons. Real estate agents vying for listings can be overzealous in their attempt to make a potential client happy and secure the listing. They may agree to an unrealistic price or be wildly out of bounds with their marketing to keep said client happy. This creates unrealistic expectations for the homeowner who often must drop the asking price like a hot rock a week later.
- Buyers Are “Savvier” Now. With everything you ever wanted to know readily available on the internet, your RV asking price will be researched by potential buyers. All it takes is 5 minutes on Google to get a mountain of information. It may not be deciphered correctly or realistic but the buyer will think it is, and in some cases they will be right. This situation can be uncomfortable for RV sellers and cause avoidable awkward transactions.
- No One Considers Depreciation. People fall in love with a gorgeous RV and dream of all the places they can go. They write the check and go, they do. After a few years their situation changes and they want out. What they didn’t do between dreaming of a Grand Canyon vacation and handing over the check was consider what their sexy vehicle will really be worth after those few short years. On average an RV can depreciate 25-40% in 3 to 5 years.
The solution to all these factors is a proper RV appraisal by the knowledgeable experts at Easy Escape RV in central Florida. Forty years of experience will guide them as they realistically and fairly tell you what your beloved recreational vehicle can fetch from a buyer. Once done they’ll offer an RV consignment to sell it for you to the right buyer for their lifestyle and vacation goals.
So, yes…your RV is still sexy.