How It Works
Sell a car in Melbourne with an experienced Advocate who will take the guesswork out of selling privately for you.
Kick start or revamp your private sale Ads
Free Online Car Appraisal
Find out what your car could sell for in the current market with our obligation-free car appraisal. An Advocate will use the vehicle details that you provide us with to do some research online and give you an honest and realistic sale price range.
If we’re a good fit and you want to get started, your personal Advocate will come out to your home or work to take photos of your car. As long as it’s clean, they’ll make sure all of its best features are shown off for your ads to attract buyers!
Tailored Advertisement Description
Sit back while our team creates a captivating advertisement description to showcase your vehicle’s features and extras. They’ll make it unique to you to show potential buyers why they will love your car.
Ads on Major Platforms
Your Advocate will set up your car ads across major online advertising platforms for maximum exposure. The more people that are seeing your car ads, the greater chance you have of getting enquiries from qualified buyers!
Level Of Effort
Your personal private sale expert from start to finish
Free Online Car Appraisal
An Advocate will compare your vehicle to current and competing vehicles on the market to give you an honest and achievable sale price range. If our appraisal aligns with your desired sale price, we may be a good fit to help you sell.
When you’re matched with a local Advocate, they will come out to your work or home for your very own car photo shoot. As long as your car is clean and looking its best, your Advocate will get the crucial photos (aka money shots) needed to showcase its features for an eye catching Ad!
Tailored Advertisement Description
A tailored advertisement is creatively crafted for you by our team. It is unique to you and your car and will show off its selling points to appeal to qualified buyers.
Ads on Major Platforms + Ongoing Ad Management
Your car will get maximum exposure across major online platforms and your ads will be refreshed weekly by your Advocate so that it stays front of mind for people that are actively searching for a vehicle online and are ready to buy. You’ll also gain access to your very own online Seller Dashboard to track the progress of your Ads and offers.
An Advocate To Handle Your Enquiries
You can finally put an end to conversations with time wasters while your experienced Advocate takes care of your incoming enquiries to bring you the most qualified buyers.
An Advocate To Organise & Attend Inspections
Inspections are coordinated around your schedule. Your Advocate can be available 7 days a week by appointment. They will attend the inspection and abide by your insurance policy on all test drives. CarsRus will provide a Test Drive Form which will be completed by any test driver for your security.
An Advocate To Handle Negotiations
With an Advocate, the negotiation process is not personal. They will treat your sale like it’s their own and they will always have your interests at heart. When you are happy with the buyers offer, your Advocate will organise a deposit for you and CarsRus will provide a Deposit Receipt so that everyone has a copy of the transaction.
An Advocate to Arrange Safe Payment
Every transaction is unique but the process of payment in every sale MUST be safe and secure. Your Advocate will reduce your risks as a private seller by organising the safest method of funds/finance so that you have your funds and the buyer has the vehicle they paid for.
Access to 3 Car Seller Forms
Throughout your sale, you’ll be supplied with all THREE must-have Car Seller forms. Your Advocate will make sure that every step of the transaction is documented from start to finish, including the Purchase Receipt to wrap up the sale seamlessly.
An Advocate To Organise The Vehicle Handover
Making sure that your sale is safe and easy is our priority. It’s our job to ensure that the vehicle pick up and transfer of ownership process is secure, transparent and seamless. We’ll see it through to the very end so that both you and the buyer are happy!
Level Of Effort
I spent 6 months trying to sell without success, so I signed with CarsRus and 6 weeks later the car was sold! The car was handed over to new owners with money in my account the same day.
CarsRus are so helpful and made all the process so easy. I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done to sell my car. If you want to sell/buy the car, they are the perfect team!!
The team at CarsRus were professional at what they do. They took all the hassle out of selling my car, and kept me informed throughout the whole process. Definitely recommend if you want to sell your car without the hassle that goes with it!
Dealing with the team at CarsRus was absolutely effortless and we would not have got the results we did without them. They marketed and sold our two luxury vehicles whilst we were overseas. Their professionalism is second to none.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our appraisal is a CarsRus Advocate’s professional opinion of the current and potential sale price range of your vehicle. We can provide you with an estimate, not a guarantee. Your appraisal is an online assessment, (conducted without seeing your vehicle in person) and is based on the vehicle details that you provide us with, recent market research and the Advocate’s experience. You can request a free car appraisal online right now!
No, CarsRus does not take any legal ownership of any sellers vehicle at any point in time. If you are the registered owner or the owners representative, you will always be in control of the advertisement price, any price adjustments throughout the sale and the final sale price. You will also be required to sign the relevant sale paperwork as the owner/owners representative. Your Advocate will not make any decisions on your behalf or sign any paperwork on your behalf.
Our selling solutions are designed for private sale results. We do not buy vehicles or offer trade-ins. However, if that is an option that you are considering, then our industry partners might be able to help. You can reach out to our team for more information about wholesale and trade-in options.
Our selling solutions are designed to give all private sellers a safe and easy selling experience. When you sell privately, unfortunately there’s no guarantee of who is going to buy your car and for how much (unless you sell to a wholesaler or a dealer as they can guarantee a price) because private buyers are unpredictable and we have no control over that. BUT! To make sure that all of our sellers are getting as much value as possible when they work with an Advocate, we do have a NO SALE, NO SERVICE FEE GUARANTEE for our All-In-One solution! Stage 3 of the selling process is result-based which means that you only pay for Stage 3 when your car is successfully sold with your CarsRus Advocate. You can visit our pricing page for more details on the fees for each Stage of selling with CarsRus.
No, there is no requirement to get a Roadworthy Certificate before you get started with CarsRus. Before you advertise your vehicle it is recommended that you have your local or preferred mechanic check over your vehicle and its mechanical condition so that you are aware of any potential repairs required for a Roadworthy Certificate when it comes time to sell.
No, we do not have the qualifications required to provide a Roadworthy Certificate and we are not mechanics. It’s best to do your own research prior to listing your car on the market to find a reputable mechanic with the appropriate vehicle testing licence/qualifications that can provide you with a Roadworthy Certificate when the time comes.
No, unfortunately your Advocate doesn’t wash your car for you. It is your responsibility to present your vehicle to a standard that will increase your chances of selling. Your Advocate will encourage you to have your car clean for the important stages of selling, (where it counts the most!) such as the photo shoot, the inspections and the handover to the new owner. Your Advocate will always do their best to give you enough notice to wash your car!
We’re a mobile service so your Advocate will come out to your home or work to service you (as long as you’re within our service range!) If your driveway does not have adequate space for a vehicle photo shoot or an inspection, your Advocate will arrange the photo shoot and/or inspections with you at a local, public, open and safe space that you both agree to.
Our Advocates work from home and can service up to 40kms from their home. To enquire about an Advocate in your local area, please get in contact with our team.
We recommend that the vehicle inspections/test drives are at a public place that is either near your home or work – but this is up to you. Your Advocate can arrange to meet with you there or take the vehicle there for you and will abide by your Insurance Policy at all times. You don’t physically have to attend the inspections/test drives either, that’s what you have your Advocate for. Most of our sellers don’t even meet the person who is purchasing their car.
No way, an Advocate will ALWAYS be present on a test drive with potential buyers and will abide by your Insurance Policy at all times. Your Advocate will take a picture of the test drivers licence and ask that they complete a test drive form before they test drive your car.
CarsRus has a legal obligation to keep your personal information confidential. Examples of personal information in a private sale transaction can include drivers licence numbers, the buyer and the registered owners name and address, the registration details, the insurance details and the finance details. The sale paperwork required for your sale does contain the registered owners details, the vehicle details and the buyers details (as required). A copy of all required sale documents will be kept by the registered owner, the buyer and securely by CarsRus as a reference for the transaction. If a buyer requires finance to purchase your car, their financial institution (a third-party) may require proof of ownership and other* details from the registered owner to approve the loan. If a third-party does require any of your personal information, our team will not share your personal information without your prior consent.
You can explore and compare the pricing of our solutions here.
When you choose the D.I.Y solution, your Advocate will work with you to get your car advertised and then you take care of your own sale from there. We will also give you access to all of your advertisement accounts and you will be responsible for maintaining and/or updating your own Ads. The D.I.Y process is quick, efficient and easy! When you choose the All-In-One solution, your Advocate will work with you from start to finish or for a period of 6 months and will keep your advertisements maintained for you during the time that you have an agreement with us.
That’s ok, it happens! Sometimes people sell to family or friends or their circumstances change. The best part is, we have no cancellation fees and you’re backed by our no sale, no service fee guarantee so if you sell your car and it’s not through CarsRus, we’ll just remove your Ads on our end 🙂
Unfortunately we are not a good fit for you if your car has been written-off as we don’t sell repairable write-offs.
This is a new feature!! Our All-In-One sellers will now have access to their very own online Seller Dashboard to keep track of their Ads and offers. When you sign into your Dashboard you can also update your personal details and/or vehicle details. Your Dashboard will show you which platforms your vehicle is listed on and the key statistics on how your Ads are performing on each platform.
100% yes! We only work with the registered owner of the vehicle or their representative who is in control of the vehicle’s advertisement price, sale price and any price adjustments throughout the sale. Your Advocate is also happy to offer their expert opinion about your vehicle price at any stage of your sale if you’d like that.
It’s different for everyone because every seller has a unique circumstances. Anyone can sell their own car and there are many ways to sell! But there aren’t many ways that take the guesswork out of selling privately for you. CarsRus gives you an Advocate with the time, the experience, the resources, the patience and the skills to do the work for you with a goal of making your life easier and your sale safer. We have the blueprints from hundreds of real sales and the recipe for a seamless sale – you just have to decide whether or not you have the time, experience, motivation and patience to do it all on your own.