Selling a Used Car in Massachusetts

PrivateAuto is the fastest, most secure, and most convenient platform for selling your used car in Massachusetts. We tell you everything you need to know.
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Why a Massachusetts Private Car Sale is Better

ou can typically get a higher price for your car in the private market than they do from a Massachusetts dealership trade-in. That’s because dealerships need to make a spread: they buy low and sell high.

Unfortunately, selling your vehicle on the private market has always been a cumbersome process, in Massachusetts and throughout the US. Until now.

How PrivateAuto Helps You Sell Your Car in Massachusetts

Massachusetts private car sellers love PrivateAuto because we make the process of selling your car so simple.
Full banking integration for instant money transfers, 24/7/365
Verified buyer funds presale so you don’t waste your time
Makes selling a vehicle (and getting paid) quick, easy, and secure

Selling your Car on PrivateAuto: the Process

Here’s how the PrivateAuto selling process works:

1. You register on PrivateAuto and we verify you
2. You list your car model with our easy step-by-step guided process
3. You set your terms and screen would-be buyers
4. You vet incoming offers and choose a buyer
5. You and the buyer e-sign documents from your PrivateAuto phone app
6. You get paid, instantaneously

So easy.

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Selling a Car in Massachusetts FAQ

What paperwork do I need to sell my car privately in Massachusetts?

Every state has its own documentation requirements for selling a used car. Luckily for you, PrivateAuto helps you keep track of all needed paperwork requirements with our step-by-step in-app process.

You will need the following paperwork to sell your car in Massachusetts:

- Warranty documents
- Service documents
- Bill of sale
- Car title and registration documents
- Vehicle identification number
- Car insurance documents

PrivateAuto guides you through the selling process, so you never risk forgetting about a document you need to make the sale.

How do I sell a car to an individual in Massachusetts?

To sell a car privately to an individual in Massachusetts, take the following steps:
1. Create a PrivateAuto account
2. Create a listing for your vehicle
3. Set location preferences
4. Accept or reject offers—or make counter-offers—right from our app
5. Schedule test drives from our in-app scheduling and messaging feature
6. Sell and get paid instantly

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