We’ve been listening to feedback from our customers and have been really impressed with the great ideas you’ve come up with. The team at TRED have some exciting changes to announce – changes that will make our service even more convenient and quick for anyone buying or selling a car.
The TRED App
We launched the TRED app earlier in the year and the response has been phenomenal. Here’s a quick recap on how it works (keep an eye out for the change!):
1. Download the app from the iTunes store or Google Play.
2. Use the app to take photos of your vehicle. The team at TRED will use them to create a beautiful website showing off your car. Just think of us as your personal marketing team!
3. We will assist with pricing guidance so you can choose a starting list price. Just push a button and you’re live on Auto Trader, American Express, and all the major car websites. By the time we’ve worked our magic, 95% of car buyers will have seen your car. If you’re interested in learning which ones – and there are a lot! – see here.
4. You can easily access information (price guidance, control pricing, tracking pageviews, test drives and offers) on the app dashboard.
5. We screen all interested buyers for your personal and financial safety.
6. When you receive a price that you’d like to accept, you simply approve it. That’s it – no trips to the bank, no lengthy forms to fill in, we take care of it all. We’ll wire the funds to your account and handle all the paperwork. (And if you have a loan, don’t worry – we’ll even pay it off!)
So What’s New?
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we’ve made a change. We’re now connecting buyers directly to sellers.
Buyers who pass our personal and financial safety check will schedule a test drive directly with the vehicle owner. The seller communicates a convenient time and place for the test drive.
If the potential buyer is keen to make an offer, it gets relayed directly to the seller, who will counter or accept it.
And What Stays The Same?
The short answer is that our great service stays exactly the same. A team of experts is dedicated to creating a professional website that promotes your vehicle. Using your photos, the website contains all the information the buyer needs, as well as highlighting the best features of your car.
By handling buyer leads and processing the paperwork, we save you time. Go out and have a meal, play with the kids, read a book – you’re free to do whatever you want!
We continue to assist sellers who have loans on their vehicle and buyers who need a loan. We know that it can be difficult to buy or sell a car in these scenarios, but it doesn’t have to be.
We provide instant access to financing through our network of lenders. Everyone – including those who don’t have a perfect credit record – has access to excellent rates and a fair, transparent service. Rates are as low as 1.99%, and you are free to choose your preferred lender.
Drivers who already have a loan on their vehicle but want to sell it continue to be welcomed by TRED. It’s quite simple. We calculate the total money you owe and deduct that amount from the sale price when the car sells. If you owe more than the car’s selling price, you cut a check to your lender for the difference between the selling price and the balance of your loan. It really couldn’t be easier.
Now you’re up to date on all the goings on at TRED HQ! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to chat! You can message us on TRED.com (just look for the speech marks in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen), or on Facebook or Twitter.