I accepted an offer, what's next?

Congrats! You are one step closer to selling your car on CarGurus. 

The CarGurus 'Make an Offer' tool is designed to streamline pricing negotiations and make it easier to find an agreed-upon price; however, it is important to note that accepting an offer does not bind either party to take any further action on the sale.

If you are selling your car and a buyer made an offer you are willing to accept, we recommend accepting the offer and also reaching out to the buyer with a follow-up message! You can then further discuss details of the sale and set up a test drive.

Ready to proceed with the sale

We recommend proceeding with these next steps only after confirming with the buyer that they wish to go ahead with the purchase.

When you accept an offer from a buyer you will see a prompt in your message thread to  "Start a secure transaction." Once you click that button a you will need to fill out a form with the following information:

  • Your full contact information, including mailing address (we will need to collect this to ensure an easy title transfer later on)
  • Any information you have about your buyer (e.g. their name, phone number, and email)
  • Vehicle details (e.g. to confirm your listing and VIN number)
  • The ownership status of your car (e.g. if you currently have a lien on your car).

A similar form will be sent out to the buyer for completion. Once we have all the necessary information in place a team member will reach out via phone to complete the transaction!

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