1. Clean and Wash Inside Out
It doesn’t have to be detailed but it definitely needs to be clean. Vacuum and dust (clean the inside of the windshield and windows), dash, seats, ashtray/cointrays/cupholders, carpet, floor mats and trunk. Clear out anything and everything that’s not part of the car, especially in places like the glovebox.
2. Get Your Records Together
3. Check the Vehicle History
Run a CarFax report on it to make sure it’s accurate. Even if you’re the original owner, the reports aren’t always correct. For example, if the report says the car has had a major accident and it hasn’t, it’s better to know this ahead of time than to be caught off guard later. Plus this will enhance your credibility with prospective buyers.