Are you a used car dealer who is always on the lookout for affordable vehicles to add to your dealership inventory? If so, you might post an ad on Craigslist offering to buy used cars for cheap, you might drive an hour or more to attend auto auctions, but did you know that you can find affordable vehicles right from your computer with simplicity and ease? You can by using desktop applications known as car finders.
What is so great about a desktop application that lets you search for new or used vehicles? Most applications come jam-packed full of features. One of those features is your ability to search thousands of vehicle sites, classified websites, for sale by owner websites, and more at once!
You will find a large selection of other helpful and timesaving features. However, these features will depend on the program in question as not all car finders are 100% similar. With that said, features you should look for include the ability to set price ranges, activate email alerts, edit vehicle lists, and more.
But wait! What about the time aspect. As previously stated, most car finder programs do enable used car dealers like yourself to maximize use of their time. How does this work exactly?
You can search for vehicles right from your computer! There is no need to post an ad on Craigslist and hope someone responds. There is no need to travel an hour or more to auto auctions where you might walk away empty handed. You can search hundreds (possibly thousands) of websites at once for the cars you want or need.
Most vehicle finder programs make it easy for you to contact sellers. If an email address was provided, you can typically send an email right through the desktop application. If not, you should review the listing to see if a phone number was posted. The ability to email sellers directly through the program will only save you a minute or two each time, but that minute or two will quickly add up.
As mentioned above, you should look for a desktop application that enables you to setup email alerts of new vehicles that meet your search criteria. What happens is that you setup your search standards (location, keyword, and so forth). Then, you activate email alerts. When you leave the program running in the background of your computer, it performs automatic searches for you. Should a new car get posted online, you will receive an email. This timesaving features enables you to step away from the computer without having to worry about missing a great deal.
In short, desktop car finders are ideal for anyone. They are a helpful tool for car buyers. With that said, they are often considered a must-have tool for used car dealers who are looking to maximize use of their time and in turn their profits.