Can I get my car appraised online?
Yes, but only for a direct purchase. We do not offer online appraisal for the purpose of trading through the buying department. This department only buys vehicles. If you are interested in trading, our sales department is ready to help. We can make that introduction, but we can not provide a trade-in value for any reason.
Do I need an appointment for an appraisal?
No appraisal appointment is necessary. Most of the process can be handled over the phone, one-on-one, with your Buyer. They can make the entire transaction easy and almost complete before we even see the car in person. We like to buy cars, not look at them.
What if all titleholders cannot be present or one is deceased?
If all title holders cannot be present, your buyer will help you through the process. We deal with these issues daily. In some cases, we may be able to accept a Power of Attorney, allowing someone else to sign on the absent title holder's behalf. If a titleholder is deceased, you may have to transfer the title into your name before we can buy your car. There are several ways to make the transaction work. Some require a little more patience and effort. That’s what we do daily and why we are the easiest way to sell your car.
Can I sell my leased car?
In most cases, you can sell your leased car in almost the same way as any other financed car. We'll appraise the car or truck, then contact the leasing company for a payoff quote and process any equity you might have. Please note that some leasing companies will not allow you to sell the car prior to the expiration of the lease. Check with your leasing company for complete details.
What if I have a lien on my car?
You can still sell us your car! You will need to contact your lien holder during business hours to get a 10-day payoff. To pay off the lien, we will need your lien holder's name and phone number, the name(s) on the account, and your lien holder's account number. If a previously paid-off lien is listed on the title, you'll need both the title and the lien release from the lien holder before we can purchase your car.
Can I sell a car on behalf of a company?
Yes, ask your Buyer for details.
Will you pick up my car at my house or do I have to bring it to the dealership?
Yes and Yes. We have 3 transport trucks along with runners and drivers. We can pick up your car anywhere in a 300 mile radius. We can even meet at your bank and help with the entire process (See below). We prefer you to drop the car off at the store, as it means we can offer a little more due to savings on transport expenses. Often we will offer the option and let you decide which is better for you. We know not everyone can get a ride or have someone follow them. There will also be times that we need to come to your location to pay off the lien. (See below). Ask you Buyer for more information. We want to make this easy.
If you are picking it up, will it mean two trips? One to look and one to buy?
No. If we are picking up the car, we don’t come to look. We come to buy. We will have agreed to everything and completed all the paperwork, minus your signatures. We will arrive ready to pay for the car, expecting it to be as described. If it is not, we will have to adjust our offer. We rarely have this happen, so it’s handled on a case-by-case basis. We really don’t need a policy for this situation.
What is the form of payment to me?
If you own your car outright or if there is a difference in your favor after pay-off, we will issue a company check drawn on our bank, Republic Bank and Trust, 401 W. Main Street, Norman OK 73069, (405) 360-5369, www.rbt.com. We can also provide a Cashier’s Check, guaranteeing funds, however there is a $25.00 fee applied by Republic Bank for Cashier’s Checks. Verification of our company check by your bank is free of charge and usually more than sufficient.
What if I owe more than your offer?
You can still sell your car, however, you will need to make up any difference between our offer and your pay-off. You will pay that difference to us and we will pay the lienholder the full amount needed to satisfy the lien. The exception would be if we are doing it in person together at the bank or credit union. You will make the difference payment to them at that time. Our offer price is the total amount we are paying for the car, regardless of the payoff. Any difference, is your responsibility and due prior to completion of the sale.
How will you pay off my lien and how will I know it was done?
Typically, we will go together to the bank or credit union and pay the car off in person at the teller’s window. This is our preferred method. It ensures we both have confirmation that the loan has been satisfied, your obligation cleared and the lien release is on the way to us, directly. There are some lenders that do not have a physical location where we can do this, or are located too far away. An example would be Toyota Motor Finance. In this case, we would send them a seperate check, via FedEx or UPS and provide you with a copy of the check and tracking information.