The Market Place For Motorhomes
Writing your advert
To make your advert as effective as possible we need as much information as possible to help you sell your items. Try to include the following information:
- Title of advert - The make and model of your motorhome and how many berths its' got. Then your location.
- Description of item - This should include as much information as you have.This would include the length of your motorhome. The number and style of beds for example Over Cab double bed or fixed rear double bedroom. Or dinette converts into a double bed. The heating and hot water provision. Style of cooker / oven. The size and type of fridge etc.
- Price - This is the price you would like to charge for the Motorhome
- VAT - If you are VAT registered you can either choose to include VAT within the price or add it to the advertised price. Most people are not VAT registered so should choose VAT free (i.e you don't charge VAT).
- Location - Give us the postcode and your county so we can include it to localise searches. Unless specified we will use your address from payment.
- Delivery notes - Information on if you can assist with delivery and collection of your motorhome.
- Contact details - Provide a phone number and / or email address. (If you don't supply us with this information we will use the email address you have contacted us with and any phone number we have for you).
To get the best interest, it is advised that you include the best photos you can get of your motorhome. A customer will base 90% of their purchasing decision on the first photograph they see. If you have not got a camera with a wide angle lens or have difficulty taking good photos it would be worth getting a professional photographer to take some photos.
Taking time photographing can make the difference between getting the best price for your motorhome or not.
- If you can take the photo with natural light on a clear sunny day (overcast or rain never looks good) .
- Take the outside shots with the sun at your back. Even if this requires you to turn the motorhome around. Take photos of all four sides.
- If possible at least two of your photos should include the front and a side and then the back and far side of the motorhome in the same shot.
- Make the background as presentable as possible (remove any rubbish, move cars or vans etc.). Take you motorhome to a nice location.
- Make the inside of your motorhome as inviting as possible. Show fixed beds made up. Take photographs of other beds/diners both made up and as a dinette. Beds with teddies etc give a homely touch. You are trying to make it look as inviting as possible.
- Lay the table up with small plates (it makes the motor home look bigger) and glasses/bottle of wine and flowers. Remove any clutter from the motorhome that you don't need like coats, water carriers steps these will make you motorhome feel smaller..
- It is often dark inside a motorhome you may need to increase the exposure (called exposure compensation on most cameras). Outside the windows may look bleached white but the inside will look better.
- Shining light on the ceiling of the camper van can make it look lighter inside.
You can have one or as many photos as you feel necessary to sell your motorhome (within reason). In general the more the better.
If you are sending us a lot of photos it may be worth resizing them. We normally suggest at least 640 x 480 and no bigger than 1200 x 900. Click here for information on how to resize your images
Tips and things to avoid:
- Try to make the motor home fill the whole photograph and avoid anything distracting in the background.
- Avoid shooting into the sun (your motorhome could appear very dark within the photograph). It's best if you have your back to the sun.
- If there is not enough light in the motorhome, avoid flash and put the camera on a tripod or rest it on a table or cupboard.