I have some tips to offer for a successful sale. I learned this during my days of flipping niche market cars......6 Pontiac Fieros, 6 C5-Corvette convertibles, 3 of the Pontiac Solstice, and one Saturn Sky, about 16 in all.
"Pictures Sell....PERIOD", especially when marketing nation wide. If you don't catch their interest in the first 5 seconds on-line, you've lost them.
Many years ago I spent $150 on a Canon PowerShot S5-IS digital camera from Best Buy. It has a 12x optical zoom which is the magic bullet for taking pictures of vehicles. Though it is considered old technology today, it still provides supreme quality pictures for the purpose. Many of the pictures you see of my PC were taken with that digital camera.
Here is a list of tips when taking pictures along with a few sales tips.
- Contrary to popular belief, take them on an overcast day. This eliminates all shadows from the sun.
- Take all pictures horizontally, not vertically.
- Stand back and zoom in when taking pictures. I like to be at least 50 feet away when taking exterior pictures. The farther, the better. This eliminates all fisheye distortions.
- Aspect ratio of your pictures is also important. 3x5 is great for viewing horizontal pictures on most any electronic device from a cell phone to a 70" TV screen. You want the pictures to fill the screen.
- Remove "EVERY" personal item. Make it look like they are buying a new vehicle.
- Clean and detail the vehicle, inside and out. With your PC, use a magic eraser to remove all gray marks off the interior of your refrigerator. Polish the cabinetry, strip the bed, remove added pillows, remove everything not included when a PC is new. Features like an added TV and other such appliances and furnishings are an exception. Fill the coat closet with the exact same empty hanger. You get the idea here.
- A 6 foot step ladder works great for interesting views of a convertible. A taller step ladder might do good for a PC.
- After all your pictures are uploaded on your computer, crop out what you can so the subject fills the pictures, maintaining that 3x5 aspect ratio mentioned earlier.
- Take pictures of all your PC literature, sales brochures, servivce records, the title, all your keys, jack, tire iron, everything you are including.
- Posting less than 100 pictures of a motorhome, would fall short in my opinion.
- Leave nothing to imagination. Answer all possible questions in picture fashion. Remember, prospective buyers need all their doubts put to rest before considering a trip to you.
- Your ad must include a cell phone and email address so that they can call, text, or email you. YES you become vulnerable to spam, but that is what it is.
- The safest risk-free sale is done at a branch bank location where the buyer banks at. Have the bank issue you a same-as-cash check, funds withdrawn directly from their bank account. I have accepted checks that I have pre-approved before the buyer leaves their home. I look up their branch bank on-line, ask to speak to the teller who issued the check, give them the check number, and get verbal confirmation from them of the check's authenticity.
Click here for pictures I took with that old Canon camera when selling our Saturn Sky last October. I had a buyer 12 hours after posting the ad on Facebook Marketplace which included a link to the pictures on Flickr. Our Sky was not a flip. I restored the car and we enjoyed it for 4 years. The last picture is a critical one. It shows the vehicle title (blocked), all the documentation and such, included in the sale.https://www.flickr.com/photos/37432012@N08/albums/72157717335533052/
I realize that a motorhome is not a tiny two seat convertible, so you have to get even further back to take a great shot. Naturally it helps where the pictures are taken. Consider the back-drop. You can't go wrong in large parking lot in a forest preserve or other natural background place.
The pictures I post on forums of our PC, I would retake if selling it. Some have fisheye distortion, but more importantly, I would show "CURRENT" pictures, not ones taken in previous years. Nothing is worse than misleading people with misleading pictures. Honesty is "ALWAYS" the best policy in selling a vehicle. A motorhome is "NO" exception. You need to build trust with the buyer so be open and thorough as best you can. It starts with piles of beautiful pictures.https://www.flickr.com/photos/37432012@N08/albums/72157617468317295/
It will be the best 4 to 8 hour investment of your time. And you'll get real close to your asking price. BTW: I think your asking price is very reasonable.