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Sell My Private Plates: A Comprehensive Guide in Easy Steps

Sell My Private Plates: A Comprehensive Guide in Easy Steps

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Sell My Private Plates: A Comprehensive Guide in Easy Steps

While it's easy to find millions of private plates for sale online, it's often harder to get trustworthy information about how to sell a registration number. The good news is, we've been helping people sell number plates for nearly 30 years - so we make the process quick, easy to understand - and maximise the price you'll get. You can advertise your number for sale with us. By advertising with us, people searching for private plates may see your number in our search results. It may also be advertised in other places. Thousands of customers have successfully sold their private plates through our platform, including those looking for cheap number plates.

New Reg can offer you expert assistance when it comes to determining the great value of your private plate. With extensive experience gained from over 350,000 valuations, we're ideally suited to manage your sale. Thanks to our specialist knowledge of trends in the private plate market and our adept sales advisers, you couldn't be in better hands when you want to reach more buyers and get the best price possible for your plate. We offer a free registration valuation, after which you are under no obligation to sell through us.

To sell a private number plate on your own can be both a frustrating and time-consuming task. Attracting buyers and spending time answering questions and conducting viewings can be tiring and tough on private sellers so we've created a personalised service designed to keep things simple. If you're looking to sell a number plate you no longer want or require, we'd be happy to help make the process as straightforward and smooth as possible - we've even answered some common questions that people have about selling. Please remember to notify us once you have sold or the number is no longer for sale. Some dealers may take legal action if they have sold your number plate only to find that you have already sold it.

Get your Private Plates valuation from New Reg

The first rule of selling a personalised number plate is to get an accurate assessment of its realistic price. We provide a simple-to-understand valuation form that's free to use and takes only seconds to complete. Just enter the private registration you wish to sell and add your contact details in the field provided. As soon as you click request valuation our team of professional sales experts will get to work. If you are unsure of a value for your registration, you could search for similar registrations on our website and see how much they are going for.

As soon as their appraisal is complete, our dedicated team will contact you with a quote. Together, we'll agree what your private plate is likely to sell for and when you're satisfied with the selling price, we'll advertise your reg right here on our site for interested buyers hunting for their ideal plate.

If you select to sell your private number plate with New Reg, you'll benefit from our impressive site traffic, with thousands of potential purchasers checking out your personalised registration showcased in a premium slot. Our website traffic is highly targeted and qualified. We hope you offer us the opportunity to work with you on your number plate sale but, if you choose, you're more than welcome to take our registration valuation and conduct the secure sale yourself.

How do I value my DVLA number plate?

It takes time, patience and plenty of research to value a number plate. There are many factors that affect the price cherished number plates may fetch, including age, demand and current market trends, as well as studying what similar plates have sold for previously.

How to sell a number plate

Selling a number plate is easy as long as you know what to do. By choosing New Reg you will get a free valuation for your plate. Once you've agreed on the amount you'd like to receive for your registration, we'll list it on our website. This free advertising means showcasing it to hundreds of thousands of potential buyers. We'll then deal with the full transaction and number plate sale process, including collecting payment and transferring plate ownership and sending you a confirmation of the sale via email

The two main attributes that make a number plate valuable are age and demand. Older plates are generally shorter and don't feature an age identifier. This dateless quality can make older number plates timeless classics that many are willing to pay good money for. If a registration is in demand - for example if it features a popular name or well-known word - many people may compete to own it, driving up its value and making for a quicker sale. Another factor that can affect the value of a number plate is the type of plate it is, such as a prefix plate or a suffix plate. The type of plate can also impact its appeal and price.

What makes a number plate valuable?

Some of the most valuable plates ever sold are also the shortest. Short registration plates that carry a single letter and number are especially valuable - such as F1 and G1. However, plates that accurately spell names or represent exclusive vehicle models are not far behind. Ultimately though, a plate is only worth what someone will pay for it - so if you think yours has a special appeal, why not get an expert quote now? There's no obligation and we'll get back to you quickly with a price!

How much do you charge to sell my private plate?

Selling your number plate with New Reg is completely free. We agree with you an amount that you'd like to get, then we list your registration mark in a prominent position with other personal plates. The buyer pays a small mark-up on the price you've requested - and that covers the cost of handling your personalised number plate sale. This means extra cash for you - and none of the hassle involved with passing your plate on to the next owner.

What do I do about vehicle tax if I sell my registration?

The exact process of selling your registration number, whether it's on your car now or held on a retention document, will vary. If the number plate is assigned to your vehicle when it's sold, the DVLA will automatically issue a replacement registration mark. Alternatively, you could put a different private number plate on your car. When you do, the vehicle tax and valid MOT certificate (if applicable) will be logged against this new number plate. Whatever your situation, our friendly and helpful team will walk you through everything you need to do when the time is right.

Do I have to sell for the amount you recommend?

No! When you request a free valuation using the form on this page, our team will do their very best to give you the true value of the plate. However, if you think it's worth more or less, then feed this back to us and if your expectations are not too unrealistic then New Reg may still agree to list the registration mark at your preferred price, which is commonly referred to as the asking price. If you're keen to sell quickly, you may decide a lower price asking price will mean money in the bank sooner. Then again, if you think you've got a hidden gem, then you might increase the asking price and wait for the right buyer!

If I get a valuation from New Reg, do I have to sell my number plate with you?

No, absolutely not. We offer our service to remove the hassle from the process - but if you're confident in handling the transaction yourself, or you know someone who would like to buy the plate from you, then you're free to do it yourself. There's never any obligation to use New Reg - we're just here to answer your questions and speed the process up if required. Our experienced admin team can assist you with all the necessary paperwork and any difficult details that might arise.

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