I am (hopefully) about to sell my 2000 Dodge Stratus. I've never sold a car before. I know I have to sign over the title. My question is do people also draw up some basic agreement- like sold as is for $ xxxxx? It just occurred to me today (a guy from a neighboring state plans to look and drive it tomorrow) that I want $2,600 and am a little uncomfortable with just taking a check and giving him the keys. Do people usually wait for checks to clear?
Also- I procrastinated selling the car so now my out of state plates are expired. I called the DMV and asked if they do temps or anything to help procrastinators like me stuck in this situation. I verified the cost of getting plates would be the same for me as it would if I were in state (making sure it won't be an addt'l fee for the purchaser) and that the new owner will have to get new plates anyway, so I don't really want to sink $130 into plates for a short period. My landlord told me he would see this as a red flag if he were coming to consider buying the car. Would you?
Thanks for all and any feedback.