You have perhaps thought about selling your van by yourself. It is possible to do so, but it is not easy and painless experience. You have little choice if you are trying to sell your van. These include private sale, advertised or dealership. To sell your van privately you will require to either have connections that want to purchase it or publicise your van so it gets sold. This takes time and money from you with no surety that it sells. You will spend hours on calls to potential van buyers. This consumes your time trying to follow up the odd people who may or may not even agree to buy your van. You will then end up getting calls from salesman telling you they will sell off your van for you for a fee, which consumes even more of your time. If potential buyers want to test drive your van, than that poses new risks. Not only you will have to handle outsiders coming to your house, but you will worry that they might harm] your van on their test drive. Certainly you don’t want outsiders over, and you surely don’t want to damge your van.
One choice you have is to sell your van to dealership, but they are master in getting the lowest price possible. You will end up wasting hours trying to get good price and met with proposals way less than your van is deserving.
Dealers are great at getting you to sell your van at the lowest possible value, so they can resell it and gain a profit. Their evaluations can’t be legitimate, since you know they have a motive to make income.