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selling car on stx

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Good afternoon all,

I'm selling my car on STX and wondering about the paperwork. I'm selling the car directly to a person that I work with. Has anyone sold a car and can tell me about the process? Do we both need to go to the BMV together and have the paperwork filled in there? Seems like that would be the case, but then, the website says that the buyer needs insurance to get tags for the car, and I'm not sure how she can get insurance until she has the title for the car. Very confused, would greatly appreciate advice from anyone who's done this!

Posted : September 18, 2011 5:59 pm
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buyer needs to contact their insurance agency and add the car is all, and then print out proof of insurance, and go to BMV

Posted : September 18, 2011 7:24 pm
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In my opinion and experience, the key to selling the car and ensuring the buyer can register the car is as follows:

(1) Paperwork must be notarized, title and bill of sale. The federal courthouse has a notary and charges $5.00 a document(across from McDonald's). Also Bank of ST Croix, and other banks have notary and do not charge their customers. However, bank notary not always available when you go in to have the bill of sale/title notarized. Also at the registry is a notary--not sure what is charged.

(2) The registry requires a copy of the ID/license of the seller , if the seller is not with the buyer when he or she is registering the car. Also, my experience the registry wants the original registration .

I have found the process rather efficient.

Good Luck

Posted : September 18, 2011 10:23 pm
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When we bought my husband's car we met the sellers at Marshall + Sterling. They have a notary and they are our insurance carrier,
so we were able to notarize the transfer of title, and get the insurance set up all at once.

Posted : September 18, 2011 10:53 pm
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Thanks for the info! Turns out buyer can't get insurance so I can't sell to her as I understand it. If anyone wants a 2001 Honda civic sedan for $2750, pm me!

Posted : September 19, 2011 5:25 pm
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I think anyone can get insurance if they have enough money. Is she just unwilling or unable to pay for it?

Posted : September 19, 2011 6:07 pm
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We are interested in buying your car. Please give us a call 244-5123 if you still have it. Thanks!

Posted : September 20, 2011 12:20 pm
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