Sell Smarter: Your Ultimate Guide to Listing Your ATV on KIJIJI

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If your ATV could talk, it would likely tell thrilling stories of off-road adventures, muddy trails, and sunset rides. But now, it's time for it to spin those wheels and spin those stories for someone else. But how do you let potential buyers know it's available? Worry not, we have you covered with a comprehensive guide to creating a compelling ATV listing on KIJIJI. Ready to shift into gear and get started?

Decoding the KIJIJI Posting Process

KIJIJI post ad screenshot

Whether you're at your desk looking out at the trail you once rode or on-the-go with your smartphone, KIJIJI makes it easy to post your ad. Here are the basics:

Desktop Users

  1. Click on the "Post Ad" button at the top of the website.
  2. Enter your ad title (more on crafting a catchy title later) and choose the ATV category under "Cars & Vehicles".
  3. Fill in the rest of the required fields, add your best photos showcasing the ATV (tip: action shots can be quite appealing!), and provide your location details.
  4. Click on "Post Your Ad" and voila! You're done.

Web App Users

  1. Tap the camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Choose the ATV category under "Cars & Vehicles".
  3. Complete the required fields, just like the desktop version.
  4. Add photos, give your location, and share your contact details.
  5. Tap "Publish", and get ready for the inquiries to start pouring in.

Now that you know the basics to listing, let's dig deeper into the process and provide some tips to ensure the best results.


Cracking the Code of a Perfect Ad Title

The title of your ad is like a movie trailer - it offers a sneak peek and should create an instant impression. This is not the place for vagueness or mystery – you want your ad to be found, so clarity and specificity are your best friends.

  1. Don't shy away from specifics but be sure to include the ATV's year, make, and model.
  2. Highlight the features that make your ATV stand out. Low mileage, recent upgrades, special add-ons - all these can catch a buyer's eye.
  3. Utilize the power of dashes or pipes (the control + \ symbol: | ) to break up information, making your title easy to read and digest.


Writing a Killer Ad Description

Welcome to your new part-time gig: ATV Salesperson Extraordinaire. You may not have signed up for this role, but trust us, you've got what it takes! And if you want to make the sale, you'd better be ready to step into this role as KIJIJI is not for the shy. Let's describe!

  1. Set the tone. This is not a ransom note, so avoid harsh, non-negotiable phrases like "firm on price" or "don't ask if it's still available." Keep it friendly, approachable, and professional. Yes, you might get some annoying questions, tire kickers and low ballers - but hey, it's part of the job that you signed up for!
  2. Start with the basics. State the year, make, and model of your ATV. Let there be no room for ambiguity.
  3. Move on to the unique selling points. Similar to the title, you'll want to highlight key features, any improvements you've made, or accessories included in the sale. A phrase like "and much more" can spark curiosity without overwhelming the reader with information.
  4. Consider adding a line about "financing available" to give potential buyers an easy option for their purchase. Our partners at Revival Powersports encourage you to send potential buyers their way who may require ATV financing to get the deal done. Best yet - they offer ATV loans throughout Canada and don't charge you as the seller a single cent.
  5. Wrap up with your contact details and the best way to reach you. Encourage queries and visits to check out the ATV in person.
ATV for sale outside of a home in a forested setting

Pricing Your ATV: It's Not Rocket Science

Pricing your ATV isn't about pulling a number out of a hat. It's a combination of research, a touch of strategy, and a sprinkling of intuition.

  1. Set your price slightly higher than your target. This allows room for negotiation, making potential buyers feel they're getting a good deal.
  2. Research is key. Look up trade-in values and compare similar listings to get a reasonable price range.
  3. Remember, the emotional value you attach to your ATV doesn't translate into monetary value. So, while those custom graphics might mean the world to you, they may not mean much to the buyer.


Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your ATV on KIJIJI

We learn from mistakes, but when it comes to selling your used ATV online, it's best to learn from others' mistakes. Here's a list of common missteps to steer clear of when creating your KIJIJI ATV listing:

  1. Negative Tone: Your attitude significantly influences how potential buyers perceive your listing. Project positivity and openness.
  2. Inflexible Pricing: While you want a fair price, stating a "firm" price can deter potential buyers. Always leave a little room for negotiation.
  3. Poor Titles: Make your title detailed, accurate, and free of spelling errors.
  4. Lack of Description Detail: Provide a comprehensive overview of your ATV. Highlight its key features, condition, and maintenance history.
  5. Poor Quality Photos: Include multiple high-resolution photos from various angles. Show off special features and any existing damage. Check out our tips on taking ATV photos to sell your rig.
  6. Hiding Flaws or Damages: Be honest about any issues with the ATV and adjust your price accordingly. Transparency builds trust.
  7. Not Disclosing Liens: If there's a lien on your ATV, disclose it upfront and explain how it will be handled.
  8. Poor Communication: Prompt responses show you're serious and respectful of the potential buyer's time. Remember, your ATV isn't the only one available!


Creating a successful ATV listing on KIJIJI is not just about selling a vehicle; it's about crafting a narrative that engages potential buyers, painting a vivid picture of the joy and adventure your used ATV can bring to their life. It's about being transparent, open, and respectful to all those who show interest. Ready to let go of your ATV and pass the keys to a new adventurer? Then buckle up, follow these steps, and prepare to ride the wave of success!

ATV rider throws up a peace sign mid ride