seller’s Guide

Listing your car on The Driven Exchange is an easy process, and we have put this guide together to further assist you. Before starting the process, here are the things that you should put together:

  • CarFax report if your car is 1981 or newer
  • Up-to-date smog certificate if the car is titled in the state of California and is newer than 1976
  • Title in the seller’s name (we do allow seller’s representatives to list a car)
  • General information on the history of the vehicle. We will ask some questions on the application.
  • Seller account on the The Driven Exchange. Don’t worry, this takes less than 5 minutes to set up! Click here to see how.


Yay! You are now ready to submit your car for approval. Click here to view our tiers, and chose the one that is best for you. It will then take you to a multi-page form. This may seem daunting, but it can be completed in less than 15 minutes in most cases. Answer these questions with as much detail as possible, and be honest if there is anything you’re not too sure about.

In the submission form, we will ask for a photo set of the vehicle. Do not worry, you don’t need to hire a professional photographer to list your car with us. We are looking for roughly 100-150 photos that can give buyers an accurate feel for the condition of the vehicle. If possible, we highly recommend getting undercarriage photos of the car as well. If you have any questions, please click here to view our smartphone photographer’s guide.

After submitting the application, please allow 48 hours for us to approve your listing. Be sure to look out for any emails from us, because this is how we will contact you. We will either accept your car at the reserve indicated, or give a counter-offer on the reserve. This will all happen over email. If a reserve can be agreed upon, we will bill your on-file card for the amount of the listing. After the payment is approved, nothing else is needed on your end, and we will handle the rest.

When your car enters the staging area we will send you an email with a link to the listing. We recommend periodically viewing the listing to reply to any questions or comments that prospective bidders may have.

After your auction goes live, bidders will have the ability to place bids to win your car! We once again recommend periodically checking your Seller Dashboard for any inquiries. New inquiries can be handled through the blue question mark near the top right of the screen.

As a seller, you also have the ability to lower the reserve once your car goes live. Please refer to this guide to see how.

After the auction ends, an automated email will be sent to both the winning bidder and the seller. A few hours later, both parties will receive a message with the buyer/seller contact info. Happy selling!