The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Realtor or Real Estate Agent

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If you make your living as a realtor or real estate agent, you may have a number of considerations when it comes to purchasing a used vehicle. The most common considerations are budget, ability to transport people, and comfort.

With those considerations in mind, we have reviewed a number of vehicles, and chosen five that we think are most appropriate for realtors and real estate agents. They are the Nissan Sentra, Kia Forte, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Cadillac ATS.

  • Nissan Sentra: This compact four-door sedan isn’t hard on the wallet, but it won’t make you look cheap, either. The interior is very well-executed, and the exterior appearance suggests a far more expensive ride. You’ll enjoy highway gas mileage up to 40 mpg, making the Sentra economical to run as well as to buy.

  • Kia Forte: This is another model that might surprise you. Simply stated, it doesn’t look like an econobox any longer. With a re-work in 2013, the Forte is now very visually appealing, and also offers considerably more room in the interior. It’s a nice, comfortable ride that you’ll look good in, and it won’t break the bank.

  • Ford Fusion: Sometimes, when you’re driving people around, showing houses, you need something a little bigger than a compact. We like the Ford Fusion – it’s a reliable, solid sedan, and it’s attractive enough that people might even mistake it for a luxury car. It’s also roomy, and is available as a gas model, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid.

  • Honda Accord: The Accord isn’t quite as stylish as the Fusion, but it is still a very attractive car. Small on the outside, you’ll still have plenty of room for your passengers on the inside. We like the blind-spot camera system – it can save you from fender-benders and embarrassment in front of your clients as well.

  • Cadillac ATS: New in 2013, the ATS is fast, fun to drive, and one of the most exciting compact luxury models to hit the market in quite some time. You can pick one up used on a lease buy-back, and if you want to look really good while you’re out showing houses, we think you should. We’re quite partial to the high-tech features, especially the CUE infotainment system.

Budget, passenger capacity, and appearance are all important considerations for realtors and real estate agents when it comes to choosing a used vehicle. At YourMechanic, we recommend the Sentra and Forte for the budget-conscious, the Fusion and Accord for “people movers,” and the Cadillac ATS for making a great impression.


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David

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Honda CR-V - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Marietta, Georgia
Prompt and knowledgeable. David arrived early to do our pre-purchase car inspection and completed it in a timely fashion. He communicated his findings, recommendations by phone and text message, which was nice. I appreciated the information and details he provided.
Mercedes-Benz E400 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Kennesaw, Georgia
David called when he arrived and called shortly after he finished inspecting the vehicle. Unfortunately, due to the inefficiency of the sales representative at the dealership, David was not able to drive the vehicle as the final phase of the inspection.

Nicholas

10 years of experience
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Nicholas
10 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Garner, North Carolina
Nicholas was prompt efficient, and very knowledgeable. He performed a thorough evaluation of 2 cars at a dealership that appeared very similar. He explained his reports to me and gave me great guidance and information to make my decision. The money I spent for the 2 inspections was money well spent. I am sure I made the right choice thanks to Nicholas.

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Volkswagen Cabrio - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Delray Beach, Florida
Justin was very helpful. this was a pre-purchased inspection I live out of state and needed a car looked at in Florida. His inspection and input was a great help to me when deciding whether or not to buy this vehicle

Anthony

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27 years of experience
Cadillac DTS - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Bohemia, New York
Anthony did an awesome job inspecting a vehicle in New York that I was interested in purchasing. He took the TIME to perform a Thorough job with the utmost integrity. He meticulously outlined everything he found with pictures and notes to me on his findings and finally a overall assessment of vehicle . Thank you Anthony !!!!!!

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