What to Consider When Selling Single Slope Barrier Walls

The main purpose of a single slope barrier wall is to provide a physical barrier between opposing lanes of traffic. This can help to prevent head-on collisions and other types of accidents that may occur due to driver error. In addition, the use of temporary barrier wall during the construction process allows contractors to control the flow of traffic, protect equipment and workers, and keep highways open during the construction process.

Because single slope barrier walls are designed to be durable and have excellent longevity, they retain their value and can be uninstalled and resold once a project is complete. If you’re having trouble selling your single slope barriers, there could be a problem with your listing. Consider these tips to help make your listing more attractive to buyers.

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1. Factor the condition of your single slope barriers into the price.

The condition of your single slope barrier wall is the most important factor when setting your listing price. To determine the overall condition of your used single slope barriers, note their age, visual signs of wear, and damage. Single slope barriers in better condition can be sold for a price closer to the original cost, while barriers with more damage should be discounted. In addition, if barrier wall is in good-enough condition for local department of transportation approval, it is much more valuable!

2. Use the location of your single slope barriers to set the price.

Aside from the condition of your single slope barriers, the current location of the barriers is also important when setting a listing price. This is because single slope barriers are heavy, and their weight can create logistical complexity and make freight expensive, especially if the buyer is far away. If your barriers are located near a central construction hub, you’ll likely have more local demand for the materials, since freight costs and transportation times are reduced. In these instances, you can charge more for your barriers. This is mostly seen in large metropolitan cities. If, on the other hand, you’re not in a central location, interested contractors will be factoring in the extra freight costs and transportation time, and they’ll likely pass over your single slope barriers if the price doesn’t reflect these added costs.

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3. Include the region and specifications in the listing.

Single slope barriers come in a range of specifications depending on the state requirements. Help potential buyers narrow their search and filter out unnecessary inquiries by listing your barriers’ exact specifications, including the barrier length, width, height, age and DOT applications. You can help buyers narrow their search even further by listing the barriers’ region, as many buyers don’t want to pay high freight fees or wait for long transportation times and are looking to purchase single slope barriers locally.

4. Include good quality photos of the single slope barriers.

Contractors shopping online might hesitate to go through with a sale if they can’t view the entire single slope barrier wall in the listing photo. To help make your barrier more marketable, take high quality photos in good daylight, and aim to take multiple photos from different angles to ensure you’re showcasing the barriers in their entirety. Being open and up front with any patching work needed or barrier defects is the best way to do business!

5. List your single slope barriers at a competitive market price.

If your single slope barriers don’t seem to be attracting many interested buyers, it might be because you’ve priced the materials too high. Research the going rate for barriers of similar size and condition in your area to ensure you’re setting a competitive market price. In addition, it also helps to research the price of brand new barriers of the same specification! That way you know how your used barrier wall pricing compares to new, and you can adjust accordingly.

Still need help? Our staff is available to help you determine an effective listing price. To get started, email sales@eiffeltrading.com or call us 1-800-541-7998.

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