Airplane Selling Prices

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Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by David Defelice on Dec 6, 2018 7:31 pm

I have just gotten back into flying after a 25 year layoff. I have SEL, MEL, Instrument, and commercial ratings, and have been a CFII - obviously now expired. My question is this. Where can I find how much airplanes are actually selling for compared to the asking prices I see in the publications? I'm talking mostly single engine piston planes, but if the right multi-engine deal came along, I would have to think really hard on it.
Thanks,
Dave
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Re: Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by Carl Boecher on Jan 21, 2019 9:51 am

Why not contact the sellers of planes that meet your needs? If the plane is sold, ask them, politely, how much they sold it for. If it hasn't sold, explain that you are just starting to 'dip your toes in the water. Maybe that seller has done a lot of homework that they would be willing to share with you. 
 

Re: Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by Thomas Bell on Jan 21, 2019 10:57 am

David,

Are you a brother of Tony from Michigan?

Start your offer very low and force yourself to have a lot of patience. The buyers are really few an far between, especially if you are looking at an airplane with old technology. If they know you are a qualified purchaser, they will come down to a price that satisfies their goal and your goal.

Re: Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by Larry Amato on Jan 28, 2019 10:21 am

I have been looking for a RANS S-19. Unfortunately, VREF does not list any of the RANS Aircraft.
Therefore, I am struggling to evaluate pricing other than checking various listing prices which are not sold prices.

Re: Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by Brennan Callan on Jan 28, 2019 5:24 pm

There are many other sources for finding (asking) prices of sellers for their airplanes:
1. www.globalair.com
2. www.barnstormers.com
3. www.http://trade-a-plane.com/

It is time to move to other possible sources.
bye
Brennan

 

Re: Airplane Selling Prices

Posted by David Defelice on Jan 28, 2019 7:36 pm

Sorry, no relation that I am aware of. I am originally from eastern Ohio.