RULE # 7: When Selling Vehicles, Keep Titles and Other Necessary Transfer Documents Handy
Buyers expect that once they've paid, they can receive the title immediately. So, it can be a real issue when your missing those documents. It can quickly turn a good sale into a bad one, especially when you are never able to locate the title and have to apply for a new one. At that point, many buyers are not willing to wait for a replacement title to be generated.