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2601 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

Germain Buying Center

Sell Your Car In Three Simple Steps

If you’re looking for the right place to sell your vehicle outright – the Germain Buying Center is your destination for the most competitive offers.

How It Works

Three Simple Steps to Sell Your Car:

Complete our simple digital appraisal

01.Complete our simple digital appraisal

You’ll be asked to fill out a simple form where you will provide some basic information about yourself and your vehicle. Be sure to provide this information as accurately as possible in order to get the best price on your vehicle.

receive your personalized offer

02.Receive your personalized offer

Once you’ve entered your information, you’ll receive a vehicle value backed by the experts at Kelley Blue Book. This offer is based on the latest sales data and market information, giving you the most competitive price for your vehicle.

Bring your vehicle in for final review and payment

03.Bring your vehicle in for final review and payment

Bring your vehicle into one of our Buying Centers and we’ll cut you a check for the amount of your offer following a final evaluation of your vehicle. You’re free to spend this money on another vehicle at the Germain Motor Company or do whatever else you’d like with it!

Buying Center

Sell Your Car in Ann Arbor

Our Ann Arbor, MI Buying Center is conveniently located inside of our Honda dealership on State Street.

Through our partnership with Kelley Blue Book, the most trusted name in used car values, we’re able to provide you with a real-time offer based on the value of your current vehicle in today’s marketplace.

Our team of used car appraisal experts are standing by to make the process as seamless and straightforward as possible here at the Germain Buying Center.

Complete the KBB Instant Cash Offer form to receive your personalized vehicle value!

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  • (734) 396-8307
  • Monday – Friday, 9AM – 6PM
  • 2601 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Inside of the Honda facility.


When you submit your digital appraisal, we calculate your vehicle value and contact you directly. We won’t share your information with others.

We start with a formal appraisal that includes pictures of your vehicle, a test drive, and a quick walk-around. That is followed by a quick multi-point inspection done by our service technicians. This helps us to build value into your vehicle because the better picture we have of it, the more value it has in our market! Once these are completed, we make a final offer and upon acceptance we complete all necessary paperwork and release you liability of the vehicle.

We offer complimentary transportation once the transaction is complete!

The process start to finish is about an hour. Broken down, an appraisal takes about 10-15 minutes, an inspection takes about 20-30 minutes, and paperwork takes about 10-15 minutes!

Once we confirm the condition of your vehicle, inspect it and analyze live market data, we may be able to offer you more for your vehicle.

We cut you a certified check within 72 hours of receiving your vehicle.

If your lien amount is less than our offer, we payoff the vehicle within 10-days and cut you a certified check for the remainder. If your lien amount is more than our offer, we ask you pay us the difference and send your lender the full amount.

We have convenient locations in Ann Arbor, MI and Columbus, OH.

In order to release you liability of your vehicle, we will need the title, payoff information/lien release if applicable, your driver’s license, and both set of keys.

Our Team

Meet the Germain Buying Center Ann Arbor Acquisition Team

Charlotte Schroeder

Charlotte Schroeder

Acquisition Manager

I’m Charlotte Schroeder, Acquisition Manager for the Germain Buying Center since August 2019. My goal is to ensure every customer feels like they are my top priority, providing the experience I would expect myself.

I’m from Whitmore Lake, MI and enjoy the peacefulness and unity of a small town. I graduated from Whitmore Lake High School and furthered my education at Western Michigan University.

My free time usually consists of lifting weights, attending church, and playing with my dog, Jolene, and cat, Sushi. When I can get away to relax, you might find me on the beach listening to Good Things Fall Apart by Jon Bellion.

Xavier Anthony McClair

Xavier Anthony McClair

Acquisition Team Member

Hi, I’m Xavier Anthony McClair. I joined the Germain team in April 2022 as a member of the acquisition team. I’m excited to draw on my internship experience working on an environmental campaign which taught me to sell, capture my audience, work with strangers, and get out of my comfort zone. I believe that every customer deserves honesty, promptness, and my best service which I achieve by being well informed and utilizing clear effective communication. I want to make every customer feel understood and explain things, so they have clear expectations.

Born in Ann Arbor and raised in Ypsilanti I graduated from Huron High School and Michigan State University where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Media and Information. Away from work I enjoy biking, hiking, film critique, gardening, and spending time with my siblings. My superhero alter ego would have me being plant oriented and able to reverse the negative effects of climate change. I love spending time in nature, along with photography, so preserving what we have is important to me. I’m a tree hugger and enjoy my hometown area for that reason. Florida is my favorite vacation escape because it feels like Central America at times. A fun fact about me, I have adopted the vegan lifestyle and have plans to live to 100.

The Civic type-R is my favorite of the Honda line. I love pickup trucks but enjoy a good rush. I look forward to working with you and assisting with the sale of your automotive.

Elizabeth Bita

Elizabeth Bita

Acquisition Team Member

My name is Elizabeth Bita Acquisition Team Member for Germain Honda of Ann Arbor. In March 2022 I joined the Germain acquisition team and am excited to work with a group such as ours that is truly dedicated to customer satisfaction. My abilities to work efficiently and multitask will be a great asset to the department. Germain is a family-owned business and I believe it’s important that we strive to make every guest feel like part of the family.

Born in Ann Arbor, MI I was raised in Canton. I enjoy the fall season and cider mills. I graduated from Canton High School which is part of the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (PCEP).

When I’m not at work I enjoy going to the gym, lifting weights and spending time with my boyfriend Elijah. If I were to be a superhero, I would be the Hulk because of his strength and how unstoppable he is. Fountaine Bleu Miami is my favorite place to head to for vacation. It’s extremely relaxing and if you’re lucky you’ll catch a celebrity staying there. While there I enjoy kicking back and listening to my favorite song Malibu by Miley Cyrus and having some gushers and fruit roll ups.

The Honda Civic is the perfect sized car and it has always looked great regardless of the year. I hope to have the opportunity to assist you when you contact our buy center.

Isabeau Mallast

Isabeau Mallast

Acquisition Team Member

My name is Isabeau Mallast, Acquisition Team Member for the Germain Buying Center in Ann Arbor. Originally from Grass Lake, I moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2020 where I first found my place with Germain.

I recently moved back to Michigan, and I’m thrilled to continue my career in the auto industry as well as within the Germain group! I look forward to providing our guests with a safe and enjoyable experience that makes them want to return because they had the best service.

Away from work, I enjoy reading, taking my rescue dog on walks, and spending time with my family and friends. One of my guilty pleasures is collecting books. My favorite vacation escape is just an hour south of Mackinac Bridge. There is a little hunting cabin that makes me feel at home when I smell the pine.

Contact Us

Service 734-707-0786

Sales 734-389-7267

Parts 734-864-4819

2601 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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