Frequently Asked Questions
How does the process work?
When your prospect is ready, you schedule an appointment to introduce them to your agent for a showing and test drive. Your agent takes over, and your part of the job is done.
Independent agents do not get involved in questions about price and financing. Trade-ins and credit scores are handled by the professional team in McCarthy’s finance department. We have over 100 lenders to give your customers the payment options that are right for them.
McCarthy vehicles have all passed a 120-point mechanical and safety inspection by ASE-Certified mechanics and have a comprehensive 90-day bumper-to-bumper warranty. Some of our cars still have transferable factory warranties. If you customer is not happy, they can return the car to McCarthy’s.
Who can become an independent agent?
People who want extra income. People who know and like cars. Positive people with strong listening and communication skills. Optimistic people who are active in the community.
What are McCarthy’s Independent Agent requirements?
You must be 18 or older. A California car sales license is required. It looks similar to a driver’s license and is held at the McCarthy’s lot. It takes one day to apply, costs about $100, and takes about a week for the background check to clear.
How do I get paid?
Affiliates are self-employed and their earnings are reported on form 1099. They are paid on the tenth of each month.