Vroom and Nissan were absolutely incompatible in CA, at least. Nissan Finance requires buyout of (our) lease take place thru a dealer. As such, for Vroom to buy we had to have possession of title for 30 days.
One Nissan dealer offers to help, but they sounded pretty unsure and I know for certain they weren’t going to help for free. Plus they would have tried to land me in a Nissan again.
Carmax made it easy.
And yes, if the offer they give is less the payout, you’ll have to cut a check at time of sale to get title released from lease holder.