Let’s see what some of these suggestions are…..
Over in Orlando I saw an advertisement where you buy the house, the seller will throw in an older Rolls Royce. I believe it was in Titusville where there was this builder that would throw in a car a few months ago.
Another “gimmick” is the lease option. This is not really what I would call a gimmick but rather a legitimate technique used by many sellers. It is almost like a try before you buy deal!
Some less extreme “gimmicks” include the provision of a home warranty (I always have my buyers ask for one), the payment of closing costs (or at least some closing cost assistance), and the escrow/payment of condo fees to cover several year’s dues.
This is a competitive market and a seller has to do what they must to sell. Here is a guaranteed “gimmick” that will sell your house:
- Preparation. Get it in top condition before placing it on the market.
- Price. Make it as competitively as possible.
Because when you are negotiating you have a chance to get it sold!
Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida, serving buyers and sellers along Florida's Space Coast.