list at the rock-bottom price they'd really take, because they hate
bargaining. Others add on thousands to the estimated market value
"just to see what happens." If you want to try that, and
if you have the luxury of enough time to feel out the market, sit
down with us and work out a schedule in advance. If there haven't
been many prospects viewing your home after three weeks, you may
need to lower your list price. If that doesn't bring any prospective
buyers, you may need to lower your list price again. Plan on doing
that regularly until you find a level that attracts buyers. Make
a written schedule in advance, before emotion takes over and you're
tempted to dig your heels in.
incentives are as effective as lowering the price, especially in
the lower price range where buyers may be "cash poor."
You may offer to pay such items as:
* Some or all
of a buyer's closing costs; and
* Discount points required by the buyer's lending institution; or
If you haven't
had much traffic through your house and you’re in a hurry
to sell, you may want to add the offer of a bonus to the selling
broker, in addition to their commission. An example of the wording
for such an offer may be "to the broker who brings a successful
offer before the New Year."
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