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Rainmaker
4,124,651
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In my experience, somehow it always comes down to money. If great marketing hasn't worked, lower the price and someone will buy as there is a lid for every pot.

I know some agents like to offer a bonus or a higher commission... now that may incentivize agents to bring people to look, but at the end of the day, they can't make someone buy.

Aug 27, 2016 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,835
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

1 years paid assn fees in a townhome or sometimes single family.

Aug 27, 2016 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,950
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if the property is priced properly, no incentives are needed....and that's what I always stressed.... it's only going to sell for fair market, so why throw in an incentive to add to that equation....the seller is coming out with less....

Aug 27, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,216,332
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Home warranty comes to mind! The rest seems like fluff,

Aug 27, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Depending on the property, a home warranty, closing costs, credits, pre-paid HOA fees, etc.

Aug 27, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
5,593,968
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Margaret,

A bonus to the buyer's agent for a limited time frame 90 days...A

Aug 27, 2016 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,024,320
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

In Rental Properties - guaranty 100% occupancy until ________

Aug 27, 2016 11:57 AM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Closing costs incentives, refrigerator or appliance allowances. Other than that not much motivates the buyers in my area.

Aug 27, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,640,386
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Home warranties

Aug 27, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,738,942
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I always liked to offer a Home Warranty.  There are lots of possible incentives, but it almost always comes down to money and reduces the net proceeds to the seller.

Aug 27, 2016 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
920,273
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Home warranty, 1 year pest control, Painting allowance, more...

Aug 27, 2016 03:51 AM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Increasing real estate commission an extra 1%

Aug 27, 2016 02:37 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think if you give agents a great looking listing that is well priced and easy to show, that's about all the incentive you need.  Of course, that can be more easily said than done!

Aug 27, 2016 02:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,048,667
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Assistance with closing cost, paying for a new survey, purchasing a home warranty.

Aug 29, 2016 05:35 AM
Ambassador
3,039,280
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

a seller making an offer to pay some buyer closings costs.  I am anti agent bonuses

Aug 28, 2016 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

home warranty.

Aug 28, 2016 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,388,078
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't.  Haven't had to.  Price it right and you don't have to.  Only things out here that I see are bonuses to the agent.

Aug 28, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,017,344
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Give a year home warranty with the home.

Aug 28, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,104,487
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not a fan of seller "allowances" as buyer motivation typically comes back to price but I do think that Lyn Sims suggestion is a valid idea.  

Aug 28, 2016 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
455,994
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

If the property has cosmetic issues sometimes having an FHA 203K consultant pre approve the property for a 203K loan has worked for me in the past.

Aug 27, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Home Warranty

Aug 27, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
6,615,473
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Closing costs assistance.

Aug 27, 2016 07:22 PM
Rainmaker
634,282
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Seller to pay buyer's closing costs

Aug 27, 2016 06:14 PM
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4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - staging and new pictures and price increase! It has worked for me on couple of occasions.

Aug 27, 2016 03:17 PM
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3,759,669
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

A good home warranty seems to take the uncertainty out of the transaction for the buyer

Aug 27, 2016 12:21 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The one that works is pricing. 

Aug 27, 2016 12:02 PM
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3,058,818
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've never needed to have a seller offer incentives ... homes that are priced right ... sell. 

Aug 27, 2016 11:27 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't used any myself, and right now there seems to be no need other than pricing correctly, but in the past in our buyers market agents offered bonuses, and occasionally you would see a year of HOA dues paid and seller-paid closing costs (rare today but some)

Aug 27, 2016 09:45 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have had contractors bid on various updating that I feel is needed in the home.  Since buyers think the cost is 4 times what it actually is, I provide these estimates with 120-day guaranteed costs.  

Buyers typically ask for the work to be covered in the Contract but, in the end, we typically have a meeting of the minds (right down the middle).  We often have the work scheduled to begin the day of Closing so, that the buyers don't have to remain in the home during the 'construction' and the sellers don't have to come out of pocket ($$ comes from the proceeds) and everyone is happy!

We also have had them offer country club memberships with 'acceptable Offers.'

In condo associations, I've had the Sellers offer to pay the buyers HOA monthly dues for 6 - 12 months.  For those on a tight budget but, expecting a raise within the next quarter, those dues will often push them out of range until then.  So, this has gotten good traction with the condos that were a bit slower to recover than the single family homes (following the recession).

Hope one of these helps you, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland!

Aug 27, 2016 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

CArpet or repair allowances

Aug 27, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
530,065
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Seller Concessions work for me.

Aug 27, 2016 06:29 AM
Ambassador
5,415,703
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Finance part of the deal.

 

Aug 27, 2016 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,642,512
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You get the place if you meet my criteria even if an offer for more comes in

Aug 27, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,154,330
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Follow listing agent professional advice. Want to be stubborn?  It costs sellers...

Aug 27, 2016 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,036
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

To increase real estate commission for both agents.  

Aug 27, 2016 04:01 AM
Ambassador
3,481,448
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathleen Daniels  

You are fortunate in your market.

Aug 28, 2016 12:32 AM