Re: Would appliance-ing an entire house sell it quicker? - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on May 15, 2000 at 23:56:56:
When it comes to appliances, I had never offered them up front until recently. (lately, I am moving and do not want to lug any more than needed to my new home.)
I would buy homes, and pull them out, keeping them in my garage. If the buyer needed a push to sign, then I may offer to "throw in appliances."
Then I’d head to the garage collection, and get some that matched moved over.
On one occassion, a couple that was L/O’ing from me said they could only put up $4k option money, because they had $5k and needed the other $1k to buy appliances.
I told them I really wanted $5k, so I had an idea.
I offered to take there $4k option money now, and have them pay me $100 per month more during the lease term, as a seperate payment, toward the option money. This way they would have the cash to buy the appliances.
They agreed, and we signed them up.
Then, your gonna love this, I told them my brother sold used appliances, and I’d have him call them if they’d like, he could get them a good deal.
The used appliances were actually mine, but I did not want them to feel they were giving all there money to me.
So, my brother called them and agreed to sell them a refrigerator, stove/oven, washer, dryer, and an above the stove hood range microwave, all matching in white color.
He said he needed $1500, and they bartered him down to $1200.
He then came to my garage, collected the appliances in his truck and delivered them, gettting the cash.
He then came to my home again, and gave me the pre-agreed upon $1000 and kept the $200 for his trouble.
And, this is REALLY funny, the appliances they bought, they were the ones in this home when I bought it, so I got em free.
Now some may jump on me for this, and say it was sneaky, but what the heck, I had product and they were buying.
Don’t ask me how this is supposed to answer your question, I kinda got long winded there.