Decide on your terms

Deciding on terms you will accept from or offer to a buyer will also influence your listing price. These terms can be a variety of items such as the following:

  • How much of an earnest money deposit do you want with an offer;
  • Desired move-out date;
  • Desired closing date;
  • Desired to rent-back;
  • Which contingencies you will accept (financing, home sale, inspections);
  • Seller assistance towards a buyer’s closing costs;
  • Seller paid repairs or replacements (e.g., painting allowance, allow buyer to choose new carpet if the old one needs to be replaced);
  • Will you leave the draperies and blinds?;
  • Will you leave any furniture or perhaps the outdoor patio set, etc.?

*Avenue Realty Quick Tip*

Determining the terms you will accept in advance will allow you to be an objective negotiator rather than an emotional one.

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