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Would you be more inclined to buy a house that came with a nice car?

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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I saw this in The Stir - Would a fancy car sweeten the deal for you?

This Little Baby May Be the Best Real Estate Bait Ever
Posted by Amy Keyishian

LamborghiniA homeowner in Minnesota is trying a neato gimmick to get people interested in buying his four-bedroom, three-bathroom, ranch-style house. It comes with a sunporch, cedar deck, shady backyard … and a Lamborghini.
 
I’m trying to do the math on this. The home is priced at almost $400K. The Lamborghini was probably about $250K new, and sells for about $150K used. So potentially, you’re getting another house-worth of merchandise on top of the house itself.

Apparently, this kind of trick is a growing trend in real estate. Along with cars, desperate sellers have been known to try to throw in time-shares, fancy TVs, and even a year’s worth of fresh-baked cookies.

Hmmm. Now we’re onto something. Because frankly, I don’t want a weird, ugly sports car that only auto-dorks care about. Attention, home-sellers. If you want to draw me in, here are some items you might want to throw in with your house:

  • Baseball season tickets (and if the seats are in one of those fancy corporate boxes, I don’t even care what the team is)
  • Tina Fey as my next-door neighbor (Amy Poehler on the other side)
  • A Pegasus (trained)
  • A Batcave in the basement (including Alfred)
  • Alice from The Brady Bunch
  • A wardrobe that opens up into Narnia and also has endless clothes that fit me
  • A lifetime supply of guaranteed no-wait gynecologist appointments
  • A spot at the fancy preschool down the street
  • A husband (preferably Brian Wilson of the SF Giants, but Jewish)
  • A FREE HOUSE!

What would sweeten the pot for you in a real-estate deal – a fancy car? Or something else?

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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mommyprice09
by Ashley on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM

It depends. I know having a car like that one is ideal for my family. If it was an ideal car for us id b more inclined

Bmama1
by Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Holy smokes! My husband would be sold on the deal in a second.
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

I don't drive but my SO would be sold lol.


jbyrd898
by Jessica on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

No, I dont think a car would sweeten the pot so to speak.

suziejax
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

LOL depends

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