Offering dough to bribe...er, I mean, to get sellers thinking!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Offering dough to bribe...er, I mean, to get sellers thinking!

 

Southern Utah continues to be a brisk, seller's market. After losing out to several cash offers and overly emotional multiple offer buyers, I wrote a letter to local home owners, encouraging them to 'think about selling!'

 

My buyer client's budget is in a very desirable range, where properties are figuratively flying off the shelves when listed! Realizing I needed to get creative and grab attention, so offered some dough as an incentive.

 

Who can resist that, right?!

 

 

I sent the letters out in a large size, hand addressed, colored envelope. Going an extra step for clients to help guide their home buying goals is indeed appreciated. It is amazing what a determined mindset can accomplish. 

 

A mass mailing is also one way to put yourself in front of potential property sellers and get them thinking of listing. If not now, then perhaps, further down the road. It can create a WIN-WIN scenario that best suits all parties. 

 

*Add a disclaimer, like: This is not meant to interfere with an established real estate relationship but to achieve my buyer client’s goals.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin is a southern Utah REALTOR® assisting buyers and sellers in in the St. George area, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Veyo, Central, Hurricane, Ivins, La Verkin, Leeds, Santa Clara, and Washington real estate markets.
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Comments (40)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Laura Cerrano, have made 4 double batches of cookies in the last week, It does make people happy!

Dec 24, 2021 08:05 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

A good BLT sounds good right now Laura Cerrano...I'll settle for a bagel though!

Dec 24, 2021 08:06 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Will let you know what happens, Endre Barath, Jr.!

Dec 24, 2021 08:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I enjoy playing with words Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and when it comes to achieving client goals, doing my best, matters. Yes, let's talk next week!

Dec 24, 2021 08:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a clever and creative idea, Wanda. It's definitely a tough market for buyers.

Let us know how this works out!

Jeff

Dec 24, 2021 08:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Our inventory is down as well and I will find creative ways to get it done for clients Debra Leisek. Wishing you the best!

Dec 24, 2021 08:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Buzz Mackintosh, it does work! Offering information about what is happening on their neighborhood gets them to thinking, it can result in sales transactions.

Dec 24, 2021 09:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Will let you know the results Kat Palmiotti

Dec 24, 2021 09:02 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are so welcome Roy Kelley, the best to you!

Dec 24, 2021 09:03 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS, will definitely write another post with the results!  

Dec 24, 2021 09:13 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

This is very good! I imagine the generosity will at very least elicit a positive response! 

Dec 24, 2021 09:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you BB, am anticipating a seller coming forward. Am also looking at 3 properties today that may work for the buyer!

Dec 24, 2021 09:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

Love your creativity! Please do a follow up post on results..I think you are on to something!

Dec 24, 2021 12:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am now calling FSBO's in my selling area, Dorie Dillard Austin TX. Will not stop until I successfully get my clients under contract! 

Dec 24, 2021 01:15 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

And the question we all want answered... is it working?

Dec 24, 2021 04:43 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

You have to be very creative to get things done in unusual markets. Good for you!

Dec 25, 2021 06:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The letters were just sent off a few days ago. Will let you know Marte Cliff once I get the results.

Dec 25, 2021 07:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes and I am up to the challenge to meet the goal Chris Griffith!

Dec 25, 2021 07:12 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Great idea.  One suggestion:  Maybe use this D'oh in case they knead it.

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Dec 26, 2021 09:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have been sending out letters for my buyers as well, Wanda! I hadn't thought of including a gift card.

I do have the same question that Jim Paulson had on your response to Chris Ann (I hate that responses under replies don't alert those tagged) - 

Do you pay for the coupon only if it is redeemed? I'm loving this idea!

Dec 28, 2021 08:46 AM