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Will A Slick Car In The Drive Help You Sell Your Property?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/8516698/Property-special-Bait-for-buyers.html

Tough times for house sellers. Desperate measures are clearly called for. As bait for buyers of new houses, some builders are offering to add a conservatory at no extra cost. Others in the London area have been chucking in the price of a year’s season ticket on the railways.

But what incentives can the private seller add? Once you have observed the rituals for that all-too-rare viewing (bake bread, brew coffee), what is left? Some desperate vendors have gone so far as to bung in their cars. Last year, a man in Buckinghamshire offered to give his 36-year-old Triumph TR6 to anybody who paid the full asking price of £895,000 for his house. A Nottinghamshire vendor said he would hand over the keys to his new Ford Ka to anybody who gave him £239,500 for his four-bedroom house.

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Most cars have a hefty depreciation factor. Why not bundle them in with the other massively depreciating asset that is the modern house :lol:

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Misleading title innit. I'd thought it'd be a variation on the 'twigs' theme, i.e. flash wheels on the drive would make daft punters think, 'Ooh, this sort of lifestyle is so me, where do I sign?'

Which is probably true to a certain extent. Signs of 'success', and all that, never mind if it's the signs of spending a load of money you haven't got.

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Misleading title innit. I'd thought it'd be a variation on the 'twigs' theme, i.e. flash wheels on the drive would make daft punters think, 'Ooh, this sort of lifestyle is so me, where do I sign?'

Which is probably true to a certain extent. Signs of 'success', and all that, never mind if it's the signs of spending a load of money you haven't got.

Probably more to do with trying to give the impression of it being an affluent area, "cor, look at the fancy motors in the drives of these houses, this must be where the rich folk live!"

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Probably more to do with trying to give the impression of it being an affluent area, "cor, look at the fancy motors in the drives of these houses, this must be where the rich folk live!"

Walking around the parts of Norwich South you cannot tell the posh (450k+ areas) from the 200k+ areas from cars as TBH it seems a little inverse as the people in the large expensive houses tend to be older whilst under 40 execs seem to be in the lower cost areas.

When your on 40-50k you can reach for a 30k+ motor but not a 350k house, the best way to buy one of those is to be born earlier.

I think for many the distance from owning a decent house means to show your wealth a flash car is much more affordable.

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Who wants someones old flash car anyway......they might have their own car to put on the drive/ in the garage....a big con imo, just reduce the price and take your junk away with you. ;)

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If I see flash cars on the drive, I automatically think 'uh-oh'

Whether you get to keep them or not, you may be asked to pay for them in any case!

Here's a similar deal in Newquay, from July 2008, free Mercs/Smart cars:

http://www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/news/Free-car-offer-lure-luxury-home-buyers/article-216964-detail/article.html

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I'll regard it as a positive if you've dug up the drive and substituted something useful, like a vegetable patch.

A *****mobile (like the one just round the corner from where I'm staying this weekend) just makes me want to stay well clear.

[edit - censorware didn't like *****mobile]

Edited by porca misèria

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www.webuyanyhome.com anyone?

Edit - bloody hell, it actually exists.

"...Would you consider an offer of 70 - 75% of the market value for a quick sale?"

An interesting question wouldn't you say?

Edited by hedgefunded

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"...No, we look offer on all properties whatever condition they may be in ( It is however important that you report the properties condition to us correctly as this could effect our offer to you)."

How could you ever take this lot seriously?

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Here's a nice example -

The first photo of the property on Rightmove doesn't even focus on the property. It's all about the ***** on wheels in the driveway... Crafty estate agent thinks "Flash motor in the drive will take the punters' minds off the fact that they're looking at an expensive attic in a street called Kiddy-porn"

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33969251.html

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Here's a nice example -

The first photo of the property on Rightmove doesn't even focus on the property. It's all about the ***** on wheels in the driveway... Crafty estate agent thinks "Flash motor in the drive will take the punters' minds off the fact that they're looking at an expensive attic in a street called Kiddy-porn"

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33969251.html

Ha!...bet they celebrate when that is sold.... I bet the parking space is worth more than the car. :lol:

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Round my way all the flash cars would have been bought on money MEWed, so a good indication that the properties are over priced.

That free ferrari case quoted is a case in point, Number 30, Kirkwood Drive, Nevilles Cross, Durham. DH1 4FF.

Free Ferrai if you buy my house.

For those with propertybee Link , Number 30, 30% increase in just about one year and that's on a new build. OMG

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