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When you’re selling your home it can really pay off to sweeten the deal. And exactly what do we mean by that?

The idea of adding a sweetener to the transaction — whether it’s a decorating allowance, a home warranty, or a big-screen TV — can be a smart use of marketing funds. To ensure it’s not a big waste, follow these do’s and don’ts:

Use home buyer incentives to set your home apart from close competition. If all the sale properties in your neighborhood have the same patio, furnishing yours with a luxury patio set and stainless steel BBQ that stay with the buyers will make your home stand out.

Compensate for flaws with a home buyer incentive. If your kitchen sports outdated floral wallpaper, a $3,000 decorating allowance may help buyers cope. If your furnace is aging, a home warranty may remove the buyers’ concern that they’ll have to pay thousands of dollars to replace it right after the closing.

Don’t assume home buyer incentives are legal. Your state may ban home buyer incentives, or its laws may be maddeningly confusing about when the practice is legal and not. Check with your real estate agent and attorney before you offer a home buyer incentive.

Those tips came from Houselogic.com with permission of the National Association of Realtors.

And if you’re looking to buy a home, you want to deal with someone who knows the market, someone who knows what’s out there – and most of all someone you can trust. Laura Smith is that person. Laura Smith Homes can show you lots of options in the Santa Clarita Valley – from smaller homes to much bigger and fancier places. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

Check out our website laurasmithhomes.com to see some of the featured properties we can show you. They are in Valencia, Castaic and Canyon Country. Or give us a call at 661-755-6420.