It's seems counter intuitive but usually the best way to get the best price for your house is to price it below market value. If your property is perceived as a bargain buyers are willing to overlook drawbacks. When you get competing offers you will almost always end up with a better price than if you had listed it for more. At the higher price buyers only see the flaws and they either won't make an offer or will discount substantially when coming up with an offer price. At a lower price they see opportunity and desire and competitiveness kicks in.
Have several agents out to see your place and discuss strategy with them.... more
I see that you're in Fairfield County, and I've seen several lease-option deals (on SFHs, condos, and MHs) there (near Pickerington and Lancaster [those are the areas I know best in Fairfield County]) and in Franklin County too. Yet, typically lease-options are negotiated--not listed. Definitely check out Don's blog on the topic; it's a very good source of info.... more
Why would you want to penalize the buyer for electing to pay cash for their purpose? From a seller's perspective, a cash purchase is a huge benefit because there is no financial contingency. Since contingencies can potentially lead to problems that prevent transaction from occuring, it's recommended to minimize them when possible.