If you have a great domain name for sale, you probably don’t need selling points to convince a buyer that the domain name is a worthwhile investment or purchase. However, the greatest obstacle I face is convincing a buyer it’s worth what I think it’s worth in order to close a deal.
I want to share a selling point that you can use if you face this same challenge with one of your domain names: the domain name can be resold, perhaps for a profit.
I like to remind the buyer, especially a buyer that is planning to use the domain name to replace his current website or in addition to his website, that he can re-sell the domain name in the future. Buying a domain name is not like spending money on SEM or paying for newspaper advertising or something that has a limited shelf life and is gone once the money is spent. For all intents and purposes, a great domain name should retain its value and will likely increase in value over time.
There are many reasons why people exit businesses, and when the buyer decides to exit his business, he can sell the domain name to someone else, and it will probably be at a greater price if he added goodwill to the domain name by developing it. Even if the buyer didn’t put the domain name to good use, if it’s a great domain name, it can be sold to another company or even a competitor. Heck, the domain name might be worth more than the actual value of the company’s goodwill and brand!
When you are in the process of selling a domain name and are negotiating a price, you should remind the buyer that he or she is making an investment that may actually grow in value.