We all like to receive rent on time. With that in mind, I had a thought of advertising rent slightly higher than I need and offering a discount for payments made on the day I want it. For example if I need $860/month due 1st of the month, I then advertise for $870/month with a $10 on time discount for payments made on the 1st.
Department stores use a similar strategy where they mark up an item, then have a "sale" on it at regular price. It seems logical but a bit unethical at the same time.
Is this a good idea and something people commonly use in real estate? Or deceptive and unethical?
Any advice, thoughts or opinions would be fantastic. Thanks!