7 Negotiation Tips For The Home Buyers

Dated: 02/28/2017

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Negotiation is both an art and a science. You need to deal in a way that not only appeases you but also appears favorable for the seller. While negotiating, you also need to act timely and smartly. A single slip can throw the ball in the court of another buyer who may be equally desperate for the piece of property you have set your eye on. Here we offer you some tips to simplify the deal-making process and help you strike a winning deal.


1) Respond Faster

Buyers need to be quick in their response. They cannot keep the sellers waiting for a long period. If you wish to buy a house, you need to respond quickly to the counteroffer. If you don't, the seller may find another buyer, which may cause a bidding war. The seller may also start neglectig you and contact other buyers. It's important to respond faster or repent later on. If bidding starts, the fair price you could have had may be lost. Don't let this happen.


2) Do Your Homework

Buyers should do their homework before finalizing any deal with the seller. It's critical to put in this effort when it comes to buying a home. there are hundreds of options available online. Buyers can explore them and get to know the home prices in their areas. A detailed study of the income levels, school system, demographics and property tax rate will help in negotiation. Thus, homebuyers should do their proper research before sealing any deal with the seller.


3) Don't Show Your Eagerness

As a buyer, you may be longing to buy a home and may also have a fixed timeline. You should never show your eagerness to the seller though. If the seller knows about your eagerness, he may raise the price and may not negotiate further. He understands your need and cane even take advantage of it. Thus, you need to make sure that you don't let the buyer know about your problems. Make sure you tell your agent not to disclose the information.


4) Connect With Your Seller

If you are planning to buy a house, it is important for you to connect with your seller. When you connect with the seller, communicate with him and tell him all the details you like about the house, it builds a connection between you. It's good to connect with the seller and build relations with him in context to your future home.


5) Ask Questions And Clear Up Your Doubts

As a buyer, you  should never pretend everything is fine. Be clear, ask questions and clear up doubts. An efficient negotiator is not afraid because he or she asks questions. You are that negotiator when it comes to your choice of home. Don't keep yourself from clarifying a concern. That concern could cause problems in the future.


6) Prioritize Your Needs

As a buyer, you should prioritize your needs while negotiating with your seller. You need to figure out what you want most and put it forward accordingly. For example, decide whether you want a lower price or the seller to make repairs. Prioritize your needs and act accordingly. If you have done this, you can smoothly negotiate with the seller.


7) Document The Deal

Never assume anything, as assumptions always create confusion. You, as a buyer, should make sure to document the deal, get it in writing. If the seller tells you that he will provide the dishwasher and the washing machine, get it in writing. Even the small details should be documented. This will keep troubles from being created late on.


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Dan Elam

Elam Real Estate founder DAN ELAM brings nearly a quarter-century of real-estate experience with integrity, compassion, professionalism AND proven results. Dan takes an active role in the day-to-da....

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