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Should You Try to Negotiate with a Home Seller?

by John Fee 05/20/2019

For those who want to buy a home, it generally is a good idea to remain open to negotiating with a seller. That way, you can acquire your dream residence without delay.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline a negotiation with a home seller.

1. Be Flexible

There is no telling how a home negotiation will turn out. Fortunately, if you maintain flexibility, you will be able to go with the flow throughout a negotiation with a seller.

Remember, a homebuyer and home seller share a common goal: to ensure a seamless transaction. If you are open to negotiating with a seller, both you and this individual can work together to achieve results that satisfy all parties.

Don't forget to maintain open lines of communication with a seller during a negotiation as well. By doing so, you and a seller can keep in touch with one another throughout a negotiation and avoid potential miscommunications that otherwise could slow down or stop a home purchase.

2. Establish Realistic Expectations

A home negotiation may work out in your favor or a seller's favor. Or, in the best-case scenario, you and a seller will come to terms that fulfill the needs of both sides. On the other hand, in the worst-case scenario, you may need to walk away from a home purchase altogether.

As a homebuyer, it is important to prepare for all possible scenarios. If you establish realistic expectations as you enter a home negotiation, you can plan accordingly. Then, you and a seller can work together to accomplish the optimal results.

You may want to study the housing market closely too. In fact, you can review the prices of available houses that are comparable to the one you want to buy to ensure your offer to purchase falls in line with the current housing market's conditions.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is well-equipped to help you handle a homebuying negotiation. Thus, if you work with a real estate agent, you can get the assistance you need to acquire your dream house at a price that matches your budget.

Typically, a real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and help you discover your ideal residence. Once you find a house you want to buy, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Next, if a seller wants to negotiate the terms of a home transaction, a real estate agent is ready to negotiate with this individual on your behalf.

A real estate agent also will keep you informed throughout a home negotiation. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent is prepared to respond to them.

Want to acquire your dream house as quickly as possible? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble handling a home negotiation with any seller, at any time.

About the Author
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John Fee

Specialties: Buyer's Agent,Listing Agent,Relocation,Probate

Get a positive and helpful partner for your next Lowcountry real estate transaction. John has been a Realtor since 2006 and covers Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Beaufort. His in-depth local knowledge and market research skills will give you confidence that you are in good hands whether you are considering a home purchase or the sale of your current home. You will receive strong support with the offer, in the negotiations, to the closing, and beyond. His many satisfied customers enjoy his cheerful and positive attitude and provide him with many referrals that are at the core of his growing business. Whether you need a luxury home consultant or a trusted advisor for your next investment,  John has the local experience, market knowledge, and attitude you are looking for. John is a Coast Guard licensed Yacht Captain and a 2 time US Olympic Athlete in the sport of Luge.

"Buying or Selling a home can be one of the most important transactions in your life, so it is important that you work with someone you trust and is a market expert with integrity. People trust me with their most valuable asset and it's a responsibility I take very seriously. I know that your success is my success."

Professional Affiliations
NAR National Assoc. of Realtors, South Carolina Realtors, Hilton Head Assoc. of Realtors, Beaufort County Assoc. of Realtors, FAR Florida Assoc. of Realtors, NABOR Naples Area Board of Realtors,

Community Activities
Former President, United States Luge Association, USA Olympian - 1976 and 1980, Licensed USCG 100 T Captain