Negotiating to yes is more about cooperating than anything else, and when you’re purchasing a home, that’s exactly what you need to do.
When you enter negotiations, know that you’re going to have to compromise (after all, that’s what negotiation is). It’s okay to request more than you expect to receive, but remember that you’ll probably have to make some concessions in order to negotiate to yes.
The Art of Negotiation
If you’re like most people, you already know that Realtors® are highly skilled at negotiations. That’s because they know what works—so when your real estate agent gives you pointers, make sure that you’re listening.
Negotiation Tips from the Pros
Most people feel that they’re cooperative and willing to work together to reach a common goal, but they still treat negotiation like it’s an unpleasant process.
Change your thinking! Negotiation is great, because it allows you to reach a solution that everybody is happy with: you, the seller, and everyone else involved in the transaction.
Here’s what you can do to make your negotiations more successful:
- Focus on the big picture. In 10, 20 or 30 years, how much are you going to care that the seller didn’t leave the appliances in the home?
- Be selective in what you ask for, and be willing to make fair trade-offs.
- Think about win-win instead of win-lose. You don’t have to have a winner and loser because buying a home isn’t a competition. Instead, it’s a transaction in which both parties have the ability to come out on top.
Let’s Find a Main Line Home for You to Negotiate
Have you checked out our Main Line real estate listings? If you haven’t, now is a great time to see what Main Line has to offer.
When you’re ready to talk about buying a new home, call us at (610) 608-3119 or fill out our online contact form to tell us what you need. We’ll start searching for the perfect space today.
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