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The Home Buying Process

Negotiating the Offer


Home Buying - Negotiate the Offer


Once your offer is made, you and your real estate agent may need to enter some negotiation in order to reach an agreement. Keep in mind that almost everything is negotiable when you are buying a home.

This can give you a great deal of leverage in the buying process - that is, if you have adequate information and you use it in an appropriate manner. Your agent will have the market knowledge and negotiating expertise necessary to make sure that your offer is accepted at the best price and terms possible for you.

Some of the things that you may have to negotiate are:

The price
Financing
Closing costs
Repairs that need to be done
Appliances and fixtures
Landscaping
Painting
Occupancy time frame

The key to successful negotiating is keeping in mind that the end result must make both you, the buyer, and the seller happy. Otherwise, negative feelings will persist throughout the remainder of the process and someone may walk away feeling that they were not treated fairly.

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