When it comes down to it, the negotiations can become one of the most important parts of the house hunting process, and the part that stresses everyone out the most. Now, while there is no need to stress, and your American Dream Realty of South Jersey agent will be with you every step of the way, we thought we would be a little proactive and provide you with some helpful negotiation tips in advance. Keep on reading to see how you can walk away from the table happier than a clam!
First and foremost, we say to all of our clients to never be afraid to ask for what you want. Believe it or not, not asking for what you want is one of the most common negotiation mistakes out there, as many people may think doing so is being aggressive or just plain rude. To that, we say: be assertive, not aggressive. Have confidence, have gusto, and stand your ground. Just remember that everything is negotiable, and that the other side won’t be able to help unless you tell them exactly what you want.
Likewise, we highly encourage you to do your homework, and come to the table prepared. If you’re the buyer, that may mean coming in with a copy of the home inspection report, or any other documents that may help your case. If you’re the seller, and if you know that your house has some problems that can be fixed, it may be worthwhile to get a handful of quotes on how much the repair will be and bring those figures to the table. Essentially, the more hard evidence and numerical figures you have when the negotiations commence, the more supported your argument will be, and you’ll be more likely to get what you want. Leaving this crucial step out can actually cost you money in the end.
Finally, you’ll do your best if you stay calm and remain optimistic. Nothing good ever comes out of excessive worrying, and giving into the thought of failure or stress can cause a crucial misstep. Remember—you have a lot of support on your side, especially with your American Dream Realty of South Jersey agent there—so don’t sweat it too much. You’ll be fine, we promise.
No matter what the negotiations have in store, just know that you’ll be in good hands when working with any of our qualified and experienced agents. Stop into our office today to see what we can do for you!