Calling All Hagglers: 7 Things a Savvy Buyer Should Always Hammer Out With a Seller
Article by Kimberly Dawn Neumann | Realtor.com
Featured Expertise by Jason Gelios | Realtor
Thinking of buying a house, but not sure what you can ask for during the negotiation process? Here’s a little tip: There’s no harm in going for what you want.
“Everything is negotiable,” says Bruce Ailion, an attorney and real estate agent with Re/Max in Atlanta. “You can negotiate simple items like fresh paint, new flooring, a new roof, new appliances, and closing costs. We have even had sellers pay off buyers’ debts to qualify. No limit.”
That said, you probably won’t get a seller to pay off your debt in a hot real estate market.
With that in mind, ascertain what kind of market you’re shopping in (buyer’s or seller’s) to determine how much negotiating power you have. Regardless of the real estate temperature, however, here are the top things that a smart buyer can request.
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Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the books 'Think like a REALTOR®' and 'Beating The Force Of Average', Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and Expert Media Contributor to media outlets across the country.