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49 Posts on the Art of Making Competitive Offers and Negotiating the Terms of Your Home Purchase

Posted November 7th, 2010
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Making competitive offers and negotiating the terms of your purchase should largely be the responsibility of your agent to guide and advise you.  However, there is no substitute for consumer knowledge and negotiations on what is probably the most important purchase of your life is worth every bit you can get.

  1. Negotiate Terms
    Many books exist on the art of negotiation. If you haven’t read a book about real estate negotiation, you can still come out a winner by remembering two important rules. These rules will help save you more money than virtually all other negotiating techniques combined.
  2. Bidding and Making an Offer in a Seller’s Market
    In a sellers’ market – when the supply of homes for sale is low and buyers are plentiful – you could easily find yourself competing against other buyers for a home.
  3. Home buyers negotiating in today’s market
    Negotiate a winning home purchase contract since today’s a buyer’s market in most areas.
  4. The Bottom Line on Contract Negotiation
    The natural focal point of a real estate purchase contract is the selling price of the home, but the price isn’t the only factor that determines the net bottom line for both the buyer and the seller.
  5. How to Make Competitive Bids
    As any good realtor knows, you must be educated about how to bid effectively if you want to win the bidding war.
  6. Place a Competitive Bid
    Writing the offer is to put the transaction you want on paper. You will need to determine what price you are willing to pay for the house, the contingencies you want the contract to contain, and the timetable you would like the transaction to follow.
  7. Making an Offer on a House
    Buying a house can be a stressful and time-consuming experience, so here’s a guide to help you decide how much to offer, whether you should add conditions to your offer, how to deal with multiple offers and how to respond to counter offers.
  8. Should I make competitive offer if property is already under contract?
    There’s a property that I really liked (from description) but it went under contract before I got a chance to see it.
  9. Tips for Making a More Competitive Offer on an REO/Bank Owned Property
    “How do I get the seller to accept my offer”? This question typically comes to us from our clients, out of frustration, after they have made many offers on multiple properties, getting beat out each time!
  10. Buying a Home in a Competitive Market
    Some potential buyers are using unconventional strategies when they place bids on houses. Writing out proposals to buyers is one method that has been tried, although how effective it is is hard to determine.
  11. Home Offers – Making an Offer to Buy a Home
    Although your real estate agent is likely reluctant to name a price for you, you can utilize your agent’s expertise to figure out a price to offer when buying a home.
  12. Making an Offer on a House
    How to make an offer on a house, including determining the right price and adding contingencies.
  13. The Basics of Making an Offer
    Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal.
  14. Making an aggressive offer in today’s competitive market
    The first time home buyer and investors continue to compete in obtaining great real estate deals in both the foreclosure and short sale markets.
  15. The key to finding your dream home is having the competitive Edge.
    Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, you will find useful information about how to choose the “right” property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in today’s market.
  16. Expect Multiple Offers in a Competitive Market
    Prudential Snyder & Company, Realtors is seeing more multiple offers on homes that are being sold in the current market. These homes are the very best on the block, with the most competitive price!
  17. 5 Best Kept Secrets to Selling Your Home Fast!
    This is not the time to test home buyers.  Set the Market – Don’t chase it.
  18. Are You A Competitive Seller
    Do you have a competitive nature? Do you always have to have the last say? Do you always feel you have to win? If you have a home for sale on the Jersey Shore, you may have “competed” yourself right out of a buyer.
  19. Purchase Negotiation – Chicago Buyer’s Guide
    Once you’ve selected a home, decide exactly how much you want to offer for it, and develop a negotiating strategy
  20. Negotiate the terms of your purchase
    Customs and practices during settlement often vary regionally, with buyers and sellers free to negotiate which party pays certain fees.
  21. Negotiating the Sale of Your Home
    The measure of satisfaction that you derive from this event is directly related to how well you prepare for negotiations.
  22. Sorry, …but yes! You must negotiate with Buyers
    The following links take you to our most useful negotiating tips. They should help you get the best price and the best terms for your home.
  23. Real Estate Negotiating Mistakes
    10 Negotiating mistakes that home buyers make.
  24. Negotiating your home purchase
    Negotiating to buy or sell a home or other real estate is much like buying or selling a used car. But real estate agents and their clients have become much more sophisticated in recent years, thanks primarily to more information available through computers.
  25. Negotiating Your Home Sales Contract
    The natural focus of a real estate purchase contract is the selling price of the home. Price, however, isn’t the only factor that determines the net bottom line for both the buyer and the seller.
  26. The First Time Home Buyers Information Source for Buying a Home and the Home Buying Process
    Deciding how much to offer when buying a home – In deciding how much you should offer when buying a home, there are a number of factors you should consider.
  27. How To Negotiate Purchase Price Of Home
    Here are some very important tips on how to negotiate the purchase price of the home you desire. The art of negotiating is one of the favorite things for a real estate agent.
  28. Counteract those counter-offer blues by negotiating the terms wisely
    So, you search high and low and finally settle on the house you want to call home. You sit down with your real estate agent and hammer out the fine points of the deal.
  29. Tips for negotiating the price of a house
    Negotiating the price of your new home can be a daunting task. Save yourself time and money by following the tips in this article.
  30. Making the Offer
    How the offer should be presented will depend on the type market you will be working in. Learn what should be included in the offer and how best to negotiate the contract.
  31. Negotiating the Sale
    Do you hate to bargain? If you’re like most people, you were taught that bargaining over price is not polite. There are times, however, when getting past that message definitely works to your advantage–and negotiating with buyers to sell your own home is one of them!
  32. Negotiating the Offer
    They make an offer to buy your home … Review how best to negotiate the offer – and any potential contingencies – so that you can maximize the sales price of your home.
  33. Beginning the negotiations
    When you find a home in a neighborhood that matches your lifestyle, keep in mind that buying a home is too important an investment for a quick decision. In some cases, you may want to negotiate with the seller.
  34. Negotiating the Offer – Interpreting the Seller’s Response
    If the seller declines your offer, they may have received a competing higher offer, your offer may not meet their net proceeds expectations, or there may have been a contingency in your purchase agreement that the sellers found unacceptable.
  35. Negotiating to Yes
    These tips can help you turn a negotiation into a win-win agreement.
  36. In today’s market, home buyers can negotiate winning deals
    In most areas, it’s no longer a seller’s market. Use this to negotiate a home purchase contract that gives you what you want.
  37. How to Negotiate Your Home Purchase
    No matter how low of an offer you put in for a home, it almost never fails that at some point you get buyer’s remorse wondering if you could have purchased it for even less.
  38. How To Negotiate Price And Terms When Buying A House
    It is important to learn the true value of the property and then negotiate the right price and terms. Here are some tools that can help you.
  39. 7 Steps for Buying a Home: Negotiating the Home Buying Offer
    You found the home you want and now comes the third step in the home buying process: negotiating the price you will pay for the home.
  40. Making an Offer to Purchase
    When you have determined the amount to offer, you should prepare a written offer, also known as a binder, to be presented to the seller. Typically there are forms that can be filled out to make a formal offer.
  41. Offer Negotiation Tips – How to Negotiate an Offer
    Offer Negotiation Tricks That Make Sellers Say “Yes”. The best way to get an offer accepted is to appeal to a seller’s emotions.
  42. Negotiating the sale
    Negotiating or “horse” trading in the purchase and sale of real estate property is as much a part of the purchase ritual as escrow and down payment.
  43. Home Buying Negotiating Tips
    When it comes to buying a home, the ability and willingness to negotiate is a must for both the buyer and seller.
  44. Negotiate Real Estate Commission Rates
    How to effectively negotiate real estate commission rates.
  45. Negotiating Your Real Estate Contract
    Negotiating a successful real estate contract requires communication skills and the ability to create a environment of cooperation.
  46. How to Make an Offer on Your First Home: Negotiate a Contract that Works for You!
    Huzzah! You’ve done it! You have found your dream home and are ready to make an offer. Although there are several important pieces to completing this process successfully, no one way is “the right way”.
  47. Negotiating the Purchase of a Home
    View our select resources for tips on successfully negotiating all facets of your home purchase. Learn those components that are negotiable and how to put yourself in the strongest negotiating position possible.
  48. 6 Things to Negotiate When Buying a House
    Here are 6 things you can negotiate when buying a house.
  49. How To Negotiate a Good Deal on a House
    Tips and Strategies to Help You Navigate the Negotiation of a Real Estate Contract.

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