How To Negotiate Like a Pro When Selling Your Windsor Home

Posted in General Blog | 22/04/2012

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Negotiating when selling your Windsor home can be a stressful situation. As a seller, it is important that you understand the process of a successful negotiation in which you and the buyer feel everyone got a good deal.  By following these tips, your selling experience can be a positive one.

1. Do Your Homework:  Sellers should go and research their competition and see what home prices are going for in their neighborhood.  It is crucial to price your home correctly as if it is priced too high, you won’t attract serious buyers.  If priced too low, you will get lots of offers, but will be out what your home is worth.

2. Get Your Home In Shape:  By getting your home in top condition, you will be able to negotiate from a better perspective.  If you have a house that is need of serious repairs, buyers will take note and chances are, give you a low-ball offer.

3.  Negotiate!  The old saying goes that “everything is negotiable.”  Take into consideration that everyone wants the best deal, but sometimes, you need to look beyond the price of the home.  If you can’t agree on a price with a motivated buyer, then you may want to consider negotiating closing dates, closing costs or a home warranty.

4.  Understand The Buyer:  Put yourself into the buyer’s shoes.  If your Windsor home does have lots of repairs, the buyers could be feeling the anxiety of buying a home that will cost lots of money to update.  By thinking outside of the box and working with the buyer’s needs, the process will go more smoothly.

5.  Keep Personal Information Private:  If you are in desperate need to sell your home, either because of a job transfer, loss of job, risk of foreclosure, then keep this information private.  If a buyer realizes your situation, then chances are they will make a low offer and often, they won’t budge too much to meet your price.

6.  Be Patient and Respectful:  Sellers are often very emotionally attached to their homes and believe that everyone should feel the same way, but that is not the case.  Let go of your emotions when negotiating your Windsor home.  The purpose of course is to sell the home at the best possible price, but if personalities get in the way, the deal can fall flat.

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