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September 4, 2012

Negotiate Your Way to Buyer Bliss – II

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

In my previous revelation, I spotlighted the importance of turning the tables a bit on the buyer-seller relationship.  Home buyers, I pointed out, should know what lurks in the minds of sellers. The purpose of this knowledge, of course, is to boost a buyer’s negotiating prowess and ultimately maximize one’s chances of grabbing the best possible deal.

Those of you who took my advice to heart may already be lighting up the negotiation table with your newfound skills.  Those who ignored it will be mocked forever by the real estate gods.

The good news is, my previous pearls of wisdom were only the beginning. There are many more ways to beef up your negotiating efforts.  Here are three more of the steps that will whisk you up the ladder of buyer success.

Ask and You Shall Receive…Hopefully.  The vast majority of sellers are itching like mad to close the deal. To reach this goal, many are willing to pony up the dough for new appliances and even the first year of HOA dues. You won’t know unless you ask.

But Don’t Ask for Anything Requiring Specialized Craftsmanship.  More than a few buyers have been horrified by paint jobs carried out by sellers. If you ask for a home improvement of this caliber, you’ll likely learn the meaning of ‘you get what you pay for.’

Never Sweat the Small Stuff. Saving a thousand or two is virtually meaningless in the long run. Plan on enjoying your new L.A. home for awhile (minimum five years), and you’ll gain endless satisfaction that far outweighs a meager price reduction.

If you’d like more info about maximizing your home-buying success, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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