Negotiation: Selling a Home for the Highest Price

Selling your home is never an easy thing to do. There are so many things to do, but one of the most important things is to negotiate a price that is as high as possible. Here are a few helpful tips about negotiating the selling price on your home.


Everything is negotiable

When negotiating, it’s important to remember that there is very little that is off-limits, within reason. Of course, you’ll want to negotiate the price, but also consider who pays closing fees. Perhaps you need to close sooner, or the buyer needs a little more time. You might even consider financing the property yourself, which adds even more to the list of things that you can negotiate. Make sure that you consider all of these things. Negotiate for anything you want, and exchange anything you don’t.


Take your time

If it’s possible, don’t be in a hurry to sell your home. Even if you just want to get rid of the place, taking that approach towards the sale can cost you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Take your time with the sale. In addition to preventing mistakes and allowing you to make good decisions, it can also strengthen your position. Generally, the person who needs the transaction to happen more quickly is the one who gets stuck with the bad deal.


Don’t give anything for free

When you negotiate, don’t ever give anything away for free. First of all, if you have something that they want, they’ll be willing to exchange it for something you want. Why not take it? But more importantly, once you’ve given something for free, they’re likely to start feeling entitled to things, and may even get upset when you don’t give them other things.


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Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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