Staying calm when negotiating your home offer

Home Negotiation tips

Putting an offer in a home is stressful.  Let’s say you have put in an offer on a Plymouth home.  You are all hyped up about getting the home you have chosen.  You want the Metro Detroit home but you want it at a good price.  After all it is a buyers market.  Everybody is getting a deal why shouldn’t you?  You definitely do not want to overpay for the Plymouth home.

You and your spouse have put in an offer, now what?  First of all, if you have put in a low ball offer you most likely will get a counter offer.

  • Remember not to take this personally.
  • The seller is just trying to get the highest price possible
  • You are trying to get the Plymouth home for the lowest price possible with the best terms possible

Remember this is what home negotiating is all about.  Trying to get the best possible terms and price possible.  Add in the Plymouth home seller has an emotional attachment.  So what should you do after you give your offer to your Michigan Realtor?

Keep busy, keep your mind busy.  Go to a movie, go exercise, go out with friends.  Relax.  You can’t rush the other side.  Your agent will contact you as soon they hear something.  Most agents will call you up to 11 pm and as soon as 9 am in the morning.  Tell your agent how late they can call you and give them some cell numbers to keep in contact with you.

Keeping your mind off the waiting will make Wayne County home negotiations go much smoother  and easier for you.  Good luck on getting the home you want!

My quote of the day is:

The question for the child is not “Do I want to be good?”

 but “Whom do I want to be like?”

 Bruno Bettelheim

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