Ed Sarfo has ample experience as a real estate broker who has helped furnish the selling and buying of numerous properties. For first time homebuyers, it is important to possess proper negotiating skills that will help you land the house or apartment you want at the pricing and terms that you desire. In competitive hosing markets, this is a given; however even in areas of lesser demand there are a number of steps a buyer can do to leverage their position.
Below are some suggestions that will help your purchasing power as a homebuyer.
- Be Punctual
When it comes to home hunting, punctuality means more than just showing up on time. It also means having the financials lined up to put a payment on the property at first sight. Such a proactive attitude and financial standing will make the seller more confident in working with you; and also entice them to act so they do not have to set up appointments with anyone else.
- Offer Incentives
Some flexibility in terms will also entice the seller to go with you. Aside from being able to make a deposit up-front, there are other concessions you can offer such as a waived inspection that will make the selling process even easier for them.
Ed Sarfo has worked with numerous sellers who have benefitted from working with proactive and business-minded buyers who are willing to meet halfway in order to get a better deal.