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Do You Need Any Guidance For Negotiating A New Home Like 1626 Hunting Creek Dr?

Photo of 1626 Hunting Creek Dr Oftentimes, here's the dream: the seller signs off on your offer, you don’t need to haggle, and instead you can spend your valuable time worrying about paint colors and moving companies. Photo of 1626 Hunting Creek Dr And, sometimes it does happen. Obviously, several sellers accept the first offer they receive, and in Alexandria, Virginia for various rationale. By all means, real estate sellers are also known to reject offers because of rationale known only to them. Or make counteroffers. A counteroffer is particularly likely if your offer is conditional or is a low-ball offer, or when the property is in great demand. If the seller counters, it's now the home buyer's turn to either accept, continue negotiations or move on to the next townhouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
Alan Clerinx
Alan Clerinx
In cases such as these, as your real estate agent, I want you to reach out to me. I will be your spirit guide for real estate like 1626 Hunting Creek Dr in Alexandria, if you choose to wrangle with the seller. By this I mean that I will use my experience and negotiating levels of patience as we craft a series of offers and counter-offers to help get you the best choice of deal on the home of your dreams. I have the experience you need. At the same time, you’re not just going to sit there. I’ll help you understand the negotiating tactics we will deploy. Those tips will vary depending upon the townhouse but in 22314 in the City of Alexandria there are some tried and true practices we deploy time and again. In 22314 in the City of Alexandria, I'll talk about a couple of tactics every home buyer should know at the outset:
  1. Know When to Walk

    When negotiating with a seller, trust your gut — and your agent. If he or she says a deal is bad for you: Listen. And if you don’t want to make any more trade-offs — and the seller won’t budge — it’s smart to walk. That can be a tough decision to make, and rightfully so! Negotiating is tough. It’s draining. And losing something you’ve worked hard to get can be disappointing. But don’t worry. There’s a better deal for you out there. And after those strong feelings of frustration pass, you’ll realize: Now I know how to do this.
  2. Be Patient about Taking Possession Adjusting your proposed possession date, which is the date you take over the property, could be more appealing to the seller, depending on their timeline. If the seller isn’t quite out of the house by closing time, you could propose a later possession date. A “rent-back” agreement would be another option. This means that if the seller remains in the house for a period of time after closing, they would pay you rent for that time period.
  3. Raise Your Price (But not too Much)

    Nobody wants to pay too much for a house, but to get the seller on your side, you may need to increase your offer, especially if you started out with a low offer. It’s going to be important to listen to your agent about how much to increase your offer by to make it more appealing to the seller. As your realtor, I’ll be able to use my powers of persuasion to make your offer look more enticing by using similarly priced “comps” in the area. These are homes that have sold that are comparable in terms of size and features. The situation will become stressful and may seem to escalate quickly. You might even feel like you need to do whatever it takes to win. Before you go too far, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind:
    • Your lender has pre-approved you for an amount that you must not exceed.
    • You have a budget, and you cannot exceed it.
    • As badly as you want a house, you need to ensure that your counteroffer is an amount you are comfortable spending. Otherwise you’ll spend all your money on the house and not have any money left over to live your life. And keep in mind, you’re not out of options yet.
Photo of 1626 Hunting Creek Dr Are you interested in a 3-bedroom 3-baths townhouse in 22314 in Alexandria like 1626 Hunting Creek Dr? I can help you carry out your desire. 

3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 2294

Added: 12/11/19, Last Updated: 12/11/2019

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX241916

Subdivision: Old Town Greens


List Price: 800000.00


Properties in 22314 $750,000 to $850,000

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