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Some Pieces Of Advice For Negotiating In 22314 In The City Of Alexandria

For some home buyers, this is the desire: the offer is accepted, you don’t need to bargain, and instead you can spend your valuable time worrying about paint colors and moving companies. And it may crop up. Indeed, a few property sellers accept any offer they gaze upon, and in 22314 for a host of reasons. Conversely, home sellers are also known to reject offers in consideration of various rationale. Or make counteroffers. A counteroffer is very probable if you bid low, or when the property or area is highly sought after. When you receive a counteroffer, it's your option. You can accept, continue negotiations or move on to the next residence. Photo of 1734 W Abingdon Dr #301 When this happens, as your sensible agent, I'm there to help when you contact me. I will be the local expert to real estate negotiations like 1734 W Abingdon Dr #301, if you decide you want to dicker with the seller. By this I mean that I will use my experience and negotiating ability as we craft a series of offers and counter-offers to help get you the right deal on the home of your dreams. This is what I have done for my clients and I will do for you. When negotiations are on-going, it won't be all me though. I’ll help you understand the negotiating tactics we will deploy. Those tactics will vary depending upon the property but in 22314 in Alexandria there are some tried and true practices we deploy time and again. In 22314, let's examine several rules every buyer should know when negotiations initiate:
  1. Pay for the Home Warranty Yourself Sellers will occasionally offer a prospective buyer a home warranty. This is a plan that, according to Angie’s List, costs around $300 to $600 and covers the repair of larger home appliances, such as the air conditioner and hot water heater, if they malfunction within a certain time period after purchasing the home. Usually the time period is one year. If you want the home warranty but feel that buying it yourself would ease negotiations, tell the seller they don’t need to cover it – then buy it yourself. Regardless of who buys the warranty, you will be responsible for paying the service fee, usually between $50 and $100, if something needs to be repaired while under warranty. You must remember that a home warranty is separate and different from homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance covers your home’s structure and possessions in case of a fire, storm, flood, or other accident. If you take out a mortgage, homeowners insurance is required, and it can costs around $300 to $1,000 each year.
  2. Walking away may be the Best Choice Negotiations can be physically and emotionally draining and very time consuming. When you’re negotiating with a seller, make sure you listen to your agent – and to your gut. If either is telling you that it’s a bad deal, walking away may be the best choice. If you feel like you can’t make any more trade-offs and the seller won’t budge, don’t give in any more than you are comfortable with. Walking away can be a tough decision to make, especially after all the hard work you’ve put in, but you should know that there is a better deal out there waiting for you. And once your frustration passes, you’ll know that you have more experience in this and next time you negotiate, it will be easier for you.
  3. If you respond within 24 hours to a counteroffer, you are ensuring that you are not making room for another prospective buyer to make an offer on the same property. If you do not respond within 24 hours, the seller may sense reticence and this may cause them to withdraw the counteroffer before you respond to it.
Photo of 1734 W Abingdon Dr #301 Are you interested in a compelling property in Alexandria, Virginia like 1734 W Abingdon Dr #301?  

2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 879 sqft

Added: 06/04/21, Last Updated: 06/04/2021

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX259754

Subdivision: Potowmack Crossing


List Price: 335000.00


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