How to get a GOOD DEAL7/24/2017
3 Steps to the GOOD DEAL on a House
I get people in the office all the time who want a super good deal. I want that for everyone as well. I have seen good deals a lot. I have also seen clients make decisions that cause them to lose the deal.
1. Be Honest with yourself and with your agent.
It may seem like common sense, but treat your agent like your lawyer. They are held to confidentiality within the rules of the law. Tell them what you really need in a house. Tell them what you would like to have as well as what you are willing to have. It makes it a lot easier to find. When you do not tell your agent what you really want, it will be almost impossible for you to get it.
2. Try to work with people and not bankers as the seller.
If a bank is selling the house, it will always come down to the bottom line or standards at the corporate office. Also, the houses that are bank owned are often inundated with offers from local investors. There is no reason to swim with the sharks when the best deals are possibly waiting outside of that pool.
3. Work Fast
When you know what you can afford, what you want, and have a strong agent helping your find it, work fast to get the best house. Too many delays can cause you to lose out. The houses for sale are visible to the rest of the market as well. The best deals go fast, so you need to as well.