Five Tips To Help You Negotiate Your Home Purchase

Author: Nola Stairs | | Categories: Mortgage Agent , Mortgage Broker , Residential Real Estate


There were many challenges when getting a decent and established mortgage, especially during a pandemic. With the number of people losing their jobs and the general changes taking place, people were uncertain about the future. While there was some security and a basic understanding of future finances and making payments before the pandemic, people were no longer going through the same processes.

Financial institutions were unsure about the ability of people to make their payments, so they were not giving out mortgages anymore. When it comes to purchasing a house, most home buyers would ideally get their house on a mortgage, but there might be others who would get it without one. Additionally, one of the primary ways people could get a good mortgage was by working with verified agents coordinating the entire process. Financial institutions knew agents they could trust and, in turn, the people they were bringing in.

You had to make sure you were getting a good agent who works on your requirements and not pushing you to get the best deal that would benefit them. There were other changes, contacts, and connections that mortgage agents made along the way to assist through the process. These connections made the process of getting mortgage agents a lot easier and more convenient through the process. 

We had a lot of clients unsure about the process of finding a good mortgage agent, and we thought we would create a list of tasks to assist with their hunt for the most competent person to get them through the process.

Tip #1: Trust your realtor 
The first and most important step is to make sure you have been pre-approved. You will then be able to look at your maximum offer and not exceed that. Your realtor, with your permission, can share that with the listing realtor, and it will give your offer more strength. These small changes make it easier to purchase a house because you would automatically know your price range and can work within those limits.

Tip #2: Get your realtor to do some homework on the property that you are interested in
They can advise you of a fair price for that home. Remember your realtor is working for you, the buyer. They have to make sure that you get what you are looking for within reason. There are some instances where they insist on a specific house and that you should get it. Make sure you can trust them, so you know that their interest aligns with yours. You would be getting the best option out there.

Tip #3: You are always competing against other buyers for a home
Keep in mind that if you’re in a busy market and are offering on a new listing, you may end up competing against other buyers for this home. If you are competing for a house, it is probably going to sell over the list price. You will only get one chance, so you have to make it your best. Think to yourself, will you be disappointed if you are not successful.

Tip #4: Ask your realtor if the house is priced right
If you are the only one making an offer on the home, ask your realtor if the house is priced right. Most homes will sell within the $10,000 list price. If there is a situation where they do not have another offer, they are likely to agree to bring the cost down so that it benefits you and they can get a buyer for the house. Through the pandemic, most houses and commercial establishments struggled to find any buyers, which turned out to be quite challenging. People looking to sell their homes were either waiting for a better option in better times or renting them out at reasonably cheaper prices.

Tip #5: Do not insult the seller
Be careful not to insult the seller because you may end up paying more in the end. Although this might seem like an obvious point to joke about certain aspects of the house, people often joke about them. People who own the house might laugh them off, or take offense which might raise the cost, or they might hold steady to a number even if they were open to negotiation.

If you are looking for a licensed mortgage broker and realtor, get in touch with us at Nola Stairs. We have been working in the industry for three decades, and we have watched, seen and learned about various changes taking place. We use the information we gathered to assist as many clients as possible in finding the best mortgage deal and, in turn, the best housing option.

We are a team of licensed mortgage brokers, and we have a record of clients, who we assisted with getting through the process. My education and vast understanding of mortgages and real estate allow me to efficiently guide clients to meet homeownership goals and appropriately finance them. If you want to get a better understanding of the services that we provide, please click here. If you want to get in touch with us, please click here.  

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