Whether you’re buying your first home or your 11th, there’s one thing we all think about when it comes time to negotiate the deal: finessing that pesky purchase price down as much as possible. So what all can you negotiate? Let's get into it:
➡️ Repairs. If your inspection reveals any issues, you can ask the sellers to make repairs as a condition of the sale. Just remember: It’s not a given that the sellers will be willing to take on all repairs.
➡️ Time to close. If your schedule is flexible and you know that the seller’s is not, you can make your offer more attractive to sellers by being upfront about your flexibility.
➡️ Closing costs. Instead of playing hardball on the list price of the home, consider asking the seller for help covering closing costs. You can also offer to offset the seller’s credit toward closing by offering a higher price on the home.
➡️ Décor. If you are buying your dream house, and it’s already decked out to your liking, it’s totally fair to ask about décor, furniture, light fixtures, appliances, or other pieces you love.
➡️ Home cleaning. A new-to-you home isn’t necessarily a clean home. One way to conquer the yuck factor: Ask the sellers to pay for a deep clean before you move in.
➡️ Home warranty. A home warranty can provide peace of mind to home buyers. It covers the cost to repair or replace major appliances if they break down in your new home, and it can also cover fixes to HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. In some cases, it makes sense to negotiate for the seller to cover a home warranty as part of the buying process.
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