negotiation: Agent's "Impressive Ninja Negotiation Skills" Save Home Buyer $25,000 - 11/24/13 09:53 PM
It is with complete enthusiasm that my wife and I recommend Benjamin Clark and Homebuyer Representation, Inc. for anyone's home buying effort!
With an impending retirement from the US Air Force, but not before one final deployment, Ellen and I had a small window of opportunity to buy a home in Salt Lake. Currently residing in Ohio, we knew the search would be complicated by our distance, and the limited amount of time available "on the ground" to look at all reasonable properties and ultimately close. We needed an ally.
Scouring the internet, I learned about "Exclusive Buyer's Agents" and read … (3 comments)

negotiation: Research Scientists Share Benefits of Hiring an Exclusive Buyer's Agent when Buying a Home - 10/18/11 07:01 PM
Our Exclusive Buyers Agent (EBA) was a pleasure to work with because of his laid back, no-pressure approach. His only motivation was to help us find the right house for us, not to sell a home.  He never pressured us to consider a home we were not interested in. Rather, he suggested we see many homes so we could figure out what we actually wanted, and what we did not want. When we had a disagreement on which house we liked better, he made sure to let us come to our own conclusion. We are very happy with how it turned out, and … (1 comments)

negotiation: What's worse than a lowball offer? - 05/26/11 07:26 AM
Throughout history, and still today, a big fuss is made over ridiculous "low-ball" offers from Buyers. What's the big deal? Reject them. If your price is right, a buyer will appear. If you keep getting buyers, who appear unreasonable, perhaps you should reconsider who's being ridiculous.
A low-ball offer (or an overpriced listing) requires very little research because the agent doesn't have to narrow down a market value to prepare what is obviously, to everyone involved, an unreasonable offer (or value). How will that help you in the next stages of negotiations (if you get that far)? It won't. It will … (5 comments)

negotiation: Homebuyer Representation, Inc. Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award - 01/12/11 09:19 AM
Award reflects company's consistently high level of customer service
Jan 12, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT - Homebuyer Representation, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.
"Our Super Service Award winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to providing consistently high quality customer service, as judged by the customers who hired them," said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List.
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. is an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage, … (3 comments)

negotiation: Salt Lake Area Home Buyers Should Seek Professional Representation and Certified Negotiation Expert when Buying a Home - 10/13/08 08:01 AM
The NAR 2006 Profile of Home Buyers showed that:
98% of Buyers believe negotiation skills are "Very Important" or "Somewhat Important" in their real estate agent.
and that:
Buyers give "Negotiation Skills" the lowest satisfaction rating of all agent skills and qualities.
Fewer than 3% of all real estate agents have received formal professional negotiations training.
Exclusive Buyer's Agents are already set apart from traditional real estate agents because they work for the Buyer in every transaction. By keeping in mind what is in the Buyer's best interest at all times, Exclusive Buyer's Agents naturally become good negotiators. Still, when the … (2 comments)

negotiation: Real Estate Negotiation Skills a Must for All Salt Lake Area Home Buyers, Especially in the Current Market - 10/13/08 06:33 AM
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Benjamin D. Clark has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation.  Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally. Buyer's agents with professional negotiation skills are much more likely to obtain better results for their clients. Agents with the Certified Negotiation Expert designation have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes.  The Bottom Line: CNE … (6 comments)

negotiation: Will Machines Replace Real Estate Agents? - 05/20/08 03:21 PM
A New World
Some websites promote their equivalence to or superiority over the flesh and blood real estate agent. While mathematical computations can be completed much faster by microchips and microprocessors, they lack the same thing Dorothy's beloved Scarecrow lacked: a brain.
Today's Lenn Harley post on Zillow caused me to consider: Just what is it that makes a real, live, on-site agent better than the Zillow machine?
What's Wrong with a Machine Estimating Value?
Probably the largest fault to be found with Zillow's calculations is that they are entirely mechanical. Data In - Data Out.
And what is wrong with … (121 comments)

negotiation: Why Loan Pre-Qualification Isn't Good Enough - 05/08/07 09:59 AM
Utah Homebuyers should be Pre-Approved BEFORE they make an offer.We strongly recommend that all our clients get Pre-Approved for a mortgage so they know in advance exactly how much you can afford and that their loan will go through. It also adds credibility and strength to their offer and is a powerful card in negotiations.
Not Pre-Qualified, PRE-APPROVED.
Pre-Qualified only means that the Buyer knows what the price of the home is and what the payments would be. This does not mean that a Lender is willing to lend them that much money to buy a home. Lenders have guidelines they need … (1 comments)

 
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Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Salt Lake City, UT

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Address: PO Box 701481, SLC, UT, 84170-1481

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