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Negotiating an offer can be SPOOKY!

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart

After you have put your home on the market and you receive several offers, and you don't know what to do....it's TOO LATE to call a professional Realtor for help!!!

Realtor's are trained to help negotiate and take care of all transactions and details, whether you are a buying or selling a home. They are educated and trained and know more about contract law and guidelines, marketing and contract negotiation skills than the client.

It's hard to negotiate if you don't have the experience or skills and don't know what your rights are nor understand them.

Let the professionals do the hard work for you and don't get yourself into a position of panic and pulling out your hair!!!  There are many things to consider when accepting an offer on your home.

1) Is it a cash offer or will there be a loan  (How much of a down payment is being put down if there is a loan)

2) Are there seller concessions being requested?

3) Is it a FHA or VA loan? ( Many times with these loans the seller will have to pay some of the fees)

4) HOA fees and transfer fees, who is being asked to pay for these?

5) Appraisal fee, who is being asked to pay these fee's  (typically the buyer pays this)

6) Home Inspection Report ( Repairs can be very costly, these need to be negotiated)

These are just a few things that a Realtor will look at to help you make a better decision on what is the best offer to take and what will net you the most money and the safest offer to accept.

What if you didn't like something in the offer, do you know how to counter the offer to make it more suited for you?  Probably not, but a professional Realtor would, and it could save you a great amount of money in many cases.

Hire a Realtor to price, market and negotiate your deals. They are the professional, put them to work for you and don't get hung up on paying their commission. Many times your Realtor can and will save or get a better offer that will net you more money than you could of done on your home.

If you are in need of a Realtor, please give me a call @ 602 647-6782.  I am a professional and have experience in negotiating the best deals for my clients. Feel free to go to my website, and search for homes or read my testimonials!

I would love to help you with any of your real estate needs, so give me a call and don't get Spooked!

Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The post opens the eyes of the Real Estate players....Good one here

Oct 11, 2013 12:40 AM
Michael Ackerman
Vanguard Properties - San Francisco, CA
CRS, Top Producer, 24+ Years Experience!

Great post!  There are so many variables and financially so much at risk.  I really don't understand why some people think they can do it themselves...   I would never attempt to represent myself in court or program an HTML-5 website - Yet it is SPOOKY to me why some buyers or sellers think they can do it themselves... Probably the same people who think duct tape is the answer to any home repair!

Boo - waaaa... Spooky!   

Oct 11, 2013 12:40 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

there are so many tricks and traps out there in the real estate world, yes call on your local REALTOR like Sherri!

Oct 11, 2013 12:49 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

If sellers could read your blog they would probably rethink not using a Realtor to help them with the sale of their home. The process is complicated and most sellers would need the expertise of an experienced agent.


Oct 11, 2013 02:36 AM
Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

Great ideas.  After showing a friend homes for a year he decided to buy a property from another friend that wasn't listed.  I'm afraid for him!

Oct 11, 2013 02:39 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Not all transactions are closing these days.  They can fall out at the last minute and the really spooky word is : Underwriting

Oct 11, 2013 04:27 AM
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Nice real estate agent shout out post.  Like this one.

Oct 11, 2013 04:58 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Sellers don't have any idea regarding the benefits of working with a real estate agent.  I think NAR should think about a campaign to educate the consumer of the benefits - in addition to just saying it's a good time to buy or sell!

Oct 11, 2013 12:31 PM
Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126

Helping consumers understand what it is that real estate brokers can and do work with and help the buyers and sellers walk through in a negotiation of a contract is becoming more and more of a speciality.  Because data is online it does not mean it is accurate data and then how does that apply to someones personal situation.  Also, how do they take the emotion out of a negotatiion without the support of their agent?

Oct 11, 2013 01:37 PM
Sherri Pinneo
HomeSmart - Surprise, AZ
West Valley Specialist

I agree Kelly, I don't know how or why anyone would not want to be represented by a professional!


Oct 11, 2013 03:04 PM
Peter Michelbach
International, IT
i Sell Real Estate

Great ideas ~ as sellers are not aware enough of the importance of choosing a professional, dedicated and ethical real estate agent.To your success!

Oct 11, 2013 10:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nice post. And I would hope that most listing agents actually do guide their clients through a thorough analysis of each offer. It's never just about the price.

Oct 11, 2013 11:26 PM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Some people will always try to do things themselves, but it's always best to hire a professional - especially when the dollars at stake are so large.  

Oct 11, 2013 11:31 PM
Sherri Pinneo

Thank Peter, I agree!

Oct 12, 2013 12:41 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Handling a real estate transaction without a professional would be difficult at best - and spooky to most people!

Oct 12, 2013 02:28 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Spooky, scary for any FSBO without any real estate experience. Great post.

Oct 12, 2013 04:45 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

I totally agree with you. Let a "Pro" do what they are trained for. Otherwise, it's like me trying to fix my own car...

Oct 13, 2013 11:33 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

There is a lot more to real estate than most people think.  It is hard to sell home without a good guidance

Oct 14, 2013 04:37 AM
Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Singer Island, FL
Oct 14, 2013 07:31 AM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Great post Sherri, building the case for FSBOs have a problem, and the Realor is their solution.

Oct 16, 2013 05:30 AM