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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 7/19/2018

Although buying a home should be a fast, seamless process, negotiations with a home seller sometimes can slow down the homebuying journey.

Let's face it – no one wants to deal with long, arduous negotiations, particularly when they are close to acquiring their dream residence. However, homebuyers who prepare for the worst may be better equipped than others to avoid a complicated homebuying negotiation.

What does it take to prepare for a difficult homebuying negotiation? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Understand the Housing Market

If you submit a competitive offer on a residence from the get-go, you may be able to avoid a difficult homebuying negotiation altogether.

Ultimately, a homebuyer who allocates the necessary time and resources to learn about the real estate market will understand how one residence stacks up against another. Then, he or she can submit a home offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's expectations, thereby reducing the risk of an extensive homebuying negotiation.

2. Analyze Your Homebuying Goals

A homebuyer who analyzes his or her homebuying goals can map out his or her property buying journey. That way, this homebuyer can assess homes that fit within his or her price range and minimize the chance of a complex homebuying negotiation.

Furthermore, if a homebuyer sets realistic expectations for a home search, he or she may be able to make informed decisions throughout a negotiation with a home seller.

A homebuyer who knows how much he or she can afford to pay for a house will be able to submit a home offer that corresponds with his or her budget. And if a home seller asks for more money, a homebuyer should feel comfortable walking away from a negotiation.

Remember, it is paramount for a negotiation to fulfill the needs of both property buyer and seller. If the negotiation favors a home seller, a homebuyer should be prepared to restart his or her home search.

3. Keep Your Emotions in Check

It is easy for a homebuying negotiation to escalate quickly. But a property buyer who understands how to control his or her emotions can take a step back during a stressful homebuying negotiation and plan his or her next move accordingly.

Stress sometimes can get the best of a homebuyer, especially if a property buyer wants to do everything possible to secure a great home as quickly as possible. If a homebuyer plans for stressful situations now, he or she may be able to reduce his or her stress levels when a homebuying negotiation begins.

Don't be afraid to take time to relax during a homebuying negotiation. Going for a walk outdoors or hanging out with family members and friends may provide a stress-relieving break from a homebuying negotiation.

Or, if a homebuyer wants extra help, hiring a real estate agent is ideal. This housing market professional understands the challenges of homebuying negotiations and will help a homebuyer alleviate stress time and time again.

Ready to acquire your ideal residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can get ready for a difficult homebuying negotiation.




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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 7/17/2018


197 Mosier St., South Hadley, MA 01075

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Lovely Cape located a short walk to Mount Holyoke, Elementary and Middle schools, fields and trails as well as Gorse Children's Center. Warmth and charm abound in this well maintained home, four bedrooms, two full bathrooms plus two half baths! Located on a large corner lot with a circular drive, welcoming front porch, mature plantings and a beautiful yard for outside fun! The renovated kitchen with cherry cabinetry, double ovens and gas cooktop opens to the expansive Great Room with hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace for cozy gatherings. First floor Master Suite with updated bath and adjoining multi function room, nursery, office or sitting room with separate entrance. Second floor with three bedrooms and updated bath. The recently added basement play/family room provides additional space. The multi tiered rear deck and above ground pool combine for great outdoor entertaining. The oversized single car garage, fenced yard and sprinkler system are additional perks!
Open House
Sunday
July 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 197 Mosier St., South Hadley, MA 01075    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 7/16/2018


10 Summer Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
It is a great time to be in the Mill District! This lovely home will charm you the minute you enter! The newly renovated kitchen provides an open floor plan with French Doors to the rear deck. The open dining room/living room combine for easy entertaining. The expansive family room / guest space / home office, with full bath provide additional living area on the main level with slider to the yard. This space is currently used as a first floor Master bedroom.Three generous bedrooms on the second floor enjoy the large bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Hardwood floors, bamboo and parquet flooring throughout. The large fenced corner lot with abundant perennials provides two deck areas and patio for outdoor activities. This lovingly maintained home is a prime location, only a short walk to Atkins, Puffers Pond and minutes to UMass and Amherst Center.
Open House
Saturday
July 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Summer Street, Amherst, MA 01002    Get Directions

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 7/13/2018


197 Mosier St., South Hadley, MA 01075

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Lovely Cape located a short walk to Mount Holyoke, Elementary and Middle schools, fields and trails as well as Gorse Children's Center. Warmth and charm abound in this well maintained home, four bedrooms, two full bathrooms plus two half baths! Located on a large corner lot with a circular drive, welcoming front porch, mature plantings and a beautiful yard for outside fun! The renovated kitchen with cherry cabinetry, double ovens and gas cooktop opens to the expansive Great Room with hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace for cozy gatherings. First floor Master Suite with updated bath and adjoining multi function room, nursery, office or sitting room with separate entrance. Second floor with three bedrooms and updated bath. The recently added basement play/family room provides additional space. The multi tiered rear deck and above ground pool combine for great outdoor entertaining. The oversized single car garage, fenced yard and sprinkler system are additional perks!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Cynthia Owens on 7/13/2018


10 Summer Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
It is a great time to be in the Mill District! This lovely home will charm you the minute you enter! The newly renovated kitchen provides an open floor plan with French Doors to the rear deck. The open dining room/living room combine for easy entertaining. The expansive family room / guest space / home office, with full bath provide additional living area on the main level with slider to the yard. This space is currently used as a first floor Master bedroom.Three generous bedrooms on the second floor enjoy the large bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Hardwood floors, bamboo and parquet flooring throughout. The large fenced corner lot with abundant perennials provides two deck areas and patio for outdoor activities. This lovingly maintained home is a prime location, only a short walk to Atkins, Puffers Pond and minutes to UMass and Amherst Center.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: Price Change  




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