Search Results for negotiation tag:searchlightcrusade.net,2021:/mt//feed/negotiation 2021-02-25T16:10:29Z Movable Type 4.21-en 185 1 185 "All of the Good Properties Get Offers So Fast!" tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2011://3.4620 2021-02-18T15:00:00Z 2021-02-18T17:07:23Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ That's way up there on the list of complaints buyer's agents get. Probably number one, definitely no lower than number three, and it's only going to get worse when the markets recover. There's really only one honest response: "Well,... What Buyers Need: What Sellers Should Want to Supply When Selling tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4940 2021-02-15T15:00:00Z 2021-02-15T17:01:23Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ (This is a companion article to What Sellers Need: What Buyers Should Want to Supply) Quite often, I hear people talking about the real estate market as if it's all some amorphous blob, and buyers and sellers are no more... What Sellers Need: What Buyers Should Want to Supply When Making An Offer tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4939 2021-02-14T15:00:00Z 2021-02-15T17:02:46Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ (This is a companion article to What Buyers Need: What Sellers Should Want to Supply) Quite often, I hear people talking about the real estate market as if it's all some amorphous blob, and buyers and sellers are no more... Desperation Mining: How a Buyer Hits Paydirt (and How Sellers Can Avoid it) tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4937 2021-02-04T15:00:00Z 2021-02-04T11:20:56Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ One of my favorite blogs ran a picture of a listing sign that included the caption "REDUCED But Not Stupid or Desperate." I beg to differ on the former. On the latter, time will tell. Most successful real estate investors... Demands Listing Agents Make That Aren't in Their Clients Best Interest tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2008://3.4181 2021-01-31T15:00:00Z 2021-01-31T13:57:40Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ One of the things I see all the time is notations made on the listing that demotivate buyers agents, or give them a reason not to show the property. This practice has had a drastic fall off for a while,... What Does It Mean To Fall Out Of Escrow? tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4934 2021-01-26T15:00:00Z 2021-01-26T17:08:23Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ I got this question in an email, and almost blew it off, but then I realized for every person who actually asks, there are probably at least a dozen who are unclear but don't ask, and I apologize that... Stupid Negotiating Tricks: Appeal to Pity (or Falling for Appeal to Pity) tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2008://3.4157 2021-01-21T15:00:00Z 2021-01-21T15:11:49Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ A while ago, another agent in my office got an offer and brought it to me for feedback. The listing was range priced over a $30k range, and priced correctly, so there was a lot of activity on it. The... Real Estate Purchase Negotiability tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2008://3.4148 2021-01-15T15:00:00Z 2021-01-15T12:33:06Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ What's negotiable on a purchase? The short answer is everything. There may be standards and traditions in your area, whether they're the same in your area as there are in mine or quite different. That doesn't mean they are... How To Buy Bargain Real Estate tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4929 2021-01-10T15:00:00Z 2021-01-10T14:50:40Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ There are two main sources of bargain properties. The obvious one that everyone knows about is properties fresh on the market where the owner doesn't realize what they've got. This is the largest single reason why potential buyers obsess over... Real Estate "Pig In a Poke" tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4925 2020-12-28T15:00:00Z 2020-12-28T15:51:22Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ Over five hundred years ago in Europe, there was a con game that was more practiced than any other con game in the history of the world. It was simply the thing to try on the new rube in... Protecting My Buyer Clients Good Faith Deposit tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4917 2020-12-12T15:00:00Z 2020-12-12T12:06:10Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ The buyer's deposit is always at risk. This is just a fact of real estate transactions. I could pretend it's not so, but that wouldn't keep the deposit from being at risk - it would just make me a... Is The Good Faith Deposit At Risk? tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2010://3.4915 2020-12-08T15:00:00Z 2020-12-08T15:38:32Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ Many agents seem to answer this question differently depending upon whether their client is the prospective buyer or seller, according to what they think will make the client most comfortable. When their client is making an offer, "No, your... A Good Listing Agent's Most Difficult Task tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4908 2020-11-23T15:00:00Z 2020-11-23T19:12:30Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ The general public may not understand this, but the most critical parts of a listing agent's job all take place before the property hits the market. The most difficult task of an agent who wants to successfully list property is... Ill-Considered Real Estate Offers and Contracts tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4907 2020-11-19T15:00:00Z 2020-11-19T15:57:25Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ There's an old literary tradition that cautions the reader to "Be careful what you ask for. You may get it." Many real estate purchase offers are good illustrations of that principle. The rule followed by good agents is, "Never... The Benefits and Limitations of Assumable Loans tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4906 2020-11-18T15:00:00Z 2020-11-18T17:44:13Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ Every once in a while, the subject of assumable loans comes up. An assumable loan is one where the owner of a property has the ability to pass the loan along with the property in a sale. In other... Why You Want To Price Your Property Correctly From Day One tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4905 2020-11-17T15:00:00Z 2020-11-17T15:27:18Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ This article is for sellers who want to put their property on the market priced too high "just to see if we can get it." I know where sellers get this notion. A lot of people are out there... Writing Real Estate Purchase Offers to Beat Higher Competing Offers tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4903 2020-11-11T15:00:00Z 2020-11-11T14:48:17Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ This article was inspired by closing one of many transactions where my clients did not make the high bid (or even close), but did get the fully negotiated purchase contract and the property. By building an airtight case that... Consult a Loan Officer Before You Make a Purchase Offer tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4902 2020-11-10T15:00:00Z 2020-11-10T17:24:14Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ I don't know how many people have told me the story of the Purchase Offer That Was Accepted But Couldn't Be Done. They come to me because they lost their deposit or are about to and they want some way... Sixty Second Public Service Announcement About Selling Real Estate tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4901 2020-11-07T15:00:00Z 2020-11-07T14:46:06Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ Here was an idea I had: Pack a list of the most important things consumers need to know about buying real estate, as packed into the words I can say in sixty seconds without sounding like an over-clocked squirrel. Here... Why Buyers Should Avoid Short Sales tag:www.searchlightcrusade.net,2009://3.4900 2020-11-06T15:00:00Z 2020-11-06T14:47:18Z Dan Melson http://www.searchlightcrusade.net/ I've been saying this for a long time: Short sales are poison for buyers. I don't know why people encourage buyers to look at short sales, because there is no advantage for buyers that I am aware of. In...